Environmental Technician Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$43,461.81 - $72,436.42 Annually
Posted
Jul 31, 2021
Closes
Aug 14, 2021
Ref
21-01490
Industry
Specialty Trades
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is the largest public health department in Virginia, serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds throughout Fairfax County, as well as the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Herndon, Vienna, and Clifton. With more than 100 years of leadership in the public health field, we are committed to protecting, promoting, and improving the health and quality of life for all in our community.

The Fairfax County Health Department, Division of Environmental Health (DEH) is seeking to hire an Environmental Technician II. Conducts inspections, complaint investigations and surveys of establishments that are determined to be of low risk to public health and safety to determine compliance with state and local codes and regulations related to water wells, swimming pools, tattoo shops, massage establishments, hotels and motels, campgrounds, summer camps, religiously exempt child care facilities, and special events. Conducts surveillance of disease carrying insects and ticks. Participates in environmental program education and related community outreach activities. Documents inspections and investigation findings; records coded entries in designated database. Attends training courses, educational conferences and seminars to enhance job proficiency. Attends regular staff meetings as scheduled; performs other duties as assigned. Duties are performed under the supervision of an Environmental Health Supervisor or Environmental Health Specialist III.

Note: Multiple positions may be filled from this advertisement.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from high school or GED issued by a state department of education, with coursework in chemistry or other physical or biological sciences; plus three years of experience in environmental work, such as conducting regulatory inspections, processing chemicals and/or household hazardous waste, or acceptable laboratory experience.

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PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Health Department experience and knowledge of specific policies, guidelines, and procedures. Experience in the field of Environmental Health and inspection programs. Experience applying regulations, working knowledge of personal computers including laptops, word processing and database management programs. Experience and knowledge of automated field inspection and/or surveillance equipment. Strong oral and written communication and customer service skills; ability to work independently with minimal supervision; and the ability to exercise a high degree of independent decision making. Ability to work in a team environment.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
AED (Required within 60 days)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to walk, negotiate/traverse sites with unleveled terrain and/or narrow passages; crouch, stoop, kneel, bend, reach, stretch, climb ladders, use test equipment, lift and carry instruments and other objects weighing up to 25 pounds, wear personal protective equipment, and visual acuity is required to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Uses hands to grasp, handle or feel. Adequate color perception is necessary to identify chemical changes. Ability to conduct inspections/investigations in extreme temperature environments. Ability to operate motor vehicle in adverse weather conditions. Must be able to communicate with others verbally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and child protective services to the satisfaction of the employer.
This position is considered "Emergency Service Personnel"

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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