An incumbent in this class is responsible for managing the daily operation of environmental health projects/units.
Nature and Scope
An incumbent in this class reports to an administrative superior and functions at a supervisory level overseeing the operation of environmental health projects/units. Responsibilities include educating the public about environmental health hazard issues within the program area(s) and promoting environmental health in the community and industry. Additional duties include coordinating, planning, evaluating all activities within a specified project area. An incumbent trains, directs, supervises and evaluates professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Coordinates, plans and reviews all activities within technical and environmental health project areas or health unit.
Analyzes and evaluates effectiveness of programs at the unit and bureau level.
Consults with staff, Bureau, local/private agencies and the public to ensure compliance to Federal and State rules and regulations. Enforces compliance to all rules and regulations through staff field investigations. Provides technical assistance to agency staff, industrial, commercial and professional personnel and others regarding compliance issues.
Trains, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of professional and other personnel.
Promotes environmental health to consumers, community organizations, State and Federal agencies and industry. May conduct public meetings and/or testify at public hearings on environmental health issues.
Investigates consumer complaints and conducts studies in program areas.
May review plans and blueprints on alteration or construction of facilities and make recommendations as required.
May draft new and revised regulations and procedures for program areas and provide quality assurance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of environmental health principles, and practices.
Knowledge of State laws, rules, regulations.
Knowledge of epidemiology as it relates to specific environmental health areas.
Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision.
Knowledge of statistical analysis.
Skill in interpretation and evaluation of health risk assessments.
Skill in the operation of technical and scientific instrumentation.
Ability to read blueprints and specifications.
Ability to apply principles and practices of environmental health management to projects.
Ability to interpret laws, rules and regulations.
Ability to plan, direct and evaluate the work of subordinates.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with others.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Environmental Health Specialist III Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Life, Physical, or Health Science or related field.
Three years experience in conducting on-site inspections to identify, assess and control actual or potential environmental health risks.
Three years experience in enforcing compliance with laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
Six months experience in narrative report writing.
Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).