at Arkansas Government Job in Texarkana, Arkansas, United States
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST
Date: Jun 29, 2022
Req ID: 20141
Texarkana, AR, US, 71854
Category: AR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Anticipated Starting Salary: 40,696.00
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 W Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Position Number: 22104839
County: Miller City: Texarkana
Posting End Date: 07/26/22
Anticipated Starting Salary: $40,696.00
Center for Local Public Health – Miller County Local Public Health Unit
Frequent in-state travel is required. A valid driver’s license is required.
Participation in Hometown Health activities is required.
Selected applicant will be required to carry a cell phone 24/7/365 and respond to emergencies.
Selected applicant will deal primarily with On-site Wastewater with other Environmental Health elements.
Experience dealing with soil morphology as it relates to wastewater renovation is preferred.
Must maintain current Designated Representative and Installer’s License during employment.
Must be able to work outdoors with exposure to varying temperatures and on uneven ground surface.
Hiring Official: D. McKinnon
Recruitment Contact: Sheila.Smith@arkansas.gov – 501-661-2268
The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.
Class Code: X102C
FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT
Salary Range: $36,155.00 – $52,425.00
The Environmental Health Specialist is responsible for ensuring health compliance standards of public businesses. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Conducts health assessments on places of business, including food service establishments, swimming pools, outdoor bathing beaches, body art establishments, and sewage disposal systems. Conducts assessments and investigations of environmental health complaints and animal bites. Provides technical assistance by interpreting program requirements, regulations, laws, rules, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures. Assists in the investigation of illness outbreaks. Responds to emergencies, such as fires, floods, hazardous spills, and other natural disasters. Investigates complaints of non-compliance and issues warnings and citations. Conducts on-site health inspections to ensure compliance. Evaluates and implements health compliance plans for places of business. Represents and assists agency during legal proceedings in issues of legal violations. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of state and federal health and safety laws. Knowledge of health and safety inspection procedures and techniques. Ability to conduct on-site inspections and investigations. Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally. Ability to identify violations and enforce compliance with standards. Ability to compile technical data.
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, natural sciences or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.
The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Nearest Major Market: Texarkana