Promotes individual and population public health by conducting inspections for the purpose of enforcing public health sanitary regulations, and providing other essential services of public health within a variety of settings.
Under general supervision and/or as part of various workgroups and teams, the Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) / Registered Environmental Health Specialist in Training (REHST) performs the following functions within the framework of Lake County General Health District’s provision of the core functions and essential services of public health.
Conducts inspections, issues permits and licenses, and performs routine testing and sampling duties in Environmental Health programs which may include but not be limited to: food service operations and retail food establishments, vending, schools, camps, swimming pools and spas, mobile home parks, body art establishments, jails/intuitions, housing units, sewage treatment systems, private water/wells, water samples, solid waste disposal, refuse, septage, and water hauling vehicles, stormwater quality, air quality, vector control and rabies control; investigates foodborne or other illnesses and other public health nuisance complaints; collects water and effluent samples; enforces state and local laws, and rules and regulations; follows all operations and safety policies.
This position may be at risk for limited occupational exposure to blood borne or communicable disease. Additional exposures may include but are not limited to: radiation, asbestos, mold, tobacco smoke, rabies, chemical substances, pesticides and unidentified odors.
Other Duties & Responsibilities:
All health district employees have an emergency response role and may be expected to respond to threats to the public’s health in accordance with the Lake County General Health District Emergency Response Plan;
Performs other duties as assigned consistent with position.
Must possess a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Environmental Health or other related degree enabling qualification as a REHS/REHST;
Incumbent must maintain registration and licensure to maintain employment;
Must have and maintain a valid State of Ohio driver’s license with an acceptable driving record;
Experience inspecting sewage treatment systems preferred.
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