Environmental Health Scientist I or III

Nebraska State Government


Under limited supervision perform inspections and compliance activities for Swimming Pools, Well and Septic Home Loans, Recreational Camps, Child Cares, Schools, College Cafeterias and Mobile Home Parks.

*$18.148 Environmental Health Scientist I *$21.286 Environmental Health Scientist III *Hiring classification dependent upon selected applicant's qualifications and experience

Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Flexible Schedules - After 6-month probationary period 10 hour workdays may be available.

Examples of Work

  • Inspect, respond to complaints, and day-to-day implementation of the sanitation program; including Swimming Pools, Well and Septic Home Loans, Recreational Camps, Child Cares, Schools, College Cafeterias and Mobile Home Parks and prepare written reports from each inspection.
  • Procure equipment/supplies, maintain equipment inventory, and a supply of printed materials. • Develop, maintain or modify manual and computerized tracking/monitoring systems for assigned program such as violations and status of projects
  • Answer all phone and other communications regarding policies, procedures and regulations pertinent to the programs.
  • Develops and maintains program guidance materials
  • Meets with federal, State, and local government representatives and the general public to explain public health policies and programs
  • Conducts sampling as assigned and according to established protocol and follows quality control/quality assurance plans
  • Respond to public inquiries and present information to the public • Deal with upset individuals in a professional manner and must be able to handle difficult situations while maintaining program objectives
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications / Requirements

Environmental Health Scientist III: Registration as a Registered Sanitarian in the State of Nebraska Environmental Health Scientist I: Post high school coursework/training in: physical or life sciences or environmental health.

PREFERRED: Registration as a Registered Sanitarian in the State of Nebraska or a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, or a Bachelor's degree with at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in life, natural, physical or health science.

OTHER: • Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent transportation • Ability to travel • Ability to walk on uneven terrains and steep slopes to accomplish tasks • Ability to lift 20 pounds • Ability to climb 8-foot ladder • Ability to bend and stoop • Ability to work in outdoor temperature extremes • Ability to work in Scottsbluff area • Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: the principles of public health; the modes through which diseases are transmitted; the methods of controlling and preventing disease through environmental health practices; the principles of environmental health; the environmental problems related to disease control and prevention; the laws, regulations, and standards pertaining to environmental health; the functions and authorities of State and local health agencies related to sanitation. Skill in: communicating with individuals and groups with varying technical backgrounds to collect and relay information; listening to and understanding others; prioritizing workloads; working with upset people; using analytical judgment to make decisions; public speaking and providing presentations; evaluating and applying significant technical and regulatory issues and resolving related issues; obtaining voluntary compliance; using word processing and spreadsheets to generate educational materials, letters, and complete reports; providing information in written format either through paper or web-based media. Ability to: apply, interpret, and enforce environmental health laws, rules, and regulations; prepare technical reports on field investigations; operate field laboratory equipment and specialized sampling equipment; analyze the findings of field sampling studies.

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