Multnomah County Health Department is hiring a specialist in their Environmental Health Services (EHS) programs. The Environmental Health Services serve to protect the public from environmental health related issues: food, water, vector borne diseases and environmental health threats and disasters. The nature of the work is complex due to the numerous environmental health concerns and regulations and the high profile of the activities conducted.
The programs included in this workgroup include: Inspections, Vector Control, Vital Records, Food Handlers, Tobacco Control and Prevention, and Healthy Homes & Communities. The EHS unit analyzes local environmental health issues from a public health perspective, regulates specified businesses and enforces state and local environmental health laws and rules.
The Environmental Health Specialist will perform a variety of inspection duties directed toward the promotion and maintenance of environmental health laws in licensed facilities such as food service operations, swimming pool and spa pools, tourist accommodations, schools, and other facilities and duties as required in meeting the Health Department’s mission, vision and goals.
Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.
Required Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, 45 quarter hours or the equivalent semester hours in science courses related to environmental sanitation and two years of experience in environmental sanitation under the supervision of a registered environmental health specialist as outlined by ORS 700.030; OR
- A Graduate degree in public or community health from an accredited college or university and one year of experience in environmental sanitation under the supervision of a registered environmental health specialist as outlined by ORS 700.030
- License or Certificate: Possession of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in the State of Oregon or the National Environmental Health Association.
- Possession of driver license at time of hire.
- Depending upon assignment, candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check.
*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.Screening and Evaluation
The Application Packet:
1. A completed online application
2. Responses to the supplemental questions
The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:
- Initial review of minimum qualifications
- Supplemental question review
- Phone screen
- Oral exam
- Consideration of top candidates
- Language assessment (if applicable)
- Background, reference, and education checks
Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.Additional Information
Type of Position: This hourly union-represented position is eligible for overtime
Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference for this recruitment. Review our veterans’ preference website for details about eligibility and how to apply.
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.
Keri Caffreys, SHRM-SCP, Recruiter
209 SW 4th Street, Rm 210, Portland, OR 97204
Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.