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Environmental Health Specialist, Shelton, WA


Organization: Mason County
Category: Professional
Location: Shelton, WA
Date Job Posted: August 17, 2022
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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST OR EHS SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Posting #22-63

MASON COUNTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Note: This posting is a General Services Teamsters Bargaining Unit, running concurrently with the public. Therefore, if a qualified applicant from within the bargaining unit applies, that person may be selected for the position.

Opening Date: August 5th, 2022 Open Until Filled Review Date: August 19th, 2022
Department: Public Health Division Monthly Salary: EHS - $4,120-$5,084 EHS SENIOR - $5,211-$5,752

JOB SUMMARY (Full position description available at Human Resources, contact info. below)
This is a permanent full-time EHS position. As an EHS, duties related to other environmental health programs will be required including Drinking Water, Food Safety, Water Quality and Vector. Work is performed both in an office and in the field requiring the employee to work in all weather conditions.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (any one position may not include all for the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions in the class)

  • Monitors regulated activities for compliance with policies and codes.
  • Investigates complaints, generating corrective notices or penalties as needed for violations.
  • Inspects licensed establishments and businesses for compliance in health and safety requirements.
  • Performs field sampling for water quality analysis and reporting.
  • Assists the public with permit and construction processes and questions concerning regulations.
  • May represent the department at meetings.
  • Interprets federal, state, and local regulations relating to environmental health.
  • Reviews applications and designs for compliance with policies and codes for plats, subdivisions, SEPA, solid waste sites, septic permits, school plans, food permits, public water systems, and building permits.
  • Conducts inspections of new building sites, wells, existing sewage systems, public schools, public water systems, and food service establishments.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EHS: Bachelors degree, preferably in a life science, environmental health or a related field is preferred.
EHS Senior: Same as EHS, with 5 years’ experience working for an Environmental Health jurisdiction. Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License with good driving record. DOL Certification for On-Site Septic is preferred and may be required if OSS duties are assigned.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants are required to submit a Mason County Application and Driver Abstract to the Human Resources Department. The completed application may include additional pages of employment history using the application format, and a resume may be attached. The completed application will be used as the primary document to determine if minimum qualifications are met for this recruitment. Misrepresentation, incomplete, or inaccurate entries may be the cause of application rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from county service. Applicants will be screened based upon education and experience, and the top candidates will be scheduled for interviews. Selection factors will include demonstrated knowledge and abilities for the particular position. Only those candidates chosen for interviews will receive notice of the final selection decision. Please read the reverse side for additional information. This selection process may be subject to change.

This information does not constitute an expressed or implied contract or offer of employment. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Application Instructions – Carefully read the posting and note the minimum qualifications and the selection process. Please indicate all relevant education and experience on the application. A County application is always required and is utilized as the primary document to determine if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Resumes can be included as a supplement but cannot be used in lieu of completing the application. Applications must be entirely completed, and “see resume” will not be acceptable. Applicants applying for more than one position must complete a separate application for each position. Applications must be signed and dated, and returned to the Human Resources Department on or before the closing date. Completed applications should be submitted via regular mail to: Mason County Human Resources, 411 North Fifth Street, Shelton, WA 98584, Dropped off at our Human Resources Building #9 – 423 N 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584, E-mailed: humanresources@masoncountywa.gov or faxed to 360-427-8439. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than the closing date. Applicants should keep a copy of their completed application and any supplemental pages.

Applicant Qualifications – All candidates must meet minimum requirements. Often, the most competitive applicants will possess qualifications far exceeding the required minimum. If a large number of applications are received, only the most qualified applicants will be involved in the selection process.

Authorization to Work – Successful candidates must present documentation proving authorization to work in the United States (as required by federal law).

Work Environment – Mason County maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits smoking in all County buildings.

“At-will” Positions – Some positions are considered “at-will” or at the pleasure of the employer. Therefore, the County does not need to establish “just cause” or “cause” to terminate the employment relationship. Selection to at-will position does not create or constitute an employment contract or agreement.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity – Mason County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair employment practices and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other bias prohibited by federal, state or local law.

Accommodation – Applicants with a disability requiring accommodation during the selection process should notify the Human Resources Department at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 290.

Health Insurance – Regular full-time employees and their qualifying dependents are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Some regular part-time employees may receive the same coverage. Employees may partially contribute premiums depending upon the type of coverage selected.

Paid Leave – Sick leave, holidays, and vacation are provided in accordance with the County policy or union contracts. Vacation accrual rates increase at regular intervals based on length of service with the County.

Retirement Plan – All regular Mason County employees are enrolled in the Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS, PSERS or LEOFF). The County and employees contribute jointly to the plans.

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