City of Garland, TX

Sr. Environmental Health Specialist

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/30/2021 8:48 AM)
Job ID
2021-7297
# of Openings Remaining
2
Department
Health
Job Family
Professional
Target Hiring Range
Depending on Qualifications
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for providing training and field supervision to the Environmental Health team, which provide services to minimize the risk of illness and injury to the general population and protect the environmental integrity of the city.

 

Target Hiring Range: $51,563/yr - $58,614/yr

Essential Job Functions

  1. Provide training and guidance to newly hired Environmental Health Specialists
  2. Provide field supervision to Environmental Health Specialists
  3. Perform inspections for compliance to city ordinance of industrial and commercial facilities
  4. Investigate and control infectious disease
  5. Train employees and develop contingency plans and safe practice for response to biological/chemical releases to the environment
  6. Issue citations or suspend operations based on failure to comply
  7. Evaluate food establishment floor plans to ensure health code construction standards are met.
  8. Educate food establishment owners and employees on safe food handling practices.
  9. Provide public information on food establishment inspection updates. Respond to citizen complaints.
  10. Perform air quality testing to determine and mitigate contaminants based on citizen complaints
  11. Extract samples and test ground water for pollutants
  12. Conduct pool sanitation and safety inspections.
  13. Apply insecticides and pesticides are necessary to minimize nuisances
  14. Provide quality control of inspection documentation
  15. Act as liaison to external and internal teams such as North Texas Food Safety Council

Minimum Education & Work Experience

 Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Environmental Health
 4 year related experience
 Registered Sanitarian License
 Certified Professional-Food Safety
 Hazardous Materials Certification
 Pesticide Applicator License
 Registered Environmental Health Specialist
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:     

  • Masters degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Environmental Health
  • 4 - 6 years related experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           

  • General knowledge of environmental health practices
  • Considerable knowledge of chemical and hazardous products
  • General knowledge of basic safe handling practices for food and industrial material practices
  • Skill in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Skill in enforcing and communicating policies and procedures
  • Skill in conflict resolution
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Licenses & Certifications

 Registered Sanitarian License
 Certified Professional-Food Safety
 Hazardous Materials Certification
 Pesticide Applicator License
 Registered Environmental Health Specialist
 Valid Class C Texas driver's license

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in an outdoor environment; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to walk on uneven and unpaved surfaces. Must be able to climb ladders. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. May be exposed to biohazards and infections carried by humans and bodily fluids.

Competencies

Models Organizational Values
Customer Focus
Communication
Adaptability/Flexibility
Results Focus/Project Management

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