Environmental Public Health Specialist II

  • Environmental Public Health Specialist II
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Class Number: 
4613
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$35,640.00 – $50,112.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,485.00 – $2,088.00
Pay Grade: 
A22

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Definition

This is professional and technical work in promoting community environmental public health and in the implementation of environmentally influenced public health laws and regulations.

Job Duties

Performs a variety of inspections relating to environmental public health programs, including the following: individual water and on-site wastewater treatment systems; milk sanitation and inspection; food and facility sanitation; food safety inspection; food and waterborne disease prevention and outbreak investigation; ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection in meat and poultry slaughter processing operations; child care facility sanitation and safety; commercial lodging sanitation and safety; industrial hygiene; vector control; zoonotic disease control; environmental public health factors related to disaster response and/or food transportation accidents; response to food recalls; environmental epidemiology programs concerning toxic and hazardous chemicals and their risk assessment; and building related illnesses.

Conducts field inspections and evaluations concerning the application of public health practices designed to prevent disease and promote environmental health, life safety, and consumer protection.

Conducts field investigations and epidemiological studies of food or waterborne disease outbreaks or environmental health hazards.

Oversees the full range of milk, meat, or poultry processing operations through detailed inspections of the manufacturing process.

Inspects construction and maintenance of individual water well construction and individual wastewater treatment systems.

Collects milk or food samples, water, or wastewater for microbiological or chemical analysis; collects other samples (e.g., asbestos) for analysis as needed.

Inspects food service establishments, retail food stores, food manufacturers, and food distributors to determine compliance with environmental public health laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to their operation.

Inspects child care facilities, lodging establishments, and/or shelters to determine compliance with environmental public health laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to their operation.

Inspects Grade A Milk Plants, Grade A Farms, milk manufacturing plants, bulk milk trucks, bulk milk haulers, and milk receiving stations to determine compliance with environmental public health laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to their operation.

Investigates complaints involving possible environmental public health law violations; prepares reports with recommendations for corrective measures and conducts follow-up investigations.

Inspects public and private regulated facilities and establishments, with respect to milk and food safety; safe water supply; on-site wastewater treatment; waste disposal; vector control; life safety; hazards in electrical, venting, or plumbing installations; general sanitation; swimming pool operation; and other related environmental issues.

Provides technical advice to officials, property owners, and operators of plants and business establishments with regard to environmental public health regulations, requirements, policies, and programs.

Participates on regional response teams during emergency events such as natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and radiological events.

Receives general supervision; work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
COLLEGE GRADUATES; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & SANITATION

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 30 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Bacteriology, Animal Science, Food Science, Soil Science, Sanitary Science, Environmental Health, or in closely related physical or natural sciences; and,

One or more years of professional or technical experience in environmental public health work in one or more of the areas of special qualifying experience.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute for the year of required experience.)

(Professional or technical environmental public health work experience involving one or more of the areas of special qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years for deficiencies in the required college education. Environmental public health work experience involving one or more of the areas of special qualifying experience in the United States military may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required college education.)

OR

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Health from a program accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Environmental Health Curriculum.

Special Qualifying Experience

(1) food sanitation and protection; (2) milk sanitation; (3) meat and poultry inspection; (4) sewage disposal; (5) solid waste disposal; (6) lodging sanitation; (7) institutional or child care facility sanitation; (8) community environmental sanitation; (9) water supply; (10) general vector control; (11) occupational health; (12) consumer product safety; (13) fire safety; (14) hazardous substance risk assessment; (15) recreational waters; and (16) building related illnesses.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of bacteriology, chemistry, physics, biology, and other sciences as applied to environmental public health.

Intermediate knowledge of the principles, practices, and terminology of environmental public health.

Intermediate knowledge of relationships of environmental conditions to the general level of public and occupational health.

Intermediate knowledge of environmental public health laws, regulations, requirements, and policies.

Intermediate knowledge of general sanitation and sanitary practices in the food industry and indications of potential sanitation and food safety hazards.

Intermediate knowledge of the principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system as it relates to food safety and regulation.

Ability to comprehend and interpret environmental public health regulations, requirements, and policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, staff, and governmental agencies.

Ability to communicate effectively and deliver presentations in the promotion of environmental public health issues.

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