Arkansas Government Job SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST in Little Rock, Arkansas
The Senior Environmental Health Specialist is responsible for administering environmental and health programs in food and water protection, air quality, noise, industrial and land pollution, sewage disposal, hazardous and toxic substances, solid waste management, emergency management and institutional health. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Interprets environmental health program requirements, health laws, guidelines, policies, and procedures.
Provides technical assistance to the food industry through inspection procedures and service delivery recommendations.
Develops food and environmental inspection training materials and conducts training sessions for environmental health specialists. Evaluates inspection skills of field environmental health specialists to ensure conformance to standardized procedures.
Conducts assessments of environmental health complaints, such as illness outbreaks and animal bites
Inspects food service establishments, individual sewage disposal systems, swimming pools, and spas for food and environmental health law compliance.
Provides technical assistance in the mobilization of resources involving food and environmental sanitation during disasters and emergencies, such as fires and hazardous spills.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Frequent in-state and limited out-of-state travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of state and federal health and safety laws and sanitation regulations. Knowledge of health/safety inspection procedures and techniques. Ability to develop and conduct safety/health training sessions. Ability to communicate technical information and interpret program requirements, rules, regulations, and laws. Ability to analyze sanitation programs and inspection procedures and recommend modifications Ability to formulate policies and procedures and recommend and coordinate programs.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, environmental health or a related field; plus three years of experience in providing environmental health services, environmental control-related activities or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Ability to run Microsoft Office, Excel and other software.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.
Agency Specific Information
**This Position will close at 11:59 pm on the closing date listed.
Hiring Official- T. Paul
This office only accepts completed applications, resumes and relevant transcripts to determine minimum qualifications. Applicants should present other documents to the hiring official upon interview, if applicable.
If you are a Veteran, Disable Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remains unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state you shall be entitled to employment preference in a position over other applicants after meeting substantially equal qualifications. Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation to the address below.
**THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DOES NOT ACCEPT ELECTRONIC MEDIA OF ANY FORM, (CDs, flash drives, memory sticks, tapes, etc.) WITH STATE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS.
All Applicants must submit complete and accurate information and complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. Applicants are encouraged to attach an original written resume to supplement their application or a paper addendum for additional work history section of the application. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
When submitting your State Application, you may refer to your resume for the Employment History if your resume includes all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application (month and year employment began and ended, weekly hours worked, etc.).
Please complete the Work History section of the application, even if you are including a resume. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.
All ADH applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable. Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.
**Human Resources Office- Recruitment Section 4815 W Markham St., Slot 26 Little Rock, AR 72205-3867 Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday Fax No. 501-661-2675