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Environmental Health Specialist

Description

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We are looking for a dedicated Environmental Health Specialist to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for inspecting businesses, public facilities, and homes to ensure they comply with all state and local environmental health regulations. This includes investigating complaints related to environmental health issues, such as foodborne illnesses or hazardous waste disposal. The Environmental Health Specialist will also be responsible for educating the public about environmental health risks and prevention strategies. This role requires a strong understanding of environmental health principles and practices, as well as excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

Responsibilities

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  • Inspect facilities for compliance with environmental health regulations
  • Investigate environmental health complaints
  • Educate the public about environmental health risks
  • Develop and implement environmental health policies and procedures
  • Conduct risk assessments and propose mitigation strategies
  • Prepare reports on findings and recommendations
  • Collaborate with other health professionals and government officials
  • Stay updated on current environmental health research and regulations
  • Provide technical support in environmental health issues
  • Promote environmental sustainability and conservation

Requirements

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  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, or related field
  • Certification as an Environmental Health Specialist
  • Experience in environmental health inspections and investigations
  • Knowledge of environmental health regulations and practices
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation

Potential interview questions

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  • What experience do you have in environmental health inspections?
  • How do you stay updated on current environmental health research and regulations?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to educate the public about an environmental health risk?
  • How do you handle complaints related to environmental health issues?
  • What strategies do you use to promote environmental sustainability and conservation?