POSITION: Health Environmentalist I 


The Green River District Health Department is accepting applications for a full-time Health Environmentalist I located at the Henderson County Health Center in Henderson, KY.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  perform work of moderate difficulty while receiving training in the application of environmental health programs and in the enforcement of regulations through formal classroom training and on-the-job experience.  Perform duties with close monitoring by professional supervisory personnel until properly trained to perform functions independently.  Perform regular inspections of tourist accommodations, schools, swimming pools to ensure compliance with state and local regulations pertaining to environmental health, this may include taking product samples and forwarding for testing.  Secure water samples; investigate nuisance complaints and other duties related to environmental health.  Inspect food establishments for compliance with state regulations pertaining to sanitation.  Request assistance from supervisor in situations beyond his/her scope of training and experience.  Analyze and interpret data regarding test results, inspections results, etc. and present results to appropriate types of audiences.

Minimum qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from a college or university with a minor or equivalent course work (24 semester hours) in environmental health, biological or physical sciences.  No experience required. 

Compensation:  $12.15 - $15.17/hr., salary may be negotiable according to merit system guidelines.

(Note:  an individual upon employment must become a Registered Sanitarian under the provisions of KRS 223 within one (1) year of employment.)   

Applications are available at the Henderson County Health Center, any county Health Center and Green River District Health Department or on-line at:  Application must be completed and returned along with copies of your transcripts by March 28, 2011 to: Green River District Health Department, 1501 Breckenridge Street, Owensboro, KY  42303.  A resume’ will not take the place of an application.  Pre-employment screenings (criminal record check, drug screen, etc.) will be a part of the selection process.  EOE