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Environmental Health Specialist/EHS-in-Training

Company: Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
Location: Toledo
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

*Position: Registered Environmental Health Specialist / Environmental Health Specialist-in-Training*

This position is responsible for performing the inspection and enforcement of consumer and environmental health standards as prescribed by all applicable laws, ordinances and regulations. Responsibilities include the evaluation of public health hazards, conducting environmental health inspections of restaurants, water and sewage systems, hospitals and swimming pools, and other community settings. This position will additionally prepare reports, recommend improvements to promote a healthy environment, respond to complaints by the public, and promote Environmental Public Health.

*Basic Qualifications*:

- Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours of basic sciences; Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health, Biology, Chemistry, or related field.

- Possession of a current Registered Environmental Health Specialist license or ability to obtain an Environmental Health Specialist-In-Training license issued by the state of Ohio before employment begins

- EHS-In-Training must obtain REHS license upon 3rd anniversary of EHS-In-Training approval date

- Must be knowledgeable of consumer and environmental health standards, laws, and ordinances

- A valid OH/MI driver's license and reliable transportation are required

--- Must be able to lift 30 pounds


Inspects food service facilities including restaurants, retail establishments, vending machines, hospitals, schools, and similar facilities to ensure compliance to established sanitation laws.

Inspects and ensures public health code compliance of swimming pools, tattoo establishments, refuse disposal, sewage and waste disposal systems, animal bite reports, nuisance and rodent control, public safety, water quality, and other health-related programs.

Prepare field and inspection reports, make recommendations for remedial action to correct deficiencies, and follow-up to ensure corrections are implemented according to current laws and regulations.

Conduct communicable disease investigations involving zoonotic, food borne, and water borne diseases.

Educates and conducts classes in principles relating to environmental health concerns and practices, including safe food handling, food borne illness prevention, and on-site subsurface sewage treatment systems.

Prepare legal correspondences to responsible parties, files affidavits for court action as required, and may appear in court to present evidence and testimony in the prosecution of violators

Attends conferences and training seminars as required to obtain new information concerning rules, regulations, and operating procedures.

Reviews blue prints and construction plans to ensure compliance with established public health codes and laws.

Spends majority of work-time in the field, minimizes time spent at the office

Makes inspections and investigations in response to complaints and may recommend solutions to problems; additionally, may make recommendations for deficiency corrections and follows up to assure that corrections are made.

Collect and/or prepare samples for laboratory analysis

*Other Duties & Responsibilities: *Answers phone, provide customers with information as requested, and performs additional duties as assigned. May also assist with other duties in times of emergency.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $23.06 per hour


* Dental insurance

* Employee assistance program

* Health insurance

* Life insurance

* Paid time off

* Retirement plan

* Vision insurance


* 8 hour shift

* Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

* Toledo, OH 43604: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

* Do you have a Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours of basic sciences?

* Do you have an insurable driving record?


* Bachelor's (Required)


* Registered EHS or EHS-In-Training license (Preferred)

* Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: In person

Keywords: Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, Toledo , Environmental Health Specialist/EHS-in-Training, Healthcare , Toledo, Ohio

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