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Inspect, monitor and enforce established environmental health codes, regulations and ordinances within assigned area of responsibility; Interpret and disseminate environmental health information to industry, the general public and other agencies; reduce the risk and severity of public exposure to infectious diseases through surveillance and intervention and perform a variety of professional and technical tasks in support of assigned division. This is an experienced professional level class within the Environmental Health Specialist series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Environmental Health Specialist I by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned including conducting inspections of assigned areas for code and regulatory conformance, operating technical equipment and interpreting data collected. Employees at this level possess the ability to identify and evaluate new and unusual situations based on professional knowledge and scientific background requiring only occasional instruction. Employees are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.
Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements:
Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in biology, ecology, public health or related field, plus four (4) years environmental compliance experience in air pollution, vehicle pollution, consumer protection, environmental (groundwater, surface water, soil, landfills, hazardous waste) pollution and protection or related field.
Possession of a New Mexico Driver's License (Class D) or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within 6 months from date of hire.
Possession of OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER and/or refresher training, when training schedules permit.
- Basic operations, services and activities of assigned environmental monitoring, permitting and compliance programs
- Recent developments, current literature and information related to assigned compliance activities
- Methods and techniques of environmental investigation
- Environmental monitoring and compliance techniques and methods relative to assigned area of responsibility
- Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation
- Modern office equipment including computers
- Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and safety regulations
- Advanced investigative techniques
- Advanced environmental compliance techniques and methods relative to assigned area of responsibility
- Advanced understanding of all aspects of work related to assigned area of responsibility
- Applicable forms and applications relative to assigned area
Preferred Skills & Abilities:
- Learn to gather data, research, analyze and recommend solutions to environmental compliance problems
- Learn to develop, prepare and conduct education and public relations programs
- Learn to conduct covert investigations on various facilities
- Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public
- Work independently in the absence of supervision
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions
- Elicit community and organizational support for assigned pollution control programs
- Interpret and explain City policies and procedures
- Maintain certification and training as necessary or as required
- Communicate clearly and concisely
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the general public
- Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
- Coordinate and direct assigned environmental health pollution control programs
- Recommend and implement goals and objectives for providing pollution control services
- Gather data, research, analyze and recommend solutions to environmental compliance problems
- Develop, prepare and conduct education and public relations programs
- Conduct covert investigations on various facilities relative to assigned area
- Review and analyze permit applications