Environmental Health Specialist
City of Allen, TX - Allen, TX

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The purpose of this position is to ensure a healthy and environmentally sound City environment. This is accomplished by investigating and inspecting food service establishments, schools, daycare centers, hospitals, nursing homes, swimming pools and other residential, commercial or industrial property for compliance with health and food safety ordinances. This position also participates in multi-family inspections, plan review and mosquito abatement activities. This position does not provide direction to other employees.

Essential Functions:

The information listed below is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.
  • Reads and interprets various City ordinances and adopted codes; investigates and inspects food service establishments, schools, daycare centers, hospitals, nursing homes, swimming pools and other residential, commercial or industrial property for compliance with health, food safety, and nuisance ordinances.
  • Reviews and prepares health permit applications; issues health permits to operate food service operations and other establishments.
  • Maintains environmental surveys, records of inspections and action taken; issues citations, as required; prepares documentation; may represent the City in court cases and hearings, when necessary; assists with mosquito control activities.
  • Makes recommendations to both public and private industry representatives on methods/techniques to modify daily operations in accordance with current health codes. May assists with creating, coordinating and conducting various educational programs.

Job Requirements:

Formal Education / Knowledge
Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.

Experience
Over one year up to and including two years of relevant experience.

Certification and Other Requirements
-Valid Texas Class C Driver’s license
-Must be able to obtain a Pool Operator Certification and Food Protection Manager Certification within one year of employment.

Supplemental Information:

Reading
Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Math
Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Writing
Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Managerial
Receives General Direction. The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically.

Supervisory / Organizational Control
Job has no responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.

Complexity
Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents.

Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills
Persuasion Frequent: From 21% to 50% of work time.

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