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Environmental Health Specialist 2

Health District 7

Open for Recruitment: August 30, 2017 - September 20, 2017
Announcement # 07547053410
Salary Range: $17.78+ per hour (DOE) -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Driggs

Eastern Idaho Public Health has a part time (24 hours per week) opening for an Environmental Health Specialist 2 in our Driggs office. 


  • Inspects and evaluates environmental health concerns, enforces environmental health laws, and advises on environmental concerns.
  • Evaluates environmental health conditions through inspections, surveys, and investigations of food program establishments, day care facilities, solid waste systems, water supplies, hazardous materials spills, sewage disposal systems, land development and recreation sites for compliance with laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Conducts tests and analyzes results to determine levels of pollution or contamination; operates and maintains specialized testing equipment and detection devices.
  • Determines existence and cause of violations and recommends corrective actions, solutions, or alternatives for compliance with environmental health laws.
  • Enforces compliance through warning letters, citations, embargoes, permit suspensions and revocations.
  • Insures corrective action is taken and reviews plans and proposals for permits.
  • Consults with local, state, and federal officials in drafting and promoting adoption of regulations and policies for environmental practices.
  • Provides technical assistance regarding control and correction of environmental practices.
  • Promotes public awareness and acceptance of environmental laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Analyzes and comments on environmental assessments, policies, regulations, and legislation.
  • Analyzes plans and specifications for subdivisions, land development, individual and community water and sewage disposal systems, and food establishments for compliance with sanitation standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successfully completed a college level algebra or higher math course and 30 semester/45 quarter hours in the basic sciences, i.e. biology, chemistry, physics, or other physical sciences as well as sanitary engineering or environmental engineering.
  • At least one year of public health experience (inspecting facilities and enforcing ordinances, rules, and statutes) with an agency in at least one of the following programs:  food, on-site sewage, day care, swimming pools, nuisance complaints, solid waste, home loan surveys, public drinking water, or vector control.
  • Valid driver's license.    

Preference will be given to:

  • Persons who have passed the credentialing exam, Registered Environmental Health Sanitarian (REHS), with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHS), or are willing to meet the NEHA registration requirements and pass the credentialing exam upon completion of training.


Checklist. You will receive a score based on your responses.  All responses must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application.  You must receive a minimum rating of 100 to pass this examination.  Exam results are available immediately online when you complete and submit your exam. 

To preview the exam, click on the “Preview Exam” link below (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen). If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When updating your online application information, please select:

  • Health District 7 under "Agencies"
  • Part-time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Driggs under "Cities"

When updating your online application information, you must complete all items in the Application Checklist (this includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job Type/Shift).  Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.


Preview Exam

At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.