The Environmental Health Specialist is responsible for maintaining and enforcing public health regulations relating to the community’s environmental health. Through investigation, inspection, education and enforcement, the Environmental Health Specialist takes action to mitigate or eliminate public health hazards. Inspections and investigations occur indoors and outdoors at facilities such as restaurants, swimming pools, residential homes, public schools, penal institutions, childcare facilities, nursing homes, body art facilities, cannabis/hemp facilities, campgrounds, mobile home parks, public accommodations, bars/lounges, etc. The Environmental Health Specialist may also be required to work in the water quality laboratory and perform water quality testing. Environmental Health Specialists are assigned primary responsibilities in specific environmental programs but are required to possess knowledge of all programs in order to respond to public health emergencies.
Qualifications | Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and be able to provide personal transportation for work-related business.
- Must obtain annual flu vaccination and any job specific immunizations. May be required to submit to a two-step PPD test.
Qualifications | Preferred
- Bachelor's or Master’s degree in environmental health, biology, microbiology, chemistry, natural sciences, public health or closely related field from an accredited university or college is preferred.
- Three years of progressively responsible work experience in an area dealing with direct public contact involving adherence to guidelines/standards is preferred.