Environmental Health Specialist II (Lake Havasu City, AZ)
* Mohave County Public Health is currently recruiting for the position of Environmental Health Specialist II in Lake Havasu City, AZ*
Depending on qualifications, may underfill position. May underfill position as Environmental Health Specialist I Range 15, Step 1-4: $22.58 - $24.68.
This is the advanced level class in the Environmental Health Specialist series which provide inspections and public service work involved in assuring compliance with and enforcement of environmental health rules and regulations as set by Mohave County and the State of Arizona. Positions are normally filled by advancement from the Environmental Health Technician level or Environmental Health Specialist I level as a Registered Sanitarian by the State of Arizona or, when filled from outside, requires prior environmental health inspection experience and current registration as a Sanitarian by the State of Arizona or valid registration as a Sanitarian with another state (with the understanding to successfully pass the State of Arizona Sanitarian Registration examination or obtaining reciprocity within six months of employment).Appointment to this level requires that the incumbent be performing the full range of duties and meet the qualification standards for the class.
Work is performed independently under general supervision of a higher level of authority.
May exercise technical supervision over subordinates or newly hired, less experienced Environmental Health Technicians, Specialists I's or II's
Essential Job Functions
- Inspects, evaluates and renders decisions of compliance or violation on various types of licensed establishments and related public establishments for adherence to environmental health rules and regulations as set by State of Arizona. Licensed and public establishments include, but are not limited to, motels, trailer parks, public bathing facilities, swimming pools, food retail stores, food service establishments, and pet stores.
- Reviews construction plans and specifications of various types of licensed establishments, public establishments or properties for compliance to environmental health rules and regulations as set by the State of Arizona.
- Conducts field and office training and instruction sessions to food service establishments to educate owners and managers on proper environmental health practices and procedures.
- Consults and instructs owners and managers of licensed public establishments or other individuals of the environmental health practices and procedures and the requirements for building, maintaining or correcting a violation of a public or licensed establishment or within any other scope of the environmental health area.
- Investigates, responds and resolves citizen's complaints involving potential or possible public health problems.
- Coordinates inspection activities with other County departments and governmental agencies.
- Collects field samples for analysis. Conducts investigations of health and disease concerns that reach epidemic proportions and conducts general environmental health surveys. Investigates and surveys areas of potential insect and rodent infestation. Analyzes information gathered, interprets analysis and submits recommendations based on findings.
- Secures compliance with pertinent regulations by promotion, education and enforcement of environmental health rules and regulations.
- Prepares reports, maintains records and issues environmental health related violation or closure notices.
- May be required to develop and deliver a variety of presentations designed to educate the public on the requirements outlined in Proposition 201 - Smoke-Free Arizona Act.
- Communicates and acts in a professional manner with the public, co-workers, and work contacts.
- Create and maintain a supportive work environment with other departments and community programs, Public Health divisions, and Public Health leadership on accreditation domain while maintaining a culture of quality improvement.
- Apply basic principles, practices, techniques, teaching, and communication methods related to the age, gender, race/ethnicity, educational level and socioeconomic status of community members.
- Communicate and act in a cultural competent and professional manner maintaining cooperative relationships with community members, co-workers, and work contacts.
SECONDARY JOB FUNCTIONS
- Performs related work as required.
- Performs others duties as assigned.
- Exercise regular and predictable attendance and punctuality in accordance with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures.
- High School Diploma/GED (General Education Degree).
- Five (5) years of employment as an Environmental Health Technician in a recognized public agency or in a private industry position directly related to environmental health ORcompletion of Thirty (30) semester hours of credit in natural sciences at an accredited college or university and One (1) year experience in performing environmental health inspections in the areas of food service and business establishments, swimming pools, lodging accommodations and trailer parks ORFive (5) years of full-time Military Duty in the field of environmental health.
- Current registration with the State of Arizona as a Sanitarian or valid registration as a Sanitarian with another state. (if registered in another state, must successfully pass the State of Arizona Sanitarian Registration examination or obtain reciprocity within six months of employment) ANDan additional Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience performing environmental health inspections in the areas of food service and business establishments, wastewater and septic systems, swimming pools, lodging accommodations and trailer parks after registration as a Sanitarian.
- ORAn equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered in meeting the minimum qualifications.
Bachelor's Degree in Basic Sciences, i.e., Biology, Chemistry, Ecology.
SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENT
- Must possess a valid driver's license for operation of motor vehicles on Arizona roads at the start of employment and maintain said license while employed in this position.
- Must provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the County.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Relevant federal, state and county codes, laws, rules and regulations pertaining to environmental health and sanitation.
- Biological and physical science applicable to environmental health and safety.
- Principles, practices and techniques of environmental health inspections, education, compliance, and enforcement.
- Methods and techniques of investigating, inspecting, and obtaining compliance where corrections are necessary.
- Environmental research and statistical methods.
- Sampling techniques and related apparatus used to monitor and/or collect samples of substances for analyses.
- General principles and application of microbiology as it relates to food-safety and disease transmission.
- General principles and application of chemistry as it relates to hazardous materials.
- General principles and application of public health knowledge as relates to sewage disposal systems.
- Department policies, rules and procedures.
- Principles of personal safety and protection.
- Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures, and Department Regulation.
- Computer applications that relate to the job including but not exclusive to Microsoft Windows, Word, Office, Excel, Internet and E-Mail applications, and other modern office procedures.
- English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; technical and expository writing.
- Interpret and apply Federal, State and Local laws, codes and regulations as they relate to the administration of public health.
- Interpret technical information encountered in the performance of responsibilities.
- Secure facts, document information, evaluate data, and draw valid conclusions.
- Identify unsanitary, unsafe, or hazardous conditions of property and premises.
- Analyze situations accurately and take or recommend effective action.
- Apply safe handling and storage techniques of pesticides, chemicals and formulated or naturally occurring hazardous materials or items.
- Diplomatically and tactfully resolve nonconforming conditions and code and ordinance violations.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associate personnel, the general public, county and state departments and agencies and deal tactfully and diplomatically in adverse situations.
- Maintain records and prepare written reports.
- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Obtain public cooperation in the establishment and maintenance of reasonable public and environmental health standards for public health and safety.
- Perform the essential functions of the job specifications with or without a reasonable accommodation.
- Comply with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures, and Department Regulations.
Mohave County provides two options for Self Insured Medical Plan, paid by Employee & Employer, to regular employees (employees who work at least 30 hours per week). Both plan options utilize the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona for in Arizona coverage, plus the Aetna Choice POS II network for out of Arizona coverage; when you need medical care, select a provider from the directory and verify the provider's current status as a network provider. The medical plans include pharmacy benefits.
- Summary Plan Description
- PLAN 1: Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) Plan Deductible $1,000 per person deductible. Calendar Year Out of Pocket Maximum per Single Coverage is $6,300 and $12,700 for Family Coverage.
- PLAN 2: High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) $3,000 maximum Out of Pocket for Single Coverage and $6000 maximum Out of Pocket maximum for Family
Out of Pocket Maximum includes medical Deductible, medical Copays, Prescription Drug Deductible and Copays.
Teladoc is a healthcare option available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year for non-emergent medical conditions.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
This voluntary benefit is available to all regular employees working at least 30 hours per week. This pre-tax option will reduce taxable income.
- Health care reimbursement account: up to $2,850 per year
- Dependent daycare reimbursement account: up to $5,000 per year
Health Savings Account (HSA)
This voluntary benefit is available to all qualified employees who are on the High Deductible Health Plan. This pre-tax option will reduce taxable income. You may elect to contribute up to the full 2023 annual limit:
- $3,850 max employee contribution for Single coverage
- $7,750 max employee contribution for Family coverage.
Dental insurance is available to regular employees working at least 30 hours per week through Ameritas.
- High Option: $2,000 maximum annual benefit.High Option includes orthodontia benefit with lifetime maximum of $1,500.
- Low Option: $2,000 maximum annual benefit.
Vision insurance is available to regular employees working at least 30 hours per week through Ameritas. Ameritas offers access to a broad network of independent providers as well as access to out-of-network providers with two plan options available. Plan 1: EyeMed ViewPointe or Plan 2: VSP Focus.
Short Term Disability
Coverage is through Ochs, Inc. - Madison National
Short-Term Disability (STD) is insurance that replaces some of your income if an injury or illness prevents you from working. Provided by Mohave County.
Coverage is through Ochs, Inc. - Minnesota Life
- Basic Life Insurance / Accidental Death & Dismemberment of $50,000
- Provided by Mohave County to regular employees working at least 30 hours per week
Optional / Voluntary Benefits
Payroll deductions are available for the following Optional / Voluntary Benefits:
- Supplemental Life Insurance is available through Ochs, Inc.- Minnesota Life Insurance Company for employees, spouse and dependent children.
- Tax Deferred Compensation Plan 457: this option is voluntary and available to all employees through ICMA-RC or Nationwide.
- Identity Theft Protection is available through IdentityForce, Sontiq for employees and eligible dependents
Retirement Systems / Long-Term Disability
Mohave County is a MANDATORY participating agency in these classification-based retirement systems:
- (ASRS) Arizona State Retirement System: Eligible employees working at least 20 hours per week for 20 weeks or more. MANDATORY contribution rate as of 07/01/2023 is 12.29% beginning on your first paycheck and is employer matched.
- (CORP) Correction Officers Retirement Plan: Employees in Adult Detention positions with the Sheriff's Office. Contributions begin 90 days after first day of employment. Election rates of contribution are between 5% - 40%; default rate of 7%.
- (AOC-CORP) Administration of Courts - Correction Officers Retirement Plan: Juvenile Detention and Adult Probation (Superior Court). Contributions begin 90 days after first day of employment. Election rates of contribution are between 5% - 40%; default rate of 7%.
- (PSPRS) Public Safety Retirement System: Employees in certain positions with the Sheriff's Office. Defined Benefit Tier 3 contribution amount is 9.94%. Contributions begin 90 days after first day of employment.
The following additional benefits are available to all regular employees:
- 11 Paid Holidays
- Payroll direct deposit
- Paid Time Off - vacation/sick time
- Pre-tax deduction plan
- Up to 80% of medical premiums paid by Mohave County
- Bereavement Leave
These materials were created to help you understand the benefits available to you. This is not a Summary Plan Description and is not intended to replace the benefit summaries or schedule of benefits contained within the Plan. If any provision of these materials is inconsistent with the language of the Plan, the language of the Plan will govern .