Klamath County Oregon
  • 21-Dec-2017 to 31-Dec-2018 (PST)
  • Community Development
  • Klamath Falls, OR, USA
  • LH22 $22.62-28.62
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Local 737


Performs professional environmental health work in conducting surveys, performing inspections/investigations, educating the public and assisting in the planning, promotion and execution of the program, with minimal supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following may not be all inclusive and other duties may be assigned.

01 Conducts site evaluations for the use of standard septic tank systems and alternative systems; issues or denies permits pursuant to established rules; inspects installations of septic systems for compliance; performs adequacy evaluations of existing systems; reviews plans for alternative and larger systems.

02 Investigates complaints concerning sewage disposal, in accordance with regulations, and county policy and with the assistance of other County staff as needed; takes necessary corrective/preventive actions.

03 Keeps records of inspections and other activities; prepares reports and recommendations.

04 Assists with developing rationale and logistics for program operations; routinely researches legal and technical issues regarding program operation.

05 Attends required educational training for maintaining registration and program activities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Requires Bachelors Degree with courses relating to biological science and environmental sanitation. Must be a registered Environmental Health Specialist or Waste Water Specialist; with coursework to include at least seven quarter hours or equivalent in introductory soil science, soil morphology; and three quarter hours of either physical geology or geomorphology.

At least 2 years of experience in an On-Site program required. May consider under filling with at least 1 year of experience.

WWS II- Registration from Oregon Health Licensing agency as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.

**Please submit transcripts with application **.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

01 Registration with the State of Oregon as an Environmental Health Specialist in accordance with ORS 700.035, or a Waste Water Specialist in accordance with ORS 700.053.

02 Valid Driver's License

03 Must have completed the State required course curriculum, which at a minimum includes introductory soils science, soil morphology and either physical geology or Geomorphology.

Works Schedule

The normal work schedule is 40 hours per week; exact schedules are assigned by management. It is the attendance standard of the employer that all employees be present and on time each shift they are scheduled to work. Full or partial absence during any scheduled shift, arriving late, or leaving early, for whatever reason, may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. Time off may be approved if allowed by applicable policies covering illness, injury, or other personal emergency.

Drug Policy                        


Klamath County enforces a drug free work place. Successful applicants may be required to submit to drug testing.

Klamath County Oregon
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