Klamath County Oregon
  • 31-May-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (PST)
  • Public Health
  • Klamath Falls, OR, USA
  • LH22 $22.62-24.46
  • 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 programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

01 Inspects public swimming pools, spa pools, organizational camps, traveler's accommodations and RV Parks for compliance with state laws and regulations; prepares compliance schedules and assists in arranging for necessary improvements.

02 Inspects food service establishments to assure compliance with laws and rules; instructs food handlers on proper food handling procedures and equipment maintenance.

03 Inspects care facilities and schools for food service, institutions, water supplies, sewage disposal, solid waste practices and general cleanliness and safety; arranges for necessary improvements.

04 Investigates complaints and disease outbreaks concerning food, water, animals, vector, sewage disposal and communicable diseases as required by law and with the assistance of other County staff as needed; takes necessary corrective/preventive actions.

05 Inspects water systems for compliance with state laws and regulations; prepares compliance schedules and assists in arranging for necessary improvements. Reviews well for location and construction.

06 Provides educational material and assistance.

07 Reviews plans for proposed food service establishments, tourist and travelers accommodations and care facilities to ensure compliance to rules; monitors and evaluates construction.

08 Reviews meteorological data to determine air quality advisory; patrols and advises of air quality regulations.

09 Keeps records of inspections and other activities; prepares reports and recommendations and downloads them from the computer into the state provided database.

10 Maintains records of all activities for registration requirements.

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

12 Effectively communicates in person, by phone and in writing with clients, the general public, and various other individuals.

13 Responds to citizen complaints.


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.

This is a training position, however, it is expected that the employee will be able to function with minimal supervision after an initial demonstration period for each type of inspection.

Education and/or Experience

EHS I- Trainee: Bachelor's Degree with 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent semester hours, in science courses relating to environmental sanitation; transcript required to be submitted with application. Registration from Oregon Health Licensing agency as an Environmental Health Specialist Trainee. This position must become a Registered Environmental Health Specialist within 24 months.

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

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

01 Valid Driver's License

02 Environmental Health Specialist I

Work Schedule

This is a regular full-time position. The normal work schedule will be 8.00 hours per day 5 days per week; management assigns exact schedules. It is the attendance standard of the employer that all employees be present and on times 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. The Public Health Employee may be required to stay at or return to work during public health incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties specific to his/her position, or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency. Work schedules are assigned by management and may include holidays and weekends.

Drug Policy    

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


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