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Environmental Health Specialist-In-Training/Registered Environmental Health Specialist (Continuous Recruitment)

Description:  Lorain County Public Health is seeking Environmental Health Specialist-in-Training/Registered Environmental Health Specialist applicants to work within the Environmental Health, Emergency Preparedness & Epidemiology Division. 


Under the general direction of the Director of Environmental Health, the Environmental Health Specialist-in Training/Registered Environmental Health Specialist will work in the community to prevent disease through working in Environmental Health Programs.  Occasional weekend or evening work will be required.


  1. Conduct Environmental Health Program inspections
  2. Interpret laws and regulations
  3. Investigate health hazard complaints
  4. Maintain field district responsibilities
  5. Reports to the Director/Supervisor of Environmental Health regularly regarding program work and related matters
  6. Work with public officials, civic, and professional groups to promote and improve environmental health programs
  7. Work with other internal agency divisions for program collaboration and support, where applicable
  8. Performs other related and assigned work as required


Knowledge of:  Environmental health programs; public health standards as defined by federal, state, and local regulations; the importance of agency policies, practices, and procedures; risk communication; incident command; safety practices and procedures.

Ability to:  Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; maintain accurate records; communicate effectively in written or oral form; prepare concise and accurate reports, handle sensitive inquiries from officials and the general public, attend work on time, and dress appropriately.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health or a related field.  Must possess a current Ohio certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist-in Training or a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.  Must have a valid Driver’s License.  Experience is a preferred qualification.

Physical Requirements and Unusual Working Conditions: Be able to lift objects of weight up to fifty (50) pounds. May encounter unsanitary working conditions; requires travel.

COMPENSATION: Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Ohio Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS). Paid vacation, personal day, holidays, and sick leave. Tuition reimbursement is available.

SALARY: $24.31-$31.04/hr. (SIT) $28.04-$35.78/hr. (RS)

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates may upload their resume and a letter of interest at https://employment.loraincountyhealth.com/. This is a continuous posting that will remain open. Your name will remain on the list for a period of two (2) years. Applicants shall be graded based on licensure (50 points), veteran status (10 points), advanced degree - MSN/MPH or similar (30 points), and experience (2 points for every full 12-month period served in similar service and position).

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F