Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Specialist-in-Training
Clermont County Public Health
Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Rate: Registered Environmental Health Specialist-In-Training $40, 000 to $45,000;
Registered Environmental Health Specialist 1 $45,000 – $55,000
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Are you tired of just being a number where you work? Clermont County Public Health is an excellent place for energetic self-starters who enjoy spending most of their day working on their own in a caring environment where their opinions matter—striving to protect the public’s health by preventing the spread of disease and working with the community to educate and promote good health practices. We follow an attractive work schedule that starts at 8:30 am and finishes at 4:30 pm, with all federal holidays off and at least two weeks of paid vacation during the first year of employment. It is also a stable work environment relatively unaffected by economic fluctuations. If this sounds like an organization you would like to work for, please read the following information about the requirements for employment by Clermont County Public Health. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Conduct inspections of new and existing sewage treatment systems, private water systems, solid waste facilities, water hauling vehicles, and septage hauling vehicles
- Investigates complaints of public health nuisances and safety hazards
- Prepare and document inspection reports; maintain accurate files and other office records
- Collect water and sewage samples
- Conduct education presentations to promote improved environmental practices
- Must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health or related science (Biology, chemistry, etc.) which meets the educational requirements set forth by the Ohio Environmental Health Specialist Board per Chapter 4736 of the Ohio Revised Code
- Ability to obtain REH Specialist-in-Training (SIT) status and become a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) within two years of employment
- Current REHS or REHS-SIT registration is preferred but not required
- Required to have basic computer skills, including email, Microsoft office suite, and the ability to learn new computer software
- Must be able to lift 75 lbs
- Must be able to work with the public daily
- Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment
- Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license
- Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends
- Must be willing to work outside year-round
- Required to have regular and predictable attendance
Clermont County Public Health offers a generous benefits package to all full-time employees:
- Health Insurance – Employees may choose coverage from single to full family benefits based on eligibility. Depending on the selection, the agency pays 81% - 87% of coverage. The value of health insurance ranges from $ 5,884 to $22,542 annually. In addition, employees selecting high deductible plans can receive $600 – $1,200 per year for a health savings account.
- Dental Insurance – Optional for employees to pick up, for $12.25 – $37.51 per pay period.
- Vision Insurance – Optional for employees to pick up, at $2.82 – $8.08 per pay period.
- Life Insurance – Agency provides $25,000 annually, with no charge to employees.
- Supplemental Life Insurance – Employees may purchase up to $250,000 for employees, $100,000 for spouses, and $20,000 for children.
- Accident and Critical Illness Insurance – Coverage is available to be picked up by the employee.
- Long-term Disability – Agency picks up the first five years until the employee becomes vested in PERS.
- Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) – All employees contribute 10% of their salary to PERS, and the agency contributes 14%. Agency estimated value based on the above salary range from $5,600 to $7,700 annually. Employees do not pay federal social security tax from income; all contributions go directly towards PERS.
- Deferred Compensation Plans– Employees may contribute to tax-deferred supplemental retirement accounts.
- Tuition Assistance Program – CCPH offers tuition assistance to all employees after one year of service, up to 90% reimbursement.
- Paid Holiday, Vacation, Sick, and Personal Leave – Vacation starts at two weeks annually with up to 5 weeks per year at 20 years of service. In addition, employees receive eleven to thirteen paid holidays annually. Sick leave accrues at 4.6 hours per 80-hour pay period, which amounts to 15 days per year. Full-time employees earn one personal day per year and can convert sick leave for up to an additional three days per year.
- Sick Leave Rewards- Employees with low sick leave usage traditionally receive an annual sick leave bonus of up to $500 and are also eligible for quarterly drawings, which could earn up to an additional $240 per year.
- Fleet Vehicle – CCPH provides fleet vehicles to inspection staff and covers all fuel and maintenance. Fleet vehicles are not take-home vehicles.
All applicants must apply online at https://bit.ly/34BGItm. Resumes and cover letters sent directly to the Public Health office cannot be accepted; they must be uploaded through the website. For general questions regarding the position, please email Robert Wildey, Director of Water and Waste, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants will be selected for interviews based on qualifications and the quality of resumes and cover letters. Upon a conditional job offer, successful applicants must complete a criminal background check, pre-employment physical, and driving record check. Successful applicants must be tobacco and nicotine-free.