Landfill Inspector– Registered Environmental Health Specialis

Seneca County General Health District



Landfill Inspector– Registered Environmental Health Specialist -Full Time (40 hours/week)


Position will be primarily responsible for conducting landfill inspections. Landfill inspections include visual and physical activities to inspect and evaluate comprehensively, whether or not the operations of the landfill are in compliance with landfill permit requirements. The ability to evaluate conditions and prepare written determinations of compliance or non-compliance. May perform additional environmental health and sanitarian inspections on various premises and systems to ensure compliance with applicable state and local environmental health standards.



·        Performs landfill inspections to ensure public health and the environment are protected via comprehensive assessments and the reduction of moisture entering the waste, litter control, odor reduction, limiting bird and rodent access and the reduction of fire hazards.

·        Ensures leachate collection system does not get compromised due to silt or mud clogs;

 growth of microorganisms in the pipes; chemical reactions leading to the precipitation of minerals in the pipes; or the pipes become weakened by chemical attack (acids, solvents, oxidizing agents, or corrosion) and the system never becomes crushed by material piled on them.

·        Monitors and analyzes leachate composition, collection, and flow

·        Identify potential and actual nuisance issues

·        Performs macro-invertebrate surveys to assess fauna indicators over-time

·        Performs environmental health and sanitation inspections;

·        Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to environmental complaints associated with the landfill and all emergencies that the health department would respond to

·        Collaborates on environmental impact studies and air quality monitors and data analysis/reporting

·        Actively monitors the double-liner system engineering and management to prolong the time prior to the liner leaking

·        Conducts necessary field inspections; to minimize liner failure due to tension, water pressure blowout or uplift, slippage, or any elements in proximity such as access ways, pipes, or other structural components.

·        Prepares written inspection reports and findings for inspections conducted;

·        Review site plans for working face, lifts, and cells

·        Review facility logs and paperwork

·        Check for acceptance of approved waste types

·        Conducts routine environmental health testing to determine compliance with appropriate standards;

·        Schedules and performs routine required inspections of licensed or permitted locations;

·        Issues all law or rule violations;

·        Receives complaints and conducts timely investigations of complaints;

·        Conducts consultations on environmental health and landfill matters with public officials, partners, stakeholders, and the general public;

·        Investigates disease and safety occurrences as directed;

·        Properly inspects and evaluates monitoring and test sites;

·        Assists in the preparation of environmental health ordinances and regulations for adoption by local governing agencies;

·        Participates in emergency management cycle and professional development;

·        Completes and maintains daily activity log;

·        Trains necessary staff and supports the training and development of any RES: In-Training Staff.

·        Performs necessary clerical tasks;

·        Observes confidentiality of client and agency information.




·        Maintains confidentiality, as required;

·        Demonstrates excellent human relations skills in order to provide good customer service and work closely with other employees of the Health District;

·        Willingness to, at times, work as a member of a team and demonstrate leadership skills in order to place the organization in a position of success;

·        Ability to work independently and prioritize workload;

·        Performs necessary filing and prepares necessary checklists;

·        Prepare correspondence;

·        Provide testimony, as required;

·        Assists other sanitarians;

·        Other duties as assigned.



COMPENSATION: This will be a 40 hour per week position paid at $29.50-$39.50 per hour. Pay is commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: E-mail employment application located on our website, , cover letter, and resume with three references to Vonnie Hartman at Position will remain open until filled.

Posted on 7/1/2024.

Seneca County General Health District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Position open to non-citizens and permanent residents, with green cards, permanent resident or alien registration receipt cards, or proper employment authorization documents.

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