Lake County, Illinois Environmental Health Practitioner (LEHP) in Libertyvill, Illinois

Environmental Health Practitioner (LEHP)

Tracking Code

15305

Job Description

Location: 500 West Winchester Road, Libertyville IL

Hours: Monday - Friday (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

The Environmental Laboratory supports the analytical needs of Population Health Services Programs and the citizens of Lake County by providing testing services in order to promote health through the assurance of safe drinking water, proper treatment of wastewater and environmental protection

Summary:

With minimal supervision, performs office and field work of scientific nature that relates to inspection, investigation, public education and regulation of food service facilities, water supplies, individual sewage disposal, solid waste management facilities and open dump sites, or other applications in support of state and local ordinances governing proper environmental health practices for Lake County.

Essential Functions:

  • Reviews plans and inspects facilities including, but not limited to, Environmental Health Programs of Food Sanitation, Potable Water Supplies, Private Sewage Disposal, Solid Waste, Nuisance Control, Insect and Pest Control, Housing and Recreational Areas all in accordance with local and state rules and regulations.

  • Prepares activity reports and records of inspections, investigations and correspondence.

  • Collects, under prescribed methods, environmental samples as required.

  • Participates in making recommendations that formulate service area policies and procedures.

  • Investigates complaints involving possible sanitary violations, offers advice on solutions, and makes follow-up inspections.

  • Participates in epidemiological surveys including, but not limited to, foodborne illness outbreaks, seeking unhealthful conditions, and methods of control and correction.

  • Assists in training, mentoring and in staff standardization.

  • Offers solutions and follow up on corrections of ordinance and code violations.

  • Prepares documentation for court cases and provides expert court testimony when required.

  • Makes reasonable and accurate interpretations of statutes and ordinances applicable to responsibilities.

  • Selects, prepares and submits samples of drinking water, surface discharge onsite wastewater systems, beach and swimming pool waters for laboratory analysis.

  • Performs simple field tests.

  • Educates the public on environmental health issues and the public health rationale for recommendations.

  • Formulates goals and objectives, establishes appropriate timelines/deadlines and balances the workload when involved in multiple projects.

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

Education and/or Other Requirements:

  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in physical and/or biological sciences.

  • Two years of experience working in the environmental health field.

  • Registered as a Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner in accordance with the provision of the Illinois Licensed Environmental Health Act, by the State of Illinois or reciprocal State or status as a Registered Sanitarian through the National Environmental Health Association.

  • Requires a valid driver's license with appropriate classification and a satisfactory driving record.

Job Location

Libertyvill, Illinois, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Salary

23.80 - USD

Applications will be accepted

This position is subject to close at anytime