Environmental Technician I

  • Fairfax County
  • Fairfax, VA, USA
  • Oct 11, 2020
Full time Biology - Ecology EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety

Job Description

Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. With more than 100 years of leadership in the field, we are committed to promoting population health, protecting public health and the environment, and ensuring residents' equitable access to health services and information.

Works as part of the Division of Environmental Health (DEH). Conducts limited inspections and surveys of establishments that are determined to be of low risk to public health and safety. Determines compliance with state and local health codes and regulations related to water wells, swimming pools, tattoo shops, massage establishments, hotels and motels, campgrounds, summer camps, religiously exempt child care facilities, and special events. Conducts surveillance of disease carrying insects and ticks. Participates in environmental program education and related community outreach activities. Documents inspections and investigation findings; records coded entries in designated database. Attends training courses, educational conferences and seminars to enhance job proficiency. Attends regular staff meetings as scheduled; performs other duties as assigned, including general administrative support duties.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school or GED issued by a state department of education, with courses in chemistry and/or biology and two years of acceptable laboratory experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Driver's license
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
AED (Required within 60 days)

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a child protective services registry, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Health Department experience and knowledge of specific policies, guidelines, and procedures. Experience and knowledge related to Environmental Health programs and service areas, with an established understanding of regulatory activities.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers including laptops, word processing and database management programs.
  • Ability to use automated field inspection and/or surveillance equipment.
  • Strong oral and written communication and customer service skills; ability to work independently with minimal supervision; and the ability to exercise a high degree of independent decision making.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.

 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to walk, negotiate/traverse sites with unleveled terrain and/or narrow passages; crouch, stoop, kneel, bend, reach, stretch, climb ladders, use test equipment, lift and carry instruments and other objects weighing up to 25 pounds, wear personal protective equipment, and visual acuity is required to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Uses hands to grasp, handle or feel. Ability to conduct inspections/investigations in extreme temperature environments. Ability to operate motor vehicle in adverse weather conditions. Must be able to communicate with others verbally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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Sector

Government- Local/Regional

Salary

$37,475.36 - $62,458.86