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Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner in Training

Company: City of Elgin
Location: Elgin
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

The Environmental Health Practitioner in training will practice environmental and public health in support of and under the general supervision of a licensed environmental health practitioner, but is an individual who has not passed or yet qualified for the licensed environmental health practitioner examination. THIS IS A 2 YEAR PROGRAM Job Requirements:The practitioner will work in the Public Health Division of the Neighborhood Services Department to enforce State of Illinois and City of Elgin codes that promote maintain a healthy and safe environment for the citizens of Elgin. The practitioner will make on-site inspections of licensed establishments including food handling establishments, temporary and seasonal food handling establishments, and daycare centers to ascertain their degree of compliance with sanitary codes, and make efforts to obtain compliance if deficiencies are observed. The practitioner may prepare orders of compliance, reports of visits, and reports of formal complaints, and testify in court as required if compliance efforts fail.The practitioner will investigate complaints of violations at licensed facilities and at residential properties, and will investigate nuisance complaints including but not limited to insect and rodent infestation, air pollution, water pollution, well and septic pollution, noise pollution, and light pollution to determine compliance with city and state health codes.The practitioner will investigate complaints of mosquito control, and will work with the contracted mosquito control company to provide safe and effective mosquito control for the citizens of Elgin. They will inspect and treat private property when necessary to reduce mosquito breeding sites in accordance with state law, and will provide education to the community about mosquito control.The practitioner will periodically assist in the planning, development, maintenance and evaluation of environmental and community health programs to ensure they are in accordance with local and state laws, and that the programs adhere to sound environmental and public health principles. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Comprehensive knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of environmental health. Has not passed or yet qualified for the licensed environmental health practitioner examination.--EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:The environmental health practitioner in training must hold one of the following degrees: A Bachelor---s degree in environmental health science from a college or university approved by the National Environmental Health Association Accreditation Council for environmental health A Bachelor---s degree from an --accredited college or university which --included a minimum of 30 semester hours or equivalent of basic sciences A Master---s Degree in in environmental health science from a college or university approved by the National Environmental Health Association Accreditation Council for environmental health SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of Illinois. Possession or ability to obtain Environmental Health Practitioner in Training license within one month of hire. This is a two year position. The chosen candidate must present proof of COVID vaccination and undergo and pass a DMV review, drug test, fingerprinting and back screening.

Keywords: City of Elgin, Elgin , Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner in Training, Healthcare , Elgin, Illinois

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