Reports to: Health Director
Pay Band: GS
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH INTERN
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees inthe class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
To assist Environmental Health Practitioners in the inspection of local businesses, homes and otherestablishments to enforce state and local laws and ordinances related to public health safety; and to
respond to and resolve citizen complaints regarding nuisances and reported epidemics.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from the Environmental Health Supervisor.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES – Essential and other important duties and responsibilities may include, but arenot limited to, the following:
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Conducts the following tasks related to West Nile Virus (WNV) source reduction:
1. Identify, document and/or remediate sources of standing and/or stagnant water.
2. Identify and document discarded tires, cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots and other unused similar
water-holding containers on private and commercial properties.
3. Identify properties with tall grass or overgrown vegetation.
4. Conduct public education regarding the importance of reducing or eliminating sources of mosquito
breeding and exposure to mosquitoes.
5. Collect data, enter data into computer and analyze data.
6. Maintain Hotline and West Nile Virus Database.
7. Distribute West Nile Virus brochures and posters.
Other important duties and responsibilities:
1. Assist Environmental Health Practitioners in the inspection of restaurants, grocery stores, mobile and
temporary food service facilities, retail food stores and other public service establishments; ensure
compliance with standard health safety requirements; record violations and follow-up as appropriate.
2. Assist Environmental Health Practitioners in the investigation of citizen complaints regarding nuisance
violations including odor, noise, air, over-growth ofgrass, weeds and other vegetation, solid waste and
water pollution; enforce state and local laws, codes and regulations; prepare letters of compliance for
3. Assist Environmental Health Practitioners in conducting rodent surveys including an assessment ofthe
local environmental and/or conditions; provide public education regarding the elimination of conditions
that attracts or host rodent populations.
4. Respond to and resolve citizen inquiries and complaints.
5. Assist Environmental Health Practitioners with lead, childcare and swimming pool programs.
6. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Health and safety policies and procedures.
Basic entomology and pest control principles.
Basic principles of chemistry, biology, microbiology and toxicology.
Principles and procedures ofrecord keeping.
Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
Customer service principles and methods.
Microsoft software applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Inspect facilities and operations to ensure compliance with applicable health and safety regulations.
Interpret, explain and enforce the Village health and safety rules, regulations, laws and codes.
Recognize health safety violations and recommend solutions.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Prepare clear and concise reports.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships withthose contacted in the course of work
Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: making observations; Communicating
with others; Reading and writing; and operating assignedequipment.
Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of: making sound decisions; and Demonstrating
Maintain reasonable and predictable attendance.
Experience and Training Guidelines
Experience/Education: Two years of exposure in environmental, public health and/or other science
Training: Must be currently enrolled in a degree program at the bachelor or masters levelat an accredited college or university in an environmental, public health or other sciencerelated program.
Travel from site to site; exposure to dust and noise; some climbing, stooping and lifting. Work in inclement
weather conditions. Extensive walking outdoors for exterior property inspection.
Environmental Health Intern REV 022719
Tagged as: United States
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