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Environmental Clerk

Job ID: 5000679

SalaryApproximate Hours Per Week
11.00/HOUR20
EmployerDate Posted
Floyd County Health Department
New Albany, Indiana United States
November 19, 2014
Position TypeApplications Accepted Until
Non-Degreed PositionsNovember 28, 2014
Description
The Environmental Clerk is responsible for providing a variety of environmental inspecting, testing, permitting and educational services to County residents.
Investigates septic and sewage complaints; prepares letters for correction to owner, performs follow-up
inspections, and refers complaints to other depaitments as appropriate.
- Performs routine inspections of food-service establishments; completes standard checklists and inspection
forms, identifies violations, and works with establishment managers to review inadequacies and provide
necessmy infonnation and education. Conducts additional inspections to assure compliance schedules are
maintained.
- Investigates food-borne illness rep01ts; conducts complete inspections, collecting test samples, and
prepares and forwards related repotts and documentation to Indiana Department of Health Laborat01y.
- Investigates animal bite incidents, including preparing forms to send to Bureau of Prevention of Disease,
quarantining animals, preparing and delivering quarantine notice to animal's owner, notifying animal
shelter to locate animal, and advising victim to contact a doctor or the County Health Officer.
- Conducts mosquito-based surveillance of the systematic collection of mosquito samples and screening
them for arboviruses.
- -Collect data on mosquito population abundance and vims infection rates in those populations.
- -Provide indicators of the threat of human infection and disease and identify geographic areas of
high risk.
- - Supp01t decision regarding the need for the timing of intervention activities (i.e., enhanced vector
control efforts and public education programs.)
- - Monitor the effectiveness of vector control efforts.
- Takes public complaints concerning inadequate housing, open burning and dumping, and other potential
code violations; conducts site inspections, takes photographs, and works with involved parties to resolve
conflicts and assure compliance with applicable codes.
- Investigates hazardous waste spills upon notification, performing duties such as evaluating situation,
sealing-off areas of run off, assisting with site clean-up, notifying proper authorities of spill, and
performing follow-up inspection of site.
- Conducts a variety of miscellaneous tests and inspections, including collecting water samples, inspecting
pools, testing for indoor air pollutants, lead and asbestos, investigating communicable diseases, andresolving vector/rodent problems; completes related reports and documentation, reviews test results,
makes recommendations, and/or takes appropriate corrective actions accordingly.
- Maintains file documentation for complaint investigations and prepares required repo1ts, summaries,
and/or warning letters as appropriate; conducts follow-up inspections to assure compliance.
- Answers telephone and assists office visitors with environmental health concerns; provides information
and assistance, schedules appointments, reviews construction plans and specifications, accepts
applications, and/or refers complaints to co-workers or more appropriate agency.
- Maintains communication with personnel from the Indiana State Depmtment of Health and Indiana
Department of Environmental Management, and other State and County agencies to advise them of
problems and complaints under their jurisdiction, coordinate services and procedures, and research codes
and regulations.
- Attends educational workshops or seminars, as assigned.
- Testifies in comt, as required.
- Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualifications
- Must be enrolled in a college program.
- Must have his or her own transp01tation and also have a valid driver's license.
- Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations governing environmental and food sanitation,
with ability to conduct investigations, perform testing and sampling and sampling procedures, and assure
compliance with all legal documents.
- Knowledge of standard practices and principles of public and environmental health science/regulation,
biology, chemistry, and related areas.
- Knowledge of Department standard operating procedures, with ability to complete inspections, prepare
reports and documentation, assists co-workers, and develop and enforce compliance schedules
accordingly.
- Ability to read, research, and interpret blueprints, project plans and specifications, soil profiles,
topographic maps, and other environment-related information sources.
- Ability to properly use and maintain assigned vehicles, testing equipment, and instruments.
- Ability to effectively communicate, cooperate, and resolve environmental health violations and
department co-workers, personnel from other government and regulating agencies, and members of the
public.
- Ability and willingness to maintain current professional knowledge and attend related training seminars,
conferences, and professional education programs.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of Department records and information.
- Ability to effectively perform the essential duties of the position.
- Ability to legally drive a motor vehicle.

How to Apply
Send cover letter and resume to jmhayes@floydcounty.in.gov