Senior Environmental Health Specialist - Solid and Hazardous Waste
2828 Cherry Ln
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* Please note - this is is a re-posting of this position. If you applied previously, we have your application on file and you do not need to submit another application.*
The Larimer County Department of Public Health and Environment is seeking a talented individual to join our team and serve the thriving communities in Larimer County Colorado, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. The agency mission is to promote a healthy community and reduce unnecessary suffering caused by preventable disease, disability, or death.
The incumbent will act as the primary resource within the agency for solid and hazardous waste sites and incidents, hazardous material and methamphetamine cleanup program activities. They will be actively involved in land use development review and comment on documents referred to the agency. They will conduct environmental health investigations of public and private facilities and other environmental situations to ensure compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations and coordinate environmental health activities with federal, state, and local governmental agencies. They will apply knowledge of environmental systems and regulations to long range planning and policy work including solid waste management, air quality, water quality and all-hazards mitigation (extreme weather events).
This staff member will provide general and technical information and advice to the general public to answer questions and solve problems. The will participate in various committees and boards related to program activities and responsibilities. In addition, they may be tasked to work in program areas such as water quality, air quality, solid and hazardous waste, oil and gas, emergency preparedness, complex epidemiology, zoonosis, or other environmental problems.
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Our Ideal Candidate:
* Possesses a good understanding of environmental health principles and practices and the ability to interpret public health needs and uses critical and analytical thinking to apply these principles and practices. * Demonstrates the ability to develop processes and identify resources to improve or enhance environmental health programs. * Has a good working knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations, ordinances and the technical aspects of operations covered in the programs they are assigned to work in. * Effectively responds to conflict situations and people in conflict. * Demonstrates the ability to effectively train and mentor co-workers and staff.
* Three (3) years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities required. * Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Environmental Health, or a related field, with a minimum of one three-credit hour course in microbiology required. * Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
All application components must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.
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Associated topics: environmental, environmental effect, environmental impact assessment, epa, hydrogeologist, pollution, waste, waste management, water engineer, water treatment
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.