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Woodbury County, Iowa, a governmental unit as prescribed by the Iowa Code, will accept applications in Room 701 of the Woodbury County Court House, 620 Douglas Street, Sioux City, Iowa, for the following position:


TITLE:  Environmental Health Specialist          

ENTRY SALARY:  $49,358/year (Plus Benefits)

LOCATION: Woodbury County, Iowa


Under general supervision, Environmental Health Specialists perform professional work in environmental health programs such as, but not limited to: regulation and inspection of retail food operations, hotel/motel inspection, inspection of public pools and spas, evaluation of property for the installation of on-site septic systems, private water well permitting, tattoo and tanning facility inspection, animal bite follow up and rabies control, water sample collection and analysis, lead paint inspection and childhood lead poisoning prevention, septic pumper inspection, arbovirus surveillance and mosquito collection, outbreak investigation, emergency response, enforcement, community education and coalition-building,  and other related work as required.  Reports to the Director of Environmental Health.


Proof of graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in natural science.  Must meet academic eligibility requirements for credentialing as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) through the National Environmental Health Association, including an algebra or higher math course and 30 semester hours in basic sciences.  Knowledge of the current principles and terminology of science as related to environmental health and sanitation; knowledge of basic procedures utilized in inspection, sampling, data collection, and enforcement.  Ability to maintain records and prepare scientific and technical reports using statistical computations as required; ability to understand, interpret, and enforce applicable laws, rules and regulations.  Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds.  Computer skills required.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, private business representatives, and the general public; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  Ability to work independently. Must reside in or immediately adjacent to the assigned territory of Woodbury County.  Must possess a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and ability to obtain car insurance at agency-specified liability level.  Position description available at Human Resources.  A County application form, a resume and a copy of college transcripts are required.

Candidate for hire must successfully pass background checks, a physical exam and drug screening test prior to employment.  Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the ADA, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Applicants for employment should contact the Human Resources Dept., Room 701, of the Woodbury County Court House between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for further information.  Deadline for receipt of applications shall be:  4:30 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2019.


Woodbury County Court House

Human Resources Dept., Rm. 701

620 Douglas Street

Sioux City, IA 51101





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