Environmental Health Specialist II – Public Health Water Resources

  • Clark County
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Jan 24, 2020
Full time Government

Job Description

Job Summary


Positions of this class are responsible for protecting the health of citizens by enforcing environmental health rules and regulations in the County’s service area. This position will serve in Public Health's Environmental Public Health section on the Water Resources Protection (WRAP) team. The WRAP team oversees the following work: (i) planning, siting, design, permitting, and operation and maintenance of on-site sewage systems (OSS); (ii) planning, siting, construction, and operation and maintenance of individual wells and small public water systems; (iii) public health review of land divisions and development proposals to ensure potable water and sewage services are available; and (iv) response to complaints of sewage or water quality problems related to OSS or wells. This position is represented by Local 335 – LIUNA (Health Care Division, Laborers International Union of North America).




Education and Experience: 


Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science, environmental health or a closely related area.  Two years successful experience in obtaining compliance with environmental health protection laws and standards.  Positions assigned to onsite sewage inspection require an Onsite Inspector Certificate of Competency from the Washington Department of Licensing or ability to attain such certification within 18 months of employment.  Registration as a Sanitarian is preferred but not required.   Experience working with the public or customers explaining environmental or health protection requirements. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted.


Knowledge of:


Standard methods and techniques of inspection work in environmental sanitation, environmental protection and/or public health.

Applicable rules and regulations for the specialized areas assigned.

Public communications techniques.

Effective interpersonal communication techniques, verbally or in writing.

Field and other work environment safety guides and safety equipment.


Ability to:


Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, supervisors, co-workers and business establishments.

Work independently with limited supervision but also understand when it is appropriate to confer with management.

Work outdoors for extended periods under a wide variety of weather conditions.

Interpret and apply applicable rule and regulations in the specialty area assigned.   

Obtain a valid driver’s license. 

Must be willing to use your personal vehicle for work purposes, and provide proof of current vehicle liability insurance.  Evidence of valid driver license and certified copy of driving record abstract is required at time of hire.


An online application is required. For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:


Equal Opportunity Employer

Clark County is committed to increasing the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its workforce and ensuring that diversity is a key priority of our organization. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Clark County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan is available at http://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/documents

If you are in need of ADA/Section 504 assistance for accommodations, please contact Human Resources at (360) 397-2456; Relay (800) 833-6388.

Close Date: 02/06/2020



Local 335.38A ($28.22 - $37.57) per hour