Performs a full range of duties involved in the inspection of private and public facilities to ensure compliance with public health regulations; assists in providing effective education and training to the public. Performs work independently and exercises judgment and initiative with only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and is fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.
This role is responsible for providing assistance to the Safety and Emergency Preparedness department including completion of safety audits, clerical support (policy and procedure development and maintenance, written communications, training materials, etc.) and support projects as assigned by the Supervisor.
Manage or assist/advise with all Environmental, Health and Safety duties surrounding compliant operation of the MA facilities, operations, and staff.
Model and promote an organizational culture that fosters EHS excellence through effective leadership and employee engagement.
Implement and manage assigned company EHS programs (for example, hazard communication, hazard waste management, emergency response, laboratory operations, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, ergonomics, etc.) to ensure compliance with OSHA and applicable environmental standards at both facilities and in cooperation with other departments as applicable.
Environmental Health Specialist is responsible for performing professional level environmental sanitation work including inspection, investigation, documentation of State laws and County ordinances and education in various areas such as restaurants and other food service facilities, day care centers, public swimming pools and spas, water systems, tourist and traveler’s facilities. Work is performed under the oversight of a Sanitarian registered in the State of Oregon and the supervision of the Environmental Health Program Manager who reviews work or conformance to applicable laws and regulations. As much of the work performed is in the field, incumbents in this classification are required to exercise considerable independent judgment.
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