Environmental Health Supervisor, Solid Waste Programs – Ramsey County Environmental Health

Career Posting: Environmental Health Supervisor – Solid Waste Programs

Ramsey County Environmental Health, 2785 White Bear Ave., Suite 350, Maplewood, MN 55109 is seeking qualified candidates. To fill the position of Environmental Health Supervisor – Solid Waste Programs

Position Description: 

To lead and supervise the Solid Waste Programs area in the Environmental Health Division: Solid Waste. The Supervisor and staff in this program area are responsible for those areas of Ramsey County’s work with other entities in implementing the Solid Waste Master Plan, including:

  • municipalities,
  • schools,
  • businesses,
  • institutions,
  • other units of government, and
  • departments internal to the County.

The work includes program planning and implementation of activities related to municipal residential recycling and waste management, school recycling and waste management, internal Ramsey County recycling and waste management, management of grants to other entities, coordination of business and institutional recycling and waste
management with the Recycling and Energy Board, and other activities that implement the Ramsey County Solid Waste Management Master Plan.

Includes coordinating the program’s work with other Division programs; leading and/or coordinating other
environmental health projects; evaluating and reporting, assisting in budget development and monitoring; working with other Division supervisors to coordinate implementation of the Master Plan and county policy on waste and resource management; working cooperatively with state and local agencies; working with other Division management staff on leadership and management coordination.

Position Requirements: 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health,
Environmental Studies, Public Health, Environmental Science, the physical or biological sciences, or a related environmental health field, including at least 30 semester or 45 quarter credit hour credits in the physical or biological sciences.

Five years of experience as a professional in an environmental health program

 Other:  A Master’s Degree in a related field may substitute for two years of experience.

Where to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ramsey?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email


Environmental Health Specialist – Wetlands, Blue Earth County

Environmental Health Specialist – Wetlands
SALARY: $24.83 – $32.38 Hourly, $51,646.40 – $67,350.40 Annually

CLOSING DATE: November 22, 2017

This position is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Blue Earth County Wetland Conservation Act Program, including wetland regulations, assessments, permitting, delineation review, restoration monitoring, record keeping and interpreting and enforcing codes and ordinances. Assists in developing and implementing County stormwater programs and the enforcement and permitting of the septic system and water well programs. Reviewing construction plans and permit applications, issuing permits, and conducting inspections. This position is also responsible for resolving code/environmental issues with contractors and the public, investigating nuisance complaints, performing technical services, and administering various environmental health program activities.

If you are interested in applying for this position, click on the following link:

Health Inspector I (Lead) – City of Minneapolis

Perform Lead Risk Assessments, write work specifications and perform clearance inspections for the Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control program. Issue corrective orders to ensure compliance with public health standards and codes. Provide education and outreach on lead-safe work practices. Raise awareness of lead as a health hazard to children and the need for blood testing for children. Coordinate activities for/with grant staff.

There is one full-time, non-exempt vacancy to be filled in the Environmental Programs division within the Health Department. Schedule flexibility is required. This could include, as needed, some evenings and weekends.


 Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Educate and train property owners on code requirements and guide them to remediate any lead hazards found.
  • Conduct Lead Risk Assessment / paint inspections and write Lead Risk Assessment reports.
  • Use an XRF device to test paint for lead.
  • Collect analytical samples for lead content such as dust, soil and water.
  • Perform Healthy Homes Inspections.
  • Write work specifications to correct lead hazards or healthy home hazards.
  • Perform clearance inspections after completion of lead hazard reduction projects and write clearance reports.
  • Issue administrative citations and assess property taxes for continued non-compliance.
  • Determine cause and course of action to reduce or eliminate future exposure and monitor corrective actions taken by property owners to achieve compliance with work orders.
  • Consult with medical providers and coordinate medical care with ongoing environmental remediation to obtain optimal results for clients.
  • Respond to questions from the public, elected officials, supervisors and employees to resolve misunderstandings about lead poisoning.
  • Participate on teams in special program areas to develop new and revised guidelines, educational materials or ordinance interpretation and inspection procedures.
  • Participate in Public Health Emergency Preparedness planning, training, and response, as needed/assigned by the department.

Working Conditions: Office and field inspections. Drive to inspection sites. Reach/stretch to lift testing equipment to ceiling and bend/stoop/squat to floor to measure levels of lead and to take samples (e.g. hold and operate the X-ray Fluorescence [XRF] device, holding XRF on ceiling during sampling). Lift/ maneuver equipment, tools, etc. in and out of vehicles, up steps and into buildings. Maneuver a two-wheeled cart. Crouch, kneel, twist. May be required to wear latex gloves during sample collection. May be exposed to extreme temperature variations due to the weather (working for short periods of time outside and in homes without air conditioning), strong odors, filth and excrement, hazardous chemicals, and rodent/insect infestation.


 Required Qualifications:
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 45 quarter, or 30 semester credits in a related science or equivalent. You MUST submit copies of your transcripts, showing successful completion of specific science coursework by the application closing date. Without transcripts, your application will be deemed as incomplete and may not be submitted for further consideration.

License/Certifications: Possess and continue to maintain a valid driver’s license.  Ability to obtain as well as maintain Radiation Training Certification certificate within three (3) months of hire. Ability to obtain as well as maintain a State of Minnesota Lead Risk Assessor License within six (6) months of hire. (See NOTE below*). Within three (3) years of hire, ability to obtain as well as maintain a valid Registered Sanitarian and/or Registered Environmental Health Specialist license. The 3 certifications listed above are required to continue employment as a Health Inspector. You are encouraged to submit copies of any field-related certificate/license you hold. The Minneapolis Health Department will provide on-the-job training necessary to be successful in achieving the above certifications.

*NOTE: In order to obtain a license as a Lead Risk Assessor, the State of Minnesota requires that you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. have a high school diploma and at least three years of experience in regulated lead work, asbestos abatement, environmental remediation, general construction, or a childhood lead poisoning prevention program of a government agency;
  2. have an associate’s degree and two years of experience in regulated lead work, asbestos abatement, environmental remediation, general construction, or a childhood lead poisoning prevention program of a government agency;
  3. have a bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in regulated lead work, asbestos abatement, environmental remediation, general construction, or a childhood lead poisoning prevention program of a government agency; or
  4. be a certified industrial hygienist, registered professional engineer, registered architect, certified safety professional, or registered public health sanitarian.

Equivalency:  An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position may be considered.

Resume: You must submit your resume along with the required, official City application by the application closing date. Without it, your application will be deemed as incomplete.

Selection Process: Decisions concerning an applicant’s qualifications for this position will be based on information provided in one’s application materials. Fill out the application form as accurately and completely as possible. Screening questions, if any, should all be answered, as needed. The following tests may be used as part of the selection process:  an evaluation of education, training, and experience; an oral exam; a written exam; work simulation exercises, candidate assessments; and/or other relevant selection tools.  At each step of the process, HR reserves the right to limit the number of applicants to be tested.

Background Check:The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title.  Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought.  Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

Drug and Alcohol Testing: All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing drug and alcohol testing. Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer, resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.

Union Representation: This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Professional Employees Association (MPEA).
The list created from this exam will expire three (3) months after it has been established.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of current research pertaining to lead, hazards associated with lead, and the health effects of lead.
  • Good organizational, time management and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office suite, (i.e., Excel Word, Access and Outlook).
  • Knowledge of and the ability to interpret applicable codes, ordinances and regulations relevant to the specific work area.
  • Knowledge of regulatory administration and enforcement.
  • Able to interpret work specifications.
  • The following certificates / registrations are desired, but not required for hire:
    • Lead Project Designer Certificate
    • Lead Abatement Supervisor Certificate
    • Healthy Homes Specialist
      You are encouraged to submit copies of any field-related certificate / license you hold.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to be objective and effectively handle difficult situations.
  • Incumbents will receive formal and on-the-job training in techniques and procedures essential to conducting various environment health and safety inspections, investigations and enforcement activities.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, or Vietnamese is desired.
  • Construction/Residential Rehabilitation experience is desired.


Environmental Health Specialist – City of St. Cloud, MN

Career Posting: Environmental Health Specialist

City of St. Cloud, MN is seeking qualified candidates. To fill the position of Environmental Health Specialist


Position Description: 

Come join the Health & Inspections
Department at the City of St. Cloud where you will find great benefits, a team atmosphere and professional development opportunities.  As an Environmental Health Specialist you will inspect, communicate and collaborate with business operators to achieve regulatory compliance. Primary work areas are in the food, lodging and public
swimming pool programs. As an Environmental Health Specialist you will:

  • perform plan reviews of menus, equipment and layout for new and expanding establishments
  • investigate food, lodging and pool safety complaints
  • perform routine and follow-up inspections
  • create and participate in outreach events
  • inspect community events for food and other safety needs
  • work closely with other jurisdictions and the State of Minnesota for joint enforcement activities
  • correctly interpret municipal, state and federal laws and regulations for enforcement
  • work closely with other divisions and departments to solve complex enforcement cases
  • exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative

Additional Information:

Registered salary range: $59,496 – $68,940

Unregistered salary range:  $55,524 – $63,912

Link to online posting: http://ci.stcloud.mn.us/84/Human-Resources

Position Requirements: 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or environmental
    health or related field;
  • Current registration as an Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian through the Minnesota Department of Health OR ability to obtain this registration within 18 months.
  • Possession of valid Minnesota driver’s license; must provide own appropriate transportation.

To be considered, a city application and unofficial transcripts must be submitted.  Position is open until filled.

Link to online posting: http://ci.stcloud.mn.us/84/Human-Resources

Applications may be returned to:
City of St. Cloud
Human Resources Department
400 2nd St S
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Fax: (320) 255-7261
Email: hr@ci.stcloud.mn.us