Agricultural Specialist – Food or Agricultural Advisor – Minnesota Department of Agriculture – Central Minnesota

Agricultural Specialist – Food or Agricultural Advisor - Minnesota Department of Agriculture - Central Minnesota

Job Posting Title: Agricultural Specialist or Agricultural Advisor - Food

Job Opening ID: 37587

Who May Apply: Open to bidders and to all qualified job seekers.

Date Posted: 02/14/2020

Closing Date: 02/24/2020


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Environmental Health Intern – Hennepin County Public Health Protection & Promotion


The Hennepin County Public Health Protection & Promotion division is seeking an Environmental Health Intern to perform licensed pool inspections and take beach water samples as well as other duties within Environmental Health program areas.

Location and hours:
This position will be based out of Hopkins, MN but will require the ability to travel to various sites throughout Hennepin County. The work schedule will primarily be 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday with hours between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Some weekend hours may be required to accommodate special events.

About the position type:
This position is a seasonal, non-benefit earning position that will start in May 2020.

In this internship, you will:    

  • Inspect licensed public swimming pools for compliance with state and county ordinances.
  • Collect water samples from wells and public beaches.
  • Educate, train, and advise operators on code requirements and assist with implementation of operational changes to meet standards.
  • Become knowledgeable in other environmental health programs to assist with educational outreach and other duties as directed.
In this internship, you may:  
  • Inspect food facilities for compliance with federal, state, and county food protection ordinances.
  • Inspect and monitor special event stands and farmer's market stands.
  • Inspect licensed lodging facilities for compliance with state and county ordinances.
  • Organize environmental health projects if they fall within the scope of our program.
Need to have:
  • Current enrollment as a 4th year undergraduate student or a graduate student, pursuing a degree in environmental health, environmental science, food science, biology, chemistry, and/or related degree.
  • A valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation to travel to sites throughout Hennepin County.
  • Eligibility to take the Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian exam after one year of experience.  For test information please visit
Nice to have:  
  • Experience:
    • Working in a food service or hospitality environment where key responsibilities include adhering to local and state health and safety regulations.
    • Conducting food and beverage facility inspections.
    • Performing environmental health inspections/assessments, such as; swimming pools, lodging facilities, etc.
  • Good organizational, time management, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be objective and effectively handle difficult situations.
Intern 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.About the department:
Public Health works to improve and protect the health of children, adolescents and adults who live, learn, work or play in Hennepin County. Our ultimate purpose is to promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, reduce chronic diseases, and enhance the well-being of individuals affected by mental illnesses and serious emotional disturbances.

About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

Your future. Made here.

This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.

This position is internally classified as an Intern II.
Click here to view the job classification specification.

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.
Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Jessica Damm

Apply here:

Environmental Public Health Intern II – City of Edina

Position Description
The City of Edina is seeking applications for a seasonal part-time environmental health intern. The individual in this position will gain experience in all Environmental Health program areas regulated by the Edina Health Division.  The position will be offered from May - September, depending on availability of the chosen candidate. The position provides a great opportunity to work for local government and experience a variety of community issues for career development.
Essential Functions
  • Conduct housing and property maintenance inspections;
  • Public Health Nuisance complaint investigation and enforcement;
  • Assist with swimming pool and other licensed establishment inspections;
  • Issue violation notices and letters;
  • Answer questions from the public;
  • Perform special projects and various administrative and clerical functions including answering phones, data entry and reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree or earning a four year degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, Biology, Chemistry or related field, a valid Minnesota driver's license, experience with Microsoft Office programs and good oral and written communication skills.  A strong interest in Environmental Health, Public Health or related field as a career is preferred.

To apply, please see

Seasonal Food Lodging and Pools Technician – City of Minneapolis

As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose--serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

This is a seasonal position. The Seasonal Food Lodging and Pools Technician, also known as Seasonal Environmental Health Technician, performs work under the direction of a Registered Environmental Health Specialist that benefits the Minneapolis Health Department's Environmental Health Division and is mainly focused on Food, Lodging and Pool Inspection areas. Individuals conduct compliance inspections and educate licensed business owners/operators in implementing necessary health and safety standards to safeguard the public.

Seasonal Technicians will be hired annually to work full-time between May-September in an ACA non-benefit earning position. The actual amount of time worked is dependent on the availability of the individuals hired.

Seasonal Environmental Health Technician job postings will be open in the Environmental Health and Environmental Services divisions. (Environmental Services posting dates 2/10/20 through 2/24/20). By applying for this job posting, you will be considered only for the Environmental Health position. If you are also interested in the Environmental Services position, you must also apply for that position separately during that application window.

Salary Range: $14.55 - $19.03 Hourly

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Inspect vendors at farmer's markets and short-term food events.
  • Recommend permit approvals, denials, revocations, or administrative fines to the Supervisor or Inspectors.
  • Inspect swimming pools and low risk food establishments.
  • Write and issue inspection reports and address non-compliance.
  • Assist in enforcement of state and city health codes.
  • Perform other related duties as needed as assigned by supervisor.

Working Conditions:  Office and in the Field assisting in inspections and evaluative work.

 Required Qualifications:
Must be in the process of earning, or have already earned, a Bachelor's Degree in Natural or Physical Science, Engineering, or Environmental Studies or a related field with a background in science and environmental studies.

Valid Driver's License

You must submit copies of your transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), showing you are in the process of completing  or have successfully completed the required Bachelor's degree by the application closing date. Without transcripts, your application will be deemed as incomplete and may not be submitted for further consideration.

Cultural Competency:
Ability to relate and work effectively with people from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.

You must submit your resume in order to be considered for this position. Without it, your application will be deemed as incomplete and may not be given further consideration.

Selection Process:
The selection process will consist of one or more of the following steps: a rating of relevant education and experience and/or an oral examination (100%). It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will be used to determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions.  Only those candidates who attain a passing score (70%) on each step in the selection process will be placed on the eligible list. The City of Minneapolis Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.

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 considered further 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 non-represented

Eligible List Statement
The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration.  This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title.  This eligible list will expire three months after it has been established

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds.
• Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems preferred.
• Prior experience working on projects relating to environmental health issues is desired.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Knowledge of 2010 Microsoft Office Products (e.g. Excel and Access) to gather, store, manipulate, analyze and disseminate data.

To apply, please see

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Environmental Health Intern – Washington County, MN

Career Posting: Environmental Health Intern - Washington County, MN

Washington County, Stillwater, MN is seeking qualified candidates. To fill the position of Environmental Health Intern - Washington County, MN

Position Description: 

Description:  The Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment is seeking a qualified individual to work with our dedicated team of Environmental Health professionals.
This is an exciting position that will give the candidate great environmental health experience and present many learning opportunities. The position will work primarily with special event food stands, mobile food units and other seasonal food establishments to ensure proper licensure and food code compliance.  The position will also provide support to our vector borne disease program and have opportunities to learn about other environmental health areas.  The work schedule will be 40 hours per week with a work week of four weekdays and Saturday, with occasional Sundays if needed.  The schedule can be flexible based on the candidate chosen, but the candidate is expected to work at least three weekends a month

This position will:

Learn the state food codeand the special event food stand license standards and requirements.

Communicate with community partners and event coordinators to ensure special event food stands are licensed properly.

Review and recommend approval of special event food stand applications. Follow up with applicants by phone and email.

Conduct inspections of licensed special event food stands and mobile food units.

Issue orders based on MN food code and provide education and assistance as needed.

Review inspection findings and make recommendations for interventions.

Assist in development of public health intervention strategies.

Provide support for the vector borne disease program including tick surveillance, collection, identification, and public education.

Position Requirements: 

Minimum Qualifications:  Candidates must be in the process of earning a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate degree in environmental health, biological science, sanitary science, sanitary engineering, natural resources, or other related environmental health field.  If in the process of earning a degree in any of these fields, candidates must have completed at least their second year of the degree program.

Candidates must show a strong interest in public health; be able to work independently; have basic computer skills; and have strong verbal and written communication skills.  Candidate must have own means of
reliable transportation for business purposes, a valid driver’s license, and car insurance.

Desired Additional Qualifications: Possession of baccalaureate or post baccalaureate degree in environmental health, biological science, sanitary science, sanitary engineering, natural resources, or other
related environmental health field that includes at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hour credits in the physical or biological sciences.

Location: This employee will work primarily from the Washington County Government Center in Stillwater, Minnesota. Located at 14949 62nd St N, Stillwater, MN 55082.
Salary / Dates: Salary is $16.40/hour plus mileage and expenses. This position has a 67 working day maximum. Approximate dates are June 2020 – September 2020. Employment start and end dates are flexible.
Contact and Questions:
Jesse Hennes, Program Supervisor, at or  651-430-4042.
Abigail Miller, Senior Environmental Specialist, at or 651-430-6698
Application Procedure: Apply by sending a letter of interest, resume, and copy of college transcript by e-mail to .
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until March 30, 2020, or until the position is filled.


Ramsey County Environmental Health Intern

Ramsey County Community Environmental Health Internship

Start Date:

May or June 2020

End Date:

August or September 2020


$17.72/hour; 40 hours per week.

Position Description

The community environmental health intern completes inspections and obtains compliance related to Ramsey County public health ordinances such as swimming pool inspections, temporary food operations, and food vending; and related office duties. There is also an opportunity for communication projects such as website updates, documentation of environmental health licensing and inspection processes, community outreach and engagement, inspection data analysis, and policy and procedure development. The schedule will primarily be Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week for the summer season. This position may include occasional evening and weekend work to complete inspections of temporary food events.


  • Complete assigned inspections.
  • Educate licensees and the public regarding codes/ordinances.
  • Obtain compliance with code/ordinance requirements.
  • Process documentation and improvement.
  • Document and organize work that is completed.

Position Requirements

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • A commitment to and belief in the Ramsey County mission, vision and goals; including racial equity.
  • Academic experience and current undergraduate or graduate school enrollment in environmental health,public health, food science, biological or physical sciences, community health education or related field.
  • Computer software competency in commonly used Microsoft Office and Adobe products.
  • A valid driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle.

Desirable Additional Job Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in environmental health, public health, food science, biological or physical sciences,community health education or related field.
  • Previous work experience in environmental health or code enforcement.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Hmong.

For More Information or to Express Interest

Contact: Caleb Johnson at 651-266-1170 or

Environmental Health Intern – City of Bloomington Environmental Health, Bloomington, MN

Environmental Health Intern - City of Bloomington Environmental Health, Bloomington, MN

Career Posting: Environmental Health Intern

City of Bloomington Environmental Health, Bloomington, MN is seeking qualified candidates. To fill the position of Environmental Health Intern

Position Description: 


$18.25 - $20.15 Hourly


FT Temporary, Non-Benefits-Eligible; Non-Exempt; Non-Union 


11:59 PM, Sunday, March 8, 2020

TO APPLY:  Apply online at ?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email

The City of Bloomington is seeking 3 individuals to serve an internship from May through August 2020. Under the direction of a registered sanitarian, interns will be responsible for conducting rental housing inspections, inspecting licensed public swimming pools, collecting beach water samples, and working in other environmental health areas as needed. Opportunities may be available to do directed projects if they fall within the scope of our division.  Approximately 40 hours per week.

Job Duties

• Conducting rental housing inspections.

• Inspecting licensed public swimming pools.

• Investigating complaints of City code violations.

• Collecting beach water samples.

• Data entry and filing.

Position Requirements: 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or earning a degree in Environmental Health, Environmental Studies, Public Health, Biology, Chemistry or a related science field.  If in the process of earning a degree in any of these fields, candidate must have completed at least their second year of the degree program.

Valid driver's license.

Desirable Qualifications

Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification or equivalent.

Experience inspecting public pools, licensed rental houses, or collecting beach water samples.

Customer service experience.

Knowledge of/familiarity with the City of Bloomington.

Where to apply:

Additional Information: