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Minnesota Department of Agriculture – Retail Food Inspector

Minnesota Department of Health – Industrial Hygienist 1

Job Class:  Industrial Hygienist 1

Working Title:  Radiation Control Specialist 1

Who May Apply:  Open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be considered through 6/26/2018.

Date Posted:  6/20/2018

Closing Date:  7/3/2018

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit:  Health Department / Health-MAPE

Division/Unit:  Environmental Health / RadioactiveMaterialsUnitStaff

Work Shift/Work Hours:  Day Shift / 8:00am - 4:30pm

Days of Work:  Monday - Friday (40 hours per week)

Travel Required:  Yes - Up to 50% of the time

Salary Range: $20.98 - $30.60/hourly; $43,806 - $63,892/annually

Classified Status:  Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union:  214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

FLSA Status:  Exempt - Professional

Connect 700 Program Eligible:  Yes

Job Summary

This position will promote and protect the radiological health and safety of the public, employee’s health and safety, and the safety of the environment by:

  • Ensuring compliance with Minnesota rules
  • Obtaining prompt correction of violations and adverse consitions that may effect radiological safety
  • Dettering future occurences of conditions adverse to quality
  • Encouraging the prompt identificaiton and reporting of potential safety problems
  • Promoting improvement of the regulated entity’s performance and, by example, that of all industry

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's or MPH in Industrial Hygiene or Environmental Health (Occupational Health or Industrial Hygiene emphasis), Health Physics, or Nuclear Physics.


Bachelor's degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Physics, Engineering or Physical, Natural or Biological Science AND 1 year of professional experience with the use of radioactive sources or as a safety officer or health officer for a scientific, environmental or regulatory health and/or safety enforcement program.

A certificate in Industrial Hygiene or Health Physics will substitute for one year of professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors degree with a major in health physics, physics, environmental science or environmental health.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of health physics and radiation safety and applicable health laws, rules and regulations.

Technical knowledge in the following: safety, risk management, risk communication, regulations, analytical chemistry, radiation chemistry, and hazardous wastes.

Ability to develop routine technical reports of investigations and duties.

Ability to interpret programs to individuals, officials and special interest groups.

Ability to make routine computations involving the application of health physics and radiological safety techniques.

Physical Requirements

Requires occassional lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds. Job may also require significant standing or walking to perform job duties.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

Must successfully pass a background check.

Must possess a valid Class D driver’s license.

Why Work For Us

Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employer longevity and job satisfaction.

We offer a competitive benefits package including employee and family health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, health promotion programs, pre-tax benefits, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, deferred compensation, retirement benefits, and more!

How to Apply

Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to


If you have questions about the position, contact Yerly Lee at or 651/201-5788.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.



Minnesota Department of Health – Sanitarian 1 or 2 – St. Paul Office

Career Posting: Environmental Health Supervisor – Anoka County

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Are you looking for a rewarding career in the northern Twin Cities metropolitan area where you can make a meaningful difference in others' lives and enjoy a positive work-life balance?

Our diverse Anoka County team brings next-level talents, personalities and experiences together in ways that make us both effective and efficient. Our team of nearly 2,000 employees is united by a common mission to preserve the public's trust. We do this by bringing our very best to work every day and serving Anoka County's 345,000 citizens in a respectful, innovative and fiscally responsible manner.

If your career aspirations resonate with our mission, we invite you to Find Your Path at Anoka County! Apply today to join our team.

Environmental Health Supervisor

Our commitment to the community shines in the Community Health and Environmental Services Department. Every day our environmental health professionals strive to protect the health and safety of our community through education, inspection, and other business and public outreach activities. Join Anoka County to be a part of our great team protecting our community from environmental factors that may adversely impact health or the ecological balances essential to health and environmental quality.

This position provides daily work direction to staff assigned to regulatory programs in the Environmental Health Unit with a special concentration on supervising inspections and licensing of restaurants, lodging establishments, pools, solid waste facilities and businesses that generate hazardous waste. As an Environmental Health Supervisor, you will assist the Environmental Services Manager in program planning, program administration and community outreach and partnership activities.

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position in Anoka, MN. We are looking for an energetic environmental health professional with a passion for customer service and experience with Environmental Health regulatory programs.


Duties and Responsibilities

These examples are not all inclusive and are intended to be illustrative of primary responsibilities of an Anoka County Environmental Health Specialist.
• Conduct performance appraisals and reviews with staff assigned to licensing and inspection.
• Develop goals and performance measurements.
• Complies with Delegation Agreements, mandates and best practices for regulatory programs.
• Provide legislative and guidance document analysis to redesign programs to implement new requirements.
• Manages data and reporting including program budget tracking, invoice approval, and information sharing with partner agencies.
• Assists with accuracy and distribution of public information related to Environmental Health and business regulation.
• Develops and maintains community partnerships at the local, region and state level.
• Provides education and consultation to the community related to current, new or emerging Environmental Health issues.


Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree or higher with emphasis in Public Health, physical sciences, or degree closely related to Environmental Health from
an accredited four-year college.
• State of Minnesota Registered Environmental Health Specialist or ability to obtain this credential within a year.
• Three or more years of full-time equivalent experience working with Environmental Health regulatory programs.
• Two or more years of full-time equivalent experience supervising employees and demonstrating effective leadership practices.

Preferred Qualifications

• Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (40-hour) training
• Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
• Experience in project and budget management
• Experience in licensing and inspection software development

Must successfully complete criminal background and valid driver's license check.

Knowledge of: environmental health principles, performance management, quality improvement, risk mitigation, emergency response and public health strategies.
Skill in: Effective oral and written communication; and conflict management and resolution.
Ability to: Understand oral and written instructions; conduct service programs with uniformity, impartiality and personal responsibility; analyze potential environmental health hazards; prepare reports or other documents which clearly state the conditions that exist and the improvements or corrective actions that are needed; explain regulatory provisions with firmness, tact and courtesy; direct activities of subordinates using supervision and guidance; analyze problems and alternatives and assist clients in effective problem resolution and/or remedial actions; organize work tasks and use time effectively to function with a minimum of supervision; work infrequent weekends and evenings in support of special events and incident management.
Work environment: Work is primarily performed in an Anoka County office building. Some travel is required. Equipment used may include, but is not limited to telephone, computer, printer, calculator, copier and scanner.



Anoka County Salary Schedule, Grade C014
Normal hiring range: $59,363 to $61,144 annual ($28.54 to 29.40 per hour)
2018 full salary range: $59,363 to $88,212 annual ($28.54 to $42.41 per hour) Career potential up to $93,683 ($45.04 per hour)
After successful completion of an initial hire probationary period, eligible for a probationary period increase.


Full-time; 40 hours per pay week.
Work schedule is primarily Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Schedule may vary based on business needs and at supervisor discretion.

Selection Process

The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a review of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The most qualified candidates will be invited for an oral exam.

Additional Information

Include responses to all supplemental questions with your application no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date of the position. Application closing date is June 25, 2018.

If you have a disability that would prevent you from testing for a position under standard conditions or if you wish to submit Veterans’ Preference information, please notify Randi Mayer, Anoka County Employee Relations Department at 763-324-4319 so that every reasonable effort can be made to accommodate you.



Petition to Oppose EPA’s Proposed “Censoring Science” Rule

NEHA and American Lung Association Are Fighting EPA's Proposed "Censoring Science" Rule

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is working very closely with the American Lung Association’s Healthy Air coalition to oppose the EPA's recently proposed "Censoring Science" rule.  Below is a link to the individual petition that state environmental health association affiliate members can sign to oppose this rule. NEHA is also helping to draft the organization letter that will follow later this month. The comment period for this proposed rule has been extended to August 17, 2018.


Please consider learning more about this dangerous rule being proposed by the EPA, and how you can voice your opinion about it. Information about the proposed rule and the American Lung Association petition opposing the proposed rule can be found below.

Neighbor News: WEHA 2018 Fall Conference is Sept. 19-21 in LaCrosse

WEHA 2018 Educational Conference

Registration is now open for the WEHA 2018 Educational Conference to be held on September 19th-21th at Stoney Creek Conference Center in LaCrosse WI.

September 19-21,2018
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
Onalaska, WI

Click here for more information and to register

As part of the conference will be a LaCrosse Queen Riverboat networking excursion.  Click here to download the application to submit payment with a check.

MEHA Scholarship Events


Come Have Some Fun at the 2018 Spring Conference!

Sign up Starting March 28th 2018

Mary Lauren Olson Memorial Scholarship Golf Event, Bean Bag Tournament, and Raffle

The MEHA Scholarship Committee is hosting a few fun events to encourage members to hang out with some old friends and make some new ones. Proceeds from these events go directly to the scholarship funds that support the Mary Lauren Olson Memorial and Northstar scholarships. 

Interested? Contact Nick Koreen at to register for golf or bags tournaments, or sign up online below. Hope to see you all out there!

Golf Event

Come play a round (or two)! Wednesday afternoon will showcase a best ball golf tournament at the Lakes course which is right across the street from the main lodge at Ruttger’s Bay. Everyone starts together at 1:30 pm. Registration includes golf, cart, a sleeve of golf balls, and a chance to win door prizes. The nine hole option is $50 while the 18 hole option is $65. Door prizes and happy hour gathering will take place around 4:30 but those that want to play 18 holes are still eligible to win.

Bag Toss

Come toss some bags! Back by popular demand, we are bringing back the beanbag tournament and holding it Thursday night to encourage wide participation. The tournament will feature two person teams and a double elimination format that guarantees at least two rounds of action per team. Registration is $50 per team and includes a door prize for each participant along with cash prizes for first and second place. Sign–up is limited to 20 teams so do not delay.


Win some cool prizes! Buy some lottery tickets and take home some great prizes! Prize drawing is Thursday evening – you do not need to be present to win. Please consider bringing a raffle donation (themed basket, food, anything goes!). Please reach out to Heather Flueger at with donations.