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.

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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

World Congress Environmental Health 2020 Stipend Application

World Congress on Environmental Health (WCEH) 2020

The Minnesota Environmental Health Association (MEHA) is offering a $3000.00 stipend towards eligible expenses* for a member to attend the IFEH WCEH 2020 being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia** on
August 10-13, 2020 ( The stipend recipient will be selected based on information requested in the application found below and reimbursed for their eligible expenses* up to $3000.00.

*Eligible expenses include economy airfare, hotel during the congress, and WCEH 2020 registration fees.
**Please note that a passport is required for international travel to Malaysia.

Application Criteria
The applicant must:

1. Be a MEHA member in good standing.
2. Attach a letter from their supervisor or agency (if applicable) giving them permission to attend the Conference or provide supervisor permission on the application below.
3. Complete and submit the application found below.
4. Write an article, including photos, following the WCEH 2020 for the MEHA spring newsletter sharing their experience with other MEHA members.
5. Deliver a 50-minute presentation (35-40 minutes for presentation with 10-15 minutes of Q&A) during the 2021 MEHA Winter Conference at the University of Minnesota’s Continuing Education Center in January of 2021 describing the experience and knowledge gained at the WCEH 2020.

Preference will be given to applicants who have:

 Participated on the MEHA board, committees or been active in supporting the organization
 Been a presenter at professional conferences (not necessarily MEHA conferences)

The deadline for receipt is 4:00 PM February 28, 2020. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Submit your application form and attachment(s) to Jessica Jutz at

An e-mail will be sent to confirm receipt of the application form and any attachments. The individual selected to receive the stipend (and any alternates) will be contacted by March 13, 2020.

Application Download WCEH 2020 Stipend Application