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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. 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: $14.89 - $19.48 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:
Education: 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.

Licenses: Valid Driver's License

Transcripts:  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.

Resume: 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.

Interview Selection: The hiring authority reserves the right to determine the maximum number of candidates to interview from the established eligible list.  If the hiring authority decides to interview other than by exam score order, they may select additional people to interview based on a candidate's education or experience related to the field, work history, or skills uniquely related to the operational needs of the position.

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.