15 Apr 2015

Full-Time Environmental Health Specialist

Johnson County Department of Health and EnvironmentAnywhere

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Job Description

Job Title:  Environmental Health Specialist (Inspector III)
Organizational Unit:  Johnson County KS -> Department of Health and Environment -> DHE- Pollution Control & Sanitation
Location :  Sunset Drive Office Building – Olathe, KS 66061 US (Primary)
Position Grade:  16.16 Non-Exempt
Pay Range:  $21.98 – $30.23
Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Employment Category:  Fulltime-Regular (40 hrs, Full Benefits)

The Environment Division of the Department of Health and Environment conducts oversight activities pertaining to all solid waste facilities and haulers in the County. They are also responsible for implementing the County’s Solid Waste Management Plan which promotes recycling, composting and waste reduction to its residents and businesses.

  • Direct activities associated with the implementation of the county’s Solid Waste Management Plan which focuses on recycling and waste diversion.
    • Oversee our Green Business Certification Program by providing technical assistance and education to businesses and identify recycling, energy efficiency and conservation needs. Promote the program and recruit participation.
    • Work with cities in Johnson County to amend ordinances, contracts and licensing language to remove barriers and increase recycling and composting at businesses and schools.
    • Oversee and manage third-party contracts and consulting work associated with implementation of the county’s Solid Waste Management Plan.
    • Represent the division at regional discussions about solid waste management.
    • Coordinate the annual review and updates of the Solid Waste Management Plan with the Solid Waste Management Committee.
  • Assist in enforcing the Solid Waste Code of Regulations.
    • Oversee the permitting, compliance and enforcement of residential solid waste haulers.
    • Perform regular, unannounced inspections on haulers and resolve issues of noncompliance.
    • Complete Environmental Audit requests.

This position reports to the Environmental Program Manager in the Environmental Division. There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position.

Desired Skills:

  • Understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, regulations, ordinances and policies applicable to assigned program responsibilities.
  • Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other documents appropriate to the audience.
  • Strong understanding of principles, methods, theories and techniques of environmental protection and solid waste management.
  • Analytical, communication, problem-solving, writing and speaking skills.
  • Collect, evaluate and interpret appropriate and applicable data, either in statistical or narrative form.
  • Able to multi-task and balance several projects at once
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently to accomplish goals

Job requirements:  A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies/Health/Science or related field is required.  Two years’ experience in a related field is required.  A valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record is also required.


How to Apply

Please apply on the Johnson County Government website.


Job Categories: Government. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000.

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