Lake County Health Dept Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner in Training in Libertyville, Illinois

Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner in Training

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Job Description


With minimal supervision, performs office and field work of scientific nature that relates to inspection, investigation, public education and regulation of food service facilities, water supplies, onsite wastewater treatment, solid waste disposal landfills, or other applications in support of state and local ordinances governing proper environmental health practices for Lake County.

Essential Functions:

  • Reviews plans and inspects facilities including, but not limited to, Environmental Health Programs of Food Sanitation, Potable Water Supplies, Onsite Wastewater Treatment, Solid Waste, Nuisance Control, Insect and Pest Control, Housing and Recreational Areas all in accordance with local and state rules and regulations.

  • Prepares activity reports and records of inspections, investigations and correspondence.

  • Collects, under prescribed methods, environmental samples as required.

  • Participates in making recommendations that formulate service area policies and procedures.

  • Investigates complaints involving possible sanitary violations, offers advice on solutions, and makes follow-up inspections.

  • Participates in epidemiological surveys including, but not limited to, foodborne illness outbreaks, seeking unhealthful conditions, and methods of control and correction.

  • Offers solutions and follow up on corrections of ordinance and code violations.

  • Prepares documentation for court cases and provides expert court testimony when required.

  • Makes reasonable and accurate interpretations of statutes and ordinances applicable to responsibilities.

  • Selects, prepares and submits samples of drinking water, surface discharge onsite wastewater systems, beach and swimming pool waters for laboratory analysis.

  • Performs simple field tests.

  • Educates the public on environmental health issues and the public health rationale for recommendations.

  • Formulates goals and objectives, establishes appropriate timelines/deadlines and balances the workload when involved in multiple projects.

Required Skills

Education and/or Other Requirements:

  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in physical and/or biological sciences.

  • Registered as a Environmental Health Practitioner in Training in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Licensed Environmental Health Act, by the State of Illinois.

  • Requires a valid driver's license with appropriate classification and a satisfactory driving record.

Job Location

Libertyville , Illinois, United States

Position Type



21.06 - USD

Applications will be accepted

This position is subject to close at anytime