Environmental Health Specialist

Division:  Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness Division

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in the physical and/or biological sciences and one (1) year full time experience in environmental health.  Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner (LEHP) preferred (must submit a copy of license and proof of 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every license period). 

Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with customers, the general public, healthcare professionals, and other professional personnel. Must have the ability to work with diverse community groups. Must have a dependable vehicle for use during work hours, valid Illinois Driver’s License, and appropriate auto insurance. Must be physically able to get in and out of a car many times per day in all types of weather conditions and be able to adapt in a positive manner to conditions (i.e. sewer, septic). Must be able to carry, pull, and manage a minimum of 25 pounds of equipment daily.

Summary of Job Duties

Performs environmental health practices and techniques through field and office work. Reviews/approves permits for food services operations and inspects facilities for compliance. Completes activity reports and records of inspections, investigations, and correspondence. Collects required environmental health samples under prescribed methods. Reviews applications for construction of water wells and private sewage disposal systems and conducts field inspections. Participates in making recommendations relative to the protection and disinfection of private water supplies and swimming pools. Investigates complaints relating to applicable programs.  Participates in epidemiological surveys including but not limited to: foodborne illness outbreaks, unhealthful conditions, and methods of control and correction. 

How to Apply

Applications can be picked up at the Macon County Health Department Front Desk at 1221 E. Condit, Decatur, Illinois, or you can go to our website, www.maconchd.org to print a copy of the application. Completed applications should be submitted to Macon County Health Department Attention: HR at 1221 E. Condit, Decatur, Illinois, 62521 or emailed to hr@maconchd.org.


The Macon County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

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