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Environmental Health Specialist III
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Yamhill County | McMinnville, OR
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Job Description

Environmental Health Specialist III


Salary: $4800- $5429/month (DOE) with Excellent Benefits

Yamhill County

Job #PD19-061


Our Community

Yamhill County has approximately 102,000 residents and is a very desirable place to live in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country. Yamhill County is home to Linfield College and Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville and George Fox University and Portland Community College in Newberg. Yamhill County is centrally located in the Willamette Valley, within close proximity to the Oregon Coast, the Portland and Salem metropolitan areas, and the Oregon Cascade Mountains. Wide varieties of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities are available. We have the benefits,

appeal and superior quality of life found in a small town community, while enjoying active social and cultural lifestyles found in larger metropolitan areas.


The Environmental Health Specialist III

This is a regular full-time position to perform professional level sanitarian work in conducting surveys, making inspections, and conducting investigations to secure compliance with Oregon public health laws, administrative rules, and guidelines. Primary work emphasis includes activities related to on-site subsurface sewage disposal, i.e., septic tank/ drain fields and alternative systems. The person in this position is responsible for application of Oregon Department of

Environmental Quality (DEQ) administrative rules and regulations within the county and for planning and implementing related activities. Depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate, this position may qualify for an additional 5% lead-worker pay.


The Benefits

Health coverage - Group medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for the entire family. For the 2019-20 plan year, the County pays 99% of the monthly premium and employees pay 1% ($15.90 per month) for the Base Plan. With this plan, employees are eligible for a $100 a month contribution into an HRA VEBA account. Buy-up plans are also available.

Retirement - PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) contribution is 100% employer funded, which includes both contribution to PERS pension and IAP accounts (IAP contribution is 6% of salary).

Short-Term Disability – 100% County paid

Life insurance - $6,000 for employee/$2,000 for spouse and children – 100% County Paid.

Vacation/Sick Leave - Flexible Earned Time (FET) is a combination of vacation and sick leave. To start, you will earn 12.38 hours per month and future accruals increase based on years of service. After a year of service and depending on FET balance, employees may sell-back up to 40 hours of FET per year.


The Qualifications

The position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with 45 quarter hours of science related to environmental sanitation, which must include DEQ approved soils classes AND two years’ experience in environmental sanitation or related activities. The person in this position must possess and maintain registration as an

Environmental Health Specialist or Wastewater Specialist with the Oregon Health Licensing Agency or obtain such registration at the time of hire. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may substitute for the above.



The Candidate

Because the position involves extensive contact with the public, the successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other County employees/departments, County Administration, the Board of Commissioners, and other agencies in addition to excellent customer service skills. This candidate will be dependable, organized, detail-oriented and have the ability to maintain a professional demeanor in emotional/stressful encounters and to interact with members of the public in a pleasant, tactful, and courteous manner. Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of this classification with or without accommodation.


Yamhill County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and values diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply

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