Job Title: Environmental Health Specialist
Organisation: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Location: Dunseith, North Dakota, USA
Closing Date: 30 September 2020
Salary: $43,251 to $68,777 per year
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? No
This position is located in the Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS), Dunseith Field Station, Dunseith, ND, Minot District Office, within the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service. The purpose of this position is to develop, implement, and promote a comprehensive environmental health services program within the Belcourt Service Unit and to provide on-site technical assistance to other Great Plains Service Units in the Minot District.
Role and Responsibilities
Provides professional consultation and conducts professional EH services: plan review, routine EH facility surveys, investigations, and reports. Facility types include food service, childcare, healthcare, detention, water, sewer, lodging, recreational, casino, and other institutional and community establishments.
Conducts professional EH training and presentations on varied general EH, occupational safety and health, and injury prevention for tribal and IHS audiences. Develops training resources and presents information using creative techniques to a variety of audiences.
Develops program documents and compiles statistical data for program planning and budgetary purposes as requested by the Director, DEHS and other DEHS staff. Collects and analyzes data and implements and evaluates interventions to reduce injuries and environmentally-related diseases.
Provides professional consultation in injury prevention and institutional environmental health program initiatives, healthcare accreditation activities, and special projects. May assume a lead role in developing, implementing, and/or evaluating existing program areas, or developing new ones (such as environmental sustainability).
Experience and Qualifications
Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below.
GS-07: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Monitor health and safety conditions in residential, industrial, commercial, and recreational settings. Collect and analyze samples to determine if a hazard to public health exists.
GS-09: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Experience with management concepts, planning, application and evaluation of a comprehensive injury prevention and environmental health program. Apply knowledge of principles and techniques used in the full range of injury prevention activities. Develop plans to help reduce the possibility of violations.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit this link.
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