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Environmental Health Specialist Senior - DW - 05968
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Environmental Health Specialist Senior - DW - 05968
# Position Information

Job Description
This is a re-advertisement. Previous candidates must reapply to be considered. This position serves as the Environmental Inspector for the Lexington Field Office for Planning 6. The primary responsibility for this position is to ensure safe drinking water to the Counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge and Rockingham. Under Section 32.1-167-176 of the Code of Virginia and the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the Department of Health (VDH) is required to provide safe drinking water regulations. These functions are initiated and monitored by the inspectors assigned to various regions, and are of critical importance to sustaining a program of inspections to ensure continued compliance with state and federal regulations. This position provides technical assistance to approximately 143 waterworks serving population's of approximately 207,043 Virginians. Critical duties include: (1) conducting inspections and sanitary surveys of groundwater source waterworks, (2) interpreting federal and state regulations applicable to waterworks owners and operators, (3) providing guidance to owners and operators to ensure they achieve compliance with health and safety standards, (4) providing assistance to help waterworks return to compliance in cases where they violate the drinking water standards, (5) training operators in the operation and maintenance of waterworks; and (6) providing information about drinking water quality to the general public.
## Minimum Qualifications
Working knowledge of biology, microbiology, chemistry & math; knowledge of technology associated with provision of drinking water; ability to express facts clearly, verbally and in writing; to effectively orally communicate interpersonally and before groups in English and to address public meetings. Ability to interpret regulations and technical documents.
## Preferred Qualifications
Licensure as Class III, II or I Waterworks Operator by Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation may be substituted for education. Graduation from an accredited college with major studies in environmental sciences or a related field. Experience in provision of drinking water and related activities in the areas of enforcement and compliance.
## Special Requirements
Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Services Child Abuse and Neglect Registry check, U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check, employment reference, and E-Verify. Other financial, credit, driving, or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions.
## Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants needing sponsorship need not apply. A state application must be completed entirely to include: salary history, education and employment history and must be submitted electronically to be considered. Cover letters and resumes accompany but not replace a completed application. No faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will be accepted. Electronic applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST on the closing date.
# Contact Information
## Name
Kathey Wallace
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*Working Title:* Environmental Health Specialist Senior - DW - 05968
*Role Title:* Environmental Specialist I - 59031
*Job Open Date:* 04/16/2018
*Job Close Date:* 04/27/2018
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:* No
*Hiring Range:* Negotiable to $46,077
*Agency:* Dept of Health (601)
*Agency Website:*
*Location:* Lexington - 678
*Position Number:* 05968
*Job Posting Number:* 1036543
*Type of Recruitment:* General Public - G
*Does this position have telework options?:* Yes
*Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:* No
*Job Type:* Full-Time (Salaried)
*Job Type Detail:* Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
*Pay Band:* 04

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