Environmental Health Specialist I

State of Illinois - Du Page County, IL

Full-time
Description of Duties/Essential Functions

Under immediate supervision, performs elementary professional environmental health duties assisting with technical field inspections and investigations related to Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies programs in accordance with the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, Grade A Pasteurized Milk and Milk Products Act, Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishment Registration Act and Tanning Facility Permit Act and implementing rules.

Minimum Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university of college with a minimum of 30 semester hours in the physical and/or biological sciences. Requires elementary knowledge of biology, chemistry, microbiology and toxicology as they relate to environmental health and safety. Requires elementary knowledge of epidemiology and the relationship of environmental conditions to the spread of disease. Requires elementary knowledge of general environmental health sanitation principles and practices. Requires ability to learn to conduct field inspections, surveys and investigations to determine eligibility for licensure or certification and /or assess compliance with applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations. Requires ability to learn related field investigative techniques. Requires ability to collect field samples and operate field testing equipment. Requires ability to prepare routine reports, correspondence and activity logs. Requires ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Requires ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with coworkers and the general public. Requires a valid Illinois driver's license.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact

Anticipated Starting Salary: $4159/month
Current Bargaining Unit Employees – CBA language applies
Full Bargaining Unit Range: $3672-$5342/month

Work Hours & Location:
Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Office of Health Protection
Division of Environmental Health
245 W Roosevelt Road, Bldg 5
West Chicago, IL

Agency Contact:
Office of Human Resources
535 W. Jefferson St. 4th fl
Springfield, IL 62761
Phone: 217-785-2031
Fax: 217-785-2038
Email: DPH.HRApplications@illinois.gov

How to Apply

CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES seeking a promotion: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B. Current state employees seeking a promotion should submit a CMS-100B (version dated 7/2019) to the Agency Contact address listed above. Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. Failure to complete and submit the current CMS-100B version dated 7/2019 or after will result in your application being rejected. CMS Examining will no longer accept CMS-100B applications submitted directly from Applicants.

CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES seeking a reduction and Former State Employees: - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 7/2019) to the Agency Contact address listed above. A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected. Failure to complete and submit the current CMS-100 version dated 7/2019 or after will result in your application being rejected.

CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES seeking a transfer: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form, Transfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 7/2019) to the Agency Contact address listed above. A separate Bid and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected. A transfer request will be valid for one year. Failure to complete and submit a transfer request or the current CMS-100 version dated 7/2019 or after will result in your application being rejected.

Non-State Applicants: - Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 7/2019) to the Agency Contact address listed above within 5 business day of the posting close date. A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected. Failure to complete and submit the current CMS-100 version dated 7/2019 or after will result in your application being rejected.

Additional Documentation for Environmental Health Specialist I:

Class Specification (Download PDF reader)
Additional Title and Exam Information (Download PDF reader)
Test Information Guide (Download PDF reader)

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NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.