Arkansas Department of Health
The Environmental Health Specialist is responsible for ensuring health compliancestandards of public businesses. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Conducts health assessments on places of business, including food service establishments, swimming pools, outdoor bathing beaches, body art establishments, and sewage disposal systems. Conducts assessments and investigations of environmental health complaints and animal bites. Provides technical assistance by interpreting program requirements, regulations, laws, rules, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures. Assists in the investigation of illness outbreaks. Responds to emergencies, such as fires, floods, hazardous spills, and other natural disasters. Investigates complaints of non-compliance and issues warnings and citations. Conducts on-site health inspections to ensure compliance. Evaluates and implements health compliance plans for places of business. Represents and assists agency during legal proceedings in issues of legal violations. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Frequent in-state travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of state and federal health and safety laws. Knowledge of health and safety inspection procedures and techniques. Ability to conduct on-site inspections and investigations. Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally. Ability to identify violations and enforce compliance with standards. Ability to compile technical data.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, natural sciences or a related field.
Computer skills. One year of progressively more responsible experience in pollution control related activities, sanitation inspections, or a related area.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information
This Position will close at 11:59 pm on the closing date listed.
Hiring Official- G. Hogue
This office only accepts completed applications, resumes and relevant transcripts to determine minimum qualifications. Applicants should present other documents to the hiring official upon interview, if applicable.
If you are a Veteran, Disable Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remains unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state you shall be entitled to employment preference in a position over other applicants after meeting substantially equal qualifications.
Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation to the address below.
THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DOES NOT ACCEPT ELECTRONIC MEDIA OF ANY FORM, (CDs, flash drives, memory sticks, tapes, etc.) WITH STATE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS.
All Applicants must submit complete and accurate information and complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. Applicants are encouraged to attach an original written resume to supplement their application or a paper addendum for additional work history section of the application. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
When submitting your State Application, you may refer to your resume for the Employment History if your resume includes all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application (month and year employment began and ended, weekly hours worked, etc.).
Please complete the Work History section of the application, even if you are including a resume. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.
All ADH applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable. Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.
Human Resources Office- Recruitment Section
4815 W Markham St., Slot 26
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
Fax No. 501-661-2675
$36,155.00 - $52,425.00 per year