REGISTERED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST TRAINEE, PUBLIC HEALTH
As part of a training program, assists Registered Environmental
Health Specialists in conducting sanitary, environmental, and
public health inspections; does related work as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
As trainee and productive worker:
Learns to inspect homes and retail food establishments
noting violations of sanitary and health laws.
Learns to investigate nuisances and violations relevant to
sanitary, environmental and public health laws, rules
Maintains records and files.
Learns to perform other duties or special projects as required
or as assigned.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and computerized information systems
used by the agency, office, or related units.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
Bachelor's degree which must include a minimum of 32 credit
hours in any combination of biology, chemistry, physics,
public health with a concentration in environmental health,
mathematics and/or environmental science courses.
Only up to six (6) of the 32 credits may be in college-level
mathematics. At least one of the courses must be a laboratory
course in biology, chemistry, physics, or the environmental sciences.
NOTE: Appointees are required to obtain a valid license
as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist issued by the
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services prior
to appointment to the primary title of Registered Environmental
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in
New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of major communicable diseases and the methods
of their transmission in the environment.
Knowledge of principles of the biological, chemical, physical,
and environmental sciences and their application to controlling
Ability to assess environmental health risks to and influences
on humans and the environment.
Ability to think logically and apply technical knowledge when
Ability to establish facts and draw conclusions based on
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
with coworkers and others involved in the work of the unit.
Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative reports
containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Ability to establish and maintain essential records, files, reference
material, and equipment.
Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
Ability to analyze, comprehend, interpret and apply the rules,
regulations, policies, procedures, standards, and methods of
the State Department of Health and Senior Services and the
laws of the State of New Jersey relating to environmental
sanitation and inspection to specific cases in accord with
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered
as acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.
If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause
the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
Applicants who successfully complete the required twelve (12)
month training program will be eligible for advancement to the
title of Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Public
Health, in accordance with Department of Personnel procedures.
The inability of an employee in this title to attain a level of
performance warranting advancement to the title listed
above shall be considered as cause for separation.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.