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Environmental Health - Paid Intern

Company: DuPage County Health Department
Location: Carol Stream
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

The DuPage County Environment Health Department is looking for an intern to join our team. This will be a paid internship. In this role, you will perform work of moderate difficulty conducting inspections of public facilities engaged in environmental health related activities. Work involves the ability to interpret and apply applicable procedures, laws, codes and regulations in a consistent manner.

  • Performs routine compliance inspections of facilities including but not limited to the following: retail, mobile, and non-profit food establishments and vendors.
  • Groundwater sourced private water systems; private sewage disposal systems; vector/animal disease surveillance, collection, testing and abatement; public swimming pools; and other environmental health issues.
  • Prepares inspection reports, documents all violations.
  • Issues notices of corrective action and ensures future adherence through periodic follow up visits.
  • Meets established productivity standards.
  • Responds to citizens' complaints as they relate to environmental health issues.
  • Selects, prepares and submits, under prescribed methods, environmental samples as required.
  • Performs environmental tests as required.
  • Conducts educational presentations on food safety and other general health or sanitary related topics.
  • Provides and explains educational materials, regulations, policies and other compliance to the general public.
  • Maintains records and files; participates in emergency response activities as assigned.
  • Maintains required training, licensure and/or certification.
  • Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to client privacy laws.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity and understanding of other ethnic groups and cultures.
  • Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality.
  • Demonstrates facility in controlling occupational exposure hazards.
  • Demonstrates understanding of regulatory policies and agencies that influence environmental and occupational health issues.
  • Timely and accurately performs operational health inspections.TRAINING, EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE: Customer Service and Environmental Health KnowledgeKNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Good knowledge of practices and procedures of environmental health; good knowledge of state law, local ordinances and the rules and regulations pertaining to environmental health practices; good knowledge of environmental health resources. Working skill in analyzing facts and data in order to make recommendations; working skill in interpreting and applying policies in a consistent manner; working skill in verbal and written communication; working skill in preparing written documentation that is consistent with laws and regulations; working skill in maintaining records and files; working skill in organizing one's work to meet deadlines; working skill developing and maintaining positive and professional relationships with internal and external customers; working skill in operating a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment; develops and maintains positive, respectful and professional relationships with internal and external customers. Supports, adapts or delivers services in a manner which ensures understanding and inclusion of diverse client populations. Demonstrates an understanding of the agency definition of Integrated Care. October 2019 Associated topics: climate, emr, environment, environmental, gauge, hazard, health, physician, sewer system, usda

Keywords: DuPage County Health Department, Carol Stream , Environmental Health - Paid Intern, Healthcare , Carol Stream, Illinois

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