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Environmental Health Technician - Jefferson County Public Health

Notice!This listing has expired and should not be applied for.
Full-time position
Closing Date: December 28, 2017
Job #12057
Posted: November 22, 2017


Full Time Environmental Health Technician

Jefferson County Public Health is recruiting of a full-time (40 hours/week) Environmental Health Technician position, UFCW Grade 24 Step 1 – Step 3, $17.40 – $18.28 per hour, DOE, with full benefits. This position provides technical support for all environmental health programs including Food Safety, On-site Sewage, Solid/Hazardous Waste, Zoonotic Disease, Living Environment and Drinking Water and Water Quality programs.  This position provides a high level of customer service by completing the following tasks:



•      Preparation and organization of the work area.

•      Responding to customers in person, on the telephone, or by e-mail. Determining customer needs and recommending appropriate process steps.  

•      Calculate and collect fees, including the handling of cash receipts.

•      Research public records, processing notices, preparing invoices, etc.

•      Filing, data entry, mailings, document scanning.

•      Primary support person for Environmental Health front counter staff

•      Handling and processing customer complaints to include completing complaint forms, entering and updating permit database, tracking status, drafting letters and notice to titles as needed for education and/or enforcement, etc.

•      Supporting Water Quality Program staff by completing mailings, helping organize public meetings, entering water quality program data, etc.

Permit Processing


•      Understanding and recognizing required documents in permit process applications.

•      Insuring customers understand permit process documents, the authority for such documentation, and the content requirements for such documents.

•      Processing permit applications to include intake, determining fees, review for completeness, entering to permit database system, tracking, etc.

•      Annual permit renewals

•      Organizing permit files, issuing permits, creating inspection records, reviewing applications for completeness, maintaining files, entering plan revisions for permit record and processing complete applications.

•      Tracking permit activities from first step to last step





Associates Degree (A.A. or A.A.S.) in the natural sciences or environmental technology, and one (1) year of experience working in a private or public sector position in environmental health/science/engineering, natural resources or other related field.  Candidates with demonstrated experience and aptitude in providing high level of customer service in a fast paced work environment are preferred.  



Valid Washington State Driver’s License

How to Apply:


Application ( and full job description may be picked up from the Board of County Commissioners office. Please submit an application using one of the following methods:

·         Email:

·         Fax: 360-385-9382;

·         Mail: Jefferson County Commissioners’ Office; PO Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368;

·         In Person: Jefferson County Commissioners’ Office, Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

The deadline for receiving applications is 4:30 p.m. on, or USPS postmarked by, Tuesday, November 28, 2017. EOE