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Environmental Health Specialist - Department of Health And Human Services

Location: Multiple Locations
Full-time position
Closing Date: April 6, 2018
Job #12354
Posted: March 6, 2018

The incumbent is responsible for independently planning, developing and implementing a comprehensive environmental health program on the assigned reservations.

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior’s definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.


All applicants must meet the following basic requirements:

Degree: successful completion of a bachelor’s or higher degree which included major study in an academic field related to Environmental Health.

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-

Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of an Environmental Health Specialist. Examples include experience conducting surveys, investigations, risk assessments, program evaluations, etc; experience in the application of the principles of community injury prevention; experience in the application of the principles of environmental sustainability; and experience as a health center safety officer.
Three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

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