University of Washington School of Public Health
Environmental Health Officer (EHO) - US Coast Guard
Closing Date: July 27, 2018
Posted: July 3, 2018
This position is responsible for the surveillance of work and living environments to protect occupational health, public health, and property. Responsibilities include: evaluate USCG units for conditions or practices which could lead to personal injury, illness or disease, property damage that could adversely affect units’ mission capability or readiness; provide instruction and training on various occupational health and safety topics; perform special studies and prepare reports on findings; and assist in policy development and application of new policy. Some particular areas of focus for the EHO position are health risk assessment, sanitation, water quality, food safety, exposure to physical or chemical hazards, and industrial hygiene.
Reports to the US Coast Guard, Environmental Health Branch Chief in Norfolk, VA.Skills/Eligibility:
- Current Corps officer or boarded candidate with at least two years experience in environmental health and/or industrial hygiene profession.
- BS or MS/MPH in Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, or equivalent degree program from an accredited college or university.
- One (or a combination) of the following certifications is highly desired but not required: Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, or Registered Environmental Health Specialist.
- Possess characteristics that reflect highly of military officership, leadership, consensus building, and quality work that exemplify Corps
- Superior oral, written, and computer communication
- Comprehensive environmental health and industrial hygiene skills to conduct risk assessments of hazardous environments and/or mission operations.
- Able to deploy on short notice for extended time periods without restrictions.