Umatilla County
  • 14-Oct-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Hermiston, OR, USA
  • 5693 per month
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits, including PERS, health, dental, and life insurance

Environmental Health Specialist III

SALARY: $5,693.00/Month- Plus Excellent Benefits

CLOSING: Open Until Filled

DEPARTMENT: Public Health

*This is a Hermiston based position*


This position is designed to perform professional level Environmental Health Specialist duties. Including conducting surveys, investigations and assisting in the planning, promotion and carrying out of programs for the improvement of county sanitation standards as necessary to secure compliance with public health laws and administrative rules. This position functions as the technical lead for the domestic well water program.


  • Registered Sanitarian/Registered Environmental Health Specialist (RS/REHS) in the State of Oregon within 30 days of hire. This certification must be maintained in good standing while employed in this position.
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with specialization in public health sanitation, bacteriology, chemistry, biology, entomology, or zoology, and two years of full-time, paid experience in environmental sanitation work.
  • Considerable knowledge of the modern methods, principles, techniques and practices of environmental health; considerable knowledge of the laws and administrative rules governing the environmental health programs of the state.
  • Ability to interpret and apply statutes, administrative rules, guidelines and ordinances
  • Ability to conduct investigations, document finds, determine corrective measures and implement compliance schedules
  • Ability to promote awareness of and participation toward the correction of public health problems among the general public
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, business owners and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents.
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Must be able to perform each of the essential duties satisfactorily.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license with a good driving record.


  • Intro to Soils, Soil Geology, and Soil Morphology
  • Bilingual Spanish


  • Registration as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) in the State of Oregon within 30 days of hire.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license with a good driving record.

*This position under State of Oregon mandates is required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exception as a qualification of employment.*

Use of Umatilla County application is MANDATORY and must be submitted via our online portal at Anyone who qualifies for Veterans' Preference in Public Employment provided for in OAR 839-006-0435; please include proper certification (OAR 839-006-0465) with your application. Any applicant with a disability who needs reasonable accommodation in any step of the application or hiring process to assist or to demonstrate qualifications or to perform the essential functions of the job for which the applicant is applying should inform the Human Resources Department.


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