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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
United States
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1-2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental Health Specialist II

Environmental Health Specialist II (Food Safety Inspector)

Garfield County, Colorado is seeking an Environmental Health Specialist to conduct a wide range of technical environmental health functions related to oil and gas development, air quality, water quality, hazardous materials and waste management, land use, issuing septic system permits, consumer protection, epidemiology and emergency preparedness.

Essential Functions:
(These duties are a representative sample; position assignments and detailed work instructions may vary.)

Environmental Health Specialist I:

  1. With an appropriate level of training, conducts a wide range of technical environmental health inspections and investigations related to oil and gas development, air quality, water quality, hazardous materials and waste management, land use, consumer protection, epidemiology and emergency preparedness.
  2. Assists with epidemiological investigations and disease surveillance activities.
  3. Performs environmental sampling and testing. Transports samples to laboratories for analysis as needed.
  4. Recommends changes for improvements as necessary relative to inspection or investigation findings.
  5. Initiates appropriate enforcement actions when necessary to gain compliance with laws, rules and regulations.
  6. Prepares and conducts environmental health education programs aimed at effectively presenting technical and scientific information to the public.
  7. Interacts with federal, state and local government agencies, private industry and other organizations to assist in coordinating environmental health activities.
  8. Negotiates, with violators, the terms and conditions for abatement of violations.
  9. Prepares reports, maintains records and files, collects and evaluates data, and assists in procurement of equipment and supplies.
  10. Collaborates with other department personnel to assure consistent application of regulations and department policies.
  11. Drives vehicle to perform one or more essential functions.
  12. Performs emergency response roles, as required.
  13. Performs other duties of a similar or related level as necessary or assigned.


Environmental Health Specialist II:

  1. Performs all essential functions of the Environmental Health Specialist I.
  2. Under minimal supervision, conducts a wide range of technical environmental health inspections and investigations related to oil and gas development, air quality, water quality, hazardous materials and waste management, land use, consumer protection, epidemiology and emergency preparedness.
  3. Assists with the development of departmental policies and regulations.
  4. Participates in and prepares materials for public hearings and meetings involving departmental actions.
  5. In the absence of higher-level staff, may respond to inquiries from the news media and public, providing information about issues and individual cases as appropriate and in accordance with applicable open records laws and Garfield County policies.
  6. Participates on various committees that are involved with environmental health issues significant to Garfield County.



  • A Bachelor;s of Science in Environmental Health or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience required.
  • EHS I & II: may report to either EHS III or Environmental Health Manager
  • EHS II & III: “Registered Environmental Health Specialist” credentials preferred; Valid Driver’s License.
  • Exempt position with a hiring range of $50,086 - $62,608.00
  • The ideal candidate is someone that has experience in consumer protection and has exceptional customer service skills.


Garfield County covers nearly two million acres, ranging from rugged alpine mountains to high mountain desert plateaus - about 60% public lands. Home to approximately 58,000 people, Garfield County boasts incredible outdoor adventures, a premier seasonal climate and has major rail, interstate and air access. Industries include energy development, tourism, ranching and farming.  

An excellent benefits package and the opportunity to work and live in western Colorado are just a few of the benefits of working at Garfield County.

 Complete an application and review more information by visiting our website using the "Apply for this Job" link on this page.

Garfield County is an equal opportunity employer.


Internal & External Contacts:

Internal Contacts:
Frequently interacts with other Department/Office employees.

External Contacts:
Frequently interacts with the public; occasionally interacts with vendors or other organizations.

Physical Activities and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those demands that an employee performs while successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Required Physical Activities:
While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to drive a motorized vehicle in all weather conditions on and off roads for travel within and outside Garfield County; walk, climb and descend irregular terrain; stand, sit, bend and crawl; climb in and out of equipment; see, talk, read, smell and hear. Physically maneuver over varying terrain and physical structures, and in cramped quarters, to accomplish thorough environmental health inspections. Must be able to use hands and fingers to grasp, pull and lift. Occasionally required to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

In times of public health emergency, the employee will be required to report for specialized duties inside or outside Garfield County, once their critical personal and family emergency responsibilities are completed.

Work Environment:
The employee is exposed to outdoor temperatures, dirt, dust and a variety of odors. There is potential for exposure to knives and sharps, contaminated samples, bio-hazardous materials, blood, water and air borne pathogens, hazardous materials and pesticides.

The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud, with many interruptions and multiple demands.

Required Travel:A
The employee is frequently required to travel within the County.

Computers and Other Equipment:
Computer and relevant software applications; telephone system; facsimile; copier; cameras; VCR's and DVD's; water testing equipment; microscopes; photo spectrometers; and other equipment related to the work.