Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center

Healthy Choices. Healthier People. Healthiest Communities.

The Environmental Health Program Coordinator for our Onsite Wastewater Treatment & Well Water Programs works as part of our Environmental Health team and manages and coordinates all activities associated with the Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Water Well Program. This includes but is not limited to, the training, supervision, and administration of personnel involved with promoting environmental health and enforcing environmental health laws and regulations, advising environmental health staff in matters relating to food safety, water wells, and/or onsite wastewater treatment systems (including inspection, training, and enforcement of ordinance provisions) and ensuring the Food Protection, Onsite Wastewater Treatment and/or Water Well Programs continue to meet or exceed compliance with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) requirements for local health departments and county ordinances.

To be successful in this role, an individual will be able to:

  • Apply principles and practices of effective leadership and management.
  • Know plans, materials, and types of equipment used in the construction of applicable environmental health facilities, such as food service establishments, retail food stores, private onsite wastewater treatment systems, water wells, and other facilities under the local agency’s jurisdiction.
  • Know local, State, and Federal legislation and administrative rules applicable to environmental health programs.
    Communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing.
  • Advise staff members and members of the public on technical questions relating to various ordinance and code interpretations.

Knowledge Skills, Abilities and Education Required

  • Four years of relevant Environmental Health experience, including two years in the program-level regulation (permitting/licensing, plan reviews, policy development, and application, staff training, etc.) of the program(s) being coordinated by the position (water well, food protection, or onsite wastewater treatment programs).
  • Illinois Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner (LEHP) or Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is required.
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License, supplemented by a satisfactory driving record.

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