Environmental Health Technician Job Description

By | May 26, 2011

Environmental Health Technician Job Description and Profile

Under direction, Environmental Health Technician’s job entails conducting water inspection and sampling at areas that are subject to environmental safety and health regulations. He distributes pertinent information and provides explanation on health regulations and procedures to the public. The environmental health technician provides assistance when preparing environmental studies and reports.

Duties and Specifications

  • Perform regular collection of industrial, domestic, ocean and creek water samples.
  • Protects collected samples from any kind of contamination by transporting them with the use of appropriate protocols within specific time periods.
  • Keeps and maintains records of samples.
  • Performs observations and keeps records of the physical characteristics of ocean and local watershed conditions.
  • Documents and records any complaint and keeps and maintains all records of investigative actions.
  • Provides findings to Environmental Health supervisors and officers.
  • Efficiently communicates all relevant information and results of samples research in both verbal and written form.
  • Assists and works with the environmental superior in preparing any comprehensive field reports, environmental studies as well as public presentations.
  • Organizes files

Skills and Specifications

  • Ability to independently work and with minimum or without immediate supervision.
  • Must know how to read, comprehend and explain important environmental health regulations and policies.
  • Must be able to safety drive in various existing conditions.
  • Must know how to follow street maps.
  • Be able to learn and use proper sampling methods.
  • Must keep and maintain accurate records.
  • Must know how to communicate effectively with people from all levels.
  • Be able to courteously interact with the public.
  • Must know how to use any type of computer equipment and other peripheral devices.

Education and Qualifications

  • Must possession high school diploma or equivalent education that includes coursework in sciences such as biology, chemistry and physics.
  • 1 year of paid or academic related experience, which included knowledge in interpreting regulations.
  • Must have basic record-keeping experience.