Salary $21.00 - $22.00 HourlyLocation Hopkins, MNJob TypeLimited Duration: Six months or less (non-benefit)DepartmentHuman Services and Public HealthJob Number23HSPH831MH002
Closing2/28/2023 11:59 PM Central
DescriptionCome be a part of the Public Health Protection & Promotion division to improve and protect the health of children, adolescents and adults who live, learn, work or play in Hennepin County. We are seeking three environmental health interns to perform licensed pool inspections and take beach water samples as well as other duties within environmental health program areas.Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral programLocation and hours:These positions are hybrid and will be performed both on-site based out of 1011 First Street South, Suite 215 Hopkins, MN and other various sites throughout Hennepin County and remote as job duties require. Internships will start in May 2023. The work schedule will primarily be 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday with hours between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Some weekend hours may be required to accommodate special events. While these positions are designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.About these position types:These positions are seasonal, non-benefit earning internship positions.These positions are internally classified as an Intern II.Click here to view the job classification specification.In these internships, you will:
Inspect licensed public swimming pools for compliance with state and county ordinances.
Collect water samples from wells and public beaches.
Educate, train, and advise operators on code requirements and assist with implementation of operational changes to meet standards.
Become knowledgeable in other environmental health programs to assist with educational outreach and other duties as directed.
In these internships, you may:
Inspect food facilities for compliance with federal, state, and county food protection ordinances.
Inspect and monitor special event stands and farmer's market stands.
Inspect licensed lodging facilities for compliance with state and county ordinances.
Organize environmental health projects if they fall within the scope of our program.
Need to have:
Current enrollment as 3rd year undergraduate student or higher, a graduate student, or a recent graduate (within 6 months), in environmental health, environmental science, food science, biology, chemistry, and/or related degree.
A valid driver's license, access to reliable transportation to travel to sites throughout Hennepin County and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver’s permit.
The ability and willingness to work some weekends, occasionally on short notice, to attend events and meetings for community organizations.
Nice to have:
Working in a food service or hospitality environment where key responsibilities include adhering to local and state health and safety regulations.
Conducting food and beverage facility inspections.
Performing environmental health inspections/assessments, such as swimming pools, lodging facilities, etc.
Working in a flexible working environment.
Good organizational, time management, and analytical skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to be objective and effectively handle difficult situations.
Eligibility to take the Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian exam after one year of experience. Click here for test information.
Note: You must attach a resume with your application materials to be considered for this position.Interns will receive formal and on-the-job training in techniques and procedures essential to conducting various environment health and safety inspections, investigations and enforcement activities.About the department:Public Health works to improve and protect the health of children, adolescents and adults who live, learn, work or play in Hennepin County. Our ultimate purpose is to promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, reduce chronic diseases, and enhance the well-being of individuals affected by mental illnesses and serious emotional disturbances.About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.Your future. Made here.This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.