JB40 - Environmental Health Manager I
General Nature of Work:
Performs duties in specialized environmental management and health programs to detect, evaluate, abate and control environmental quality; conducts industrial hygiene inspections to detect and evaluate occupational health hazards as they relate to the work
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Positions in this class serve as evaluators of environmental quality, environmental sanitation, industrial hygiene or facilities using radioactive materials and devices.
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Conducts or participates in studies, surveys, inspections and research projects to detect and identify the extent of pollution, contamination and general sanitary conditions.
Inspects, analyzes and evaluates the efficiency of environmental quality control devices, methods, facilities and program operations.
Inspects regulated facilities for compliance with appropriate regulations; issues and suspends permits as necessary.
Assists in the preparation and implementation of enforcement actions.
Responds to environmental emergencies.
Prepares reports on the results of various studies, projects and records to provide continuing data for program planning and management.
Provides technical assistance and advice to the public, public officials, consultants and industrialists on matters related to environmental quality.
Conducts industrial hygiene inspections or consultation of industries to detect and identify potential occupational health hazards in the workplace.
Performs sampling for air contaminants and noise to determine actual employee exposure levels.
Evaluates data collected during the course of an inspection or consultation to determine compliance with occupational health rules and regulations.
Prepares technical reports on inspections or consultations that include notes, photos and descriptions of alleged hazards found during the inspection or consultation.
Provides documentation to substantiate all health hazards noted for consultative recommendations or regulatory enforcement action.
Assists in the training of new industrial hygienists.
Inspects facilities using all types of radiation devices, including radioactive material and X-ray machines.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of detecting and identifying pollution and sanitary levels.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of environmental monitoring.
Knowledge of federal and state public health and environmental laws, rules and regulations.
Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of detecting, identifying and correcting occupational health hazards.
Knowledge of radiological health principles and practices as they relate to the recognition, identification and control of radiation health hazards.
Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations related to the use, disposal, storage and transportation of radioactive materials.
Skill in the calibration and use of field equipment.
Ability to effectively communicate with the public and government officials at all levels.
Ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Some positions require the possession of a valid driver's license. Some positions require the successful completion of the Industrial Hygienist Training Program or successful completion of specialized courses in health physics.
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A high school diploma and experience in environmental health programs or radiological health. A bachelor's degree in the natural or physical sciences, mathematics, public health, engineering or a related technical field may be substituted for the required work experience.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A high school diploma and two years experience in environmental health programs or radiologic health. A bachelor's degree in the natural or physical sciences, mathematics, public health, engineering or a related technical field may be substituted for the required work experience. Some postions require the possession of a valid Driver's license. Some positions require the successful completion of the Industrial Hygienist Training Program or successful completion of specialized courses in health physics.
MUSC Physical Requirements:
This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.