senior environmental health specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Highly-motivated, customer-service oriented Senior Environmental Health Specialist with nineteen years experience serving Western and Northwestern Colorado communities seeks challenging role as Routt County's Director of Environmental Health.

Expected in 2002 MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION | University of Colorado: Graduate School of Public Affairs, Denver, CO GPA:
Expected in 1992 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE | ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE University of Michigan: College of Literature, Science & Arts, Ann Arbor, MI GPA:
2008 to Current SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST County Of Humboldt | Eureka, CA,
  • Acts as Food Program Manager and supervises the Consumer Protection Program.  Selected by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) to pilot and implement a risk-based inspection program to ensure compliance with regulatory standards. Delivers a highly-successful food safety educational outreach program to retail food operators. Manages a digitally-based inventory of 285 retail food establishments, childcare facilities, camps, and schools. Responsible for tracking inspection progress, analyzing data and generating clear, concise reports. 
  • Attends regional networking meetings to remain current on emerging environmental health issues. Works closely with epidemiologists and public health officials locally, regionally, and statewide to investigate communicable disease outbreaks.
  • Inspects onsite wastewater treatment systems and provides technical assistance to the public on system design and soil analysis. Conducts site visits and completes plan reviews of engineer-designed systems.
  • Performs loan inspections of onsite wastewater systems and residential water supplies; provides technical assistance on water quality as needed.  
  • Reviews plans of newly constructed and remodeled public pools and spas for compliance with state regulations; conducts inspections to confirm physical condition, chemical balance, operator certification, and safety factors.
  • Assists with the management of local air quality program for compliance with national standards for particulate matter including operation and maintenance of particulate monitoring devices for the Air Pollution Control Division of CDPHE.
  • Supports the monitoring of County-owned municipal drinking water and sanitation systems for the towns of Milner and Phippsburg.
  • Collaboratively organizes and manages household hazardous waste, electronics recycling, and litter collection events with Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and Yampa Valley Recycles such as Routt County Community Clean-Up Day and Community Recycles Day. 
  • Evaluates planning proposals for compliance with applicable local, state, and federal retail food, water supply, sewage and air quality regulations.
  • Represents Routt County Government in an official capacity at local, regional and state levels on matters concerning environmental health.
09/2000 to 2008 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST Central Lakes College | Princeton, MN,
  • Enforced environmental and public health laws and regulations through inspection of retail food establishments, childcare facilities, schools, camps, public pools and onsite wastewater treatment systems. 
  • Organized educational outreach opportunities for onsite wastewater treatment system installers, registered professional engineers, and environmental health professionals as Colorado Environmental Health Association's Western Slope Representative. 
  • Monitored air quality for particulate matter. Operated air particulate monitoring devices for the Air Pollution Control Division within CDPHE.
  • Managed local Non-Community Groundwater Program through well and facility inspections for the Water Quality Control Division within CDPHE.
  • Investigated food-borne illnesses, animal bites, disease outbreaks and responded to hazardous materials spills as needed.
07/1999 to Current ADJUNCT PROFESSOR Marquette University | Milwaukee, WI,
  • Creatively delivers an interesting and interactive Food Safety & Sanitation curriculum customized toward introductory culinary and hospitality management students. 
  • Uses a variety of teaching techniques including hands-on methods, off-campus field trips, and web-based classroom capabilities to promote student interest and receptive learning in the field of food safety.
04/1996 to 09/2000 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST II State Of Delaware | Christiana, DE,
  • Inspected food service establishments, childcare facilities, schools, and camps for compliance with environmental health regulations.
  • Investigated environmental complaints regarding air and water quality, illegal dumping, and unauthorized open burning.
  • Provided information to homeowners, installers, and engineers on the design, construction, and use of onsite wastewater treatment systems; conducted field tests and soil evaluations, reviewed engineered designs for site-specific wastewater treatment.
  • Developed and conducted special educational outreach programs for environmental health professionals while acting WCAEHO President and CEHA Western Slope Representative. 
Professional Affiliations
Colorado Environmental Health Association, Colorado Mountain College Culinary Advisory Board, National Environmental Health Association, Northwest Colorado Food Coalition, Routt County Core Values Committee, Western Colorado Association of Environmental Health Officers, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Yampa Valley Recycles
Skills & Credentials

Certified Pool Operator, FDA Voluntary National Program Standards Training, Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Servsafe Certified Instructor/Proctor, State of Colorado Standardized Retail Food Inspector

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  • University of Colorado: Graduate School of Public Affairs
  • University of Michigan: College of Literature, Science & Arts

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