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Date:  Aug 1, 2022
Req ID:  21170

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  41,196.00

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205


Position Number: 22105781

County: Pulaski     City: Little Rock

Posting End Date: 08/12/2022
Center for Local Public Health – Engineering


Additional Preferences:  


Routine in-state travel is required.


Some overnight travel may be required.


A valid driver’s license is required.


Must be able to lift forty (40) pounds.


Pollution control, water/wastewater or related experience is preferred.


Hiring Official:  L. Jones

Recruitment Contact: - 501-534-6140

The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: X060C

Grade: GS07


Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00


The Senior Environmental Health Specialist is responsible for administering environmental and health programs in food and water protection, air quality, noise, industrial and land pollution, sewage disposal, hazardous and toxic substances, solid waste management, emergency management and institutional health. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Interprets environmental health program requirements, health laws, guidelines, policies, and procedures. Provides technical assistance to the food industry through inspection procedures and service delivery recommendations. Develops food and environmental inspection training materials and conducts training sessions for environmental health specialists. Evaluates inspection skills of field environmental health specialists to ensure conformance to standardized procedures. Conducts assessments of environmental health complaints, such as illness outbreaks and animal bites Inspects food service establishments, individual sewage disposal systems, swimming pools, and spas for food and environmental health law compliance. Provides technical assistance in the mobilization of resources involving food and environmental sanitation during disasters and emergencies, such as fires and hazardous spills. Performs other duties as assigned.


Frequent in-state and limited out-of-state travel is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state and federal health and safety laws and sanitation regulations. Knowledge of health/safety inspection procedures and techniques. Ability to develop and conduct safety/health training sessions. Ability to communicate technical information and interpret program requirements, rules, regulations, and laws. Ability to analyze sanitation programs and inspection procedures and recommend modifications Ability to formulate policies and procedures and recommend and coordinate programs.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in biology, environmental health, or a related field; plus three years of experience in providing environmental health services or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock