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Full-Time Seasonal Sanitarian

Job Type

Full-Time Seasonal, May through October

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Environmental Health Supervisor, performs bathing beach sanitary surveys and collects surface water samples from Great Lakes beaches; operates a computer to enter data into data bases for the bathing beach program; inspects and diagrams licensed campgrounds; collects drinking water samples; conducts final inspections of new septic system installations; assists with on-site septic system site evaluations and typing up septic system permits; inspects licensed campgrounds. Assists in investigation and enforcement of compliance with environmental laws and regulations in the areas of basic sanitation and environmental contamination. May present or assist in the presentation of environmental health education programs.

1. Responsible for beach sampling, including collection of samples, completion of required forms, and delivery to lab.
2. Conducts and documents on-site evaluations for septic and well permits, types up septic system permits and site diagrams, and conducts on-site final inspections of newly installed septic systems to determine conformance with permit requirements, and types up final inspections and site diagrams.
3. Conducts inspections at licensed campgrounds; diagrams the campgrounds with details of campsite locations, water outlets, privies, bathhouses, and other amenities.
4. Frequent contact with the public.

(This is a partial list. For a full job description, please contact Jill Schaefer,

Education: Two years of college level coursework in Environmental Health or a closely related field of science.

Experience: Prefer some experience related to Environmental Health. GIS experience a plus.

Other Requirements: Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license.

Possession of a reliable, registered, and insured vehicle.

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS [This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this description. These include, but are not limited to, the following requirements. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements]:
• Walking over uneven terrain to access sites and beach sampling locations.
• Bends, stoops, and kneels to collect surface water samples and inspect septic systems.
• Lifts, carries, pushes, and pulls equipment weighing up to 30 lbs.
• Ability to travel throughout the county to beach and drinking water sampling sites, building sites, and campgrounds.
• Ability to use environmental monitoring and measuring equipment while conducting beach inspections, collecting surface water samples, and conducting site evaluations and inspections.
• Ability to wear personal protective equipment.
• Ability to enter and access information using a computer.

• Works in an office and outside in various types of weather conditions.

Interested applicants may apply by submitting an application and a resume to Jill Schaefer, Executive Assistant, The application may be found on our website at EOE. The position will remain open until filled.

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