Environmental Health Sanitarian

Sauk County

Join our team and make a difference in your community as an Environmental Health Sanitarian for our Public Health Department.

A career with Sauk County will bring unlimited opportunities to provide support, assistance, and growth to local communities. Sauk County is the ultimate destination where anyone can happily live, work, and play. We are looking for someone who has the desire to support local communities and be a part of the Public Health team.

The purpose of the Environmental Health Sanitarian is to apply the environmental measures to prevent disease and protect human health and safety.

Essential Duties
Complete inspections relating to contracts with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) such as Hotel/Motels, Campgrounds, Restaurants, School Lunch Programs, Retail Food Establishments, Tattoo/Body Art Establishments, and Transient Non-community Wells.

Effectively document and track inspections using the HealthSpace system.

Investigates environmental health complaints and determines health hazard risk.

Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures used by environmental health staff.

Respond to complaints from public regarding foodborne illness. Coordinate with others for investigation of foodborne illnesses.

Compile and maintain program data; analyze data; and make recommendations regarding program efficiency and effectiveness.

Provide education and outreach for radon, mold and air/water quality.

Conduct environmental investigations of lead and health hazards.

Conduct site visits and collect water samples for non-community wells within Sauk County.

Provide educational opportunities and outreach to citizens of the county as well as the operators of licensed establishments.

Participate in population heath initiatives.

Prepare required reports to the Department of Health Services and other agencies.

Enforce statues, ordinances, codes, regulations, policies, and standards of environmental health and safety.

Perform environmental sampling or testing.

Advocate for changes to or the development of ordinances and rules to assure adequate environmental protections for County residents.

Coordinate county environmental health programs with various county and state agencies to provide services.

Coordinate environmental staff meetings.

And other duties as assigned.

Public Health Core Competencies

Communicate to influence behavior
Incorporate ethical standards of practice into all interactions
Make evidence-based decisions
Advocate for the use of evidence
Apply information technology in the use of data and information
Ensure use of professional development opportunities
Describe public health as part of a larger system
Explain how public health, health care, and other organizations can work together or individually
Advocate for policies, programs, and resources
Communicate in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency
Identify relationships that are affecting health
Develop relationships
Maintain relationships

Required Working Hours

Standard working hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. Please note these hours are subject to change and additional hours may be needed or required. Compensation for additional hours beyond normal working hours are subject to applicable state and federal regulations.

Minimum Training and Education

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health, Biology, Microbiology, or another related field


Valid Wisconsin State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License

Registered Environmental Health Sanitarian or ability to become certified within 6 months of hire


2 years of inspection experience

Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Sauk County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.

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