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TITLE:             Environmental Health Inspector

STATUS:          Full-time, 35 hours per week

SCHEDULE:   M – F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. with occasional weekend/evening inspections for special events (i.e. Effingham County Fair)


The Environmental Health Inspector will conduct activities and deliver services in Environmental Health & Tobacco Prevention programs.

Environmental Health: Perform office and field work – including surveillance, education, and enforcement efforts – in relation to the regulation of food establishments, private sewage disposal, and on-site potable water protection. In addition, provide support in programs related to vector surveillance/control, solid waste, and other environmental health related fields.

Tobacco Prevention: Assist with conducting activities falling under the Illinois Tobacco Free Communities grant program. These activities include regulatory, educational, and collaborative efforts to promote tobacco prevention within the community.


  • Per the Environmental Health Practitioner Licensing Act (225 ILCS 37/), an Environmental Health Inspector must have an associate’s degree or its equivalent, including a minimum of 9 credit hours of science. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • IL driver’s license
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Computer and writing skills required. Knowledge of PowerPoint preferred.
  • CPR & First Aid certification preferred.
  • Must be able to stand and walk 70% of the time.
  • Must be able to lift/carry 10 lbs. approximately 10% of the time.
  • Must be able to push/pull 30 lbs. approximately 10% of the time.


APPLICATIONS MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT or picked up at 901 W. Virginia St., Effingham, IL.

Return applications to or drop off in person.

Effingham County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 11-2-2017