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                             Welcome to the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department



Thank you for your interest in serving the public as part of our team. Working at the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department is about making a difference. You’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect and most importantly, a life-changing career.

                                                        “Shaping the Future through preventative and community health.”

Ashland-Boyd County Health Department continuously accepts applications for Local Health Nurse I and Local Health Nurse II.

Health Environmentalist II

The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department is accepting applications for FT Health Environmentalist II.

General Duties include: This position serves under the general direction of the Director or other appropriate staff. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Perform work of moderate to complex difficulty in the inspection of facilities, the investigation and resolution of environmental complaints and nuisances. With considerable ability; inspect and provide consultation to establishments or facilities for compliance with state regulations. Review plans for new construction and modification of regulated facilities to ensure compliance with regulations and makes recommendations for approval or disapproval of plans. Review plans for on-site sewage systems for residences, institutions and other construction. Respond to complaints regarding pollution, housing, insect or rodent infestation or other health related problems. Attempt to solve problems through negotiation; initiate legal action if applicable or refer to appropriate health department personnel. May serve as resource person to health environmentalist/trainee or support staff. Working ability to identify regulatory infractions and recommend corrective actions.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience: Bachelor Degree from a college or university with a minor or twenty-four (24) semester hours in environmental health, biological or physical science or registration as a Kentucky Environmental Specialist/Sanitarian under KRS 223 and one (1) year of experience as a health environmentalist performing inspections.

Special Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Note: an individual upon employment must become registered under the provisions of KRS 223 within six (6) months to remain a permanent employee per Administrative Regulations 902KAR 8:080.

Starting Salary: $15.79 - $19.96/hr negotiable with additional experience. Grade 19

Applications may be obtained at the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department, 2924 Holt Street, Ashland, Kentucky 41101, (606) 329-9444 or

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business October 11, 2019 to Ashland-Boyd County Health Department.

Resume will not substitute for completed application.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.

Posted 9/11/2019 to 10/11/2019

The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer