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                             Welcome to the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department

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Employment

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.”



Health Environmentalist

The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department is accepting applications for a full time by contract Health Environmentalist. Classification level will be determined by the requirements.

Health Environmentalist I

General Duties include: This position serves under the direction of the Director or other appropriate staff. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: Perform work of moderate difficulty while receiving training in the application of environmental health programs and in the enforcement of regulations through formal classroom training and on-the-job experience. Perform duties with close monitoring by professional supervisory personnel until properly trained to perform functions independently. Perform regular inspections of tourist accommodations, schools, swimming pools to ensure compliance with state and local regulations pertaining to environmental health, this may include taking product samples and forwarding for testing. Secure water samples; investigate nuisance complaints and other duties related to environmental health. Inspect food establishments for compliance with state regulations pertaining to sanitation. Request assistance from supervisors in situations beyond his/her scope of training and experience. Interpret reports generated by the Environmental Health Management Information System (EHMIS)/Graphical Users Interface (GUI) system. Analyze and interpret data regarding test results, inspections results, etc. and present results to appropriate types of audiences.

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. Experience with public health preparedness will be considered a plus.

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 to remain a permanent employee per Administrative Regulations 902KAR 8:080.

Starting Salary: $12.15 - $15.17/hr negotiable with additional experience.

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. Experience with public health preparedness will be considered a plus

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.

Health Environmentalist III.

General Duties include: This position serves under the direction of the Health Environmental Director or Director. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: Perform work of considerable complexity and difficulty in performing a full range of professional environmental health assignments in a full functioning capacity. With considerable knowledge and skill, independently conducts technical, professional inspections and investigations relative to complaints or allegations of non-compliance of state and local laws and regulations to ensure compliance; conduct routine or specialized complex technical inspection, which could involve consumer complaints of regulated and non-regulated facilities. Negotiate abatement of non-compliant conditions, issue notices of violation and refer major problems to the appropriate supervisor in the event abatement is not achieved. Provide consultation to the public and industry as requested. Develop educational and technical seminars to assist operators in obtaining/maintaining required certifications. Participate heavily in setting work objectives and may serve as working supervisor or team leader.

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 three (3) years of experience as a health environmentalist performing inspections. Experience with public health preparedness will be considered a plus

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 to remain a permanent employee per Administrative Regulations 902KAR 8:080.

Starting Salary: $16.89 - $21.42/hr negotiable with additional experience.

Send resume or apply at Ashland-Boyd County Health Department, 2924 Holt St., Ashland, KY 41101. Completed application or resume must be submitted by 07/07/2021. Transcripts must be included and list the degree awarded. Employment is contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check. Equal Opportunity Employer.

POSTED 6/15/2021 – 07/07/2021












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










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