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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 I

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

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. Grade 15

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

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business 02/28/2020 to Ashland-Boyd County Health Department.

Resume will not substitute for completed application.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

POSTED 1/9/2020 – 2/28/2020

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