Full-Time Environmental Health Specialist (Sanitarian)

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Date Posted: 4/25/2022

Application Deadline: Open until filled 


  • Clay County Application must be submitted for all County positions.

Starting Salary 

  • $28.23 per hour


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical or Biological Science 
  • 1-3 years of prior work-related experience
  • Registered Sanitarian/Environmental Health Specialist (can obtain after employment)
  • National Certified Pool Operator License (can obtain after employment)
  • MPCA SSTS Inspector License for septic system compliance (can be obtained after employment)
  • Driver’s license
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check.

Duties and Essential Functions

The listed examples may not include all the duties performed by all positions in this class. 

  • Provide and maintain the licensing, inspection and enforcement of State and Federal Codes pertaining to food, pool, and lodging establishments.
  • Grant design approval and issue permitting for new on-site septic systems.
  • Inspect demolition projects and issue disposal permits.
  • Assist with Public Health Nuisance concerns, provide education and remediation
  • Other duties as assigned.

Clay County provides all eligible employees these great benefits:

  • Paid Vacation Time  - 12 days per year (increases with longevity)
  • Paid Sick Leave – 12 days per year
  • Paid Holidays – 10 per year
  • Paid Single Health Insurance Plans
  • Paid Single Dental Insurance
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • County Contribution into the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)

Additional benefits offered to eligible Clay County employees:

  • Family Health Insurance Plans
  • Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance   
  • Supplemental Life Insurance for Spouse
  • Life Insurance for Dependents
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Plans
  • Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Some positions offer remote and flexible work schedules