Environmental Investigator III

City of Houston
June 17, 2022
Houston, TX
Job Type


Applications Accepted From: All Persons Interested
Division: Environmental Health
Section: Pool Program
Workdays/ Hours: M-F, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
*Subject to change*
The Houston Health Department is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Environmental Investigator III  to perform the following duties:  

  • Inspects aquatic facilities for compliance regarding commercial swimming pools and spas. Facilities include but are not limited to hotels, apartments, townhomes, condominiums, schools, etc.
  • Works independently and provides guidance in the field to Environmental Investigator I and II, when applicable. Cross trains in Food, EMS, or other programs based on the Bureau's needs.  Assist with training new employees.
  • Investigates commercial and residential complaints concerning improperly maintained swimming pools/spas.
  • Reviews and regulates all new commercial swimming pool/spa constructions to ensure compliance with State Design Standards for public pools/spas.
  • Presents at public outreach and other community based events as it relates to the program.
  • Issues violations and citations to operators for non-compliance of local ordinances, state and federal codes.
  • May appear in court to testify regarding violations; provides testimony in enforcement hearings and/or drowning cases.

There are occasional exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture and air pollution. The position may involve infrequent exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns. The position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such as typewriters or records boxes (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis.

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