Environmental Investigator III

City of Houston
Published
June 17, 2022
Location
Houston, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

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*
 
 DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
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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