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LINCOLN COUNTY Planner/Sanitarian in LIBBY, Montana

POSITION AVAILABLE: Lincoln County has a job opening for a full-time Planner/Sanitarian with the Lincoln County Health Department. POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the general supervision of the Director, performs professional and technical duties including investigating, analyzing, regulating, and coordinating functions related to implementing sanitary standards and environmental health programs. Works with the public, surveyors, professional engineers, developers, boards, and state agencies. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Planner:Conducts and coordinates review of all subdivision applications, certificates of survey, boundary adjustments, family transfers, etc. Performs Sanitation in Subdivision reviews under contract with DEQ. Writes and issues certificates of subdivision approval.Provides support in technical non-degradation review for subdivision health review submittals.Organizes and attends planning board meetings, prepares agendas, and takes minutes.Prepares and submits bills to DEQ for reimbursement of subdivision review fees.Reviews and processes floodplain applications and provides floodplain information.Reviews and reports on lakeshore permits and projects, major and minor subdivisions, and exempt surveys.Sanitarian:Facilitates implementation of state and county on-site wastewater treatment regulations. Conducts field surveys of systems locations, designs systems, evaluates and approves permit applications, issues permits, investigates and resolves system failures.Implements the county?s Air Pollution Control Program and facilitates compliance with county, state, and federal air quality standards and regulations for solid fuel burning devices, road dust control, and open burning for public health protection. Provides information for well disinfection and water development, conducts water sampling and testing and conducts investigations of violation of the Montana Safe Drinking Water act and reports of surface and groundwater contamination. Conducts compliance inspections/surveys, investigates complaints, issues violation notices.Assists in inspecting establishments for state licensing renewals, reviews plans for new establishments to meet state licensing standards. Responds to complaints and conducts investigations for hazardous substances. Develops and disseminates public information and educational materials.SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITYEvaluation of this position will be based primarily upon the preceding job description requirements and duties. Examples of job performance criteria include, but are not limited to, the following:Operates and maintains air sampling equipment and collects accurate data Advises and updates various governmental bodies including Board of Health and DEQ.Maintains knowledge of changing regulations and other developments in the fieldProvides advice and information to general public and applicants regarding process and permit requirementsPrepares and submits accurate and timely reports to the department, the commission, the state, and various boardsResponds to citizen complaints and inquiriesParticipates and presents at public meetings and hearingsEnforces appropriate health regulationsDisplays tact, consideration, and cooperation when dealing with the publicObserves work hours and demonstrates punctualityEstablishes and maintains effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the publicJOB SPECIFICATIONSEducation and Experience: Bachelor?s degree in environmental health or equivalent, including 30 semester hours in physical and biological sciences. A minimum of one year experience in subdivision review supervised by a certified reviewer preferred.Contact Job Service Libby for Full Job Description. 293-6282 or LibbyJSC@mt.gov

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