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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:$45193 - $56523 per year
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Wayne County has immediate openings in the Health Department, Public Health and Environmental Services.

This is a great opportunity to join our team and make a difference in the community!

Environmentalists are employed in the Department of Public Services and the Health, Human and Veterans Services Department. They are expected to recognize general environmental health problems, to explain public health and/or environmental health requirements and to seek corrections and compliance when encountering unsatisfactory environmental health conditions in the following areas: food service sanitation, private water supply and private water disposal, solid waste management, rodent control, soil erosion, sedimentation control, school and institutional sanitation, swimming pool sanitation, storm water management, nuisance complaint investigations and other related areas. Environmentalists also perform assessments of County operations, which are environmentally regulated. Employees will act as technical assistants conducting water quality and other environmental related inspections and tests and complete progress reports for review of higher level staff and prepare correspondence.


A Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university with a major in Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Physical, Chemical, Natural Sciences or equivalent; OR
A Bachelor's Degree with thirty (30) college credits in life science, natural science, physical science or health science, AND have passed at least one (1) college math or statistics class; AND
A valid driver's license and an acceptable safe driving record. (INDICATE DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER ON THE APPLICATION.)

Proof of Education and/or necessary certifications must be uploaded and submitted with the original application or the application will not be accepted.

Environmentalists will be required to have an automobile for transportation during working hours on a mileage reimbursement basis.

A written test (50%) will be administered covering knowledge of environmental health, environmental science and related knowledge.

Personal qualifications (50%) interview which may include a written exercise.

*Online virtual testing and testing at Wayne County Community College - Northwest Campus and the Guardian Building is available.

Candidates must pass all tests in order to be placed on the eligibility list.

In the event that the number of eligible applicants is equal to or less than the number required for certification, the Department
of Personnel/Human Resources may substitute for the above tests an evaluation of experience and training or such other
tests as the Department may deem desirable to determine the competence of the applicants.

The purpose of this examination is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies. The eligible list will remain in effect for six (6) months but may be extended. The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used only when there are no persons available on the current established Environmentalist, 2910 OC.
This is a continuous examination and ranking on the eligibility list will be subject to change as names are added to and removed from the list.

Pay Rate and Fringe Benefits: Appointments will be made at the minimum rate with annual increases where applicable. Payment is on a biweekly basis. Employees receive liberal fringe benefits, which include vacation pay, sick leave pay, health care insurance, optical, dental, long term disability, life insurance and a retirement plan.

How to Apply:

Applicants must complete an application which may be obtained at the office of the Department of Personnel/Human Resources or apply by visiting The application will be used for determining eligibility for admission to the examination and as a basis for rating experience and training.

Investigation and Probationary Period:

An investigation of character and past employment will be conducted. Appointees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be considered permanent, in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements.

Veteran's Preference: Honorably discharged war veterans who receive passing grades on examinations will have ten (10) points added to their final earned examination scores and those who have a service connected disability will have five (5) points added to their score, for a possible total of fifteen (15) additional points. Requests for and proof of eligibility must be submitted at the time of the examination.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Wayne County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and
applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. For information regarding the Department of Justice - EEO Utilization Report, please visit


If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to
perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Wayne County Department of Personnel/Human Resources at 313-224-5901 or via email at Hearing or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at (800) 649-3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours.

Appeal of Rejection:

Persons denied permission to compete in an examination may make a written appeal to the Wayne County Civil Service Commission for a final decision. An appeal must be filed within twenty (20) days following the mailing of the rejection stating the basis on which the application should be accepted.
Review of Examination: A request to review an examination must be made in writing within twenty (20) days after the notice of result of the examination is mailed. An appeal concerning the rating received must be made in writing within twenty (20) days after the review. An appeal must state the basis on which it is claimed that the rating is improper.

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