An Equal Opportunity Employer
This is an opportunity for a current college student to gain valuable experience in the Environmental Health Unit of Public Health. Schedule flexibility available within the office hours of Monday – Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM. This is a paid internship in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. The position is expected to work 40 hours per week Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Memorial Day through Labor Day (flexible based on school schedule). Some weekend hours may be required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Public Health is seeking to hire two environmental health technicians for the summer of 2024. The employees will work directly with public health staff.
One position is primarily responsible for assisting the department in completing water quality monitoring, including drinking water sampling, recreational water survey and sampling, and water laboratory analysis. Interest in laboratory work may be beneficial.
The other position is primarily responsible for completing a vector monitoring project designed to examine tick populations and conducting Lyme disease prevention efforts. A background or interest in entomology may be helpful.
Technicians will work to support both projects while being primarily assigned to one primary focus area. Both positions will develop strong skills in educating on environmental health topics and use of social media to communicate, have job shadowing opportunities, and support the work of public health, and learn more about possible careers in environmental health.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, carry, push, pull and reach out and overhead. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision. Access to a vehicle, a current valid driver’s license and proof of minimum automobile liability insurance coverage is required. Position will require driving within the county. A background check and drug screen will be required as part of the post offer hiring process.
Minimum education requirements: High school diploma and at least two years of college that provided field experience or similar skills and included courses in applicable subjects. Candidates must have at least 80 hours of laboratory experience; coursework may qualify. The ability to handle laboratory and field equipment and apply aseptic technique is required.
Formal Walworth County Online Application
Education & Experience Review
Other job related tests may be required.