Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!


About the Role:

With minimal supervision, performs office and field work of scientific nature that relates to inspection, investigation, public education and regulation of food service facilities, water supplies, individual sewage disposal, solid waste disposal landfills, or other applications in support of state and local ordinances governing proper environmental health practices for Lake County.


Location: 500 West Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL 

Hours: 37.5 hours a week; Monday-Friday (8:00am-4:00pm)



Skills and Experience

  • Reviews plans and inspects facilities including, but not limited to, Environmental Health Programs of Food Sanitation, Potable Water Supplies, Private Sewage Disposal, Solid Waste, Nuisance Control, Insect and Pest Control, Housing and Recreational Areas all in accordance with local and state rules and regulations.
  • Prepares activity reports and records of inspections, investigations and correspondence.
  • Collects, under prescribed methods, environmental samples as required.
  • Participates in making recommendations that formulate service area policies and procedures.
  • Investigates complaints involving possible sanitary violations, offers advice on solutions, and makes follow-up inspections.
  • Participates in epidemiological surveys including, but not limited to, foodborne illness outbreaks, seeking unhealthful conditions, and methods of control and correction.
  • Offers solutions and follow up on corrections of ordinance and code violations.   
  • Prepares documentation for court cases and provides expert court testimony when required.
  • Makes reasonable and accurate interpretations of statutes and ordinances applicable to responsibilities.
  • Selects, prepares and submits samples of drinking water, surface discharge onsite wastewater systems, beach and swimming pool waters for laboratory analysis.
  • Performs simple field tests.
  • Educates the public on environmental health issues and the public health rationale for recommendations.
  • Job Skill Assessment(s) may be required for this role. 


Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in physical and/or biological sciences.
  • Registered as a Environmental Health Practitioner in Training in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Licensed Environmental Health Act, by the State of Illinois.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license with appropriate classification and a satisfactory driving record.


About the Perks:

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit the Health Department page to get additional information on why you should work for us.


If you would like to learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees in action, please review this short video.


Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.


The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.