Employment Opportunity

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POSITION: Environmentalist
STATUS: Part-time (28 hr/ week)
WAGE: $14.35/ Hour

The following essential job functions comprise a summary of job duties, requirements, and responsibilities contained in the job description prepared for this position. The job description will serve as the primary document in the selection and hiring process; and constitutes the context for incumbent job performance and evaluation.


  • Investigates and responds to septic and sewage complaints;
  • Performs routine inspections of food-service establishments;
  • Investigates and responds to food-borne illness reports;
  • Investigates and responds to animal bite incidents;
  • Takes public complaints regarding potential code violations;
  • Investigates hazardous waste spills upon notification;
  • Conducts a variety of miscellaneous tests and inspections;
  • Maintains file documentation for complaint investigations;
  • Answers telephone and assists office visitors with concerns;
  • Maintains communication with personnel from State and County agencies to advise them of problems in their jurisdiction;
  • Attends educational workshops or seminars;
  • Responds to emergency calls on a 24-hour basis;
  • Testifies in court, as required;
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Must be enrolled in college in either Chemistry, Biology, or related fields or have a related college degree.
  • Ability to conduct investigations, perform testing and sampling procedures, and assure compliance with law;
  • Knowledge of standard practices and principles of public and environmental health science/regulation;
  • Knowledge of Department standard operating procedures;
  • Ability to read, research, and interpret blueprints, project plans and specifications;
  • Ability to properly use and maintain assigned equipment;
  • Ability to effectively communicate, cooperate, and resolve environmental health violations;
  • Ability to maintain current professional knowledge;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information;
  • Ability to work extended time and irregular hours;
  • Ability to respond to emergency calls 24-hours/day.


  • Ability to obtain a standardized food service and retail food service inspection officer certification;
  • Ability to legally drive a motor vehicle.

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Employment Opportunity

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WIC (Women, infant, children) Program Dietitian

General Description: Responsible for developement and implementation of individual care plans for low-risk participants, and identifying the need for individual care and follow-up with a Qualified Nutritionist.

Education/Experience:( Must be one of the following;)

  • Qualified Nutritionist (R.D.); or Registry Eligible Dietitian; or Bachelors or Masters Degree in Dietetics; Nutrition or Nutrition Sciences; Public Health Nutrition; Community Nutrition or Cllinical Nutrition.
  • Registered Nurse (R.N.)
  • Bachelors in Family and Consumer Sciences (Home Ecomomics) with an emphasis in Nutrition defined as a minimum of 9 hours in nutrition, which includes:
    • 3 hours of introductory nutrition.
    • 3 hours of life cycle nutrition or maternal/infant nutrition
    • 3 hours in advanced nutrition

(Expirience in maternal and child health or public health setting preferred)

Please contact Charlotte Bass at 812-948-4726 Ext. 655 for annual salary information or to request an application.

Tuberculosis (tb) Information

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The Floyd County Health Department (FCHD) has passed the 100 patient mark in our response to a Tuberculosis (tb) outbreak in Southern Indiana. To date 15 people have had positive skin tests in Floyd County.

The index case in the outbreak is a Clark County resident, however, the case was diagnosed at Floyd Memorial Hospital. The FCHD is cooperating with local health care providers, the Indiana State Department of Health, and the Clark County Health Department to provide a rapid coordinated response. The initial activities are designed to identify at risk groups and provide PPD skin testing, the primary screening tool. Currently, less than 20 individuals remain to be tested in at risk groups in Floyd County. These groups have already been contacted. There is no need to start testing the general population. 

The PPD test involves injecting the patient's arm with a small quantity of reagent. A positive test occurs when erythema and firmness develop at the site. The test is read 48 to 72 hours post injection. Positive tests are then evaluated with X-rays or CT scans; blood tests may also be in order. Cases that are skin test positive but asymptomatic are usually treated with a single drug for 9 months; active, symptomatic cases are generally treated with a 4 drug regimen. Tb is a disease with a cure.

The Tb cases are not related to the Scott County HIV epidemic or the spike in Hepatitis C cases in Louisville and Southern Indiana. The Center for Disease Control reports there are about 10,000 new cases of tuberculosis each year in the US, although about 2/3 of these cases originate outside our borders.

If you have additional questions or need additional information about TB, individuals are encouraged to call the TB Services Hotline at (877) 826-0011. The hotline will be open during the normal Indiana State Department of Health business hours from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may also click here for a pamphlet from the Centers for Disease Control outlining general information about TB.

Click here for additional information from the Indiana State Department of Health.

For further information contact the Floyd County Health Department at 812-948-4726.