Job Opening: Sanitarian in Training / Registered Sanitarian

Job Opening: Sanitarian in Training / Registered Sanitarian 

Highland County Health Department


Position Description: The Highland County Health Department is accepting

applications for a Sanitarian in Training / Registered Sanitarian.  Applicant must have a current certificate of registration as a Registered Sanitarian (RS) or Sanitarian In Training (SIT) issued by the Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration or ability to obtain SIT status immediately.  RS status must be obtained within 3 years.  


Pay Range: $16.50 to $17.00 hourly, pay is commensurate with education and experience.  


Hours: Full-time, Non-exempt (38 hours per week /76 hours per pay) 


Benefits: Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), paid holidays; paid vacation (based on time in public service); paid sick leave; paid personal leave; health insurance; dental insurance


Job Duties:


The Health Department is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic individual to work in our Environmental Health Division.  This position will work under the supervision of the Environmental Health Director, and will work to support the various environmental health programs in place at the health department.  Job duties will include: 


Inspect food facilities for safe practices and operation

Inspect household sewage systems for proper operation and maintenance

Investigate public health nuisances

Generate and submit reports and inspection documents using a computer, digital camera, and other tools

Support other environmental health division programs as needed

Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:


·     Eligible for SIT/RS status in Ohio – Completed a 4-year degree with at least 45 quarter units or 30 semester units of science courses

·     Be able to lift 75 lbs. 

·     Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license, insurance, and reliable daily transportation

·     Willing to work outdoors in various weather conditions

·     Possess excellent computer and technology skills



Applicants will be selected for interviews based on qualifications and the quality of resumes. Successful applicants, upon a conditional job offer, must complete a criminal background check and driving record check.


Send Resume to:  

Anna McCoppin, Environmental Health Director, Highland County Health Department, 

1487 North High St., Suite 400, Hillsboro, OH 45133



Back to School Event

The Highland County Health Department is partnering with Job and Family Services (JFS) to hold a back to school event for Highland County residents.  Any child ages 3-18 who lives in Highland County and is attending school in 2018-2019 may be eligible for a $150.00 voucher to Walmart.  This funding is available through a JFS grant.  

The event takes place on July 30 and 31, 1pm to 6pm, each day, at the Southern State Patriot Center.  

Financial eligibility applies, and applicants must pre-register before the event.  See the attached application form for complete rules and requirements.  

Hepatitis A Information - Highland County Health Department

Hepatitis A Virus - Information Release from the Highland County Health Department




The Ohio Department of Health has declared a statewide community outbreak of Hepatitis A after seeing a large increase in cases related to several risk factors.  In Ohio, 79 cases of this outbreak have been reported so far in 2018, which is almost double the number of Ohio cases in all of 2017.  Several neighboring states are also seeing significant increases in Hepatitis A.  


Highland County has not seen any increases in Hepatitis A cases associated with this current statewide outbreak.  We have seen some regional increases in Hepatitis A cases, and we are close to several other rural counties that have been impacted.  The information included in this packet provides an overview of the Hepatitis A virus, its risk factors, who is at risk for significant health impact if they get sick, and how someone can protect themselves.  Our hope is that providing this information now will better prepare our community in the event that we are affected by this statewide community outbreak.


Symptoms of Hepatitis A include fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea, light-colored stools and jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin). People with hepatitis A can experience mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. 


This disease is preventable with a vaccine. The Highland County Health Department provides Hepatitis A vaccine, as do many local pharmacies. If someone is uninsured or underinsured, the health department can offer a discounted vaccine through a state program. 


With questions about this outbreak, the vaccine, or other related issues, please call the Highland County Health Department Nursing Division at (937) 393-1941.  






Jared Warner, MEM, RS

Health Commissioner

Highland County Health Department


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