Environmental Health Officer

Job Description

Environmental health officers monitor, maintain and protect environmental and health standards according to current legislation.

They are responsible for investigating incidents that affect health such as pollution, accidents at work, noise control, toxic contamination, pest infestations, food poisoning and waste management. They work with government agencies, individuals, businesses and specialists. A large amount of time is spent away from the office visiting properties such as farms, shops, food outlets, private/public accommodation, commercial premises, manufacturers and industrial organizations.

The Job Scope

  • Compiling reports
  • Providing training courses
  • Gathering samples to be tested
  • Investigating complaints
  • Serving legal notices
  • Providing evidence in court
  • Liaising with other organizations.

Skills Required

Excellent communication

A high level of attention to detail

Teamworking and interpersonal skills in order to explain complex legislation and procedures to people from all backgrounds

Ability to analyze problems and find solutions.

Academic Requirement

Degree in Environmental Course

  • STPM
    CGPA 2.50 in Biology / Physics and Chemistry
  • A-Level
    CGPA 2.50 in Biology / Physics and Chemistry
  • Diploma
    CGPA of 2.75
    Foundation in Science or other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.

Salary Range

    Fresh graduates can expect a salary ranging between RM2,500 to RM3,500
    With several years of training, employees can be promoted to a managerial position and may sometimes be in charge of employee training that relates to safety or environmental health, so that employees can aid in making changes. A manager can earn up to RM9000