Web Analytics

Environmental Health Officers (EHO) – U.S. Navy 4 views

Navy Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) focus on prevention and control of diseases in Navy and Marine Corps populations. In this role, you will:

  • Determine effective methods of health-threat assessment
  • Conduct ongoing disease and environmental surveillance
  • Identify potential dangers and develop countermeasures for actual and potential threats

As a Navy EHO, you may focus on:

  • Food service sanitation
  • Drinking water surveillance
  • Disease outbreak investigations
  • Helping combat the threat of bioterrorism

You could also find yourself:

  • Providing guidance to Commanding Officers, Operational/Joint/Coalition Force Commanders and Installation Commanders on food safety, water and wastewater safety; communicable disease control; risk communication; and epidemiological/biostatistic methods of assessing threats
  • Gaining a nationally recognized credential as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) from the National Environmental Health Association
  • Championing a variety of essential programs like food sanitation and safety; public health sanitation; thermal stress control; swimming pool/recreational sanitation; ashore and afloat water and wastewater sanitation; vector control; preventive medicine for ground forces; and disease surveillance and prevention

Wherever you are in your professional career, the Navy can help ease your financial burdens and advance your career with generous financial assistance and continuing education programs.

Graduate Students

In the Navy Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP), you can receive up to $134,600 while finishing a degree. This includes a monthly military salary, a generous housing allowance* and a comprehensive health-care benefits package.

*Navy HSCP housing allowance based on graduate school location. Increased offer amounts available in areas with a higher cost of living.

Practicing Professionals

Through the Navy Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP), you may be eligible to receive financial assistance to pay down the cost of your graduate education.

To qualify for employment consideration as an Environmental Health Officer in the Navy Medical Service Corps, you must meet these basic requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen currently practicing in the United States
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in environmental health from a program accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Accreditation Council (EHAC) OR a master’s of Public Health degree with a concentration in environmental health from a college of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Degree should include courses in environmental health, epidemiology, food safety, water quality, air quality, solid waste and wastewater management, communicable diseases, public health sanitation, vector control, toxicology, risk assessment, risk communication, biostatistics, and microbiology
  • Be willing to serve a minimum of three years of Active Duty
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 41
  • Be in good physical condition and pass a full medical examination

You may also be expected to meet certain preferred requirements:

  • Certification as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) or Registered Sanitarian (RS) through the National Environmental Health Association or a state agency
  • Masters applicants should have an undergraduate degree in environmental health or biological life sciences. Physical science degrees, such as chemistry and physics, may be acceptable with additional coursework in the life sciences, such as microbiology, zoology or human physiology
  • Field experience in an environmental health- or public health-related occupation
  • Completed graduate-level coursework with GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Interview by an Active Duty Environmental Health Officer (Lieutenant or above)

General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you intend to serve Active Duty or Reserve Duty, and whether you are currently serving, have served before or have never served before.

Job Details

Job Location

Apply for this job
Showing 1–0 of 0 jobs

Leave your thoughts

Share this job
Company Information
  • Total Jobs 6 Jobs
  • Full Address Department of the Navy, 1200 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350

Search jobs in U.S and apply free online. Companies can post free jobs.