CCHD is hiring a Registered Sanitarian!

Do you have a bachelor’s degree in the natural or environmental sciences? Are you passionate about creating a healthy, safe environment for the public? Come live and work in beautiful and affordable Cascade County, Montana, as a registered sanitarian or sanitarian-in-training! This would be a great job for a new grad who’s excited about public health.

Cascade City-County Health Department is now hiring a Registered Sanitarian or Sanitarian-in-Training to work with our experienced, supportive Environmental Health team. EH at CCHD is a fast-paced but calm environment ideal for anyone who is thorough, persistent, and collaborative.

To apply, go to for details & instructions!

Hard copies of applications must be submitted in person or by mail to:

Cascade County Human Resources

325 2nd Avenue North, #108

Great Falls, MT 59401

Make sure you include the following in your job application packet:



The Registered Sanitarian (RS) spends approximately 75% of their time performing routine and follow-up inspections of licensed establishments, provides information and education to establishment operators, determines if there are deficiencies and assesses the need for follow-up, training or enforcement action following inspections, accurately fills out inspection forms and effectively communicates concerns. Other duties may include assisting with review of construction or remodel plans of licensed establishments, teaching food safety and disease prevention classes to food service personnel and daycare providers, participating in communicable disease investigations, including rabies investigations, participation in emergency preparedness and response activities, preparing educational newsletters, performing soil evaluations and regulating installation of subsurface septic systems, assisting with training and certification of septic installers, reviews of subdivisions for sanitation requirements and working in the air quality program and other Environmental Health programs as required or assigned.



The Registered Sanitarian’s essential job duties and responsibilities will vary depending on work assignments but may include the following:

  • Provide input to Environmental Health Division Manager and Health Officer in the development, revision and enforcement of environmental health programs in accordance with regulations
  • Assist with development and/or revision of City-County Health Department protocols and procedures
  • Actively support and participate in the agency Strategic Plan, Quality Improvement Plans, Public Health Accreditation, FDA Standards for Retail Food Establishments and other performance improvement plans as determined
  • Assist other staff within the agency with data collection to support program improvement
  • Provide input during review of construction plans for new or remodeled establishments licensed by DPHHS
  • Inspect licensed establishments for compliance with state regulations to include retail and wholesale food establishments, public accommodations, body art establishments, swimming pools, trailer courts, daycare centers, group homes, and schools
  • Provide homeowners with information on water sampling and proper disinfection of private water systems
  • Assist with ambient air monitoring activities and minor point source inspections
  • Investigate complaints related to environmental health issues
  • Train and participate in environmental/public health emergency response incidents and training exercises
  • Assist other agencies with enforcement matters relating to public and environmental health laws and regulations including sampling public, private and non-community water supplies if needed
  • Record and investigate incoming complaints of animal bites using established protocols
  • Process rabies reports and prepare specimens for shipping
  • Assist in epidemiological investigation of food borne/waterborne diseases and monitor other health and safety concerns
  • Review and approve temporary food service events and permits
  • Process cottage food applications
  • Issue septic permits and inspect septic installations for adherence to state and local regulations
  • Review subdivision applications for sanitation requirements in accordance with DEQ contract
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned