Environmental health officers in the Commissioned Corps ensure public health and safety in a variety of domestic and international roles. For environmental health officers, work areas are diverse and numerous. Examples include epidemiological surveillance, disease prevention, radiological health, industrial hygiene, food safety, injury prevention and education, and emergency preparedness. During natural disasters and other emergencies, environmental health officers protect the public from environmental threats and help communities recover. As part of a committed cadre of health professionals, you will enjoy exciting assignments and opportunities, career stability, excellent benefits and work/life balance while protecting and improving human health.
“Commissioned Corps environmental health officers today are the best educated and most highly skilled environmental health professionals in the Nation, and they continue to gain extraordinary expertise and skills by serving in the large variety of assignment opportunities.”
CAPTAIN CRAIG A. SHEPHERD
Chief Environmental Health Officer,
U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
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