Job Description

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SPECIALIST EH Job 3008 (Environmental Health and Protection Services)
Lexington, KY, United States of America


The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) is an independent public health agency charged with helping Lexington be well since 1904 and proudly nationally accredited since 2014.

Vision: We will move Lexington toward being one of the healthiest communities in the nation.

Mission: Helping Lexington be well.

Values: We commit to being...
Caring: We will treat our clients, community and coworkers with compassion and kindness.
Accountable: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness.
Respectful: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness.
Equitable: We will provide services and care equitably to all of our clients throughout the community.
Service: We are here to serve our clients and community.

LFCHD provides a wide range of public health services for the community, including restaurant inspections, flu shots, HANDS visits for moms and dads, diabetes prevention/management, training to licensed child care providers, nutrition through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, school health, a needle exchange program to fight the spread of hepatitis C and HIV, and much more. Visit to learn more about LFCHD!

Job Skills / Requirements

This is a full time position, Grade 4, $15.10 per hour, 37.5 hours per week; includes full comprehensive benefits package. 

Position currently under compensation salary review. 

External applications will be reviewed upon succesful receipt accordingly. 

Under supervision, responsible for assisting and supporting collecting, posting and managing account payments from Environmental Health. Performs processing of invoices, permits, fees, and reporting for local and state EH operations. Maintains databases with payment information for local fees related to food manager certification, food manager registry, and local swimming pool permits. Performs data entry into the Environmental Health Management Information System (EHMIS) for permitted establishments, complaints, and activity tracking for Environmental Health Specialists with billing and reporting of Environmental Health Programs. Responsible for assisting and supporting Finance department in the submittal of reports and payments to the Kentucky Department for Public Health. Responsible for providing back-up phone coverage for the EH office and writing up complaints from clients.

This position requires a High School Diploma/GED required and 18 months business education or training beyond the high school level. Two (2) or more years' experience in cash handling, collections, strong word processing (proficiency priority placed on alphanumeric accuracy and attention to detail) and spreadsheet applications OR an equivalent combination of related training, experience and/or working knowledge of applicable computer software programs such as Custom Data Processing (CDP).

Skills testing may be applicable during the selection process. 


Education Requirements (Any)

HS/GED & 18 months business education or training beyond high school.

Additional Information / Benefits

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time and part-time eligible employees, including paid time off (annual and sick leave accruals).

Employee benefits summary:

Four medical plans are offered, so you can select the coverage that best meets your needs. Two plan options include an employer-funded health reimbursement account.

Employees who waive medical coverage are eligible for an employer-funded health reimbursement account that receives $175 per month.

Dental Insurance and Vision Insurance is available with three plan options ranging from basic to comprehensive.

Additional benefits include basic life insurance and long term disability; cafeteria plans; wellness program, employee assistance program; paid holidays; paid annual leave and paid sick leave; and tuition reimbursement program.

Retirement Benefits include the
Kentucky Employees' Retirement System and Cash Balance plan and Kentucky Deferred Compensation which includes 401(k), 457, and IRA options.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

This job reports to the Team Leader Environmental Health Services

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1