Job Description

Administrative Specialist Environmental Health Job3068 (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

Application deadline is March 2, 2023. 

This is a full-time 37.5 hours per week position with a full comprehensive benefits package.  The pay is $15.80 per hour, non-exempt position.  Bilingual fluent in English and Spanish preferred due to high volume of English and Spanish speaking clients. 

This position provides routine but varied administrative support duties in accordance with standard operating procedures to assigned supervisor, division or program.  Services provided will be in the following departments:  Environmental Health, Emergency Preparedness, Infectious Disease, and Community Education Services.   

Some of the essential duties are: performs clerical duties such as faxes various documents promptly; retrieves faxed documents and delivers to appropriate recipients promptly; photocopies various documents; sorts and distributes incoming mail; processes outgoing mail. Establish, organize, and maintain manual and elelctronic filing systems. Maintains records and filing system, prepares forms, verifies information and resolves routine issues.  Carries out and assists supervisor(s) and staff with various projects; gathers information, organizes materials, assembles documents. Receives fee payments for Local and State service charges, and maintains database reconciliations of amounts received.  Organizes and schedules individulals, makes appointments and provides information to public, clients, vendors and others according to policy, procedure and set protocols.  Documents complaints, information requests and other information.  Takes minutes and provide reports regarding various staff and community meetings; such as conferences with permitted establishments, project work groups, and scheduled staff meetings.  Generate activity data reports regarding staff productivity.  Provides back-up administrative and clerical support to assigned positions in the absence of other departmental staff. 

This position requires a minimum of High School/GED plus 3 years of applicable experience.  Experience in clerical, word processing and spreadsheet applications or an equivalent combination of related training and experience. 

This work is primarily in an office environment and requires frequent interaction with the public and community throughout the day.



Education Requirements (Any)

High School Diploma/GED

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