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Water Fluoridation Consultant

Date Posted:  Jan 13, 2023
Requisition ID:  417101

South Bend, IN, US, 46601


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


Agency Statement:

About the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH):
The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and safety of all Hoosiers so that they can reach their optimal health regardless of where they live, learn, work, or play.

Salary Statement:

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $42,900, but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

About the Job:

The Water Flouridation Consultant is an entry-level position within the Indiana Department Health's Environmental Public Health division. You will conduct consultations, inspections, diagnostics, and water sampling at school and community drinking water systems to assure adequate, safe, and controlled fluoridation of drinking water systems and will serve as a specialist in public and environmental health focusing on the fluoridation of community and school water supplies. Travel is required for this role.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Consults with owners, operators, government officials, or their representatives to discuss our administrative and technical requirements for proper design, installation, operation, maintenance, and testing of community and school water supply fluoridation equipment.
  • Reports to the Fluoride Program Manager in the Environmental Public Health Division.
  • Performs water fluoridation surveillance /diagnostic inspections at fluoride adjusted community and school water systems in this employee's territory.
  • Will document and evaluate whether on site fluoridation monitoring and feed equipment are installed correctly and are being operated in a controlled manor in accordance with all state regulations and standards.
  • Consults with school, city, and town officials and administrators, local dentists, water system operators, legislators, and the public, to promote the public health benefits of water supply fluoridation, and to point out the design, equipment, operational, and surveillance safeguards built-in to assure against over- or under-feeding of fluoride.
  • Prepares reports, statistics and tallies about fluoridation activities and enters such information into the CDC's National Water Fluoridation Reporting System database, and provides such information to the Fluoride Program Manager

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • A degree in environmental science or related field and/or significant experience related to essential duties of job.  Certification as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist is helpful but not required. 
  • Extensive knowledge of Indiana Department of Health functions, policies, and procedures as they relate to environmental health.
  • Extensive knowledge of environmental engineering, sanitation, public health science, environmental health science, and mathematics as they pertain to facilities subject to our laws and rules.
  • Extensive knowledge of and ability to apply state laws, rules, protocols, and policies governing current environmental health practices and advances in technology.
  • Thorough technical knowledge of Fluoridation equipment.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are essential.  General knowledge of related computer software and hardware is also essential.
  • Proficient public speaking skills, including the use of PowerPoint to create presentations using photos, and graphics.
  • Ability to establish harmonious relationships with industry, local, public and private agencies.
  • Ability to communicate, verbally, in writing, and electronically with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Ability to maturely and professionally handle conflict.
  • Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license, an operable vehicle, and the ability to drive.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role. 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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