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Justin JonesMPH

Environmental Health Specialist II
Washington County Health Department
Sandersville, Georgia

Raised in Warthen, GA, located in Washington County, I was the Salutatorian of the Washington County High School Class of 2011. I began my Public Health career after graduating, with honors, from Georgia Southern University (’16) with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, minoring in Chemistry. I entered the workforce as a Wastewater Laboratory Coordinator for the City of Milledgeville Wastewater Treatment Plant, where I held both a GA Wastewater Laboratory Analyst and GA Wastewater Class III Operator’s license. In 2020, I obtained my Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from South University, graduating with high honors.

After 5 ½ years, I ventured further into the field of Public Health and began working with the Washington County Health Department (North Central Health District) located in Sandersville, GA as an Environmental Health Specialist (EHS). Though the county only has a population of a little over 20,000, I help to oversee seven (7) Environmental Health programs: Food Service, Tourist Accommodations (Hotels, Motels, and Campgrounds), Swimming Pools, On-site Wastewater Management (Septic Systems), Rabies, Well Water, and Body Art. Over the course of 1 ½ years, I have become a Certified Pool Operator (CPO), certified in all septic installations (Residential, Commercial, Mound and Area Fill, and Drip Emitter), as well as Septage Removal and Disposal, and obtained Certified Food Safety Manager (CFSM) certification, ultimately overseeing the Food Service Program.

I have been happily married for 5 years to my lovely wife, Latronda, and we are the proud parents of a two-year-old son, Colton. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, traveling, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.