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Classification: Environmental Health Specialist
Salary Range: Negotiable based on qualifications
Description of Duties:   The Environmental Health Specialist is a public health professional whose primary purpose is to promote public health through education, surveillance, consultation, inspection and enforcement of state, local, and federal environmental health laws and regulations. These responsibilities will include permitting, inspection, and enforcement activities associated with the implementation of laws and rules governing private drinking water wells, food, lodging, institutional, tattoo, swimming pools and child care establishments, child lead prevention, migrant housing, mass gathering, and methamphetamine lab remediation.  Other duties include water supply sampling and consultatives.  Complaint investigation and compliance activities associated with implementation of above programs. Additional responsibilities will include working on the FDA Program Standards.
Responsible to complete quarterly workload goals assigned by environmental health  program specialist in assigned programs including food, lodging, institutional, child and adult care, tattoo, swimming pool sanitation, camps (residential, primitive, summer) and migrant housing, water sampling, and other programs to assure frequency inspections are completed as required by state program mandates and procedures.  Workload goals are presented to the environmental health supervisor for review and approval prior to implementation.
The Environmental Health Specialist does extensive field work outside the office setting.  The individual filling this position must have the ability to perform the duties and work independently with a minimum amount of supervision.  Since the Environmental Health Specialist deals with the public on a daily basis, he/she must possess good verbal and written communication skills.  The individual must be able to operate a motor vehicle and have a valid NC driver’s license.
The applicant must be in good physical health in order to perform the required field evaluations.  He/she must be ambulatory, physically able to traverse rough topography.  The extensive use of hands, arms, back, legs, and feet are necessary in performing the duties involved in this position.  Also, the individual must be physically able to lift, bend, stoop, kneel, and climb.  Good visual acuity including color perception is also necessary.
Minimum Training & Experience:   Applicant must have a four-year college or university degree in Environmental Health or four-year degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours course work in biology or physical science. Prefer applicant be a Registered Sanitarian in the State of North Carolina, or have a degree in Environmental Health.
Work Schedule:   Monday through Friday, usually 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  Some flexibility with hours required occasionally.

Complete and submit State Application Form PD107 along with transcript(s) to NC Works @ 103 Call Street Extension, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.



State Application Form PD107 can be downloaded here.