Environmental Health Specialist Onsite Wastewater - #196769

Henderson County


Date: 06/08/2022 08:00 AM

City: Saluda, North Carolina

Salary: $2,707 / hour

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day





The Henderson County Department of Public Health is accepting applications for two full-time Environmental Health Specialist
positions. The primary purpose of this role is to enforce Local, N.C. State and Federal Environmental Health laws by protecting the public
health through education, surveillance, consultation, and inspection to promote a safe and healthful environment and developing corrective
measures required to minimize environmental health hazards. Work is primarily performed in the field with a significant amount of public
contact. The Environmental Health Specialist position is supervised by the Environmental Health Supervisor II.


Responsibilities of position: The primary responsibilities of the on-site wastewater program are to oversee and regulate design and
installation of on-site sewage systems involving site evaluation and issuance of improvement permits, inspection of newly installed septic
systems and issuance of completion permits, investigation and resolution of complaints, and inspection of pre-existing septic systems. Other
program responsibilities may include food & lodging, public swimming pools, migrant housing inspections, lead abatement and indoor air
quality.


Schedule: Typically, 37.5 hours/week, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The work schedule may change or increase to
provide required inspections for businesses open beyond the normal work schedule, during times of exceptionally high-volume permit
requests, and/or during public health emergencies. This may include weekends and/or holidays.


Qualifications: Graduation from a four-year college or university with 30 semester hours of course work in the physical or biological sciences
and two years of exposure in Environmental Health; or a four-year or Master’s degree in Environmental Health from a program which is
accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Environmental Health Curricula of the National Environmental Health Association and
one year of experience in Environmental Health. Required: Approval for registration as an Environmental Health Specialist Intern or
registration as an Environmental Health Specialist by the North Carolina Board of Environmental Health Specialist Examiners prior to
employment.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Working knowledge of environmental health laws, rules, and procedures, as well as a complete
understanding of the concepts of public health law. Practical knowledge of microbiology, biology, chemistry, food science, epidemiology, soil
science, entomology, and basic engineering technology as applied to environmental health practices. General knowledge of community
resources. Working knowledge of the responsibilities of other agencies involved in environmental health work. Working knowledge of the
interrelationship between socio-economic factors and environmental health concerns. Working knowledge of the design of on-site
wastewater treatment systems, food sanitation, food borne diseases, communicable diseases, vector control, protection of water supplies,
solid waste management, and institutional sanitation. Working knowledge of inspection methods and investigation techniques as applied in
environmental health. Ability to analyze and comprehend a wide variety of technical and administrative regulations, records, and reports.
Ability to exercise sound judgement and deal tactfully with a wide range of public contracts while enforcing public health laws and
regulations. Ability to motivate and educate business and property owners and the consuming public in matters related to protecting and
promoting public health. Ability to present formal environmental health training programs. Ability to develop and express ideas and opinions
concisely, comprehensively, and clearly in oral and written from. Ability to independently plan and schedule work activities. Ability to apply
environmental health knowledge and techniques in the investigation of environmental health problems.


Pre-employment drug screen, driver history and criminal background checks are required of finalist applicant.


Applications and transcripts will be accepted through Tuesday, June 14, 2022. While cover letters and resumes are welcome, a resume
alone will not be processed further, and an application that says, “see resume” will be considered incomplete and invalid.


To Apply: Submit a fully completed Henderson County application and transcripts to Henderson County Health Dept. HR via email at
healthhr@hendersoncountync.gov via fax at 828-697-4709, or via mail to:


Henderson County Department of Public Health
1200 Spartanburg Hwy, Suite 100
Hendersonville, NC 28792-5840


Applications are available at the Henderson County Department of Public Health, including our website:
https://www.hendersoncountync.gov/health/page/employment or from the Henderson County NCWorks Career Center at 180 West
Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Starting Rate: $27.07/hr Benefit Eligible Salary Grade: 75A
(Hiring rate will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.)


www.hendersoncountync.gov/health
Henderson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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