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Title Environmental Health Specialist
Position Number 05653-05-19-02-441
Department Health
Minimum Starting Pay Grade 67     $39,655.46
Closing Date & Status Closing Date: O-U-F    Status - Open
Type Full-Time with Benefits
Location Davidson County Health Department
The primary purpose of this position is to engage in enforcement and regulatory action that is often met with resistance or an unfavorable attitude. This position is responsible for evaluating, pointing out practices contrary to NC laws, codes and rules and educate and attempt to motivate change by the owner, operator and/or manager in order to achieve compliance. Work is performed under the supervision of the Environmental Health Supervisor I. Performs state mandated permitting, inspections and re-inspections which includes: food service facilities, institutions, child care centers, public swimming pools, residential care facilities, lodging establishments, summer camps and local confinement facilities. Receives, evaluates and enforces control measures for possible rabies exposures. Site visits and documentation on public complaints for facilities and critical violation visits to food service facilities.
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 30 hours in physical and/or biological sciences. Registration by the NC State Board of Environmental Health Specialist Examiners. Licenses and Certifications: Authorization issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Environmental Health Section for Food, Lodging and Institutions, Childhood Lead Poisoning, Child Care Centers, On-Site Wastewater, Private Water Supplies and Public Swimming. Registration by the NC State Board of Environmental Health Specialist Examiners, Environmental Health Section.Valid North Carolina Driver's License.
Special Requirements
Thorough understanding of food science, laws and rules governing program area. Knowledge of the identification of lead hazards, child lead poisoning investigations, review of lead hazard remediation plans and determining measures for the protection of children and water chemistry. Ability to use a computer. Letter writing skills. Ability to work with the public and coworkers. Good people skills. Ability to adapt scheduling to meet all of each day's required needs. Independent judgment, initiative and discretion in verbal and written communication and accurate program interpretation and presentation. Must be responsive to workplace diversity and utilize the appropriate problem solving process. Focus on quality assessment, communication, documentation, interpretation and resolving of problems/issues related to the interpretation of laws and rules. Ability to constantly prioritize workload to changes. Ability to be innovative, creative and flexible.
Physical Requirements
Lifting, carrying, stooping, squatting, long walking and standing. Contact with potentially infectious bodily fluids, hot oils and slippery floors. Visual attention and mental concentration. Meetings with staff, professional colleagues and the general public require intense mental concentration. Manual dexterity in all areas of position.