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Environmental Health Specialist

Robbinsville, NC (Graham County)

Posted 11/18/2021

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

Position: Environmental Health Programs Coordinator Department: Health

Hourly Wage: Starting $20.39+ Working Hours: 0800-1700 M-F

Posting type: [insert internal or external] Full-time or Part-time: full time

Closing Date:

Grade/Step (if applicable): 69

Minimum Qualifications: Registered as a Sanitarian by the North Carolina State Board of Sanitarian

Examiners. Two years of experience at the Environmental Health Specialist level in a health department.

Additional Requirements: Supervisory experience preferred.

To Apply: Apply via NCWORKS. Or access the PD-107 form word document online, complete, and submit to:

Kim Crisp
Graham County Human Resources
12 N. Main Street
Robbinsville, NC 28771
Kim.crisp@grahamcounty.org

Position Description

Coordination of Environmental Health Programs: Coordination of the various environmental health programs. Includes identifying the needs of the county in protecting and promoting the public’s health. Objectives, plans, and strategies to address these needs are developed. Policies, practices, and procedures are established within the Environmental Health Section.
Onsite Wastewater: Performs all the duties of a field specialist in determining the suitability of a proposed building lot for a wastewater system and follows through to the final inspection of an installed system. This includes consultative contacts with builders, property owners, realtors, and septic contractors. Extended evaluations including working with regional soil scientist and engineer firms can occur if the lot is not considered suitable for a wastewater system.
Onsite Well: Determines the location of new well construction sites, issues permits for new well construction, abandonment and repair, inspects the casing and grouting process, performs well head inspections and issues a certificate of completion. Responds to complaints and questions concerning the well rules, water sampling, and disinfection of water supplies.
Food and Lodging: Site visits, plan review, complaint investigations, and inspections of food and lodging establishments, institutions, schools, nursing and rest homes, day cares, residential care, summer camps, campgrounds, bed and breakfast homes and inns, tattoo establishments, local confinement and swimming pools.
Water Supply Inspections: Inspection, consultations, and sampling of private water supplies. One sample a year is taken from permitted establishments water supplies. Performs bacterial analysis of private and public water systems. Maintains quality control requirements of certified bacterial lab. Receives training either by the existing Environmental Health Lab Director or attends the Bacteriological Methods for the Analysis of Drinking Water at the State Laboratory. If the role of Environmental Health Lab Director is given, they are responsible for training any incoming analyst for water sample collection and analysis using all current and updated standard operating procedures. Responsible for training new analyst on Fraud and Ethics policies.

Coordination of Environmental Health Programs: Coordination of the various environmental health programs. Includes identifying the needs of the county in protecting and promoting the public’s health. Objectives, plans, and strategies to address these needs are developed. Policies, practices, and procedures are established within the Environmental Health Section.
Public relations, budget, and administrative advisement for the Environmental Health Section is conducted by this position. This includes consulting with the Health Director on changing issues or possible problems.
Duties of this position also include attending meetings, training seminars, conferences, and serving on committees and boards. This position serves as a liaison for the Environmental Health Section in dealing with state personnel and other government entities and with the public.
General administrative duties include completing various reports, filing, newspaper releases, and letter writing.
Consultation with the public and other agencies regarding a wide variety of environmental health issues and concerns. This includes solid waste and vector control.
Administration and day-to-day operations of the Lead program. This includes consulting with nurses, doctors, and the regional lead specialist with follow-up investigations.

Animal Control: Animal Control duties include contacts, animal bite investigations, dangerous dog investigations, scheduling rabies clinics and enforcement of the local animal control ordinance.