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Environmental Health Specialist

Lillington, NC (Harnett County)

Posted 03/13/2023

Environmental Health Specialist

HIRING SALARY RANGE: Negotiable hourly rate


The primary purpose of this professional Environmental Health position is to protect and promote public health through education, consultation, investigation, inspection and the enforcement of applicable laws and regulations. These areas include Rabies Control and Clinics, Solid Waste complaints, Vector Control complaints, demolition inspections, Tattoo Artist permits and inspections, Public Swimming pool inspections, inspection and permitting of Solid Waste haulers, potable and irrigation water well supply inspections and permitting and inspections of on-site wastewater systems located in Harnett County. Hours may vary based on candidate availability. This is a temporary/contract employment position. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

The employee in this position is responsible for fulfilling duties associated with the County’s on-site wastewater section. These duties include, but are not limited to:

Site and soil evaluations for new and malfunctioning on-site wastewater systems.

Inspection of solid waste, vector control, tattoo and demolition inspections.

Inspections of all on-site wastewater system installations.

Swimming pool evaluations for new and existing facilities to include plan review.

Observe the grouting of private portable wells and collect water samples from private wells

Field investigations of complaints regarding on-site wastewater, private water supply well and meth lab clean up investigations.

Education and consultation with individuals regarding all aspects of on-site wastewater systems.


Registered as an Environmental Health Specialist (Sanitarian) by the NC State Board of Sanitarian Examiners. Registration must be current. Must be authorized in OSWW and Wells.


FLEXIBLE Monday through Friday


Send resume to:

Harnett County Health Department

Attn: Oliver Tolksdorf

309 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd.

Lillington, NC  27546


If you have questions you may contact

Oliver Tolksdorf