Environmental Health Specialist

Mecklenburg CountyNC

6 months ago


Job Title

Environmental Health Specialist

Job Location

Mecklenburg County, United States

Job Overview

  • Performs technical, investigative, and regulatory work to protect and promote public health
  • Evaluates compliance with state and county laws, rules, and regulations for various establishments and systems
  • Determines public health risk factors and recommends appropriate remediation measures


  • Salary Range: $54,039.04 - $67,548.80 / year
  • This is an exempt (salary) position
  • Pay rates based on education, skill, experience level, and internal equity


  • Work cooperatively with operators of systems and establishments to improve operational processes
  • Conduct field tests, sampling, and investigations to assess potential contamination sources
  • Review inspection reports and monitor follow-up corrective and enforcement actions
  • Investigate complaints concerning environmental law violations
  • Coordinate and participate in enforcement actions with external agencies
  • Prepare reports, correspondence, and other documents
  • Consult with management and other agencies on environmental concerns
  • Utilize data processing applications to compile and manage data
  • Provide field training and serve as an educational resource to the public


  • Experience: Two years of experience or equivalent in environmental health practice
  • Education: Graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or postgraduate degree program
  • Licenses and Certifications: Registered Environmental Health Specialist in NC, state authorization or licensure in relevant fields, valid driver's license
  • Knowledge of state laws, regulations, and communicable diseases
  • Skills in applying rules and procedures, statistical analysis, and effective communication
  • Proficient in using computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite

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  • Management Science8%

  • Environmental Science7%

  • Public Health6%

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  • Environmental Studies5%

  • 140 other majors65%

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