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Halifax County North Carolina

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Environmental Health Specialist

Public Health

Posting # 611083-2729

Description:            This position performs professional environmental health work in the promotion of public health education, surveillance, consultation, inspection, and enforcement of state, local, and federal environmental health laws and regulations in the On-site Wastewater, Drinking Water Wells, Tattooing and Public Swimming Pool programs. Primary job duties include site and soil evaluations of undeveloped property for on-site wastewater systems and wells; evaluation and inspection of existing on-site wastewater systems and drinking water wells; issuance of on-site wastewater permits, drinking water well permits, tattoo permits, public swimming pool permits; inspections of on-site wastewater system installations, drinking water well installations, tattoo artist, and public swimming pools.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate degree from a program that is accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC); OR a Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate degree in public health and one year of experience in the field of environmental health practice; OR Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in the physical, biological, natural, life, or health sciences and one year of experience in the field of environmental health practice.. All health department employees (with the exception of individuals with an accommodation or medical exemption) are required to receive an annual flu vaccine as a condition of employment. An appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of NC is required and must be maintained. Applicants must be eligible to become registered as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist or Registered Environmental Health Intern with the NC State Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialist Examiners.

Compensation:        The hiring range for this position is $42,435 – $53,729. Halifax County provides a comprehensive employee benefits package, including membership in the N.C. Local Government Employees’ Retirement System.

Signing and Retention Bonus:            A non-refundable signing bonus in the amount of $7,500 will be paid in the selected applicant’s first paycheck following employment and execution of the Employment Signing and Retention Bonus Agreement.

A retention bonus in the amount of $7,500 will be paid in the selected applicant’s next paycheck following the completion of 12 full months of employment in the same position with the County following the date of payment of the signing bonus.

Application              An official completed Halifax County Application for Employment (HR1107), and transcripts are required to

Requirements:   fully evaluate your qualifications for this position. The completed application and supplemental materialsmust be received by 5:00 p.m. on or before the closing date; postmarks will not be accepted. All portions onthe application, as they relate to your background, must be fully completed. Applications may not refer to aresume or other enclosed documents (i.e. “see resume” or “see attached”), nor will these items be accepted in lieu of a completed application. We will be unable to consider incomplete submissions for this position. Unofficial transcripts (e.g. student copies) are acceptable for application purposes; if selected for employment, official transcripts will be required. A criminal background check will be required prior to hiring.

Closing Date:          OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Apply To:                Halifax County Human Resources Management

26 North King Street (next to the Historic Courthouse), Post Office Box 646 Halifax, North Carolina 27839-0646

Telephone: (252) 583-1688

**Applicants That Do Not Meet the Full Qualification Requirements, May Be Offered a Trainee or Work/AgainstAppointment** (only for positions that are work against eligible)

Halifax County is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug test will be required of this position with the results being received (negative) prior to the first day of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will employ only those individuals who are U.S. citizens or legal aliens authorized to maintain employment in the United States.