DHHS –Face Covering Guidance

Executive Order No. 147 requires face coverings to be worn by employees and customers, and environmental health specialists must also wear a face covering upon entering a facility for an inspection or visit. If an EHS enters an establishment where face coverings are not being worn by restaurant employees, they should take the following actions:

1. Remind the person in charge of the Executive Order requirement to wear face coverings, and be aware of the list of exceptions for people who are exempt from wearing face coverings.

2. If the EHS cannot conduct the inspection with sufficient physical distance from employees who are not wearing face coverings and the EHS feels unsafe, they may choose to terminate the inspection at that time. The EHS can document the following as a visit on a comment addendum form: “Unable to complete required inspection due to food service employees not wearing face coverings as required by EO 147.” Request signature on the comment addendum and leave a copy with the person in charge.

3. Attempt to complete the inspection at another time. If food service workers are still not wearing face coverings and are not exempt from wearing, complete another visit sheet as stated above in #2. This guidance may change due to Executive Order directive in the future.

As a reminder, the reduction in frequency of inspections due to Covid-19 restrictions ends June 30th for FY19-20. Normal frequencies shall resume on July 1st for FY20-21. Thank you for all you do to keep our state safe!

Regards,

Shane Smith, REHS

Branch Head

Division of Public Health, Food Protection and Facilities Branch

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

919 707 5872 office

919 210 3663 cell

919 845 3972 fax

shane.smith

5605 Six Forks Road

1632 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1632

Wake County Environmental Services – Employment Announcement – Environmental Health Specialist – Posting Closing Date: 7/1/2020

Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 7/1/2020

Employment Opportunity: Wake County Environmental Services – Environmental Health Specialist – Food Lodging Institution & Specialties Sections.

To apply please visit, https://ewaketalent.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/3/home?c=ewaketalent

To view our benefits section please visit, http://www.wakegov.com/employment/benefits/Pages/default.aspx

Wake County’s employees enjoy competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, generous paid leave, investment in professional development, and a balance of work and family life. We offer a diverse selection of benefits to choose from, allowing employees to customize their benefits package to meet their family’s unique needs.

Our comprehensive benefits package and wellness programs are the rewards that go beyond the paycheck, including a 5% employer contribution to NC 401(k); on-site Employee Health Centers; employee assistance programs; and medical, dental, vision and life insurance options. The County also offers a generous paid leave program that includes sick, annual, community service, parental, military and bereavement leave. These benefits, along with our award-winning wellness programs, set us apart as an employer of choice and affirm our commitment to supporting employees and their families, both inside and outside of work.

What You’ll Be Doing

The Food Sanitation Environmental Health Specialist protects the public by preventing or reducing the risk of illness, communicable disease and injury to the citizens and visitors of Wake County by performing evaluations of food, lodging, childcare, adult daycare, tattoo artists, swimming pools, residential care and institutional facilities.

The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Division has a total staff count of 45 full-time equivalent positions (FTEs). The EH&S Division is divided into three sections: Food Lodging Institution (FLI), Food Lodging & Specialties (FLS), and Plan Review and Recreational Sanitation (PRRS). The EH&S Division is responsible for administering and enforcing State laws and regulations and local ordinances related to public health and safety. The Division accomplishes these mandates through plan review, enforcement, and education. The Food Lodging Institution Section (FLI) and Food Lodging & Specialties Section (FLS) protect public health and safety through the administration and enforcement of State laws and regulations enacted for public health and sanitation of regulated facilities. Facilities regulated by FLIS include food service establishments, child day-care facilities, adult day-care facilities, lodging facilities, jails, hospitals, summer camps, public swimming pools and tattoo artists. FLIS is also responsible for disease monitoring and conducting investigations related to food-borne and communicable disease outbreaks. Other duties include lead poisoning prevention for children.

Primary Duties:

  • Performs inspection of food, lodging, and institutional facilities required by state rules and regulations
  • Conducts foodborne and communicable disease outbreak investigations
  • May inspect swimming pools and tattoo facilities
  • Performs emergency response and complaint investigations
  • Educates the general public concerning environmental and public health issues
  • Performs follow up visits to various locations

NOTE: We are currently recruiting qualified applicants for an Environmental Health Specialist position.

  • Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours in physical or biological science. Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) required. A valid driver’s license and a “safe” driving record required.
  • Market Range Minimum: $22.21
  • Market Range Midpoint: $29.99
  • Market Range Maximum: $37.76

If there are no fully qualified applicants, we will consider applicants for an Environmental Health Associate position.

  • Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours in physical or biological science. A valid driver’s license and a “safe” driving record required.
  • Market Range Minimum: $20.19
  • Market Range Midpoint: $27.26
  • Market Range Maximum: $34.33

About Our Team

Do you have an extensive knowledge of Environmental Health rules and regulations, and are you looking for a career with excellent benefits? If so, the Food, Institution and Sanitation Section of Wake County Environmental Services would like to meet you! The Wake County Environmental Services Environmental Health and Safety Division’s mission is to reduce public health and safety risks to citizens and visitors of Wake County through efficient and effective plan review, audits, and education. Wake County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation with a population of over 1 million. The Food Lodging Institution Section won the 2016 Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award in 2016.

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours in physical or biological science. A valid driver’s license and a “safe” driving record required. Equivalent education and experience combination accepted.

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Current NC REHS registration
  • National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) – current exam credential
  • NC DHHS authorizations

How Will We Know You’re ‘The One’?

  • Knowledge of local and state regulations governing food and lodging institutions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, manage and coordinate multiple assignments
  • Ability to focus on results and quality
  • Ability to multi-task

About This Position

Location: Waverly F. Akins Wake County Office Building Raleigh, NC 27601

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5:15pm

Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 7/1/2020

What Makes Wake Great

Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the second-most populous county in the state, with approximately 1,000,000 residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve four-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.3 billion, employs approximately 4,200 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Division has a total staff count of 45 full-time equivalent positions (FTEs). The EH&S Division is divided into three sections: Food Lodging Institution (FLI), Food Lodging & Specialties (FLS), and Plan Review and Recreational Sanitation (PRRS). The EH&S Division is responsible for administering and enforcing State laws and regulations and local ordinances related to public health and safety. The Division accomplishes these mandates through plan review, enforcement, and education. The Food Lodging Institution Section (FLI) and Food Lodging & Specialties Section (FLS) protect public health and safety through the administration and enforcement of State laws and regulations enacted for public health and sanitation of regulated facilities. Facilities regulated by FLIS include food service establishments, child day-care facilities, adult day-care facilities, lodging facilities, jails, hospitals, summer camps, public swimming pools and tattoo artists. FLIS is also responsible for disease monitoring and conducting investigations related to food-borne and communicable disease outbreaks. Other duties include lead poisoning prevention for children.

If you have further questions, please contact,

Ashley Whittington

Food Lodging Institution Section Program Manager

Environmental Services / Environmental Health & Safety Division

Wake County Government

Phone 919-857-9445

Wake County Environmental Services – Employment Opportunity – Environmental Consultant – Soil Scientist

Employment Opportunity: Wake County Environmental Services – Environmental Consultant – Soil Scientist in Water Quality Wastewater Management Section.

To apply please visit, https://ewaketalent.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/3/home/requisition/1140?c=ewaketalent [ewaketalent.csod.com]

To view our benefits section please visit, http://www.wakegov.com/employment/benefits/Pages/default.aspx [gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]

The Environmental Consultant – Soil Scientist in the Water Quality Division for Wastewater Management reviews designs, development plans and permit requests to ensure regulatory conformance with rules and principles, and provides oversight and quality control for the plan review process for septic systems in Wake County. This position often works directly with private sector consultants and should be ready to assist them with guidance and advice. This position provides training and technical assistance to field staff, cooperating with other environmental consultants, engineers and soil scientists within Water Quality and the public. The position also responds to customer calls regarding permits and performs site reviews and final inspections for advanced septic systems. The position requires good understanding on how different types of septic system are installed, how the systems function once operation permit is issued, and familiarity with the issues that may occur after the systems have been put in use.

About Our Team

The Wake County Environmental Services Division of Water Quality promotes leadership in water management and sustainability and promotes health by protecting water quality throughout the County. This mission is part of our strategic planning and drives our Division to continuously respond to evolving community needs. Wake County serves a science savvy population and a growing job market in science and technology fields. Wake County encourages staff development and collaboration with partners that design, install and build. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow with a program that will give you new challenges and opportunities to engage in continued process improvements.

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science or related field. Four years of experience in environmental planning, inspections or engineering. A valid driver’s license and a safe driving record required. Equivalent education or experience is accepted.

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Certification as an REHS in North Carolina or ability to obtain authorization for septic systems without requiring full CIT
  • Licensure as a Soil Scientist
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • Advanced degree in environmental or natural sciences
  • 5 or more years’ experience completing septic system designs in North Carolina

How Will We Know You’re ‘The One’?

  • Significant background in evaluating sites for septic system installation and design
  • Ability to complete septic system site evaluations and designs in the State of North Carolina
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to use software including word processing, spreadsheet, and drawing or design software
  • Ability to manage your time and complete projects on schedule

About This Position

Location: Waverly F. Akins Wake County Office Building RALEIGH, NC 27602 USA

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:15pm

Hiring Range: $68,180 – $95,450

Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 7/6/2020

What Makes Wake Great

Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve four-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.3 billion, employs approximately 4,200 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have any question, please contact:

Brett S Martin

Environmental Health Manager – Soil Scientist

Wake County Government

Environmental Services / Water Quality

bsmartin

919.856.7463 office | 919.743.4772 fax

336 Fayetteville Street, PO Box 550, Raleigh, NC 27602

wakegov.com