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$61,000 job in McDowell or Rutherford

So you’re looking for a job in environmental health, and you want to make a great salary?

This position has a salary of $61,000.

Foothills Health District is excited to announce a new position in our Onsite Wastewater department! We are interested in an experienced, authorized candidate. This position will be based out of McDowell OR Rutherford county!

You will have cool bosses, lots of backup and support, awesome co-workers, and a truly enjoyable work environment. Do you want to improve the quality of your life? Most of our employees choose to work from home and we offer a balanced work/personal schedule and competitive pay for the area. Additionally we can offer a $5,000 sign-on bonus for an authorized OSWW inspector! We also have a pit policy so all lots are required to have backhoe pits before we make the initial visit! We typically maintain a 2 to 3 week backlog, and we have an excellent working relationship with the public. If you are looking for the benefits of living in WNC, but still want a reasonable workload, give Foothills Health District a call.

The preferred candidate must be able to:

• Perform new site evaluations for both septic systems and private drinking water wells.
• Issue or deny permits based on compliance with N.C. Rules and Regulations.
• Perform final inspections of permitted systems during and after the construction process.
• Perform well grout inspections and final well head evaluations to determine compliance with N.C. Rules and Regulations.
• Collect private drinking water well samples.
• Issue Operation permits for septic systems and wells upon verification of all installation requirements.
• Inspect existing systems for additions/expansions and re-connections.
• Investigate complaints concerning septic systems and private water supplies and other public health related matters.
• Other duties as assigned by Environmental Health Supervisor or Director.

See our vacancy announcement here:

We will be accepting applications through July 29, 2022.

Let me know if you have any questions related to the job.


~Jason Masters

Jason Masters, REHS

Environmental Health Director

Regional Infection Prevention Support Team Director Regions 1 and 2
Foothills Health District

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NEW F & L Job Opportunity in Cabarrus County

The application period for our new position has been extended! Come work with an amazing group of people and join our team! The job posting can be accessed at:

Mary Barbee, REHS

Food and Lodging Supervisor

Childcare Supervisor

Cabarrus Health Alliance

300 Mooresville Rd, Kannapolis, NC 28081

Office: (704) 920-1268 | Fax: (704)933-3379

Email: Mary.Barbee | Like us on Facebook

FLYER – Environmental Health Specialist.pdf

Wilkes County On-Site Waste Water and Well Position

Wilkes County is currently recruiting an Environmental Health Specialist to work in our On-Site Waste Water and Private Drinking Well Program. This is a newly appointed position. Wilkes County is located in the beautiful Foothills of North Carolina. Wilkes County will offer a competitive salary based on years of experience and current authorizations. This position is responsible for conducting inspections, education, enforcement, surveillance, and consultation for the purpose of prevention of environmental health hazards and the promotion and protection of the public health.

Benefits include: 7.5 hour work day, 37.5 hour work week, 2.5 % increases in pay with additional authorizations for cross training, vacation accrual determined by total number of years of service in the Local Government Retirement System, 7.5 hours of earned sick leave monthly, health, dental and life insurance at no cost to the employee, longevity based on years of service, county vehicles, paid holidays, Local Government Retirement, and a wellness benefit of an extra 30 minutes of lunch 3 times a week to keep the employee healthy.

All applicants should complete the PD 107 State Application and resume. Please submit to Angie Rhodes at arhodes.

Thank you,

Angie Rhodes

Environmental Health Director

Wilkes County Health Department

306 College Street

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

(336) 651-7530

ENV HEALTH SPEC JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Onsite and Private Drinking Wells 2021.doc