Durham County is seeking a Registered Environmental Health Specialist

County of DurhamDepartment of Public Health

Environmental Health Division

Durham County Environmental Health an opening for Registered Environmental Health Specialist in the General Inspections Program (Position # 40001154)

Registered Environmental Health Specialist candidates with current State authorizations in food and lodging preferred. Additional State authorizations are desirable. Registered Environmental Health Specialist candidates with greater than two years of experience in environmental health are preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Program responsibilities of this position include inspection and enforcement of state and local environmental health laws, rules and regulations that apply to food services, lodging, institutions and day care centers. Computer use is essential with working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and experience with Custom Data Processing software highly desirable. Ability to exercise sound judgment and deal tactfully with clients while enforcing public health laws is a must. Effective oral and written communication skills are highly desired.

Special Requirements: Must be a Registered Environmental Health Specialist by the NC State Board of Environmental Health Examiners with current State authorizations in food and lodging. Registered Environmental Health Specialist candidates with greater than two years of experience in environmental health are preferred. Applicant must be a Registered Sanitarian by the NC Board of Sanitarian Examiners.

Trainees may be considered. Trainee appointment requires graduation from a four-year college with 30 semester hours of course work in the physical or biological sciences. Trainee must apply for registration as a Sanitarian Intern within 60 days of employment. Applicant must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and a three-year acceptable driving record for operation of a county vehicle.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply!

Durham County benefits summary:

Durham County prides its self on giving its employees opportunities to pursue higher education as well as offering a competitive starting salary dependent on experience and authorizations. The standard work week is 37.5 hours and a flexible work schedule is available (after employment probationary period). Durham County hasan excellent employee benefits package including; 100% employee health dental and vision plans. LGRS members are also eligible for an additional 5% County contribution to a 401(k) supplemental retirement plan. There are three additional retirement plans offered for voluntary contributions.

Durham County provides an onsite employee wellness clinic for sick visits and prescription medications. As part of employee wellness program offerings there is an on-site fitness center that provides aerobics classes. Durham County is a thriving, vibrant, diverse community with abundant opportunity for all residents to live, work, learn, play and grow. Come and see what Durham County has to offer you.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST $41,500 – $62,791 (Public Health – General Inspections)

Appointment Type: Regular

Date Posted: January 8 2019

Closing Date: January 31 2019

Position No.: (Position # 40001154)

Submit applications online:


Durham County Human Resources Department, 200 East Main Street, 3rd Floor, Durham, NC 27701

Phone: 919-560-7900, or visit online at www.dconc.gov (Click on DCO Employment Opportunities)

Feel free to contact me directly if there are any questions regarding this opportunity.

marc r. meyer, rehs |General Inspections Supervisor

Durham County Department of Public Health

Human Services Building – (2nd Floor) WS-2217

414 East Main Street

Durham, North Carolina 27701

Office (919) 560-7800 | Fax (919) 328-6219 | Desk (919) 560-7818