Durham County is seeking applicants for Registered Environmental Health Specialist – OSWP

County of DurhamDepartment of Public Health

Environmental Health Division

Durham County Environmental Health has an open position for a Registered Environmental Health Specialist in the Onsite Water Protection Section (Position # 40001164). 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.

Registered Environmental Health Specialist candidates with current state authorization in onsite wastewater are preferred. Additional state authorizations in private drinking water wells and swimming pools are desirable. 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 onsite wastewater systems, private drinking water wells, and public swimming pools. Computer use is essential with working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Custom Data Processing and ArcGIS software is highly desirable.

Special Requirements:

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 itself on giving its employees opportunities to pursue continuing education as well as offering a competitive starting salary dependent on experience and authorizations. The standard workweek 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 the NC 401(k) supplemental retirement plan. County vehicles are provided and offsite parking is available.

Durham County also provides an onsite employee wellness clinic and fitness center.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST $41,500 – $71,280 (Public Health – Onsite Water Protection)

Appointment Type: Regular

Date Posted: April 15, 2019

Closing Date: May 3, 2019

Position No.: (Position # 40001164)

Submit applications online to:


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.

Patrick C. Eaton, REHS |Onsite Water Protection Supervisor

Durham County Department of Public Health

Human Services Building – (2nd Floor) WS-2219

414 East Main Street

Durham, North Carolina 27701

Office (919) 560-7812 | Fax (919) 560-7830 | Cell (919) 761-3973

peaton at dconc dot gov