Employment Opportunity: Wake County Environmental Services – Environmental Consultant – Food, Lodging & Institutions

Employment Opportunity: Wake County Environmental Services – Environmental Consultant – Food, Lodging, Institutions – req6379

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What You’ll Be Doing

This is an opportunity to combine customer service skills, science knowledge, and a love of public health to serve the citizens and visitors of Wake County. You will be able to use your skillset to ensure that restaurants and other establishments meet sanitation/safety standards using education, conflict resolution, and enforcement strategies. Education of external and internal stakeholders during inspections and consultative visits will be a highly valued component of your work.

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 in Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, Environmental Health, Biology, Food Science or a related field
  • Three years of experience in environmental planning, inspections or engineering
  • FDA standardization required within two years of hire
  • NC Registered Environmental Health Specialist Certification
  • Four NCDHHS authorizations (Food Lodging Institutions; Pools; Child Care Centers and Public, Private and Religious Schools; Tattoos)
  • Valid driver’s license and a “safe” driving record
  • Equivalent education and experience are accepted.

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Inspection, assessment and consultation of regulated facilities
  • Complaint Investigation

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 27602

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: M-F 8:30 – 5:15 with occasional nights and weekends

Hiring Range: $72,051-$100,874

Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 8/21/2023

Please contact me with any questions about the position and/or application process.

Ashley Whittington

Environmental Health Program Manager – Food & Lodging

Wake County Government

Environmental Services / Environmental Health & Safety


919-857-9445 office | 919-422-3750 mobile | 919.743.4772 fax

336 Fayetteville Street, P.O. Box 550, Raleigh, NC 27602