New Hanover County EHS Food and Lodging Position

new Hanover County is seeking an experienced Environmental Health Specialist in Food and Lodging program. Hiring range for experienced EHS starts at $56,351 plus a competitive benefits package. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Trainee Consideration: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants meeting the minimum education and experience requirements for the position. Applicants meeting the required education and having only partial experience may be considered at a trainee rate of $25.8019 per hour and will remain at a trainee rate until minimum experience qualifications are met.

Food, Lodging & Institutions:

Inspect health care facilities, food service establishments, institutions, childcare facilities, and public swimming pools.

Investigates reports of foodborne illness.

Reviews, evaluates, and identifies safe food handling procedures and hygienic practices.

Inspects and permits temporary food vendors at festivals for compliance with State rules. Conduct ongoing surveillance of temporary food vendors throughout each event and take enforcement actions as needed.

New Hanover County offers:

Employer paid 401k contributions;

Retirement plan through the NC Retirement system;

Flex time and telework availability, depending on your position;

Paid sick and personal leave + 13 paid holidays per year;

Paid parental leave;

Paid community services leave to give back to our community;

Education leave to obtain a degree within your line of work;

Medical, dental, and vision insurance + many other insurance options;

Onsite, employer-paid health and wellness center;

Professional development trainings & leadership initiatives;

Opportunities to make a difference in your community;

And so much more!

New Hanover County offers an exceptional quality of life with its picturesque coastal location. Enjoy the stunning beaches, water activities, and a variety of recreational opportunities right at your doorstep. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, indulge in diverse dining experiences, and explore historical landmarks. The county is known for its strong sense of community, excellent schools, and a thriving arts scene. With a focus on good governance and a commitment to customer service, New Hanover County provides an ideal environment for both personal and professional growth.

Melissa​​​​ Lombardi
Env Hlth Services Manager
New Hanover County ‑ Health and Human Services
230 Government Center Drive, Suite 140
Wilmington, NC 28403