New Hanover County Environmental Health Specialist Openings

New Hanover County is excited to announce multiple job opportunities for Environmental Health Specialists in our Food, Lodging, & Institution Program.

New Hanover County strives to hire the best and the brightest employees who are committed to public service. Our employees enjoy an innovative, energetic, and employee-focused work environment with top-down support that embraces bottom-up ideas and engagement. Our talented team of professionals have a passion for providing care and services that effect change on the everyday lives of the citizens they encounter. Our shared values of professionalism, innovation, integrity, stewardship, and accountability guide the way we conduct ourselves and deliver services to our customers. If this sounds like an organization that models the values you uphold, we invite you to come and be a part of the exciting, healthy, and progressive team at New Hanover County.

New Hanover County’s Public Health Services is a fast-paced environment comprised of a team of approximately 175 dedicated professionals who stay committed to the County’s goal of superior public health and public safety by providing services in the areas of nutrition, personal health, environmental health, school health, maternal health, child health, community health, counseling, epidemiology, lactation, health education and health administration, health policy, and advocacy. Ideal candidates for the Public Health Services have an eye for detail, the ability to multitask and shift priorities seamlessly and an overwhelming desire to serve the citizens of our county.

New Hanover County offers a competitive benefits package designed to encourage and support your health, well-being, and productivity. Benefit options include medical, dental, elective supplemental insurance options including short-term disability, vision, and voluntary term life; local government retirement; 401(k) & deferred compensation, employee assistance program, generous paid leave, 12 paid holidays, and 100% employer paid long term disability.

Please visit to apply for an opportunity to live, work, and play in this beautiful beach community of Eastern NC!

We look forward to hearing from you!


Alicia Pickett

Alicia​ Pickett
Environmental Health Services Manager
New Hanover County ‑ Health and Human Services
230 Government Center Drive, Suite 140
Wilmington, NC 28403