Pitt County Job Opportunities On-Site Wastewater

Pitt County is currently recruiting two Environmental Health Specialists in the on-site wastewater section. When fully staffed, you will be part of the On-site Wastewater Team, consisting of six field specialist, two program specialist and a supervisor. For an authorized REHS, the starting pay begins at $53,918. You can view and apply for these job postings here: Employment Opportunities | Pitt County, NC (pittcountync.gov) . The closing date is June 3, 2024. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Kent Keeter REHS

Environmental Health Director

Office: 252-902-3216



Environmental Health

Environmental Health Specialist

Salary: (Range: $53,918-$85,219) (On-Site Wastewater Section)
Position number: 693514

Required Courses/Education & Exp.: Purpose of Position: To enforce State Laws and Rules in relation to on-site sewage disposal for residences, places of business, and places of public assembly, including industrial process waste water. Locate proposed individual water supplies when needed in order to assure proper separation from ground absorption systems and compliance with State Rules where applicable. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Working knowledge of environmental health laws, rules, and procedures, as well as a complete understanding of the concepts of public health law. Practical knowledge of microbiology, biology, chemistry, food science, epidemiology, soil science, entomology, and basic engineering technology as applied to environmental health practices. General knowledge of community resources. Working knowledge of the responsibilities of other agencies involved in environmental health work. Working knowledge of the interrelationship between socio-economic factors and environmental health concerns. Working knowledge of the design of on-site waste water treatment systems, food sanitation, food borne diseases, communicable diseases, vector control, protection of water supplies, solid waste management, and institutional sanitation. Working knowledge of inspection methods and investigation techniques as applied in environmental health. Ability to analyze and comprehend a wide variety of technical and administrative regulations, records, and reports. Ability to exercise sound judgement and deal tactfully with a wide range of public contracts while enforcing public health laws and regulations. Ability to motivate and educate business and property owners and the consuming public in matters related to protecting and promoting public health. Ability to present formal environmental health training programs. Ability to develop and express ideas and opinions concisely, comprehensively, and clearly in oral and written from. Ability to independently plan and schedule work activities. Ability to apply environmental health knowledge and techniques in the investigation of environmental health problems. Minimum Training and Experience- Graduation from a four-year college or university with 30 semesters of course work in the physical or biological sciences and two years of exposure in environmental health; or a four-year or Master’s degree in environmental health from a program which is accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Environmental Health Curricula of the National Environmental Health Association and one year of experience in environmental health. Necessary Special Qualification- Approval for registration as a Sanitarian or registration as a Sanitarian by the North Carolina Board of Sanitarian Examiners prior to employment. Administering the Trainee Appointment- Appointees must be eligible for registration and apply for registration as Sanitarian Intern within 60 days of employment. Employees may remain registered as a Sanitarian Intern until registration as a Sanitarian or up to three years, whichever comes first. North Carolina Driver’s License. Must have proof of Rubella Immunity.

Closing date: 4/26/2024