Wake County Environmental Services – Environmental Health Manager – Food Lodging Specialties Section.

Employment Opportunity: Wake County Environmental Services – Environmental Health Manager – Food Lodging Specialties Section.

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Wake County’s employees enjoy competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, generous paid leave, investment in professional development, and a balance of work and family life. We offer a diverse selection of benefits to choose from, allowing employees to customize their benefits package to meet their family’s unique needs.

Our comprehensive benefits package and wellness programs are the rewards that go beyond the paycheck, including a 5% employer contribution to NC 401(k); on-site Employee Health Centers; employee assistance programs; and medical, dental, vision and life insurance options. The County also offers a generous paid leave program that includes sick, annual, community service, parental, military and bereavement leave. These benefits, along with our award-winning wellness programs, set us apart as an employer of choice and affirm our commitment to supporting employees and their families, both inside and outside of work.

What You’ll Be Doing

The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Division has a total staff count of 45 full-time equivalent positions (FTEs). The EH&S Division is divided into three sections: Food Lodging Institution (FLI), Food Lodging & Specialties (FLS), and Plan Review and Recreational Sanitation (PRRS). The EH&S Division is responsible for administering and enforcing State laws and regulations and local ordinances related to public health and safety. The Division accomplishes these mandates through plan review, enforcement, and education. The Food Lodging Institution Section (FLI) and Food Lodging & Specialties Section (FLS) protect public health and safety through the administration and enforcement of State laws and regulations enacted for public health and sanitation of regulated facilities. Facilities regulated by these sections include food service establishments, child day-care facilities, adult day-care facilities, lodging facilities, jails, hospitals, summer camps, public swimming pools and tattoo artists. FLI and FLS are also responsible for disease monitoring and conducting investigations related to food-borne and communicable disease outbreaks. Other duties include lead poisoning prevention for children.

The Environmental Health Manager’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Supervises a field staff of Environmental Health Specialists
  • Follows-up on daily reporting and documentation of the team’s field work
  • Tracks “time sensitive” assignments that include complaints, re-inspections, transitional completions, plan responses and permitting
  • Follows-up on priority assignments
  • Assures that the team adheres to Departmental policies and serves as a rater for yearly performance reviews
  • Reports to the Section Chief regarding staff or team related issues
  • Prepares daily, weekly and monthly reports relating to activities performed
  • Maintains statistical data of establishment evaluations
  • Corresponds with private industry, other governmental agencies and the general public
  • Monitors progress of team and personnel goals and objectives
  • Ensures quality and consistency of team members’ field work through routine field evaluation and daily review
  • Assists team members with complex and sometimes controversial decisions
  • Evaluates food establishments and other regulated facilities for the purpose of determining compliance with state laws and regulations
  • Performs complaint investigations
  • Conducts site visits and advises on deficiencies and needed design changes
  • Issues permits to existing and remodeled facilities
  • Evaluates existing facilities for permitting when ownership changes occur
  • Completes special projects and conducts educational seminars

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. The Food Lodging Institution Section won the Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award in 2016.

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours in physical or biological science. Three years of experience in environmental health. A valid driver’s license and a “safe” driving record required. Certification dependent on specific job: Registered Sanitarian, specific Inspection Authorization, Certified Pool Operator. Equivalent education or experience is accepted.

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Supervisory experience
  • Food Lodging Institutions Authorization
  • Child-Care and Schools Sanitation Authorization
  • Tattoos Authorization
  • Public Swimming Pools Authorization

How Will We Know You’re ‘The One’?

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of environmental health rules and regulations
  • Ability to work independently and with a team of Registered Sanitarians

About This Position

Location: Waverly F. Akins Wake County Office Building RALEIGH, NC 27602 USA

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:15pm

Hiring Range: $68,180 – $95,450

Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 4/23/2021

What Makes Wake Great

Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve four-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.3 billion, employs approximately 4,200 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have questions please contact,

James R. Smith

Environmental Health Manager – Food Sanitation

Wake County Government

Environmental Services / Environmental Health & Safety Division

919.856.7400 office | 919.868.9246 mobile | 919.743.4772 fax

335 Fayetteville St. / P.O. Box 550, Raleigh, NC 27602