Wake County Job Opportunity! Environmental Health Specialist


Don’t miss this great opportunity to join our Team in Wake County as a REHS. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the position.

The job posting will close in March 11, 2019.


What You’ll Be Doing

If you have an interest in more advanced water treatment systems, you will have an opportunity to work with them in Wake County. With the first residential, on site, whole house recycling system in the State of North Carolina, Wake County has responded to a request for a truly innovative design. Of course, Wake County Water Quality has to have some standards that are county specific. Development here is serving a science savvy population and a growing job market in science and technology fields. The development community is engaged and active in designing new products for the public. Wake County Water Quality keeps up with developments in the industry through encouraging staff development and collaborating with partners that design, install, and build. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow with a program that will give you new challenges and opportunities every week.

Primary Duties:

  • Perform the mandated enforcement of laws, rules and regulations pertaining to wells, on-site wastewater systems, residuals and public swimming pools
  • Evaluate land to determine the suitability for installation of on-site ground absorption wastewater systems
  • Evaluate installations of on-site ground absorption wastewater systems
  • Perform well inspection, swimming pool inspections, existing system inspections, and operation and maintenance inspections
  • Investigate public health complaints
  • Perform legal preparations, continuing educations, emergency response, grave removal and natural disaster shelter duties
  • Present educational programs to the general public
  • Create and support a team work environment

About Our Team

The Wake County Environmental Services Division of Water Quality promotes leadership in water management and sustainability and promotes public health by protecting high quality water throughout Wake County. This mission is part of our strategic planning and drives our division to respond to new needs continuously.

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours in physical or biological science. A valid driver’s license and a “safe” driving record required. Equivalent education and experience combination accepted.

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Registered Environmental Health Specialist in North Carolina

How Will We Know You’re ‘The One’?

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, manage and coordinate multiple assignments

About This Position

Location: Waverly F. Akins Wake County Office Building Raleigh, NC 27601

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:15 PM

Hiring Range: $18.98 – $25.62

Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 3/11/2019

What Makes Wake Great

Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the second-most populous county in the state, with approximately 1,000,000 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

*Final salary offer will be based on total Environmental Health related experience.

Jill Perkins

Environmental Health Manager-On-Site Wastewater

Wake County Government

Environmental Services


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