Wake County – Job Posting – Environmental Health Specialist – Food Lodging Institutions – Closes 3/28/2019

Good afternoon,

Wake County is looking for a well-organized, motivated individual to work in the Food Lodging Institution Section of our Environmental Health & Safety Division.

The application process is online; the application is posted here:


Posting Title: Environmental Health Specialist – Food Sanitation

Req. # 328

Application closing date is 3/28/2019

More about the position:

What You’ll Be Doing

The Food Sanitation Environmental Health Specialist protects the public by preventing or reducing the risk of illness, communicable disease and injury to the citizens and visitors of Wake County by performing evaluations of
food, lodging, childcare, adult daycare, tattoo artists, swimming pools, residential care and institutional facilities.

Primary Duties:

  • Performs inspection of food, lodging, and institutional facilities required by state rules and regulations
  • Conducts foodborne and communicable disease outbreak investigations
  • May inspect swimming pools and tattoo facilities
  • Performs emergency response and complaint investigations
  • Educates the general public concerning environmental and public health issues
  • Performs follow up visits to various locations

About Our Team

Interested in Environmental Health? If so, the Food Lodging 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. Wake County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation with a population of over 1 million. The Food Lodging Institution Section won the 2016 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. A valid driver’s license and a “safe” driving record required. Equivalent education and experience combination accepted.

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Current NC REHS registration
  • National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) – current exam credential
  • NC DHHS authorizations

How Will We Know You’re ‘The One’?

  • Knowledge of local and state regulations governing food and lodging institutions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, manage and coordinate multiple assignments
  • Ability to focus on results and quality
  • Ability to multi-task

About This Position

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

Employment Type: Regular

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

Hiring Range: $20.01 – $25.62

Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 3/28/2019

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 consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact me.

Ashley Whittington, REHS

Food Lodging Institution Section Manager

Environmental Health & Safety Division

Wake County Environmental Services Department

ashley.whittington at wakegov dot com

Phone 919-857-9445