Environmental Health Specialist I/II

Prince George's County Health Department LogoCompany:  Prince George's County Health Department 

Location:  Largo, MD

Date Posted:  January 29, 2018

Application Deadline:  February 19, 2018

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Environmental Health Specialist I/II 

About the Position

The Health Department is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill an Environmental Health Specialist I/II position, grade A-18/21, for the Food Protection/Policy Program, within its Environmental Health and Disease Control Division.

This is an entry-level to full performance professional, inspection, and investigative position, whereby the incumbent conducts pre-opening and routine inspections at facilities in Prince George's County; administers comprehensive food inspections to ensure compliance with applicable County, State, and Federal laws/regulations; and responds to citizens' complaints using knowledge, appropriate investigator skills, office procedures, and forms to document, produce, and resolve health code violations.

Some assignments involve recurring exposure to dirt, grease, various chemicals, cold, heat and adverse weather conditions, which may require employees to wear safety equipment; and may subject employees to long periods of standing and/or walking, repeated bending, stooping, crouching, and lifting or carrying objects weighing over fifty (50) pounds. Work is performed under close supervision of a higher level Environmental Health Specialist or designated supervisor.


Incumbent conducts comprehensive monitoring and follow-up inspections in a timely manner to determine compliance with State and Local regulations; responds to citizens' complaints using knowledge of appropriate investigative skills and office procedures; ensures violations are documented thoroughly, accurately, and legibly using the proper codes and Health Department's forms; conducts change of ownership inspections and remodel inspections using appropriate regulations and investigative skills to assess new facilities and/or equipment for use; ensures correspondence to the facility owner(s) or management are accurate and timely; ensures/tracks the status of compliance inspections, new facilities, and change(s) in ownership are maintained; and performs other tasks and duties assigned, which may not be specifically listed in the position description; however, are within the general occupational category and responsibility level typically associated with the employee's class of work.



Bachelor's degree in Health, Environmental, Physical, Biological or Engineering Sciences; plus a minimum of one (1) year professional level experience in environmental health investigatory and enforcement work. EACH APPLICANT MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION THAT CLEARLY AND CONVINCINGLY DEMONSTRATES THE ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Upon selection, candidate must:

1. Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

2. Possess and maintain a registered Environmental Health Specialist License, Health Specialist  In-Training Certificate, or Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Maryland State Board of Environmental Health Specialists, and in conjunction with the State law. Incumbent must maintain a current registration, which may include continuing education requirements.

3. Meet all training and performance standards, and demonstrates proficiency as required by the agency.

4. Wear and use agency protective apparel and equipment in the performance of their assigned duties.

Note:  A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or License Number from the Maryland State Board of Environmental Health Specialists or the National Environmental Health Association must be submitted with the Prince George's County Government on-line Application. You may obtain information on Board Certification eligibility by calling (410) 537- 3597.

How to Apply 

Interested candidates can apply online at

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST) on February 19, 2018.