Environmental Health Director

Company: Mecklenburg County

Location:  Charlotte, NC

Date Posted:  March 14, 2018

Application Deadline:  March 29, 2018

Employment Type: Full time

Environmental Health Director

About the Position


Responsible for directing the activities of a business unit within a department.


  • Provides oversight and direction for implementation of programs/services.
  • Manages strategic planning initiatives.
  • Ensures Federal, state and local policy, rules and regulations are followed.
  • Coordinates within the department across divisions.
  • Represents the division County-wide and to the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Takes on legislative initiatives.
  • Makes decisions on the day-to-day operations
  • Interprets policies.
  • Services as a liaison, both internally and externally.
  • Reviews reports submitted by staff members to recommend approval or to suggest changes. 



Experience and Education: Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health, or in the physical or biological sciences and seven years of progressively responsible management experience directly related to the area assigned; or a Master’s degree in Environmental Health or the physical or biological sciences and three years of program experience and 2 years of supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of training and experience. Additional training in public health, or the requisite degree in Environmental Health or the physical or biological science combined with a Master’s of Public Health is ideal.
Equivalent Education & Experience Accepted? Yes. However, a degree in Environmental Health or a degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours in the physical or biological sciences is required for position registration.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Registration with the NC State Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialists within one year of employment.
  • Must have delegation of authority from NC DHHS in one or more of the following fields within one year of employment:
    • Food, Lodging and Institutions (FLI)
    • Child-Care and School Sanitation (CCSS)
    • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (CLPP)
    • Public Swimming Pools (PSP)
    • On-Site Wastewater (OSWW)
    • Tattoo Sanitation (TATT)
    • Private Wells (Wells)
  • Valid NC or SC driver’s license and the ability to obtain and maintain a County Operator Permit.


Knowledge of:

  • Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • The structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and agency rules, and the political climate.
  • Expertise in area of assignment.

Skilled in:

  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.


  • Building Strategic Work Relationships – Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Aligning Performance for Success – Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.
  • Strategic Decision Making – Obtaining information and identifying key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; committing to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.
  • Formal Presentation – Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups when given time to prepare; delivering presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Leading through Vision and Values – Keeping the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.

How to Apply 


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