Environmental Health Specialist IV

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

Location:  Largo, MD

Date Posted:  April 20, 2018

Application Deadline:  May 11, 2018

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Environmental Health Specialist IV

About the Position

The Health Department is currently seeking highly qualified applicants to fill an Environmental Health Specialist IV position, grade A-27, for the Food Protection and Policy Program, within its Environmental Health and Disease Control Division.

This is a professional first-line supervisory, administrative, and inspection/investigative code enforcement position, whereby the incumbent ensures compliance with County, State, and Federal laws/ordinances related to protecting the public, retail, and wholesale food supply. Work involves inspecting food service facilities/processing plants, warehouses, mobile food facilities, and responding to complaints/responses received from the public concerning unsanitary conditions and food poisoning.

The incumbent is subject to extensive public contact; plans, coordinates, monitors, and leads/supervises environmental health specialists who are responsible for conducting  inspections/investigations involving unusually complex or sensitive matters as part of a comprehensive County-wide public health and environmental code enforcement program.

Work is performed at private homes, businesses, construction sites, and other community settings where travel is required and the environment is often unpredictable. Some assignments can involve recurring exposure to dirt, grease, various chemicals, cold, heat, and adverse weather conditions, which may require employees to wear safety equipment, experience long periods of standing and/or walking, repeated bending, stooping or crouching, and carrying objects weighing fifty (50) pounds or more.

Incumbent guides, trains, and supervises subordinate staff to ensure assignments are prioritized and performed efficiently; provides technical program management to the Food Protection Program using applicable Federal, State, and Local regulations, policies and guidelines; ensures inspections, evaluations, and services are consistent, timely, and accurate; resolves field investigations/discrepancies; prepares and submits accurate reports; provides input at meetings regarding applications, regulations, goals, and objectives; assists Program Chief with the program's functions, correspondence/response to public inquiries/concerns; prepares itineraries to track field activities; and performs other duties, which may not be specifically listed in the position description; however, are within the general occupational category and responsibility level associated with the employee's class of work.



Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Health, Environmental, Physical, Biological or Engineering Sciences; plus a minimum of four (4) years professional level experience in environmental health investigatory/enforcement work of which one (1) year is in a lead/supervisory capacity.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. EACH APPLICANT MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION THAT CLEARLY AND CONVINCINGLY DEMONSTRATES THE ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Upon selection, applicant must:

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

    2. Possess certification as a registered Environmental Health Specialist by the State Board of Environmental Health Specialists. Registration number is required upon initial       appointment, and incumbent must maintain a current registration that may include continuing education requirements.

    3. Meet all training and performance standards, as well as demonstrate proficiency as required by the hiring agency.

    4. Wear and use agency protective apparel/equipment while performing assigned duties.

How to Apply 

Eligible candidates should apply online at

DURATION OF ELIGIBILITY: Candidates will be selected from a temporary register of eligibles which will become effective approximately four (4) weeks after the closing date. Once a selection has been made, the register will expire.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) May 11, 2018.