Deputy Director, Environmental Health Services Division

Kanawha-Charleston Health Department LogoCompany: Kanawha-Charleston Health Department

Location:  Charleston / Kanawha County, WV

Date Posted: October 16, 2018

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Employment Type: Full time

Salary:  $30,000 - $54,000

Environmental Health Specialist 

About the Position

Formed in 1947 by the combination of the Boards of Health for the City of Charleston and Kanawha County, the Health Department is an operational unit of the Kanawha-Charleston Board of Health.  The health department is the first accredited health department in West Virginia.

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department is located in the state’s capital of Charles ton, West Virginia and serves as the local health department for the largest county in West Virginia. The health department also provides public health services in neighboring Putnam County. The Department consists of five (5) operating divisions: Administrative Services, Clinic Services, Environmental Health, Epidemiology and Threat Preparedness, and Prevention and Wellness.

The Environmental Health Division employs a staff of 15 FTEs and provides services in Kanawha (population 183,293) and Putnam (population 56,792) Counties. Programs include food service, water, wastewater, housing/institutions, recreation sanitation, and animal encounters.

  • Assist the Director of Environmental Health Services with the Division’s business operations.
  • Supervisory responsibility for planning, training, reviewing and approving the work of assigned staff
  • In conjunction with the Director, develop policies and procedures in accordance with established public health laws, rules, regulations, and Department policy.
  • Conduct or supervise surveillance for the presence of disease vectors and/or vector borne disease in the local animal population.
  • Review or evaluate plans for siting and/ or platting of individual and small sew- age treatment/disposal systems, subdivisions, mobile home parks, and individual, potable water supplies and issues approvals/permits as required.
  • Performs research and produces correspondence or reports.
  • Gather data and prepare cases for administrative or legal action.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of quality improvement measures.
  • May serve as a spokesperson for the Department as related to environmental health.
  • Facilitate assignments as a part of the Department’s public health emergency preparedness activities.
  • Responds in times of public health emergencies
  • Serves as a member of the Department’s Leadership Team


Training:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Three years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience as a sanitarian.

Substitution: A master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in public health, environmental science, chemistry, biology, physical science, or agriculture may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Special requirements: A valid driver license. Certification as a Registered Sanitarian by the West Virginia Board of Sanitarians

How to Apply 

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