Environmental Health Specialist

Company: Montgomery County, MD GovernmentMontgomery County, MD Government Logo

Location: Wheaton, MD

Date Posted: April 13, 2021

Application Deadline: May 3, 2021

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $63,155 - $104,680

Environmental Health Specialist

About the Position

Environmental Health Specialist I / II / III, Grade 20 / 23 / 24
Montgomery County Government
Department of Environmental Protection
2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, Maryland 20902
Salary Range: $63,155 - $104,680

This position may be under-filled at the Environmental Health Specialist I, Grade 20, with a salary range of $52,459 to $86,669 or the Environmental Health Specialist II, Grade 23, with a salary range of $60,285 to $99,852.  There is a non-competitive promotional opportunity to an Environmental Health Specialist III, Grade 24, with a salary range of $63,155 to $104,680.

DEP is seeking to fill an Environmental Health Specialist position with an individual that possess a broad range of technical, investigative and regulatory work experience related to the enforcement of environmental laws and regulations.  The individual will perform inspections and investigations of air, water, noise, hazardous waste, and dry weather and suspicious stormwater discharges or other environmental incidents or complaints, and as appropriate enforce environmental laws and regulations, including the issuance of violation notices and citations to individuals and businesses.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Investigate environmental related complaints regarding water quality, air quality, indoor air quality, noise, and hazardous materials.
  • Communicate with individuals and businesses to investigate and resolve complaints and provide advice on methods of correcting deficiencies; negotiate and prepare timetable for compliance as well as conduct follow up investigations to monitor compliance.
  • Conduct field surveys of storm drain outfalls checking for dry weather and suspicious discharges as part of the Department’s illicit discharge detection and elimination efforts required under the County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Permit.  
  • Perform field analyses of dry weather flows and suspect water samples and conduct field surveys of commercial and industrial areas checking for potential pollution runoff issues.
  • Write comprehensive reports documenting inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions.
  • Prepare documentation for court hearings or other legal action and testify in hearings and/or court proceedings.

The successful candidate must have the ability to think analytically, communicate effectively and handle communications and negotiations with tact, resourcefulness, and good judgement, even in confrontational or challenging situations, and work well with a broad range of individuals in an honest and respectful, professional manner.

Proficient experience in Microsoft Office Professional, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint is required.  Database proficiency and experience using geographic information systems (GIS) is a plus.  To ensure a positive workplace and to comply with federal, state and County laws, the incumbent is responsible for completing mandatory trainings within the first three to six months or within the specified timeframe.


Bachelor's Degree 1+ years experience. Please review qualifications here.

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