Regional Sanitarian (Sanitarian IV, Registered)

Company: Maryland Department of Health 

Location: Baltimore, MD

Date Posted: November 5, 2021

Application Deadline: November 22, 2021

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $47,881.00 - $62,001.00/year, with potential growth to $76,432.00/year

Regional Sanitarian (Sanitarian IV, Registered)

This position will serve as a Regional Sanitarian in the Center for Food Processing/Office of Food Protection, under the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA). This position will inspect food processing facilities, as well as evaluate and test equipment and processes, in order to verify compliance with State and federal laws and regulations which govern food safety.

Additionally, this position will be responsible for collecting food samples and conducting pre-opening inspections for food processing plants, retail chains, and/or franchise facilities. This position will also serve as a member of the Rapid Response Team; provide training and consultation to industry and Local Health Departments (LHDs); and, conduct investigations related to foodborne disease outbreaks and complaints.

Furthermore, this position will perform studies, such as time and temperature relationships and pH assessments, in order to ensure safe food processing. Finally, this position will take enforcement action, when necessary, to gain operator compliance and protect the public from adulterated and misbranded food.

This position will work in collaboration with industry, along with local, State, and federal agencies, to promote public health and ensure that food products are produced in a safe and sanitary manner. This position will be based in Baltimore and work in their assigned region.


Candidates must possess a current license as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (Sanitarian) from the Maryland Board of Environmental Health Specialists.  Candidates are also required to have four years of environmental health work experience in the promotion, control, and maintenance of environmental health.  Candidates may substitute a Master's degree in Public Health or Environmental Health Sciences for one year of the required general experience.  


How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online through the Maryland State jobs website. Use the link provided to apply.  Apply to Recruitment#: 21-000277-0005.