Environmental Health Specialist - Environmental Specialist I

  • Virginia Department of Health - Office of Environmental Health Services
  • Chesapeake, VA, USA
  • May 14, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Science - Engineering Law Enforcement

Job Description

Job Description

Become a part of a dynamic Environmental Health team and make a difference in the community! The Chesapeake Health Department is recruiting for an Environmental Health Specialist to perform a variety of duties including inspecting permitted facilities such as restaurants, campgrounds, summer camps, hotels and motels, recreational pools, marinas, migrant labor camps, body art and massage facilities; performing private well inspections; educating the public on food safety and general environmental health related topics; investigating communicable diseases and general environmental complaints; and rabies investigations and abatement.  

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires knowledge in the natural sciences, including environmental health, community health, biology, microbiology, epidemiology & physics. Must have knowledge of environmental law with a demonstrated ability to interpret and apply complex regulations relating to a variety of environmental health problems. Must have demonstrated ability to conduct investigations and inspections in assigned areas Must have demonstrated ability to: communicate well both orally and in writing, analyze and solve problems, deal effectively with the public concerning inspections, investigations, and a variety of health-related issues.  

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from college with a degree in public health, environmental health or a degree related to the duties of the position preferred or equivalent experience in environmental health, such as experience gained as an Environmental Health Associate. Computer software knowledge preferred. Prefer some experience in Public Health and completion or an Environmental Health Internship.  

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Job Level



Government- State/Provincial


Hiring Range $33,598 - $44,500