Details for THE JACKSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH is accepting applications for a permanent, full-time, non-exempt Registered Environmental Health Specialist

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THE JACKSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH is accepting applications for a permanent, full-time, non-exempt Registered Environmental Health Specialist to work within the Environmental Health unit of the health department. The primary purpose of this position is to enforce NC Environmental Health Laws and regulations. The primary focus for this position will be in the Food, Lodging, and Institutions Program. This position includes the unannounced routine inspections of all food, lodging, child care sanitation program, and institutional facilities included under the jurisdiction of the Jackson County Department of Public Health. This position inspects private water supplies as well as assures the safety and operation of public swimming pools and tattoo enforcement. Inspection and approval of individual sewage disposal systems are also the responsibility of this position. Must possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license. The starting salary is: $38,187.82 (Grade 23). Jackson County provides a robust offering of employee benefits including: employer paid medical and dental benefits, participation in the Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System, paid leave (vacation, sick, and holiday), Employee Clinic, Wellness program, and supplemental benefit offerings. A full overview of benefits is available at https://www.jacksonnc.org/employment-opportunities. MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Baccalaureate degree from a post-secondary educational institution with a minimum of 30 semester hours in the physical and/or biological science. Preference will be given to a Registered Environmental Health Specialist licensed by the NC Board of Sanitarian Examiners. All qualifying candidates will be considered for this position. Trainee and Work Against Applications will be accepted. To apply submit a complete and signed Jackson County NC Application (available at www.jacksonnc.org) to: Jackson County Department of Public Health, Attn: Martha Thomasson, 538 Scotts Creek Road, Sylva, NC 28779 or NC Works Career Center, 26 Ridgeway St., Suite 2; Sylva, NC 28779. Closing date: Friday, October 22, 2021. AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Pre-employment drug screen and criminal background checks are required. Jackson County participates in the federal E-Verify program. 32-33e

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