Virginia State Government Environmental Health Technical Specialist (PNS 01626) in Newport News, Virginia

Position Information
Job Description

Serves as Environmental Health Technical Leader, Standardization Officer, mentor and subject matter expert as an advanced practitioner for the district Environmental Health Food Protection Program. Performs complex environmental health functions, provides consultation, training and standardization to Environmental Health staff, assist OEHS in conducting training and may provide formal input into performance evaluations of Environmental Health staff.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for positions at this level, employees must be a Standardized Environmental Health Specialist in the Food Protection Program. Successful candidate should be knowledgeable and skilled in interpreting and enforcing laws and regulations governing environmental health programs. The ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal forms both independently and as a team member is essential. Extensive knowledge of food and the prevention of foodborne outbreaks is expected. Basic computer skills are necessary to perform duties. The ability to analyze technical information and make recommendations to supervisory staff is required. The candidate must possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer employee be certified as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) or Certified Food Safety Professional (CFSP). Prefer a B.S. degree in science/environmental health and /or comparable knowledge, skills, experience, and abilities.

Special Requirements

Conviction information ascertained through a fingerprint-based background check is the final step in the application process. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check, employment reference check, and E-Verify. The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment, if applicable (Va. Code § 2.2-3114). Other financial, credit, driving, or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A completed application, including complete work history, any periods of unemployment, education, and salary history, must be submitted on-line for consideration. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening. Failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the application for further consideration. Peninsula Health District does not accept “See Resume” as a response to any question on the application. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications will not be considered.

VDH is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Contact Information

Human Resources


Peninsula Health District 416 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard Newport News, Virginia 23601

Working Title: Environmental Health Technical Specialist (PNS 01626)

Role Title: Environmental Specialist I - 59031

Job Open Date: 07/16/2017

Job Close Date: 07/28/2017

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: Negotiable to $50,000.00

Agency: Dept of Health (601)

Agency Website:

Location: Newport News - 700

Position Number: 01626

Job Posting Number: 1026838

Type of Recruitment: State Employee Only - E

Does this position have telework options?: No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1

Pay Band: 04