Virginia State Government Environmental Health Specialist, VB,07972 in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Position Information
Job Description

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health has an opening for a full-time Environmental Health Specialist. The primary focus of the position will be on health protection through education and enforcement of Virginia environmental health laws and regulations. The successful candidate will work primarily performing restaurant inspections, swimming pool inspections, temporary food establishments, festivals, hotel inspection program, hair, nail, and tattoo inspections and rabies prevention/control. The main focus is to ensure compliance with federal, state and city codes to attain safe, sanitary conditions, prevention of food borne/waterborne illness and prevention of loss of life due to diseases such as rabies. In addition, job responsibilities also include exercising regulatory control over swimming pools and conducting investigation of environmental complaints and epidemiological investigations. These positions require a proficiency in utilizing computerized software, databases, and spreadsheets including Microsoft Office. This position may also be filled at a Senior level depending on the candidate’s VDH training and/or experience. Some evening/weekend work and overnight travel will be required. Employees will be required to complete training program and obtain required credentials within 18 months of hire.

Minimum Qualifications

A sound understanding of public health principles and disease prevention as they pertain to Environmental Health is required. Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state regulations including the interpretation, preparation and presentation of technical information. Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing computerized software, databases, and spreadsheets including Microsoft Office. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. The qualified candidate has the capability to make independent and sound decisions and to work without direct supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health or any other closely related degree or equivalent experience. Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) preferred.

Special Requirements

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a fingerprint based state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Services 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

ON-LINE APPLICATIONS Applicants must apply on-line through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Recruitment Management System at VDH does not accept employment applications by mail, e-mail or fax.

EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION Completed state applications are required for all positions. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. A resume will not substitute for a completed on-line State application. “See Resume” listed on the application will classify the application as incomplete. Applicants are encouraged to fully represent their qualifications on the application and must include complete information in all sections. Failure to complete any section may disqualify the application.

YELLOW/BLUE CARD SITUATIONS If you have been affected by Policy 1.30 Layoff as a state employee and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Card (Blue Card), you must submit this DOCUMENT BEFORE the closing date for this position. The DOCUMENT may be scanned and attached to the application or faxed to (757) 518-2645. Please include your name and the position number on the fax cover sheet.

APPLICATION STATUS Please refer to your Recruitment Management System account for the status of your application and the status.

Contact Information

Tammy Snell



4452 Corporation Lane Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Working Title: Environmental Health Specialist, VB,07972

Role Title: Environmental Specialist I - 59031

Job Open Date: 07/17/2017

Job Close Date: 07/24/2017

Open Until Filled: No

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

Hiring Range: Negotiable up to $37,000 (max)

Agency: Dept of Health (601)

Location: Virginia Beach - 810

Position Number: 07972

Job Posting Number: 1026712

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

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