Environmental Health Specialist Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$55,647.49 - $92,745.54 Annually
Jun 15, 2019
Jun 22, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as part of the Division of Environmental Health (DEH). Conducts inspections, complaint investigations and surveys to determine compliance with state and local codes and regulations related to campgrounds, food facilities, hotels and motels, massage establishments, on-site wastewater treatment systems, religiously-exempt child care facilities, special events, summer camps, swimming pools, tattoo shops, and water wells. Conducts surveillance of disease-carrying insects and ticks. Participates in environmental program education and related community outreach activities. Documents inspections and investigation findings; records coded entries in designated database. Attends training courses, educational conferences and seminars to enhance job proficiency. Attends regular staff meetings as scheduled; performs other duties as assigned. Duties are performed under the supervision of an Environmental Health Supervisor or Environmental Health Specialist III.

Note: Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in environmental health or a bachelor's degree with at least 30 semester hours of course work in the physical or biological sciences; plus, one year of experience in environmental health investigations.

The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.


Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license.

  • Health department experience and knowledge working in a regulatory environment interpreting and/or enforcing codes or regulations.
  • Experience in the field of environmental health and inspection programs.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers including laptops, word processing and database management programs.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently with minimal supervision; and the ability to exercise a high degree of independent decision making.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Possession of Alternative Onsite Soil Evaluator License or Conventional Onsite Soil Evaluator License.
  • Multilingual in English with the ability to speak and understand Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese or Vietnamese.

Ability to walk, negotiate/traverse sites with unleveled terrain and/or narrow passages; crouch, kneel, bend, reach, stretch, climb ladders, use test equipment, lift and carry instruments and other objects weighing up to 25 pounds, wear personal protective equipment, and operate personal computer. Ability to conduct inspections/investigations in extreme temperature environments. Ability to operate motor vehicle in adverse weather conditions. All duties perform with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include practical exercise.

Effective July 6, 2019, compensation plans will be increased by 2.1% (market rate adjustment.) Information here .

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.