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Assistant Director, Environmental Health Program

Recruitment #21-002434-0004




MDH/Charles County Health Department, Environmental Health Division, White Plains, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will lead the day-to-day operations of the Environmental Health (EH) program at the Charles County Health Department. This position will recognize and intervene in, as well as execute solutions for, high priority cases and situations. This position will also collaborate with county, State and/or other outside agencies, as needed; oversee all personnel matters, including recruitment, hiring and developmental adjustments; provide guidance to staff members; analyze unusual problems; and, develop the program budget, in consultation with fiscal staff members.

Additionally, this position will be responsible for optimizing IT usage for maximal and quality services to Charles County, as well as for supporting the EH Program Director in the enforcement of COMAR regulations. Furthermore, this position will respond to environmental health emergencies; supervise Environmental Health Specialist Program Supervisors; implement and evaluate programs; and, participate in the development of public awareness to the EH program. Finally, this position will be responsible for the coordination of environmental health interventions with other agencies, such as law enforcement, social work and county planning, along with the coordination of the Emergency Response team, in response to outbreaks. 

This position will assume the responsibilities of the EH program's Environmental Health Director, in his/her absence.


Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Environmental Sanitarians, under the certificate of eligibility requirements for Environmental Sanitarians.

Experience: Five years of experience performing inspections and investigations in the field of environmental health, in order to ensure compliance, including two years in a supervisory capacity.


1. Candidates may substitute possession of a Master of Public Health or Master of Science degree from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Environmental Engineering classifications or Environmental Engineering specialty codes in the Engineering and Natural Resources field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.


The desired candidate should have experience overseeing environmental health practices, as well as experience managing and/or developing budgets.


1. Candidates for positions in these classifications must possess and maintain a current license as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist from the Maryland Board of Environmental Health Specialists.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application, based on your education, training and experience, as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this, or other, State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to, 410-333-5689. Only additional materials which are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division, at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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