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Recruitment #23-005459-0001





MDH Talbot County Health Department
215 Bay Street, Suite 4
Easton, MD 21601

Main Purpose of Job

The Environmental Health Specialist Director directs the Environmental Health Program for Talbot County Health Department and is responsible for general oversight and management of the Program. This position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, directing, coordinating and prioritizing activities of all Environmental Health programs at Talbot County Health Department. This includes related budget tracking, activity reporting, and oversight of public health programs (including Food Safety, Well & Septic, Public Pools, Rabies Prevention, etc) through subordinate supervisors and staff to ensure compliance with environmental health laws, regulations and policies. The Director of Environmental Health provides consultation to the public and regulated industry on processes, testing, permits, technologies, licensing, and complaints. This position involves both administrative and technical responsibilities and capabilities concerning a wide variety of fundamental environmental programs and related topics. Reporting directly to the Health Officer, the Director of Environmental Health interacts with elected officials and advises the Health Officer as appropriate. This position is designated emergency essential, and requires some work on evenings and weekends while on-call.


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in biological, physical, environmental science or chemistry, and six years of experience involving inspections and investigations in the field of environmental health or closely related environmental health experience, including two years in a supervisory capacity.

A master's degree in Public Health or Environmental Health Science can substitute for one-year non-supervisory experience.


The desired candidate should possess the following:
- Familiarity with State of Maryland Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)
- Experience with Environmental Health Laws
- Experience managing budgets and grants 


Candidates for positions in this classification must possess and maintain a current license or be eligible to obtain licensure as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist from Maryland Board of Environmental Health Specialists. A copy of your license number and expiration date must accompany your application. 


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. A resume must accompany your application.

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. 

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 that 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 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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