Buncombe County Employment  

Job TitleEnvironmental Health Supervisor II
AgencyHealth Center
Salary Range$65,000 - $67,926
Job LocationBuncombe County Health & Human Services/Environmental Health
Closing Date12/10/2014
Job Details

General Statement of Duties
The primary purpose of this position is to perform management and supervisory functions so that employees are able to appropriately and professionally apply and enforce local, State and/or environmental health rules and laws in the Onsite program. (#2934) 

Examples of Work
Personnel management related to hiring, developing, counseling, evaluating employee and team performance and providing feedback and disciplinary action as needed to ensure a competent workforce. Ensure that on-site staff meet division training requirements; ensure that staff understand and consistently apply State, local and Federal codes, laws and rules pertaining to the onsite programs. Assist the Onsite Program Specialist in the evaluation of difficult onsite repairs, administration and management of grant activities. Provide assistance to field staff when necessary by performing layouts of subsurface sewage disposal systems, permitting of wells and subsequent final inspections of each. Assure that complaints received from the public related to environmental health issues are responded to timely and accurately. Develop and maintain a positive team work environment. Provide effective communication to ensure that staff is informed timely. Review overall program accomplishments, progress in meeting objectives and goals, and the status of projects through periodic review of written reports and through meetings with staff. Make recommendations to the division director and program manager on program needs for budgeting purposes or program policy changes. Serve as a reserve member of the Department of Health EPI team. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles of supervision and organizing; Ability to review and approve a large onsite disposal system; Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with state and local agency individuals; Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing. Considerable knowledge of modern construction practices, inspection codes, and environmental rules and laws. Ability to analyze and comprehend a variety of technical and administrative regulation, records, and reports; Ability to set priorities; implement changes and organize; Ability to perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision; Interact professionally and courteously with other employees, customers and partners; Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments; Understand the necessity to efficiently and effectively interact, communicate and coordinate work efforts with other employees and organizations in an effective manner to accomplish common task. Function in highly stressful circumstances; maintain a high level of professionalism and to conduct business in an ethical manner at all times. Safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with ADA and ADAAA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards; Maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA and ADAAA, FMLA and other federal state and local standards. 

Minimum Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited four year college and be a Registered Sanitarian with the North Carolina Board of Sanitarian Examiners.Three years of experience in professional environmental health work at the Sanitarian level or above in a health department, with one year preferably having been in an administrative, management, or supervisory capacity. 

Additional Information
All applicants will be given credit only for information provided in response to this announcement. No additional information will be solicited or considered by this office; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training, and experience. Applicants will not automatically be given credit based on their position title. If work history involves part time work, you must state the number of hours per week to receive credit. 

How can I apply for County Employment?

Applications are accepted for posted position vacancies only. Please apply online. Paper applications are not accepted.

The full application package contains the Buncombe County application for employment, work history continuation sheet, Buncombe County authorization for release of personal and confidential information and the Buncombe County drug screening through urinalysis applicant consent form.

A college transcript must accompany applications for Social Worker positions. Please attach a copy or have your college send one to:

Buncombe County Human Resources
200 College Street, Suite 403
Asheville, NC 28801

Should you require special assistance to apply for a position, please contact Human Resources at 828-250-4166.


  • Resumes are not accepted in place of applications and will not be accepted via e-mail. A resume may accompany a completed application for a posted vacancy.
  • Drug screen consent & personal information release documents are required with all applications.
  • To apply for more than one position, you must submit a separate application for each position.
  • Be sure to indicate on the application the specific position for which you are applying.

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