The Health Department is seeking a full-time Environmental Health Specialist to serve as an inspector enforcing public health laws and regulations and other related work.  The incumbent is responsible for the surveillance of the community’s environmental health status relative to food safety, sewage and municipal wastes, vector-borne diseases, groundwater and any newly emerging environmental hazards.  The incumbent enforces federal, state and local health and environmental codes to prevent adverse impact upon the health and safety of the residents of the town of Wellesley.

Reporting to the Director of Public Health, the Environmental Health Specialist’s work requires knowledge of all applicable sanitary and environmental laws and regulations; Departmental policies, practices and procedures; attention to detail; organizational and computer skills; and the exercise of initiative and independent judgment.  The incumbent frequently interacts with business owners, their employees, and the general public, requiring strong interpersonal and communication skills.  Work is performed under tight deadlines with minimal supervision.

Minimum requirements:  B.S. in public health or related degree or equivalent experience; three years of experience in public health; working knowledge of state environmental and sanitary codes and environmental toxicants; experience and/or training in the use of environmental monitoring and testing equipment; ability to manage food safety programs and site evaluations and to deal effectively with the general public and business owners; valid driver’s license; and completion of Levels 100 and 700 National Incident Management System training within six months of obtaining this position.  Pluses include: Registered Sanitarian; Certified Health Officer; licensure as Lead Determinator; Food Safety Certification; and supervisory/management experience. Click for the job description.

Anticipated hiring range is $62,001 – $75,779 DOQ, with excellent benefits to include health and dental insurance, vacation, sick time and retirement plan.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department as a Word document or PDF to by February 4, 2022.  AA/EOE