Environmental Health - Water Quality Specialist

Stark County Health Department

Environmental Health - Water Quality Specialist


Our mission is to assess, protect, promote, and improve the health of Stark County through leadership, quality service, and community partnerships.  Our success is powered by our staff who demonstrate a passion for customer service, work to address their concerns, and work together to create a healthier community.  Give us your best and we will give you ours!

Top 3 Reasons to Work at the Stark County Health Department: 

1.      Great Work Life Balance

2.      Excellent Benefits

3.      Rewarding Community Impact

Are you ready to join a team of dedicated public health professionals to help prevent disease and promote health within the Community?

The Stark County Health Department is a nationally accredited public health department striving to create a diverse and inclusive environment where every employee feels valued for their different personal or professional background.  Employees are encouraged to participate in professional development training, suggest areas for improvement, and utilize a team approach to make positive changes in the community. 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide important environmental health services to promote public health throughout Stark County. 
  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate environmental health programs and projects to ensure all health and sanitation laws and regulations are met. 
  • Use knowledge and skills to prevent, detect, and solve problems that can potentially affect the health of the entire community. 
  • Implement all programs and projects assigned by the Director/Unit Manager of Environmental Health Services and/or Health Commissioner. 
  • Perform inspections in the Sewage, Water Well, Public Swimming Pool/Spa, Campgrounds, and Bathing Beach Programs to ensure and enforce compliance with applicable state and local environmental health standards, regulations, and laws. 
  • Work with government agencies, including township, city, and village officials to investigate and abate public health nuisances in assigned districts.  
  • Consult with departmental specialists and the public in all aspects of environmental health.  Promote environmental health and sanitation control practices. 
  • Respond to all emergencies that affect the health and/or safety of Stark County residents. 
  • Prepare Board of Health actions and court actions; provide expert testimony in court for public health cases, when necessary. 
  • Other tasks as requested or assigned by the Directors and/or Health Commissioner.

Minimum Education, Training, and/or Experience Needs:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, Science, or other related health field.
  • Applicant must have an Environmental Health Specialist-In-Training (EHST) or Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) certification or eligibility to become an EHST or REHS in the State of Ohio.  (For eligibility requirements contact The State of Ohio Board of Environmental Health Specialist Registration at (614) 466-1772.) 
  • The ability to collect field data (e.g. groundwater samples, soil samples and waste stream samples), interpret the results, and summarize the findings in technical reports.
  • Must have the ability to interact sensitively and professionally with others from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds.  
  • Knowledge of local and state public health laws and regulations; environmental health control and test procedures; and biology, microbiology, bacteriology, soil science, geology, and/or chemistry is needed.
  • Skills in mathematics, public relations, interviewing, use of environmental health testing equipment, and excellent written and oral communication required.   

Location: 7235 Whipple Ave NW North Canton, Ohio 44720


·        8:30-4:30 with some weekend availability


·        Starting at $38,813, builds based on experience

Employment Status:

·        Full-Time


·        Health Insurance (Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription)

·        Retirement Plan (OPERS)

·        3 Weeks Paid Sick

·        Vacation Time

·        12 Paid Holidays

·        Ohio Deferred Compensation (Comparable to 401K)

·        Employee Assistance Program

·        Wellness Program

·        Qualify for Public Loan Forgiveness Program


·        COVID-19 Vaccination (Fully Vaccinated)

·        Reliable Transportation

·        Valid Ohio Driver’s License

·        Proof of auto Insurance

·        Background Check

·        Pre-Employment Drug Test

To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to


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