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Recruitment #24-002430-0001


Announcement REPOST. Previous applicants need not reapply. 




MDH Kent County Health Department
125 S. Lynchburg Street
Chestertown, MD 21620

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position to perform routine field work in Environmental Health for public health protection. This is a general supervision position. Specifically, this position is responsible for Well Testing Program according to COMAR 26.04.04 Collection of data, maintenance of data, sanitary survey updates, and coordination with MDE. This position will also be responsible for the following:
  • Transient Non-Community Water Systems, Collection of data, maintenance of data, sanitary survey updates, and coordination with MDE. 
  • Beach monitoring program, sample collection, data maintenance, and coordinating with MDE. 
  • Reviewing building permits for compliance with COMAR 26.04.04 and 26.04.02 using approved county procedures.
  • Reviewing well application’s for compliance with COMAR 26.04.04 using approved State forms and County procedures. 
  • Conducting percolation and/or infiltrometer tests to determine if the soils of a particular property meet the minimum standards of COMAR 26.04.02 using approved county procedures and forms. 
  • Daycare, Adoptive home, and Foster Home applications and coordination with MDE. 
  • Reviewing sanitary construction permits and conducts inspections of septic system installations to ensure compliance with COMAR 26.04.02 using approved county procedures.
  • Conducting nuisance investigations to ensure compliance with Annotated Code of Maryland Title 10 and County Ordinance 116 using approved county inspection sheet. 
  • Reviewing burn application’s for compliance with COMAR 26.04.04 using approved State forms and County procedures.
  • Conducting animal bite investigations to limit exposure to the rabies virus using acceptable county forms and procedures.
  • Participating in the On-Call rotation for Environmental Health to ensure that “After Hours” coverage is provided using the appropriate procedures and forms. 
  • Assisting the Health Department in meeting needs of Kent County citizens during a hazardous event(natural occurring or terrorism related)


Education: Determined by the Maryland Board of Environmental Health Specialists under the licensing requirements for Environmental Health Specialists.

Experience: One year of experience performing inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with environmental health laws and regulations.


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

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience 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.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification 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 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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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