Job Posting for the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission: Public Health Inspector and Training Specialist

Title: Public Health Inspector and Training Specialist

Organization: Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

Summary of Position

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission’s (BRPC) Public Health program seeks a Project Specialist to provide environmental health inspections, support the inspectional services program, and help develop a new local Public Health Excellence Training Hub for Berkshire and Hampden Counties, Massachusetts. Inspection and Training Hub Specialists will help build the Training Hub program according to state standards and requirements and local needs. They will conduct public health inspections, work with two or more environmental health field trainers and mentors, and provide hands-on training and support for trainers and inspectors. Includes assisting with classroom trainings and contributing to a broad scope of dynamic and complex public health inspection and training programs in Berkshire and Hampden Counties, Massachusetts.


It is expected that this will be an offsite, full-time benefited position with Monday – Thursday 10-4 core work hours and a flexible schedule for remaining hours. An experienced Massachusetts public health inspector is preferred, as is expertise or MA certifications in environmental inspections. Specialists must be able to sit, stand, walk, carry light loads, bend and do inspections under sometimes demanding conditions. Specialists must also be able to travel throughout Berkshire and Hampden Counties at all times of the year and be available for occasional night and weekend events.

This position will provide staff support for the planning and implementation of a
range of significant public health training projects that may include:

  • Public Health Excellence Regional Training Hub, especially field training for other inspectors
  • Environmental Health and Safety Inspections
  • Public Health Trainings and Mentorships
  • Equity and Wellness Trainings
  • Public Health Emergency Planning, Training, Exercises, and Response
  • Berkshire County Septic Installer’s Training Program


The successful candidate must be familiar with and have certifications in public health environmental health inspections and be comfortable providing inspection field training and mentorship to other public health inspectors. Training experience preferred; 2-5 years inspectional experience, preferably in Massachusetts, required. Candidates must also have familiarity working within the Microsoft Office platform. Must be a Registered Sanitarian (RS) or be eligible to become an RS within twenty four months. Ten-plus years of experience as a Massachusetts health agent may be substituted for the RS requirement if the candidate is otherwise ineligible to take the RS exam.

Master’s degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, or a closely related field is a plus. Six years experience may be substituted for a Master’s degree. Candidates must have a home office with reliable internet and a cell phone.

Salary and Benefits

The starting salary range is $33.65 – 38.46 per hour per DPH contract, with an attractive benefits package for full-time staff. BRPC may not alter the posted salary range unless the position is re-reposted. BRPC is a drug and smoke-free workplace that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, or gender and actively seeks diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its hiring.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Please include the phrase Public Health Training Specialist in the subject line. No telephone calls. Position available immediately until filled. EOE/Smoke and Drug-free Workplace.

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