Job Posting for the City of Worcester Public Health Department: Regional Environmental Health Coordinator

Title: Regional Environmental Health Coordinator

Organization: City of Worcester Department of Public Health

Summary of Position

The City of Worcester seeks qualified applicants for the position of Regional Environmental Health Coordinator for the Public Health Department. This position works independently throughout the three (3) towns that comprise the Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance conducting routine food inspections, public and semi-public pool inspections, beach inspections, body art and tanning inspections, camp inspections, and title 5 work. This position will follow up on housing and nuisance complaints and attend Board of Health meetings. The Regional Environmental Health Coordinator must have thorough knowledge of Massachusetts general laws, rules and regulations pertaining to public health and general sanitation. This position includes occasional night and weekend work as well as the ability to respond to emergencies after hours.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience using various computer software including Microsoft office suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with federal, state, and local laws pertaining to environmental health and public health sanitation
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to read and explain policies, procedures, and other written materials to communicate effectively to a broad audience in a variety of settings
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Ability to create and manage own inspection schedule
  • Ability to conduct inspections and prepare written reports
  • Ability to work in multiple work environments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a diverse multicultural community, organizations, and staff

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, environmental health, public health, or related field OR;
    • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered in lieu of the above-mentioned requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Attain Registered Sanitarian license within 1 year of appointment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of experience working at a local public health level, local municipality, and/or nonprofit Health agency
  • Registered Sanitarian
  • Valid food protection manager certification, certified pool operator, licensed lead determiner, Title 5 certified soil evaluator, and/or certified system inspector
  • Two (2) years of customer service experience

Salary Range: $65,578 – $85,906 annually, full-time, with an excellent benefits package.

To Apply

To apply, please visit: or send resume and cover letter on or before FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2023 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030,

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