Environmental Health Sanitarian

Outagamie
Posted 2 months ago

Outagamie County

Environmental Health Sanitarian

Salary: $56,032.00 – $70,371.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Outagamie County Government Center 320 South Walnut Street, Appleton, Wisconsin

Department: DHHS Public Health Environmental Health

Reporting to the Environmental Health Sanitarian Supervisor, the Environmental Health Sanitarian applies the environmental measures to protect human health, safety and welfare.

Key Responsibilities:

The following duties are most critical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

· Inspects and regulates food establishments, lodging facilities, recreational pools, campgrounds, mobile home communities, tattoo and body piercing establishments, recreational camps and schools.

· Enforces and follows statutes, ordinances, codes, regulations, polices, and standards of environmental health and safety. Coordinate activities with other County Human Service Divisions and County Departments.

· Assists in developing, evaluating, and maintaining codes, policies, and standards of environmental health. Maintains emergency preparedness core Public Health competencies by participating in preparedness training exercises and planning events.

· Investigates environmental health complaints and determines health hazard risk. Represents the health officer in investigations.

· Monitors environmental health indicators to identify and resolve environmental health problems in the community. Provides consultation regarding potential environmental hazards.

· Conduct tasks related to the public health division water laboratory. Collect and analyze water samples for recreational pools and private wells.

· Investigates health events and conditions resulting from communicable diseases;food, water, and vector borne outbreaks;chronic disease, environmental hazards; injuries; and health disparities.

· Initiates and participate in educational training program to improve environmental health standards.

· Integrates quality improvement into daily activities and represent public health division by participating in coalitions and professional meetings. Promote professional growth to increase personal knowledge base to better serve the agency and the community.

· Maintains regular and predictable attendance, works extra hours as required and performs other duties as assigned.

Education/Certifications/Experience Requirements:

· A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in environmental health, biology, microbiology or related field is required.

· Wisconsin Registered Sanitarian or National Environmental Health Association Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian preferred.

· Experience consisting of two years as a sanitarian or in a public health agency; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.

· Education and work experience that allows for the Wisconsin Registered Sanitarian examination as stated in SPS 175.02 and successful exam completion within 6 months of eligibility.

· Requires Wisconsin driver’s license and use of personal transportation to and from job assignments.

Required or Preferred Skills:

· The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals are a set of competencies for the broad practice of public health. (http://www.phf.org/resourcestools/Pages/Core_Public_Health_Competencies.aspx). Developed by the Council on Linkages, the Core Competencies reflect skills that are desirable for professionals who deliver the Essential Public Health Services. The Core Competencies serve as the foundation for public health practices and are intertwined in the key responsibilities listed above.

· Ability to explain and enforce county laws, ordinances and regulations.

· Ability to operate a variety of office and public health equipment including telephone, personal computer, copier, fax machine, water test kit, thermometers, and autoclave.

· Ability to lift, carry, push, pull and move objects up to 20 pounds, understanding and utilizing proper body mechanics.

· Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, calculate decimals and percentages, fractions, decimals, volumes, and ratios. Ability to interpret basic statistical reports and communicate information.

· Ability to comprehend, interpret, and prepare variety of documents including inspection reports, lab reports, referrals, evaluations, letters, invoices, licensing, budget ledgers, policies, and procedures.

· Knowledge of basic principals and practices of environmental sanitation and knowledge of applicable laws and codes. Ability to secure, analyze, and interpret facts through investigations and inspections.

· Ability to communicate effectively with the general public, licensed operators, service technicians, and others verbally and in writing.

· Ability to understand applicable professional language and terminology; including medical engineering and design, legal, construction, and equipment operations.

· Ability to work in a team environment and review the work of others.

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, THE COUNTY WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND ENCOURAGES BOTH PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES AND INCUMBENTS TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL ACCOMMODATIONS WITH THE EMPLOYER.

Job Features

Job CategoryPublic Health
Date Posted:January 10, 2019

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