Sanitarian — Full Time — Health - Environmental Health
Hiring Salary: $16.79 - $19.41 per hour
REQ #: 10232 — 1 Position(s)
Posted Date: 4/28/2017 Reposted Date: 10/6/2017 Closing Date: 10/20/2017
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, with nights and weekends as needed.
PRIMARY DUTY: Under basic supervision, performs environmental health inspections for the Public Health District (PHD); protects the health and safety of the public from adverse environmental determinants.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Performs environmental health inspections and investigates complaints to verify compliance with state and local regulations; scope of work includes food quality and safety, wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, air quality, water quality, insect and animal vector control, recreational and institutional facility inspections, consumer health and occupational health and safety.
• Organizes and presents training programs; applies and enforces statutes, regulations, ordinances and policies governing environmental health; prepares summary and status reports; assures that the services provided meet the program requirements.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
• Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s license.
• May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City wide emergency.
• Driving is essential.
• City policies and procedures and ordinances.
• Federal and state environmental health program regulations and requirements, including Texas State Department of State Health Services standards.
• Understanding and applying state laws and City/County policies and procedures governing environmental and public health.
• Maintaining accurate records and generating reports.
• Utilizing standard personal computer software programs.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION
Applicants must submit a completed City of Waco application in order to be considered for this position. Resumes may be attached to the completed application, but not in lieu of one. If a resume is attached, all questions on the application must still be answered completely and accurately. If a question does not apply to you, please mark it "NA" Do not leave it blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To verify prior military experience, please include a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) with your application. All answers are subject to verification. Applications are available online at the City's website, Click Here for the NEW City of Waco Job Application, or at the City of Waco Human Resources Department located at 300 Austin Avenue. Applications may be submitted by e-mail as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 254-750-5737 or by mail to City of Waco, Human Resources Department, PO BOX 2570, Waco, TX 76702. EOE
Driver's License: Valid Class C Texas DL
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Science, or a related field is required;
Experience: One year of inspection experience, public sector preferred.
Certifications: Registered Sanitarian desired. Sanitarian registration requires 4 yr Bachelors with 30 hours of Natural and Applied Science. Sanitarian registration may be obtained after hiring.
Physical Demands: Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Environmental Factors: Work is performed primarily in a vehicle traveling from site to site.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside with temperatures that may be below 32° or above 100° for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
The worker is frequently in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, small enclosed rooms and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.
The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.
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