Environmental Health Specialist. Responsible for conducting primarily sanitary inspections of selected food and beverage service establishments, food preparation, production, storage, sale or distribution establishments, schools, recreational and swimming pools, tanning salons, and other facility and/or site inspections for conformance to and violations of accepted health regulations, maintaining and promoting community health. Enforces various state government, municipal ordinances and other regulations, and sanitary and environmental codes regarding public health and safety. Provides mentorship and support for environmental health inspectors in the department.
- Conducts food service establishments, food cart, bakery, day care centers, supermarkets and other retail or wholesale kitchens and other building and facility inspections for conformance to established regulations, ordinances and codes. Ensures sanitary and health codes are adhered to; violation citations are recommended and if approved, issued. Recommends facility or activity suspension or closure for violations.
- Educates food handlers in sanitary and food safety procedures.
- Periodically tests swimming pools or areas for contaminated or unsafe conditions; checks dumpsters, storage areas, and surroundings for improper or excessive refuse disposal, improper cleanliness, and care; records frozen desserts samplings.
- Investigates and/or follows up on reports of public health, welfare and safety complaints, food illnesses, noxious odors, animal and insect infestations, and septic problems. Responds to other public health emergencies. Interprets and enforces codes, statutes, and ordinances. Notes variances and violations and follows up accordingly.
- Collects food, ice cream, fluid and other samples for laboratory analysis and evaluations. Conducts some on-site tests. Reviews test or evaluation reports. Issues food cart permits. Reviews submitted plans. Makes recommendations on evaluations and approval as required.
- Responds to, follows up and documents received complaints of unsanitary conditions and other violations of regulations. Makes court and hearing appearances and presents expert testimony.
- Attends and participates in staff, department or other meetings, hearings. Serves on assigned committees. Maintains required contacts to keep abreast of developments within field or areas of interest; liaison with community and other groups.
- Follows and adheres to departmental, City and other government rules, regulations, policies and procedures
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Bachelors degree and three to five years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Attainment of Registered Sanitarian Certification.
- Attainment of one or more additional educational certifications relevant to the role including: Certified Pool Inspector Soil Evaluator FDA Standardized Inspector MA PHIT Animal Inspector Certification Masters Degree in relevant field.
- Broad knowledge of sanitary and health science or administration.
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