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Job Title: Sanitarian Apprentice / Sanitarian
Job Number:
Organization: Olmsted County
Posted: 5/31/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Rochester,  MN    USA
Compensation: $30.31 - $50.62 Hourly
Position Description: Nature of Work Under supervision of the Environmental Health Manager, and as part of the Environmental Health team, helps businesses, residents, and visitors of Olmsted County to identify and develop policies, training, and systems that address public health risk and safety conditions associated with food, drinking water, housing and recreational environments. Other duties include preparation for and response to outbreaks of disease, public health emergency situations and other duties as assigned

Examples of Work Conducts assessments of licensed facilities and assists managers to assess and improve policy/procedure, training, and verification systems of operation to reduce health and safety risks. Assessment includes inspection for compliance with minimum sanitary requirements. Advises operators of establishments, businesses, etc., of regulations, and issues orders concerning corrections needed to protect public health. Investigates complaints concerning all areas of environmental health and undertakes the necessary steps for resolution or abatement. Addresses public inquiries about health and safety risks associated with food, drinking water, indoor air, housing, and recreational environments. Completes necessary documentation related to establishment plan review, assessments, and complaints, and assists with completing various departmental reports. Assists community organizers to develop plans to safely operate special event infrastructure including drinking water supplies, camping facilities, waste disposal, and food service. Organizes, develops, and conducts group education and public presentations addressing environmental health and safety risk conditions. Identifies complex situations that are not responding to usual processes and communications; Involves other staff and management as appropriate. Assists the Environmental Health team in planning timely and effective administration of programs and services. Assists Environmental Health team to assess the community’s environmental health and safety risks and develop strategic priorities. Works with local governing bodies and agencies on matters related to environmental health. Must be available to support the department during emergency situations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required Knowledge of the nature and scope of environmental health Knowledge of environmental health sciences related to food, water, air, and housing and recreational environment Knowledge of effective education and behavior modification principles Knowledge of quality improvement principles Knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations for controlling health risk Knowledge of the principles and practices for recognition, elimination, and control of environmental health hazards Ability to make independent decisions, where appropriate Ability to participate in collaborative problem-solving Ability to select, develop, and use a variety of communication resources and visual aids Ability to effectively communicate in a clear, tactful, and courteous manner using both written and oral communications Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions Ability to work well with others, establish and maintain effective working relationships and provide quality customer service to coworkers, business clients, representatives of other agencies and the general public and work with established networks toward common goals Ability to use equipment such as motor vehicles; temperature, distance, and chemical measurement devices; personal computers, cameras, calculators, and group-education equipment Ability to analyze potential environmental health hazards Ability to develop recommendations and write reports Ability to train and mentor others Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience One (1) position available. Candidates may be considered at either the Sanitarian or Sanitarian Apprentice level based on experience and certification requirements.

Sanitarian ($32.72 - $43.68 hourly, with progression to $54.64) Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental health, public health, physical, biological, or sanitary sciences, or closely related field and two (2) years of substantially similar experience as listed in the work functions. OR Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public health or related field and one (1) year of full-time paid experience in a similar position as listed in the work functions.

Special Requirement:

Candidates for this classification must have obtained State of Minnesota certification as a Registered Sanitarian. Must be able to work non-standard hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed to support the department during emergencies. Sanitarian Apprentice ($30.31 - $40.47 hourly, with progression to $50.62) Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental health, public health, physical, biological, or sanitary sciences, or closely related field, with at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hour credits in physical or biological sciences per Minnesota Statute 214.13. Must be able to work non-standard hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed to support the department during emergencies.

Special Requirement:

Must be registered as an Environmental Health Sanitarian/Specialist within two years of employment and maintain registration thereafter, according to Minnesota law. Must be able to work non-standard hours including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed to support the department during emergencies.

Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of the position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver’s license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.

Organization Description: Mission: Building a sustainable foundation for a safe, healthy, and welcoming community through public service excellence.

Closing Date: 8/31/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Cassandra Ray,  Sanitarian Apprentice / Sanitarian
Contact Location: 151 4th Street SE

Rochester   MN  55904
United States
Contact Location: 151 4th Street SE
 
  Rochester   MN  55904
  United States
Contact Phone: 5073287519 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: cassandra.ray@olmstedcounty.gov
Web Address: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/olmsted/jobs/4527517/sanitarian-apprentice-sanitarian
How to Apply: Apply online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/olmsted/ jobs/4527517/sanitarian-apprentice-sanitarian

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