State of Louisiana - Thibodaux, LA

Supplemental Information
Job Number: OPH/AS/1473

This position is located within the Louisiana Department of Health l Office of Public Health l Sanitarian Services - Region 3 l Lafourche Parish.

Cost Center: 0326-8722
Position Number: 117772

This vacancy is being announced as a Classified position and may be filled either as a Probationary Appointment, Job Appointment or Promotional Appointment.

  • Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of job experience on application.*
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

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For further information about this vacancy contact:
Angela Selders:
P.O. BOX 4818 BATON ROUGE, LA 70821
(225) 342-6477

This organization participates in E-verify, and for more information on E-verify, please contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218.

Possession of a valid Louisiana Sanitarian's license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians plus five years of professional level Sanitarian experience, one year of which must have been at the supervisory level or above.

A master's degree in public health, food science, dairy science, environmental or sanitary science, one of the physical or biological sciences will substitute for one year of the required general experience.

Must possess and maintain a valid Louisiana driver's license and be able to drive a vehicle to perform duties.

Positions in the Molluscan Shellfish program require that applicants complete the Louisiana Boating Education program and be certified by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

For information on licensure requirements, contact the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians.

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To serve as a public health Sanitarian responsible for the administration of multiple public health and environmental consumer protection programs for several functional units in a regional office.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Administrative direction from a higher-level public health official.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct line over Sanitarian 5's and lower level Sanitarians.

Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Sanitarian 5 by responsibility for the administration of multiple public health and environmental consumer protection programs for several functional units in a regional office.

Differs from Sanitarian 7 by the absence of statewide responsibility for multiple public health and environmental consumer protection programs.

Examples of Work
Administers all phases of management, development, and enforcement of multiple public health and environmental consumer protection programs of several functional units in a geographical area.

Represents the Department at meetings, citizens groups, educational forums, and the regulated community regarding permit applications, variances and complex environmental issues.

Assures consistent application of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code by directing subordinate staff in the performance of comprehensive inspections involving the observation, assessment, and proper documentation of health hazards and violations.

Negotiates and manages compliance agreements with violators of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code.

Manages the preparation of enforcement documents.

Establishes Standard Operating Procedures in order to assure the most efficient, effective, and professional delivery of services and benefits to the public consistent with goals and objectives of the Sanitarian Services Section.

Answers correspondence, writes reports, prepares memos and responds to telephone inquiries within a region, related to multiple public health and environmental consumer protection and program policies, regulations, and staff activities, renders interpretations of the State Sanitary Code.

Supervises the implementation of quality control and quality assurance procedures.

Conducts interviews to fill professional level vacancies within the Department.

Responsible for personnel management and development; performs training activities as needed.