DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR JOB DUTIES:
Public Health Sanitarians (PHS) perform the more difficult phases of professional environmental sanitation work. This position will conduct inspections for all of the environmental health programs. Additionally, they will plan, schedule and conduct comprehensive training for all newly employed or promoted staff assigned primarily in the Food Safety Unit or in other Environmental Health programs, as needed. Information exchange through written or other forms of communication such as newsletters, website postings, or training sessions will be conducted to benefit the Environmental Health Staff or the public. The Public Health Sanitarian will serve as the instructor for the Environmental Wellness Section's Certified Food Manager (CFM) course including proctoring and processing course examinations. They will develop the CFM course outline, teaching aides and materials, and propose the annual schedule of classes and changes thereto. The PHS will create and conduct community outreach presentations and participate in community health fairs in Wayne County. The PHS will assist in the Outbreak Investigations, State Accreditation preparation and assessment, emerging public health and emergency response activities.
At the time of application, eligible persons must have:
A Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university with a major in Environmental Health, Sanitary Science, Civil Engineering or the Physical, Chemical or Natural Sciences; AND
Three (3) years of post-degree, full-time paid professional environmental health experience; one (1) year of which must include conducting inspections in a food safety environment/area; AND
State of Michigan Sanitarian Registration and/or Registered Environmental Health Specialist / Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) through National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) OR obtain the National REHS/RS credential within 6 months of appointment to this class and must maintain the REHS/RS credential while in this class; AND
A valid State of Michigan driver's license and an acceptable safe driving record (INDICATE MICHIGAN DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER ON FRONT OF APPLICATION).
Within 6 months of being appointed to this class, the candidate must be nominated by the Wayne County Environmental Wellness Section to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Food Service Section to be certified as a standardized food program trainer.
Appointees will be required to have an automobile available for transportation during working hours on a reimbursement basis.
Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, Military Personnel, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.