New Job Environmental Health Officer In Prince Edward Island

Environmental Health Officer

Company : Jobs PEI
Salary : $28.08 - $35.14 an hour
Location : Prince Edward Island

Full Description

Bi-Weekly Hours: 75.0 hours bi-weekly(Commencing Immediately for One Year)The purpose of this position is to protect and promote the health of the public through inspections, consultation, education, and investigation of public and private services and facilities through Environmental Health's Provincial Inspection Programs and Consulting Services with additional functions related to COVID-19 as directed by Manager.Duties include: - Performing inspections under the Public Health Act, Smoke-free Places Act, Tobacco and Electronic Smoking Device Sales and Access Act, Early Learning and Child Care Act and Community Care Facilities and Nursing Homes Act;- Educating and working with operators to correct unsatisfactory inspection items and pro-actively identify and remedy inspection items needing improvement; - Consulting with operators, public, government departments and community organizations regarding the interpretation and application of legislation listed above and operational policies; - Investigating food-borne and waterborne illness outbreaks, providing advice on investigation techniques, interpreting laboratory results and implementing remedial actions; - Providing support and assisting with the CPHO Covid operations as directed by Manager;- Assessing public health risk and responding to public questions, concerns and complaints regarding environmentalhealth issues; - Assessing safety of processed, RTE (Ready-to-Eat) foods procedures; - Providing daily education and instruction to operators in safe food handling control of communicable disease and environmental hazards; - Conducting public health investigations under the Environmental Health Program as the result of a complaint or inquiry involving a wide range of items such as: sewage, garbage, rodents, insects, animal bites, enteric illness/outbreaks, etc. - Drafting and issuing health orders to operators in collaboration with the Manager of Environmental Health/Senior EHO, DCPHO and legal; - Providing rotational on-call coverage as part of Environmental Health's 24x7 on-call service; - Other related duties.
Minimum Qualifications: - Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Science/Technology in Environmental Health. - Must have a Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) from the Board of Certification of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI). - Continuing professional education in areas of specialization. - Experience working in legislation associated with Environmental Health and other Acts. - Computer knowledge. - Teaching ability in delivery of standardized courses - directed primarily to adult learners. - Strong oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal, presentation and conflict resolution skills. - Ability to interpret and apply legislation. - Valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle. - Good previous work and attendance record. - The successful applicant must provide a satisfactory Criminal Records Check prior to commencement of employment.- Additional relevant education and experience will be considered an asset.Please Note: Applicants are expected to complete the full length of this assignment unless appointed to a permanent position.Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.