New Job Environmental Health Officer In Yukon

Environmental Health Officer

Company : Yukon Government
Salary : $85,241 - $98,915 a year
Location : Yukon

Full Description

This is to fill one (1) full-time permanent position working 75 hours biweekly.

Are you ready to launch your career as an Environmental Health Officer, make an immediate difference in a community as it reopens during the pandemic, gain an array of experience in a small jurisdiction, and work with a skilled team of experienced professionals? Or are you an experienced Environmental Health Officer interested in being part of the uniquely challenging COVID-19 response in a diverse community?

Being an Environmental Health Officer for Yukon Government enables you to have incredible job experiences while working for one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers who understands and supports your need for work life balance, flexibility and career growth.

Whitehorse is a little city with big things to offer. Whether you want to walk up a mountain or into a live theatre production, we have something for you. And yes, you’ll see bears. Just not in your office.

Environmental Health Services (EHS) works to protect the health and safety of the public across a wide variety of program areas including food safety, drinking water, sewage disposal, housing, recreational facilities, rabies control, tobacco and vaping control and personal services. To achieve the goal of protecting public health, EHS follows a progressive enforcement strategy to ensure compliance to requirements under the Public Health and Safety Act, local and national standards, guidelines, and public health best practices. You will be part of a team that actively identifies hazards in recreational, commercial and industrial premises through various activities including performing inspections so businesses can reopen and stay open.

For more information about this position, please contact: Craig Van Lankveld, A/Manager, Environmental Health Services, (867) 667-8316 or email: [email protected]

For more information about the application or selection process, please contact Deirdre Monaghan, Human Resource Consultant, (867) 334-8165 or email: [email protected]

**Please do not email resumes to the email address above; resumes may only be accepted through E-Recruitment. Link to create your account to apply, here.** Before you apply, make sure you are eligible by visiting this link; we are not able to participate in the Yukon Community Pilot.**

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Essential Qualifications:

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Environmental Health;

  • Has been awarded CPHI(C) credential by the Board of Certification, Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors;

  • Experience conducting public health inspections in a variety of program areas (e.g., food safety, drinking water, sewage disposal, personal services, etc.); and,

  • Experience using health inspection software tools to manage and perform inspections is an asset.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability:

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Strong communication skills, oral and written;

  • Strong conflict resolution and public relations skills;

  • Strong technical writing skills;

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Ability to abide by a professional, ethical code of conduct;

  • Ability to take a broad-based strategic approach to work planning and client service;

  • Ability to plan, organize and manage a diverse workload;

  • Ability to work autonomously and also within a multi-disciplinary team setting; and,

  • Ability to interpret, administer, and enforce acts and regulations associated with environmental health best practices.

Additional Information:

Conditions of Employment:

  • Has been awarded a Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) and is a member in good standing of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors;
  • Valid class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent; and,
  • Security clearance with vulnerable sector.

Job Requirements:

  • Approximately 15% to 25% of job time is spent travelling throughout the Yukon, year round, to small, rural communities;
  • When performing inspections, may be exposed to hazardous substances and requirement to work in confined spaces;
  • May be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) for inspections related to COVID-19; and,
  • Lifting required up to 25 kg.

Relocation: relocation will be provided to the successful candidate in accordance to the Interview and Relocation Expense Directive.

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Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
19 November 2021
Close Date
20 December 2021