Protects individual and community health through promotion, education, and enforcement of Provincial legislation/guidelines and Regional policies/bylaws. Recognizes and responds to potential health hazards. Program areas include: food safety, infection prevention and control, rabies prevention and control, safe water (drinking and recreational), health hazard prevention and management, emergency preparedness and management, vector borne disease, personal services.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Knowledge of public health inspection and health promotion methods, problem solving, and investigative methods, acquired through a 4-year university degree (or equivalent such as a 2-year directly related degree plus a previous (possibly unrelated) university degree) plus 1 year of related experience (related work experience, student/practicum placements, or as an uncertified public health inspector, vector borne disease surveillance or beach monitoring experience).
- Must possess Certificate of Public Health Inspection (Canada) (as per HPPA 1993 Reg. 566) through the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors.
- Knowledge of and ability to work according to corporate policies and procedures; municipal by-laws; legislation (e.g., Health Protection and Promotion Act, Skin Cancer Prevention Act, Provincial Offences Act, Ontario Safe Water Act); and Provincial public health best practices and guidelines.
- Technical knowledge in program areas including: food safety, water quality, health hazard investigation and management, infection control, rabies prevention and control, communicable disease, and skin cancer prevention.
- Research and organizational skills to ensure factual, accurate information is provided to the public. Ability to maintain accurate and timely documentation and files.
- Computer skills with ability to use programs such as Microsoft Office; inspection software programs (e.g., Hedgehog); an electronic document management system (Docs); and internet-based searching.
- Communication and human relations skills using tact, persuasion, and diplomacy to provide information, advice, and support to stakeholders when issuing inspection/investigation reports, and taking enforcement actions; when making presentations to facilitate others’ understanding; and to enable participation as an effective team member.
- Ability to interpret complex technical information; write in-depth reports and summaries on inspections and investigations to various audiences including health professionals and the public.
- Ability to develop program resources and education materials.
- Ability to work varying shifts including day, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours.
- Ability to participate in an on-call rotation to provide coverage for public health demands outside of normal working hours.
- Is occasionally required to alter working hours to conduct business or in emergency situations.
- Ability to travel to various locations within and outside Waterloo Region.
- Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.
Please apply online, by the closing date Jul 20, 2020 quoting competition number 2020-1646.