Job Title: Environmental Health Officer II
Environmental Health, Sechelt Health Unit - Sechelt, BC
Coastal Communities including North Vancouver, Whistler, & Powell River, BC
As soon as possible
Salary: $31.99 - $39.98 per hour
Come work as an Environmental Health Officer II with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Environmental Health Officer to join the Environmental Health team working out of Coastal Communities including Sechelt, Powell River, Whistler, and North Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!
As a Environmental Health Officer II with VCH you will:
Promote and maintain a high standard of public health, environmental conditions, and environmental control standards.
Enforce applicable acts, regulations and by-laws.
Identify all factors detrimental to community and environmental health and for the abatement of same as provided for by applicable rules, acts, regulations and by-laws.
Review and draft new and/or update standards, programs and controls.
Carry out a wide variety of public health and environmental control inspectional duties; perform education, research, assessments, analytical tasks, and prepare relevant reports.
ABOUT SECHELT, BC:
The District Municipality of Sechelt is located on the lower Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, approximately 50 km northwest of Vancouver. It is accessible from the mainland by a 40-minute ferry trip between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale, followed by a 25-minute drive along Highway 101, also known as the Sunshine Coast Highway. This charming seaside community is known for its natural beauty and is a popular destination for outdoor activities including sightseeing, boating, diving, camping and mountain biking. There are also several municipal parks, plenty of eateries, locally owned shops, boutiques and galleries, and a golf course. Imagine a lifestyle where you are only a short walk or bike ride to work, you go home for lunch and you are home again in time for an activity or go for a hike AND watch the sunset - all before dinner. That is what Sechelt has to offer you!
ABOUT POWELL RIVER, BC
On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre - once home to the world's largest pulp and paper mill - Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.
On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you've long been waiting for.
Education & Experience
Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Health degree, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Must be certified as a Public Health Inspector in Canada (CPHI(C)).
Must possess a valid BC Driver’s License as travel within Vancouver Coastal Health requires the use of a personal vehicle.
Knowledge & Abilities
Ability to conduct through inspections and investigations using a risk-based approach.
Ability to determine compliance or corrective action in the inspection of public facilities.
Ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving techniques.
Ability to analyze and interpret test and inspection results. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including speaking in public and preparing reports.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with others.
Ability to work independently under limited supervision in a geographic area, and to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to read and interpret complex technical documents, such as legislative acts and regulations, architectural and engineered plans, and chemical and bacteriological laboratory reports.
Ability to enforce acts and regulations and to issue violation tickets in a calm, firm, and consistent manner under stressful conditions.
Ability to operate related equipment such as sampling equipment and recorders.
Ability to use a wide variety of related computer software applications.
Ability to teach in a group environment.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?
VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.
Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff
Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.
To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.
VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.