Under the guidance of a Certified Public Health Inspector, 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 plus one student Public Health Inspector practicum, or equivalent experience.
- Must be eligible to obtain a certificate of Public Health Inspection (Canada) (as per HPPA 1993 Reg. 566) through certification by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors.
- Knowledge of and ability to work according to corporate policies and procedures, municipal by-laws, legislation, and 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; provincial reporting programs (e.g., Hedgehog); an electronic document management system; 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 enforcement actions; make presentations to ensure others’ understanding; and participate 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, and weekend hours.
- Is occasionally required to alter working hours to conduct business and provide assistance 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 2020-1645.