CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

4J41
SANITARIAN

Specialties
( General ) (Bilingual )

GENERAL DEFINITION

This is environmental health work at the entry level inspecting a variety of establishments for conformance to public health regulations and codes. Employees in this class perform inspections to identify hazards and examine conditions as they affect public health in such areas as milk and food control, institutional sanitation and safety, hazardous materials, solid waste handling and disposal practice, vector control, lead poisoning, and environmental health. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level sanitarian. Light physical effort and some disagreeable aspects are involved in the work.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

BILINGUAL SPECIALTY

Performs the duties described below with English language speaking and designated non-English speaking populations.

BOTH SPECIALTIES

Conducts inspections, checking sanitary conditions, equipment and operating procedures of restaurants, grocery stores, dairy plants, barber and beauty shops, institutions such as nursing and boarding homes, schools, and swimming pools along with other establishments and sites as determined by the City health code; conducts post-fire inspections; checks food handling practices of vendors during special events; participates in food and drug recalls.

Sets up mosquito light traps; identifies the different species of mosquitoes once collected from the light traps; investigates dog and other animal bites, obtains specimens from animals in order to test for rabies; conducts inspections, checking for vector problems in buildings to be demolished or excavated; may appear in court on behalf of the city for non-compliance cases.

Maintains card and address files for all positive lead cases; sets up appointments for subsequent medical treatment through coordination with parents and the various medical facilities; reviews reports of other program inspectors regarding the findings of home inspections; recommends cases for abatement; reviews completed abatement work; periodically inspects presence of lead paint in paint stores.

Prepares written reports of violations; informs owner and employees of the establishment of steps necessary to correct unsafe conditions found; maintains files of establishments visited; schedules and conducts reinspections; recommends enforcement action for cases of non-compliance.

Issues warnings or tickets to individuals regarding public nuisances; provides information to the public regarding health problems or concerns; may give talks to community groups on general or specific topics.

Performs related work as required.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 05/07.)

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES

Possession of a current certificate as either a Certified Public Applicator or a Registered Pesticide Applicator from the Department of Agriculture of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania if required by work assignment.

Possession of a current certificate as a Lead Inspector and Risk Assessor by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania if required by work assignment.

Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to and during tenure of employment as a Sanitarian if required by work assignment.


PAY RANGE: EP14

Class Established: 4/53

Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 4/07, Ad Board: 5/07

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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 4J41