PAY RANGE: EP18
This is environmental health work supervising a staff of lower level sanitarians engaged in conducting environmental health inspections and investigations in an assigned health district or program area. Employees are required to resolve most regulatory problems that arise, and are further responsible for a substantial portion of the interpretation of codes and education of interested parties as to code requirements and their application to specific cases.
Work is performed under the direction of a higher level sanitarian. Work involves light physical effort and some disagreeable aspects.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
• Employees in this class must work in the Health Department.
• Employees in this class must supervise sanitarians engaged in conducting environmental health inspections and investigations.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
Performs the duties described below with English language speaking and designated non-English speaking populations.
Plans, assigns and supervises the activities of a staff of lower level sanitarians engaged in performing environmental health inspectional and investigational work in a particular health district or work location which includes sanitary conditions of milk and food establishments, barber and beauty shops, swimming pools, insect and rodent complaints and potential lead poisoning hazards; reviews inspectional reports of these sanitarians; occasionally accompanies sanitarians on inspections; instructs new employees in inspectional procedures.
Conducts inspections as required which includes complex investigations; conducts all pre-court inspections; performs post-inspections of abatement work; prepares inspection reports.
Studies and makes decisions on difficult or unusual environmental health problems requiring interpretation of regulations and/or applying the individual's expertise in a given area.
Holds administrative hearings with owners or proprietors or establishments, reviews previously found violations; recommends enforcement action when necessary; may be required to appear in court.
Periodically reviews the scheduling and work of lower level sanitarians and other environmental health personnel to ensure that objectives are being met.
Supervises the maintenance of records and prepares reports reflecting program results and progress.
May review plans for new or renovated establishments.
Speaks before community groups to provide general or specific program information in addition to enlisting participation in the public health program.
Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• the regulations applicable to environmental health
• the methods, principles and techniques of environmental health
• the objectives of public health regulatory activities
• the basic principles of bacteriology and laboratory practice as related to the analysis of milk, food, and food products and water
• plan and supervise the work of a moderately sized group of technical assistants
• enforce regulations with firmness and tact
• maintain satisfactory relationships with operators of establishments inspected, associates and community organizations
• use computers and learn software applications related to work assignment
• make clear and concise reports and recommendations
• speak, read and write fluently in the designated non-English language and English language for the bilingual specialty
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 7/10.)
Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in dairy or food technology, environmental, agricultural, life or physical science or 30 semester hours in any combination of the above.
Three years of environmental health work inspecting a variety of establishments for conformance to public health regulations and codes. The experience must occur after the completion of the required bachelor’s degree program.
NOTE: Registration as a Sanitarian with the Commonwealth Board for Registration of Sanitarians or equivalent registration from another state or National Environmental Health Association certification as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/ Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) may be substituted for one year of experience.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR THE BILINGUAL SPECIALTY
Sufficient training and/or experience to be able to understand and speak fluently and clearly in English and the designated non-English language.
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 valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as a Sanitarian Supervisor.
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 current certificate as either a Certified Public Applicator or a Registered Pesticide Applicator from the Department of Agriculture of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required by work assignment.
Class Established - 4/53
Spec. Revision: CSC - 1/98; Ad. Board - 4/98
Latest Spec. Revision: CSC - 5/10; Ad. Board - 7/10