Job Posting

Environmental Health Officer

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Start Date: As soon as possible

Language: English
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety (2263)
NOC Job Title: Environmental Health Officer
Expires in 10 days
Expires: 2018-12-19
Last Updated: 2018-12-06

Job Number: 532495

Job Location(s)

Vancouver, British Columbia

Job Description

If you are caring, passionate, and want to work in a dynamic and challenging environment, then you should join our EHO team! As the EHO you will deliver consistent, quality, evidence-based programs, services and strategies to reduce risk and improve health for First Nations communities. In this position you will be helping First Nations leadership manage a wide range of public health risks associated with both natural and built environments.As an EHO you will promote and enhance the health and wellness of First Nations Communities through the implementation, assessment, and evaluation of environmental public health programs and services.

* Implements environmental public health programs and services, and conducts environmental public health assessments.Evaluates data, technical and scientific information, and assesses current and future impacts on public health.Provides information in developing health advisories, and other recommendations.Identifies and recommends prevention control measures, prepares reports, and identifies studies and/or research to be conducted. * Provides advice and recommends mitigation methods that conform with existing provincial and federal acts, regulations, codes, guidelines and standards, to best protect public health. * Conducts routine and/or demand inspections of facilities, and provides advice, guidance, review, and recommendations for corrective action, including closure if required. * Investigates suspected and confirmed communicable and non communicable disease, including outbreaks, in collaboration and cooperation with local, provincial, and federal health authorities as appropriate.Collects and analyzes information, provides advice, engages in follow-up activities, implements prevention and control measures, and prepares reports in collaboration with the Director, Health Protection, and other public health professionals. * Utilizes and performs calibration on specialized testing equipment to sample and/or monitor air, including mould, asbestos, carbon monoxide, and drinking water quality during routine and demand inspection and/or investigations for inclusion in health risk assessments.Utilizes software and databases to catalogue inspection and/or investigation observations and activities.Prepares reports, organizes surveillance, demonstrates trends, and provides advice and recommendations to management, First Nations leadership, and other partners for the protection of First Nations individual and population health. * Participates in the development of community specific emergency response plans to ensure environmental public health considerations are addressed, and emergency response plans are updated.

Education, Training and Experience: * Bachelor of Technology Degree in Environmental Health or Public Health Inspection recognized by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI). * Six months of related experience. * Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) granted by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI). * Assets include certifications such as Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Onsite Wastewater Management, CSA Playground Inspector, and Small Water System Operation.

Employee Class: Permanent Application Deadline: December 19, 2018 at 4:00pm

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