Public Health Sanitarian - LTE

Sheboygan County
Job Description
Public Health Sanitarian - LTE
Health & Human Services is seeking Public Health Sanitarian - LTE. LTE hours will be assisting 3 days per week (24 hours) for a 12-week period. A total of 28 hours per week is anticipated. This position wage is $24.69/hr.
PURPOSE AND SUMMARY
The Environmental Health Sanitarian promotes individual and population public health by providing the essential services of public health within a variety of settings. Responsibilities include: inspecting properties, businesses or homes; collecting and analyzing water samples; identifying health and environmental hazards including indoor and outdoor air quality; assists in food-borne and water-borne illness outbreak investigations; providing community health education and health promotion activities; ensuring compliance with a broad range of current local health and environmental codes, regulations and policies; participating in multi-faceted health or environmental projects; and providing technical assistance and information to individuals, families and groups regarding public health and environmental issues. This position requires knowledge of public health and environmental science.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Under general supervision and/or as part of various workgroups and teams, the Environmental Health Sanitarian performs the following functions within the framework of the core functions and essential services of public health.
Public Health Sciences
1.   Conducts routine/required inspections and/or audits to ensure compliance of existing local and state public health and environmental codes, regulations and policies.
2.   Provides health education and technical assistance to individuals and/or groups regarding compliance with current local public health and environmental codes, regulations and policies.
3.   Investigates complaints regarding environmental health problems and environmental health hazards and initiates enforcement or corrective actions as required.
4.   Collaborates in the development and delivery of programs and activities that promote health and prevent disease, in settings including, but not limited to the Health Department, homes, community organizations and businesses, schools, and the community in general.
5.   Collects water samples for laboratory analysis to ensure compliance of existing local and state public health and environmental codes, regulations and policies.
6.   Responds to public complaints and inquiries on environmental or public health matters.
Community Dimensions of Practice
7.   Educates the public on environmental health issues and the public health rationale for environmental health regulations.
8.   Provides environmental health information, interpretation, technical assistance and regulatory compliance advice to individuals, industry organizations, the general public and other agencies regarding local public health environmental codes, regulations, policies, and identified environmental health problems.
Analysis and Assessment
9.   Collaborates in community health assessment and health improvement planning and intervention activities as needed. Collects samples, conducts field tests, collects and analyzes environmental public health data; interprets results and makes recommendations for corrective action(s).
     
Leadership and Systems Thinking
10. Demonstrates knowledge of applicable professional guidelines for Licensed Environmental Health Practitioners and other Federal and State laws and regulations applicable to practice as an environmental public health professional in the state of Wisconsin.
11. Responsible for using quality improvement (QI) and performance management (PM) processes and/or techniques to improve the effectiveness of the respective public health program. This includes, but is not limited to: creating, implementing, and evaluating performance standards and identifying, implementing, and assessing program quality improvement processes.
 
Policy Development and Program Planning
12. Coordinates environmental public health activities with professionals and investigators from other agencies and jurisdictions, which enforce laws and regulations to protect the public’s health.
Communication and Cultural Competency
13. Delivers targeted, culturally-appropriate information to help individuals and groups understand local environmental public health policies, regulations and code, utilizing appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles and physical abilities.
Financial Planning and Management
14. Contributes to the development and preparation of proposals for funding from external resources for health promotion and disease prevention initiatives and programs.
Other
15. Performs public health emergency response duties as assigned and consistent with job classification and training provided, in response to threats to the public’s health.
16. Performs other duties as assigned consistent with job classification.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education, Licensure, Certifications, Experience
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Environmental Health or other related degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours of science.
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200 certification within four (4) months of employment.
  • Two (2) years of experience as an Environmental Health Sanitarian or equivalent preferred.
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license, current certificate of vehicle insurance, and access to reliable transportation to all assigned work locations.
  • Registered as a Sanitarian with the State of Wisconsin preferred.
 
Due to the need for all Division of Public Health personnel to respond to public health emergencies, the employee must be assessed for his/her ability to meet the physical demands of performing the following activities:
 
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 
 
HUMAN RESOURCES
508 New York Avenue
SHEBOYGAN, WI 53081
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