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Special Assignment Support Temporary PT Environmental Health Agent

Town of Needham
Needham, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
May 16, 2022

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Conservation science
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Temporary / Seasonal
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The Town of Needham seeks the services of a smart, energetic, and engaged individual to serve as a part-time Environmental Health Agent to provide public health services and to enforce State/Federal Environmental and Sanitary Codes, 2013 Federal Food Code, Town by-laws, and Board of Health Regulations. The Environmental Health Agent will perform various types of inspections and may assist with complaints and will perform other duties as assigned. The Environmental Health Agent will serve the towns of Needham, Dover, and Medfield as part of a collaborative grant. Grant supported through June 2023 (possibility of extension)PO #22015

Inspect, permit, and evaluate health risks in full range of establishments including, but not limited, food establishments, swimming pools, housing, tobacco, septic, well systems, waste haulers and bodywork facilitiesAssist in investigating violations of local and state regulations relating to food, nuisance (noise/odors), housing, or tobacco, and conduct inspections to protect the public's health Provide ongoing educational services in conducting trainings, cable slots/PSAs, and writing articles for the local newspaper and local cable channel, on a variety of public health topics. Develop social media posts for Health Divisions' Facebook and Twitter accounts Conduct plan reviews for septic systems, wells, and food establishments; investigate complaints; issue order letters; impose fines; and conduct administrative hearings May be required to occasionally serve on-call to respond to emergency situations off-hoursAssist on any additional public health-related projects as they come up

Extensive knowledge of environmental health and sanitation equivalent to completion of a four-year college degree program/Bachelor's degree in public or environmental health, or a related fieldThree (3) or more years of work experience in public or environmental health, public policy, or a related field; part-time and volunteer experience will be considered to fulfill a portion of this requirementCredentialing or licensure as a Registered Sanitarian (RS/REHS), Servsafe Food Protection Manager, MA Soil Evaluator, MA Soil Inspector, MA Housing Inspector and Certified Pool Operator (CPO), or the ability to attain those credentials within 12-24 months of hire. Exact timeframe to be determined at point of hire Proficiency in the use of a computer, iPad, and associated programs and softwarePossession of a valid state-issued driver's license

Preferred Skills/Qualifications: Strong communications skills, both verbal and writtenCode enforcement experience, specifically in conducting food inspections in enforcement of the 2013 Federal Food CodeExperience with online food inspection software systems/use of iPads, etc., for food establishment inspection data logging/reportingEnvironmental health or inspectional, sanitary, or code enforcement experience combined with public health or public policy work A background in policy and/or education attained through either work experience or else a graduate degree in public health, education, or a related field Commitment to principles of public health, LGBTQ+ affirming, and dedicated to the pursuit of racial equity, trauma-informed service, positive youth development, intersectionality, cultural humility, restorative justice, and collective impactPlease submit a cover letter and resume
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