Full-Time Registered Environmental Health Specialist Opportunity Available

Posted Wed, Nov 23, 2022, From Secaucus Township
EXEMPT (Y/N): Yes SALARY LEVEL: $45,000 to $55,000
SHIFT: Flexible DIVISION: Board of Health
LOCATION: 20 Center Ave DEPARTMENT: Health

SUMMARY: The purpose of this position under direction, performs sanitary inspection and environmental health work involving the enforcement of relevant sanitary, environmental, and public health laws and rules within the concerned jurisdiction; which entails inspection work in the enforcement of state and municipal laws, rules, codes, and regulations relating to general environmental health, housing, property maintenance and sanitation programs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:: including, but not limited to, the following: Other duties may be assigned.
  • Conducts sanitary inspections of retail food and beverage processing and dispensing establishments and other eating-places to enforce relevant sanitary and health laws.
  • When violations of relevant sanitary and health laws are found, determine the cause and take proper corrective action.
  • Inspects dwellings to determine their fitness for human habitation and sanitary facilities, including kitchen and bathrooms facilities, ventilation, garbage and rubbish disposal facilities, and related facilities and equipment.
  • Investigates complaints of health violations.
  • Advise property owners and others related to state and municipal requirements concerning the abatement of unsanitary conditions or nuisances.
  • Prepares inspection records and records of substandard conditions.
  • Prepare reports and findings as a witness to environmental health violations in court cases and hearings.
  • Develop and presents verbal and written presentation for records and reports with accompanying recommendations.
  • Conducts activities related to licensing, operation, and enforcement of sanitary, environmental, and public health laws and rules of regulated activities and facilities.
  • Confers with Health Officer, engineers, veterinarians, and Registered Environmental Health Specialists concerning improvements in public health and sanitation.
  • Enforces regulations concerned with such things as food processing and serving, collection and disposal of solid wastes, sewage treatment and disposal, plumbing, vector control, noise, ventilation, air pollution and radiation.
  • Confers with government, community, industrial, civil defense, and private organizations to interpret and promote environmental health programs.
  • Maintains and promotes effective personal relationships with public and private persons, officials, agencies and organizations.
  • Collaborates with other health personnel in epidemiological investigations and control.
  • Collects water, food, and other specimens as needed for laboratory analysis and interpret the results of the subsequent analysis.
  • Respond to emergency situations as needed.
  • Act in a liaison capacity with local Boards of Health in all areas of environmental health.
  • Prepares reports, maintains records and files.
  • Attend Town Health Commission monthly meetings.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned.
  • Assist the Health Department and other departments with general property maintenance complaints and inspections as may be required.
  • Prepare reports and findings as a witness to property maintenance violations in court cases and hearings.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: : To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • High School diploma; Bachelor's degree required from an accredited college or University in the Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Science, Health Education or Health Administration.
  • Must possess a valid license issued by the New Jersey State Department of Health and Human Services as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.
  • Must possess a valid New Jersey Driver's license free from motor vehicle convictions for the last three (3) years.
  • Must possess knowledge of environmental and public health laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances which affect field survey's complaint investigations and sanitary inspections.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. Must be able to disseminate information relating to operations in a professional, clear, concise and consistent manner.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and customer service skills in dealing courteously and tactfully with associates and other public and private individuals. Maintain confidentiality when dealing with the public sector.
  • Possess the ability to present evidence and data and to testify as a witness in court cases.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel; knowledgeable in other database systems or information systems used by the agency.
  • Possess knowledge of administrative principles and practices; knowledgeable in maintaining technical and administrative records.
  • Ability to analyze complaints, documents, reports, and plans.
  • Ability to work independently on specialized assignments.
  • The applicant must make available his/her own personal vehicle for the performance of the job to be reimbursed for the expenses of same at rates established by the Board of Health.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk or hear.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: : The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals as labeled under "Right to Know" New Jersey State Law. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.
NOTICE REQUIREMENT: In accordance with certain agreements between the Town of Secaucus and various employee bargaining units, the above job opportunity is hereby posted for a period of not less than five (5) days prior to action by the Town of Secaucus to fill the vacancy. To apply; complete online application at www.secaucus.gov and send application and/or resume to itsiroqiannis@secaucus.com

The Town of Secaucus Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Reference code: HEALTH      EOE/MF/D/V/SO

Posting Expires: December 2, 2022
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