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Purpose of Position: To carry out rules and regulations promulgated by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. These activities include but are not limited to the following: inspections, investigations and permitting activities regarding food, lodging, and institutional establishments that consist primarily of restaurants, foodstands, drinkstands, meat markets, schools, school cafeterias, rest homes, nursing homes, hospitals, local confinement facilities, adult day care facilities, hotels/motels, bed and breakfast homes, elderly nutrition sites, mental health centers, child day care centers, push carts, mobile food units, temporary food and drink stands, summer camps and limited food service facilities. To develop, present and coordinate educational programs for all persons involved with the aforementioned industries. To investigate complaints concerning foodborne illness outbreaks and communicable diseases related to the above establishments. To inspect and permit public swimming pools in Pitt County. To perform other duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Working knowledge of environmental health laws, rules, and procedures, as well as a complete understanding of the concepts of public health law. Practical knowledge of microbiology, biology, chemistry, food science, epidemiology, soil science, entomology, and basic engineering technology as applied to environmental health practices. General knowledge of community resources. Working knowledge of the responsibilities of other agencies involved in environmental health work. Working knowledge of the interrelationship between socio-economic factors and environmental health concerns. Working knowledge of the design of on-site waste water treatment systems, food sanitation, food borne diseases, communicable diseases, vector control, protection of water supplies, solid waste management, and institutional sanitation. Working knowledge of inspection methods and investigation techniques as applied in environmental health. Ability to analyze and comprehend a wide variety of technical and administrative regulations, records, and reports. Ability to exercise sound judgement and deal tactfully with a wide range of public contracts while enforcing public health laws and regulations. Ability to motivate and educate business and property owners and the consuming public in matters related to protecting and promoting public health. Ability to present formal environmental health training programs. Ability to develop and express ideas and opinions concisely, comprehensively, and clearly in oral and written from. Ability to independently plan and schedule work activities. Ability to apply environmental health knowledge and techniques in the investigation of environmental health problems.
Minimum Education and Experience: Graduation from a four-year college or university with 30 semester of course work in the physical or biological sciences and two years of exposure in environmental health; or a four year or Master's degree in environmental health from a program which is accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Environmental Health Curricula of the National Environmental Health Association and one year of experience in environmental health. Necessary Special Qualification. Approval for registration as a Sanitarian or registration as a Sanitarian by the North Carolina Board of Sanitarian Examiners prior to employment. Administering the Trainee Appointment- Appointees must be eligible for registration and apply for registration as a Sanitarian Intern within 60 days of employment. Employees may remain registered as a Sanitarian Intern until registration as a Sanitarian or up to three years, whichever comes first. A valid North Carolina driver's license, proof of measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella immunity.
The mission of Pitt County Government is to enhance the health, safety, and well-being of our community by advocating for and providing quality services in a friendly, efficient and cost effective manner.