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Allegan County Sanitarian in Allegan, Michigan

Job Summary

Inspects and issues permits for commercial, residential, and public locations in the county to enforce federal, state and county sanitation and environmental health laws to safeguard the public health with regards to on-site water supplies, on-site sewage disposal systems, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control and many additional programs.

Wage Range:

  • Sanitarian $19.47 - $29.22 per hour based on experience, excellent benefits, 40 hours per week

  • Registered Sanitarian $20.93 - $31.42 per hour based on experience, excellent benefits, 40 hours per week.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Inspects and evaluates premises and establishments having public health significance to ensure compliance with food and sanitary regulations.

  • Prepares reports and correspondence pertaining to all environmental health activities. Approves licenses and issues permits for facilities.

  • Investigates complaints involving possible water pollution or contamination.

  • Inspects licensed food service establishments for cleanliness, proper food handling practices, and compliance with sanitation standards. Inspects and licenses temporary food facilities.

  • Investigates food service complaints regarding improper food service practices, suspected food-borne illness outbreaks or adulterated food.

  • Issues verbal and written orders to correct violations, re-inspects to insure compliance, collects samples, takes pictures, prepares reports and initiates legal action, with approval of supervisor. Testifies at hearings and in court as necessary.

  • Reviews plans, blueprints and specifications for construction of new facilities or renovation of existing structures for compliance with environmental health standards.

  • Works with various state agencies to jointly resolve environmental and public health problems.

  • May post unsafe water supplies or unsafe bathing areas or other facilities deemed harmful to the public welfare.

  • Meets with community groups and local agencies regarding prevention and resolution of environmental health problems. Provides education and technical assistance to the public regarding sanitation and environmental health matters.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor?s degree in Environmental Health, Public Health or related field required.

  • Registered Environmental Health Sanitarian (REHS) or Registered Sanitarian (RS) preferred.

  • Must pass the exam for permitting and inspection of facilities related to Part 91 Rules of the National Resource Environmental Protection Act (NRPA) as it relates to Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC) at residential and commercial sites.

  • Possession of a valid Michigan driver?s license.

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