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Berrien County Administration Registered Sanitarian - Health Department in St Joseph, Michigan

uRequired:/u A Bachelorrsquo;s degree in the field of environmental health, biological, chemical or physical sciences, or engineering. Three (3) years as an environmental health sanitarian working in general environmental health.uNote:/u If you are not registered with the State of Michigan as a Registered Sanitarian, the employee is titled ldquo;Sanitarianrdquo; and paid at one grade LESS on the salary schedule. Sanitarians may qualify with an Associatersquo;s Degree in the field of environmental health, biological, chemical or physical sciences, or engineering and a minimum of two (2) yearsrsquo; experience with environmental health services, food service inspection, sewage treatment or other environmental health duties. A Berrien County application, resume and cover letter are required for this position. uSpecial and Physical Requirements:/u State of Michigan registration as a Registered Sanitarian. Possession of a valid vehicle operatorrsquo;s license and a vehicle is required. In times of a public health emergency, may be required to report for specialized assigned duties inside or outside of Berrien County. Duties require sufficient mobility and physical condition to perform essential functions of the position which may include, but is not limited to, lifting objects up to 50lbs, walking on uneven terrain, slippery conditions, bending, stooping, and standing for extended periods of time in a wide variety of uncontrollable weather conditions, temperatures, and indoor/outdoor environments. uDesired:/u Reasonable knowledge of modern environmental health practices, techniques and programs. Reasonable knowledge of county and state laws, ordinances, rules and regulations relating to environmental health. Reasonable skills in applying the knowledge of environmental health principals to environmental health problems. Reasonable skill in enforcing environmental health regulations in a firm but tactful manner. Reasonable communication skills to allow effective communication with fellow employees and the public. Ability to present, explain and discuss the field of environmental health before small and large groups. Ability to gain compliance with environmental health laws, regulations and ordinances with a minimal amount of formal legal enforcement. Ability to work harmoniously with co-workers, other organizations and agencies, and the general public. This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.uDuties:/u Inspects and evaluates premises having environmental health significance, such as food service establishments, public swimming pools, bathing beaches, on-site water and sewage disposal systems, sites of alleged public health problems, and any other facilities of environmental health significance. Enforces county and state laws, ordinances and regulations. Provides environmental health services such as subdivision review, water supply permit and sewage system review, foodborne or waterborne disease investigation, groundwater contamination and other detailed environmental health problems. Provides general consultation to architects, engineers, developers and builders in relation to sanitation requirements. Provides assistance and guidance to citizens and agencies with environmental health problems and explains environmental health problems to interested groups. Prepares detailed correspondence and reports. Completes special projects and assignments as requested.The duties stated are intended to describe the general nature and level