FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham began advertising for a health inspector today, April 17.
The position pays $58,409.41, according to the posting.
The position is listed as Mondays through Fridays afrom 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some nights for emergencies.
mployee is responsible for the performance of technical and inspectional work to promote and protect the public health of Framingham residents through the enforcement of state and local public health laws and regulations as well as providing public health education.
The employee would report to the Framingham Director of Public Health, and direct supervision of the Framingham Senior Public Health Inspector.
The employee would:
1. Enforces state and local public health laws, rules, and regulations including but not limited to food service establishments, housing, nuisances (air, odor, trash, noise, etc.), tanning, swimming pools, bathing beaches, recreational camps for children, lodging houses, group homes, tobacco retailers, body arts establishments, bodywork establishments, marijuana retailers, keepers of animals, private drinking water wells, and Title 5 – onsite sewage treatment disposal systems, etc.; investigates and reports cases of diseases dangerous to public health.
2. Inspects food service establishments and retail stores for compliance with state sanitary code; monitors food establishment test results. Conducts food establishment complaint and food borne illness investigations, contacts state officials, and consults with physicians and lawyers; submits required reports and final analysis to appropriate state and local departments or agencies.
3. Conducts housing inspections to ensure properties conform to state sanitary code. Inspects rental units and properties subject to public complaints as part of routine sanitary code enforcement.
4. Witnesses and inspects installation of septic systems, and system abandonments. Supervises operations performed by professional engineers and sanitarians on deep test holes, percolation tests and soil evaluations, writes reports and provides necessary followup.
5. Reviews establishment and septic design plans for code requirements, assuring compliance and issuing permits, consults with engineers to suggest/support appropriate design, submits recommendations to Board of Health on variance approvals and conditions. Reviews plans for other boards/departments and submits reports when necessary.
6. Plans and conducts health and environmental investigations, including collecting recreational water samples for bacterial analysis. Initiates remedial and enforcement procedures as necessary.
7. Prepares order letters seeking enforcement of violations. Prepares documents in support of public health hearings and department enforcement actions, hearings, legal actions as well as presentation of public health rationale for enforcement in court.
8. Serves as a public health educator, conducting food service seminars, swimming pool seminars, and rabies awareness seminars in schools, lead paint poisoning regulations, Title V – onsite sewage treatment disposal systems, and housing regulations.
9. Maintains knowledge and expertise in relevant areas of public health, housing and environmental issues in order to maintain required licenses and certifications and changes in pertinent public health laws and regulations as well as enforcement practices.
10. Assists and participates in the organization and development of the department’s emergency preparedness programs.
11. Participates in public health programs in the community as required.
Applicants must have an Associate’s degree in environmental science, public health or related field; and three to five (3-5) years’ experience in public health or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Registered Sanitarian (RS) or Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), Certified Pool Operator (CPO), Soil Evaluator, Lead Determinator, and ServSafe; valid Class D motor vehicle driver’s license. Certified maintenance of continuing education credits (CEUs) required for on-going recertification of all required credentials. regulatory agencies and disgruntled members of the public.
There is no deadline to apply, but the City typically posts for a minimum of 14 days, sometimes 30 days, or until position is filled.