In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Supervisor Environmental Health, within the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Environmental Health Officer carries out inspections and regulatory duties within the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) including both urban and rural areas. Duties and responsibilities include investigating complaints and inspecting eating and food handling establishments, sewage disposal systems, water supplies and public services premises. The Environmental Health Officer enforces compliance with municipal by-laws, government acts and regulations.
Education, Training And Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health or equivalent recognized by the Board of Certification, Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors. Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada). Eligible for registration with the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors, BC Branch. Valid BC Driver's Licence. Three (3) years of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills And Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work independently, organize workload and establish priorities.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, decision-making and problem solving.
Ability to establish relationships with internal and external contacts.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Ability to obtain cooperation and coordinate the work of a variety of government representatives, non-profit agencies, landlords and business owners and families.
Ability to operate related equipment.