Overview

Welcome to The City of Canton!
Apply today and become a crucial member of our team at the Health Department. Become a leader as you work each day to establish and pursue strategies to ensure that your city is safe by promoting health, stopping the spread of disease, and keeping the public safe!

Employment with the Canton City Public Health Department comes with a full array of benefits. We offer comprehensive health insurance, a retirement plan, paid vacations, and paid holidays.

Applicants must apply online at governmentjobs.com. Applicants MUST submit a copy of their valid driver’s license, college transcripts, (unofficial will be accepted) detailed resume and their active Environmental Health Specialist in Training registration.

This is an open examination. To be eligible for the position under this examination, all applicants must be a U.S. Citizen of have legally declared their intention of becoming a U.S. Citizen. Applicants must possess a current, valid driver’s license.

Position Summary:

An individual of this classification provides consultation, instruction, investigation, inspection, evaluation, field sampling, and testing, enforcement, and technical or administrative duties requiring specialized knowledge and skills in the practice of environmental health science. Works closely with other internal divisions and external service providers to prevent the spread of disease, promote health and protect the public from harm. An individual of this classification works under the direction and supervision of the Director of Environmental Health or an Environmental Health Specialist of a higher classification. Actively participates in organizational quality improvement projects and other workgroups to advance the mission of the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
75%:

Inspects, investigates, evaluates compliance with rules and regulations, documents work in various electronic systems in the following program areas: food protection, swimming pools, and spas, schools, tattoo and body art, solid and infectious waste, nuisance control, vector control, indoor housing sanitation, air pollution, indoor air quality, lead hazard reduction, animal bites, private water systems, household sewage treatment systems, stormwater drainage and other environmental areas as needed.
Works with Environmental Health Specialist of a higher classification to enforce public health laws and rules, provide technical assistance and training to other staff, City employees, and the public.
20%:

Works with community and neighborhood groups to identify and mitigate public health hazards in the community.
Participates in various community coalitions to advance the mission, vision, and values of Canton City Public Health and Environmental Health Division.
Participates in various workgroups and committees.
Researches public health issues and prepares written recommendations and summaries.
Maintains documentation per department policy.
Responds to public health emergencies.
Maintains credentials, skills, and training in the practice of environmental health science and technology.
5%:

Other duties as assigned.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Participates in setting department, division, and personal goals and activities.
Works cooperatively with other divisions as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:

All candidates must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Baccalaureate Degree in environmental science, electronics, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, physical sciences, public health, or related field AND have obtained at least forty-five quarter units or thirty-semester units of science courses approved by the Ohio Department of Health, Environmental Health Specialist Registration.
Possess an active Environmental Health Specialist License from the Ohio Department of Health and willingness to maintain.
Be willing and able to obtain and maintain EPA Commercial Applicator License (pest control).
Must be computer proficient and able to work efficiently in a heavily computerized PC environment using various Microsoft Office and database applications, including web-based collaboration tools.
Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license with a good driving record.
Preferred Qualifications:

Certificates in National Incident Management System (NIMS) in the following emergency planning courses: ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300, ICS 400, ICS 700, ICS 800.
Five years experience as a Sanitarian/ Environmental Health Specialist in the State of Ohio.
Two years of experience as a program manager.
Experience with PHAB Accreditation.
Experience writing policies and procedures.
Minimum Credentials:
The following credentials must be acquired and maintained prior to initial hire:

Valid Ohio driver’s license with a good driving record.
Environmental Health Specialist (EHS) issued by the Ohio Department of Health.
The following credentials must be acquired and maintained after hiring within 12 months:

Certificates in National Incident Management System (NIMS) emergency planning courses: ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300, ICS 400, ISC 700 and ICS 800.
Work Environment:

Daily work environment includes both general office setting (temperature controlled) and field setting (industrial, commercial, residential and outdoors in inclement weather and temperature extremes).
Also includes driving a City vehicle to field destinations.
All work requires mental focus, organizational skills, ability to meet critical deadlines and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Office setting includes sitting and viewing a computer screen long periods of time, standing or walking for long periods of time, walking on uneven surfaces.
Must have the ability to perform inspection duties in the field, both indoors and outdoors.
Must have the following minimum abilities to perform these inspection duties: lift/hoist 40 pounds or more: carry field equipment; walk on uneven/unimproved surfaces for long periods of time; climb ladders and stairs; work at substantial heights; tolerance of extreme outdoor weather conditions.
This position will require scheduling of duties at night, on weekends or other non-traditional work hours.
Scheduling of duties may occur with less than 24 hours’ notice.
Work performed may be subject to challenging interactions with community members.
Travel will be required to other area offices including the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and other trainings and meetings.
Occasional, overnight, and out of state travel may be required.
Reasonable accommodation in accordance with ADA Compliance will be made available to those who need it in order to achieve the above descriptions.
Full details about the application and testing process can be found at governmentjobs.com/careers/cantonohio

ADA COMPLIANCE
Reasonable accommodation in accordance with ADA Compliance will be made available upon request to those qualified applicants in need of it, in order to achieve the essential job functions as described above.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliation, age, type of disability, or any other non-merit factor.

About City of Canton

Welcome to the City of Canton, Ohio Government Jobs. Find information about open positions in the city ranging from Fire and Police to Health and IT jobs. The City of Canton currently employs over 1,100 full-time staff members and part-time employees throughout City government. Take the first step towards advancing your career and apply today!

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The City of Canton is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliation, age, type of disability, or any other non-merit factor.