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$ 16.74-$ 24.21 hourly, $ 34,953-$ 50,550 annually

Date Posted:   05/14/2013
Closing Date:   05/23/2013
Working Title:   Health Inspector
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   EH/FPLS/South Field Operations
Location:   Freeman Building, St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   13HEAL000225
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   yes
Job Grouping:   Health Care & Human Services
Classified Status:   Classified
Job Description:   This vacancy is in the Environmental Health Division, Food, Pools, and Lodging Services Section, South Field Operations Unit. The position is located in the St Paul office.

This position is responsible for the enforcement of state statutes and rules which govern food and beverage service establishments, lodging facilties, manufactured home parks, recreational camping areas, youth camps, and public pools. These regulated establishments are investigated at state mandated frequencies based on established health risk categories to ensure injury hazards and the risks of disease transmission are minimized. In addition, the position investigates complaints related to the licensed establishments and assists with foodborne and waterborne illness investigations.
Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Public or Environmental Health, Food Science/Technology, Toxicology, Soil Science, Environmental Studies/Ecology OR Civil, Chemical, Environmental or Sanitary Engineering.


Registration as a Sanitarian/Environmental Health Specialist
This position requires extensive driving, walking, negotiating tight spaces and stairs. Lifting up to 40 pounds is required.
Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license.
Preferred Qualifications:   Working knowledge of common business practices and of general requirements for sanitary conditions in public lodging places and establishments serving food and beverages.

Thorough knowledge of the principles of public health involved in the transmission of disease, water supply sanitation, sewage treatment, laws and regulations governing sanitary conditions and practices, swimming pools, and of what constitutes legal evidence.

Ability to gather facts by personal contacts and observation, establish and maintain effective public contact, make clear and concise reports, conduct an educational program in environmental sanitation, plan and conduct sanitary surveys and investigations and prepare reports and orders, establish effective working relationships with business owners and the general public, gather and interpret data and information and skill in preparing letters, documents and reports, work effectively with a wide variety of government officials, establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, with community groups and with the general public.
Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. All applicants who apply to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

Recently Separated Veterans (RSV) - Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy be granted an interview. To qualify as a RSV, you must meet all of the following criteria: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to or fax to 651-201-5779. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under the terms of this legislation. Note that all vacancies will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions.

Certain Disabled Veterans ? Effective August 1, 2012, legislations provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you meet the following criteria: 1) meet service requirements and has verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and, 3) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to or fax to 651-201-5779.
How to Apply:   This position is open for bids and open competitive simultaneously. This vacancy will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions. Current employees of the Minnesota Department of Health who are currently in a Public Health Sanitarian 1 position and who are eligible to bid will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please do one of the following by the closing date:
1) Submit your resume through the on-line Resume Builder at You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. After you've completed your on-line resume, apply directly to this job posting (#13HEAL000225) by checking the "Apply for This Job" box and then clicking the "Apply to Selected Jobs" box at the bottom of the posting.
2) If you are unable to apply on-line via Resume Builder, submit your resume and a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB), 200 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Please include this job posting number (#13HEAL000225) on your application. The paper application is available on the MMB website at or by calling 651-259-3637.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to your current or anticipated Human Resources office.
Contact for More Information:   Wendy Spanier, 320-223-7331/