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PUBLIC HEALTH SANITARIAN 3

$ 21.11-$ 31.06 hourly, $ 44,078-$ 64,853 annually

Date Posted:   05/14/2013
Closing Date:   05/24/2013
Working Title:   Plan Reviewer
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   EH/EHS/Regulatory Operations
Location:   Twin Cities Metro Area
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   13HEAL000218
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   no
Job Grouping:   Health Care & Human Services
Classified Status:   Classified
 
Job Description:   This vacancy is in the Environmental Health (EH) Division, Environmental Health Services (EHS) Section, Regulatory Operations Unit.

This position is responsible for the enforcement of state statutes and rules which govern the plan review of restaurants, hotels/motels, resorts, boarding establishments, lodging establishments, alcoholic beverage establishments, manufactured home parks, recreational camping areas and children's camps and public swimming pools. This position will become an expert on the Abigail Taylor Act and will assist the pool engineer with inspections and plan review. These regulated establishments are evaluated according to state mandated statutes and rules based on established health risk principles and guidelines to ensure injury hazards and the risk of disease transmission are minimized. In addition to plan review, this position is also be responsible for a caseload of restaurants, hotels/motels, resorts, boarding establishments, lodging establishments, alcoholic beverage establishments, manufactured home parks, recreational camping areas, children?s camps, and swimming pools, including enforcing the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act in licensed establishments and other functions as assigned. These regulated establishments are inspected at state mandated frequencies based on established health risk categories to ensure injury hazards and the risks of disease transmission are minimized.

Job Responsibilities include:
Travel to the MDH district offices and to licensed establishments in the incumbent's assigned region.
Lifting up to 40 pounds of equipment or samples.
Frequently lifting from ground to waist height, and from waist to shoulder height.
Working outdoors in all seasons, with outside/inside exposure to weather extremes.
Work/traverse occasionally on uneven or sloping ground, including snow covered ground.
Perform gross and fine motor tasks, sometimes with unprotected fingers and hands, in varying indoor/outdoor temperature extremes.
On a regular, reoccurring basis, read documents, maps, gauges, equipment manuals, etc.
Flexibility to accommodate a work schedule that includes attending public meetings, field work, and work-related travel.
Minimum Qualifications:   Registration as a Sanitarian/Environmental Health Specialist AND

A 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 AND

Three years of public health investigation experience related to food, beverage and lodging or public water supplies.

A Master?s degree in one of the above areas will substitute for six months of experience.

Thorough knowledge of principles of public health involved in the transmission of disease.
Thorough knowledge of general health and safety requirements in food, beverage and lodging establishments, manufactured home parks, recreational camping areas, swimming pools, and other regulated facilities.
Thorough knowledge of the Safe Drinking Water Act, Minnesota Plumbing Code, Minnesota Well Code and Minnesota procedures for enforcement.
Thorough knowledge of what constitutes legal evidence.

Preferred Qualifications:   Extensive knowledge of state statutes, rules and applicable federal requirements relating to the regulated industries including but not limited to, rules pertaining to food safety, lodging establishments, swimming pools and general knowledge of on-site sewage disposal systems, water wells, public non-community water supplies and plumbing.

Knowledge of many technical areas of public health is necessary to conduct thorough inspections and to provide accurate information to the establishment owners.

Knowledge in the following areas of disease and injury causation and control: microbiology, virology, parasitology, epidemiology, communicable diseases and health care issues, safe food handling practices, hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) inspection approach, food and beverage equipment standards, procedures for investigating foodborne and waterborne illnesses, swimming pool operation.

General knowledge of laboratory techniques, plumbing code, uniform fire code, building code and the hospitality industry is desirable.

Excellent written and verbal communication that is clear, concise and accurate. Public speaking skills are necessary to provide effective training seminars for food handlers.
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 health.jobs@state.mn.us 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 (OR PLAN) 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 health.jobs@state.mn.us or fax to 651-201-5779.
How to Apply:   This vacancy is open to all qualified job seekers. 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 http://www.careers.state.mn.us/. 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 (#13HEAL000218) 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 (#13HEAL000218) on your application. The paper application is available on the MMB website at http://www.careers.state.mn.us/ 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:   Pam Steinbach, (651) 201-5634/pam.steinbach@state.mn.us.