Health Sanitarian Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
develops, and maintains the university environmental health program
of basic controls and standards. Prevents public health problems and
ensures all health and sanitation regulations are met. Works with
independence in establishing and controlling program.
a specialized classification and not part of a series.
Examples of Duties:
- Periodically inspects campus food handling operations,
noting sanitary conditions, and equipment in a written file.
- Recommends actions or improvements to be made in food
handling stations or other operations affecting environmental
health and sanitation, such as swimming pools and child care
- Consults and advises campus staff and administrators on
maintaining a safe, sanitary environment and federal, state, and
university health/sanitation regulations and requirements.
- Performs epidemiological studies to determine origin of
suspected communicable disease or outbreak.
- Directs and ensures proper handling and disposal of waste.
- Reviews construction plans for new and existing buildings to
ensure health standards are met; recommends improvements.
- Writes and submits reports to supervisor regarding
investigation and/or inspection results and recommendations.
- Initiates and directs rodent, insect, and animal control
programs to provide sanitary environment.
- Conducts training programs to university classes and staff.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health
- Knowledge of Federal, state, local, and university laws,
rules, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to public health
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working
Bachelor's degree in a public health field appropriate to the area
of assignment AND three years' experience in administering health
sanitation programs; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience
and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and
abilities have been achieved. Certification by the State Department
of Health as a
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