|Location||FR100 - Fraser Region Home Office|
|Province||British Columbia [BC]|
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and its employees are committed to a proactive holistic approach to health and wellness, and to the delivery of services which are sustainable and honour the customs and traditions of First Nations communities.
The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with First Nations, Inuit, Metis or Aboriginal ancestry.
|Title||Environmental Health Officer|
|Reporting To||District Manager, EHS|
If you are caring, passionate, and want to work in a dynamic and challenging environment, then you should join our EHO team! As the EHO you will deliver consistent, quality, evidence-based programs, services and strategies to reduce risk and improve health for First Nations communities. In this position you will be helping First Nations leadership manage a wide range of public health risks associated with both natural and built environments.
As an Environmental Health Officer you will promote and enhance the health and wellness of First Nations Communities through the implementation, assessment, and evaluation of environmental public health programs and services in communicable disease control, drinking water, health and housing, food safety, solid waste, public buildings, emergency preparedness and response, risk assessment, environmental contaminants research, wastewater disposal, and pest management.
1. Implements environmental public health programs and services, and conducts environmental public health assessments. Evaluates data, technical and scientific information, and assesses current and future impacts on public health. Provides information in developing health advisories, and other recommendations. Identifies and recommends prevention control measures, prepares reports, and identifies studies and/or research to be conducted.
2. Assesses compliance of environmental health programs and services with existing provincial and federal acts, regulations, codes, guidelines, and standards. Provides advice and recommends mitigation methods to ensure compliance with legislation, and to protect public health.
3. Conducts routine and/or demand inspections of facilities, and provides advice, guidance, review, and recommendations for corrective action, including closure if required.
4. Investigates suspected and confirmed communicable and non communicable disease, including outbreaks, in collaboration and cooperation with local, provincial, and federal health authorities as appropriate. Collects and analyzes information, provides advice, engages in follow-up activities, implements prevention and control measures, and prepares reports in collaboration with the Director, Health Protection, and other public health professionals.
5. Utilizes and performs calibration on specialized testing equipment to sample and/or monitor air, including mould, asbestos, carbon monoxide, and drinking water quality during routine and demand inspection and/or investigations for inclusion in health risk assessments. Utilizes software and databases to catalogue inspection and/or investigation observations and activities. Prepares reports, organizes surveillance, demonstrates trends, and provides advice and recommendations to management, First Nations leadership, and other partners for the protection of First Nations individual and population health.
6. Participates in the development of community specific emergency response plans to ensure environmental public health considerations are addressed, and emergency response plans are updated.
7. Develops and delivers educational material, workshops, presentations, and formal training, including providing and directing training of Environmental Health Officer trainees in monitoring, sampling, data analysis, and interpretation of results. Acts as a resource person and provides community based public education training to First Nations individuals, chiefs, councils, and other technical health professionals in the core program areas.
8. Identifies immediate and potential health hazards in collaboration and cooperation with local, provincial, and federal health authorities, and issues advisories as appropriate.
9. Participates in the planning, development, and evaluation of programs through technical reviews, and surveillance and monitoring activities, and participates in the development and review of regulations, standards, policies, and guidelines.
10. Liaises with First Nation, federal, provincial, and municipal authority, and private industry regarding environmental public health issues, and advocates on the behalf of First Nation communities as required.
11. Participates in community specific project management teams by conducting and reviewing environmental screening and/or assessments, monitoring the ongoing progress of projects, and assisting in the preparation and development of research proposals, activities, and analysis of data.
12. Delivers presentations to other government departments and/or agencies, private industry, and First Nations leaders and membership regarding environmental public health programs, issues, and solutions. 13. Performs other related duties as assigned.
• Bachelor of Technology Degree in Environmental Health or Public Health Inspection recognized by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI). Six months of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) granted by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).
• Certifications such as Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Onsite Wastewater Management, CSA Playground Inspector, and Small Water System Operation.
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|Deadline||May 30, 2019 at 4:00pm|
|Organization||First Nations Health Authority|
|Hours per week||37.5|