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Sanitarian Program Specialist 2 - PN 20013823 at STATE OF OHIO in Columbus, Ohio

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



To protect and improve the health of all Ohioans

by preventing disease, promoting good health,

and assuring access to quality healthcare.

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The Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection

is seeking one (1) candidate to fill our available Sanitarian Program Specialist 2 position.

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Official Position Description

Acts as technical expert within various multi-disciplinary public health and environmental health science program areas (e.g., public swimming pools, spas, special use pools, campgrounds, tattoo/body piercing and agricultural labor camps); reviews, analyzes and evaluates verbal and written complaints related to assigned program areas; immediately assesses to determine severity and urgency of complaint and appropriate response on the basis of applicable regulations and procedures; determines appropriate time frames for investigation and refers complaint to lower-level sanitarian program specialist to conduct investigation; serves as liaison with other state, local, and federal agencies with respect to referrals not within programs’ regulatory authority; assists in development of documents (e.g., surveys, inspection forms, license formats) required for the conduct of assigned program areas; implements program policies and procedures to determine uniform application and interpretation of applicable rules; acts as lead worker (i.e., provides work direction and training) over lower-level sanitarian program specialists and monitors their work to ensure consistent application of rules; reviews survey reports completed by lower-level sanitarian program specialists for accuracy and appropriateness of findings (e.g., interprets applicable laws, rules and regulations to correct or modify findings; recommends provisional status or sanctions in case of non-compliance. Provides technical assistance, consultation and/or training to others (e.g., local health departments, state agencies, grantees, contractors, industry, general public) in assigned program areas; provides technical assistance to state and local health departments regarding findings of non-compliance with requirements for assigned program areas; coordinates and conducts statewide training, consultation, and technical assistance in one or more program areas, as required by the Revised and Administrative Codes; provides technical assistance, consultation, inspection, and training services in other environmental health science and public health programs (e.g., agricultural labor camp sanitation, recreational vehicle park, recreation camp, combined park-camp, bathing beach monitoring) as directed by the program administrator; acts as technical liaison to other state and/or federal agencies concerning joint studies, committees, special projects and/or training, and to ad-hoc and formal advisory committees to develop recommendations concerning new/revised state laws and public health council rules.

Prepares reports of technical nature for area of specialization; assesses technical and training needs of local health departments using variety of methods, and develops and implements appropriate training interventions and/or curricula; assists in preparing procedural guidelines, interpretive reports and technical bulletins; assists engineers with plan review functions; prepares and submits annual report of all assigned activities to the program administrator.

 Conducts construction and post-construction inspections of selected facilities to verify compliance with state laws, rules and standards. Performs miscellaneous duties (e.g., conducts inspections and/or investigations; prepares evidence and testifies in hearings; maintains and/or conducts field reviews of new equipment, instruments and technical field equipment relating to program areas); prepares and delivers speeches before specialized audiences and the general public. As assigned, serves as a member of a disaster recovery/business resumption team, incident response team, or similar public health response team which may include the conduct of operations on a 24/7 basis at remote locations.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSIFICATION AFTER EMPLOYMENT: Must possess certificate of registration as sanitarian issued by Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration, in accordance with Chapter 4736. Revised Code, within 2 years from date of appointment to class.

Certificate of registration as sanitarian-in-training or as sanitarian issued by Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration in accordance with Chapter 4736. of Revised Code, or eligible for registration as sanitarian-in-training or sanitarian in accordance with Chapter 4736. of Revised Code & must acquire certificate as registered sanitarian or sanitarian-in-training prior to engaging in practice of environmental health, but no later than 90 days from date of employment; in addition to proceeding, must meet one of following options appropriate to area to be assigned:


Completion of undergraduate degree from accredited college or university including at least 45 quarter or 30 semester units of science courses in areas of biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or mathematics & 36 mos. exp. in environmental health science position of which 6 mos. must have been in environmental health specialty area(s) to be assigned; must be able to provide own transportation.


-Or completion of undergraduate degree from accredited college or university with core program in environmental health science & 24 months experience in environmental health science position of which 6 mos. must have been in environmental health specialty areas(s) to be assigned; must be able to provide own transportation.


-Or 6 mos. exp. as Sanitarian Program Specialist 1, 65731, in environmental health specialty to be assigned; must be able to provide own transportation.