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Environmental Health Officer
Location:Vernon
Facility:VERNON HEALTH CENTRE
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Competition #:01423225
Employee Type:TERM SPECIFIC FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:BCGEU
Facility:VERNON HEALTH CENTRE
Department:IH ENV HEALTH-CENTRAL
Reports To:TEAM LEADER, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Hourly Wage:$31.36 - $39.10
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary

We have an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Health Officer to join our team in Vernon, BC!

The Environmental Health Officer is responsible for carrying out the diverse program of Health Protection by:
• Managing and delivering consistent, quality, evidence-based programs, services and strategies to reduce risk and improve health.
• Accomplishing our mission through utilizing a mandate continuum of advocacy, partnership, health education, risk management, facilitated compliance, and the application of law.

Using a variety of professional and technical skills the position promotes and maintains a high standard of public health; enforces applicable health legislation, policies and standards; conducts inspections and risk assessments; identifies factors detrimental to community and environmental health; reduces the incidence of communicable disease, performs technical assessments; provides consultative and education services and ensures that community development does not conflict with a healthy environment.

If you have a certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) and are registered or eligible to be registered with the Board of Registration of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors BC Branch, apply today!

Shifts of work are Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 16:30 with weekends and statutory holidays off. This position is located out of Vernon, but an alternate location may be considered for the successful applicant.

This is a temporary full time position and will run until approximately January 20, 2021 or return of the incumbent.

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces.

Apply today!

Community Profile: The thriving city of Vernon is situated in the northern region of BC’s Okanagan Valley among the beautiful Swan, Kalamalka and Okanagan lakes. It boasts a unique history, diversified economy, attractive climate and beautiful natural setting offering residents a highly desirable balance of small-town charm combined with the amenities of an urban centre. As the largest regional centre in the North Okanagan area, it also serves as a major vacation destination. The area’s recreational opportunities are enjoyed by visitors and residents alike and include skiing, golfing, hiking, cycling and more. Vernon is also home to a large and diverse arts community.

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. It’s more than a career, it’s a lifestyle. Apply today!
 
Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related discipline; must have a certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) and must be registered or eligible to be registered with the Board of Registration of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors BC Branch.

Two year’s recent experience as a Public Health Inspector or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current valid BC Driver’s License.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT