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Public Health Inspectors, Middlesex-London Health Unit

London, Ontario
Deadline June 2, 2017

Public Health Inspector(s) (Temporary Full-Time Opportunities)
The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is offering rewarding opportunities to work in the Environmental Health and Infectious Diseases Division.  MLHU is looking to hire Public Health Inspectors for various temporary, full-time contracts with durations ranging from three to nine months.

Public Health Inspectors are responsible for delivering comprehensive environmental health programs in the community in the areas of prevention, enforcement, promotion, protection, education and research. Duties may relate to safe water, food safety, health hazard investigation, environmental health, rabies, and vector borne diseases.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Investigate on a variety of public-health related issues, including, but not limited to, food premises inspections, special event inspections, health hazard investigations, environmental assessments, and housing inspections;
  • Perform inspectional, regulatory and enforcement duties on water quality, including drinking, recreational and waste water, and other environmental and pollution control matters;
  • Perform investigations into food borne illness outbreaks, communicable diseases, and epidemics of waterborne and zoonotic diseases;
  • Provide consultation, education and technical support to a variety of clients including the general public, private industry, government agencies and municipalities;
  • Facilitate community engagement and community capacity building, such as presentations to the public;
  • Provide coverage and client service through participation in office duty work, evening shift coverage and on-call weekends; and,
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health is required.
  • Certification as a Public Health Inspector by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors CIPHI(C) is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain good public relations is required.
  • Familiarity with the Health Protection and Promotion Act and relevant Regulations and Guidelines as well as the Ontario Public Health Standards and Protocols is required.
  • Valid Ontario Driver's Licence and access to reliable transportation.
  • Previous experience in environmental health work is considered an asset.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent computer skills in the areas of documentation, MS Office and database software (Hedgehog).
  • The ability to communicate (oral and written) in French and/or any other language(s) is highly desirable.

Please see for further information about our programs and services. To apply to this position, please submit all applications electronically via our Career Opportunities page at by June 2, 2017 quoting posting #EHIDPHI-0517.  

Information concerning applicants is collected under the authority of the Health Protection & Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H-7, as amended, and will be used to consider suitability for employment.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accommodations are available, upon request, to support potential applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  Should you require accommodation, please contact our Human Resources Department at 519-663-5317, extension 2512 or at

The Mission of the Middlesex-London Health Unit is to promote and protect the health of our community.