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Environmental Support Officer, Public Health Sudbury & Districts

Sudbury, Ontario
Deadline March 9, 2018

Full-time permanent (#18-19)
Sudbury Office

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is currently seeking an Environmental Support Officer to work in the Environmental Health Division. Reporting to the Manager, Environmental Health Division, the Environmental Support Officer will provide program support to Environmental Health Staff, Management, and the Medical Officer of Health as required. The position is responsible for the provision of technical and legal expertise in support of the planning, delivery and promotion of assigned programs and services in accordance with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's Ontario Public Health Standards, and applicable legislation. Programs may include control of infectious diseases, food safety, infection control, rabies control, safe water, chronic disease prevention, health hazard investigation, as well as the private sewage system program under Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code.


  • Assumes a leadership role in dealing with special projects, complex issues and emergency situations in team and division assignments.
  • Provides divisional, team and individual support including field support in dealing effectively and efficiently with complaints and inquiries in consultation with the appropriate manager/director.
  • Initiates news releases, responds to media requests and develops promotional/marketing campaigns as required in consultation with the appropriate manager and communications staff.
  • Assists with environmental health risk assessment techniques and risk communication methods in support of timely response and interventions.
  • Assists all staff through the provision of information support and research. Assumes lead role in the development, review and revision of program support manuals.
  • Provides leadership and support to management and staff with respect to litigation issues and performs role of prosecutor as required.
  • Proactive in monitoring emerging issues and identifying and implementing appropriate interventions and supporting procedures.
  • Maintains effective records and prepares and submits reports and correspondence as needed.
  • Maintains professional skills and competence through appropriate in-service education opportunities and through keeping abreast of ongoing program development.


  • Current Certification in Public Health Inspection from the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors of Canada.
  • Must possess the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on-site sewage inspector qualifications.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Ontario driver's licence and have access to a reliable vehicle with agency required insurance to fulfill position requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Health Protection and Promotion Act, the Skin Cancer Prevention Act, the Healthy Menu Choices Act, the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, the Electronic Cigarettes Act, the Ontario Building Code, and the Provincial Offences Act and their respective Regulations.
  • Demonstrated initiative, problem solving and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in both official languages is an asset.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in public health inspection.


  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Health or equivalent.

Resumés will be accepted until Friday, March 9, 2018, and should be sent in confidence to:

Sara Polano, Human Resources Officer, Corporate Services Division
Public Health Sudbury & Districts
1300 Paris Street, Sudbury, ON P3E 3A3
Email: [email protected] (Microsoft Word format only)
Tel: 705.522.9200, ext. 327   Fax: 705.522.5182

Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

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