Company: City of Racine
Posted on: June 6, 2021
The Sanitarian II performs diversified technical environmental
health duties under the direction of the Public Health
Administrator and / or their designee.
- Investigate citizen complaints, answer inquires, and enforce
local and state environmental health ordinances.
- Prevent and mitigate health and safety hazards.
- Inspect food and drinking establishments, temporary
restaurants, and vending machines to determine compliance with
local / state health and sanitation requirements.
- Review new construction or remodeling plans / blueprints for
food and drink establishments, pet stores, rooming houses, tattoo
parlors, schools, and other businesses regulated by local and state
- Conduct water quality testing; inspect public swimming pools,
splash pads, and recreational water facilities for violations of
local and state ordinances.
- Conduct housing inspections and issue written orders as
necessary to mandate compliance with the minimum housing standards
established by local ordinance, including plumbing, electrical,
heating, and lead bearing paint violations.
- Conduct investigations and risk assessments in response to lead
- Inspect premises for the accumulation and storage of solid
- Coordinate animal bite investigations and issue appropriate
orders / warnings / citations for violations licensing and
- Conduct systematic neighborhood inspections to determine
compliance with municipal housing code, animal control, and other
- Conduct inspections of pet shops, adult oriented
establishments, and rooming houses to determine compliance with
local and state ordinances.
- Collect appropriate environmental samples for testing, such as
water, ice, food, paint chips, and dust.
- Package rabies specimens for shipment and testing.
- Issue written orders / referrals, Municipal Court citations /
fines, and summons / complaints for violations of local and state
- Coordinate one or more environmental health specialty programs,
including but not limited to pre-inspection, lead poisoning
prevention, swimming pool inspection, environmental sampling,
rabies and animal control, vending machine inspection, tattoo
parlors, schools, radiation response, preparedness, temporary
restaurants and foodborne illness investigations.
- Provide testimony in court and administrative meetings
regarding environmental health violations.
- Teach safe food handling techniques in a classroom
- Maintain HEPA vacuum rental service.
- Facilitate radiation monitoring programs.
- Coordinate epidemiological event responses, including foodborne
illness outbreaks, to determine causes and corrective actions.
- Provide input at case management encounters, departmental
meetings, conferences, evaluations, planning committees, and
- Complete activity / inspection / reports and enter into
- Participate in peer review activities and evaluation of program
- Manage assigned grants and / or contracts, ensure that
objectives and deliverables are met, and reports are completed on
time / resubmit grant applications.
- Have working knowledge of the Division's budget.
- Collaborate effectively with agency administration to provide
services for community emergency intervention.
- Maintain a consistent and reliable attendance record.
- Perform other duties as assigned or required.
- Act as a first responder in a natural disaster or any public
health, chemical, biological, nuclear or radiological event.
Qualified applicants will possess a Bachelor's degree or higher
in environmental or public health sanitation from an accredited
college or university or in a related field with academic credits
in math and science, including physical, biological, and
environmental science/studies. Current registration as a Sanitarian
with the State of Wisconsin or national equivalent is required and
must be maintained for the duration of employment. In addition, a
minimum of two (2) years of employment in the field of
environmental health with demonstrated expertise in all requisite
areas; greater than two years' experience is desirable.
Preference will be shown to candidates who demonstrate the
- Three (3) years' work experience with a governmental public
- Bilingual proficiency (Spanish / English).
- Experience working with various racial and ethnic groups.
- Enhanced familiarity / experience with statistical theory /
- Experience in public speaking with the ability to present data
and other program materials in Microsoft PowerPoint.
The following core knowledge, skills, and abilities are required
/ if applicable of all personnel:
- A valid Wisconsin driver's license and reliable motor vehicle
with mandatory levels of insurance coverage.
- Current CPR/AED/First Aid Certification or the ability to
obtain such certification within six months of hire. Certifications
must be maintained for the duration of employment.
- Working knowledge of community systems / ability to initiate
referrals to community health care providers, social service, and
advocacy agencies, and the ability to effectively refer clients as
- Knowledge of HIPAA compliance standards and all aspects of
client privacy practices.
- Knowledge / experience evaluating health trends and risk
factors of target populations.
- Ability to establish professional relationships with clients,
peers, supervisors and community organization members.
- Personal initiative combined with the ability to work
independently and interdependently.
- Substantial working knowledge of and experience with current
Microsoft Office suite or newer (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint,
and Publisher), desktop publishing, and the Internet combined with
the ability to pass all required skills tests.
- Previous experience working with large / specialized databases
and preparing data for analysis.
- Ability to analyze data and / or manipulate data in Microsoft
Excel and / or applicable databases using established criteria to
determine significance and assess outcomes. Must be able to
compare, count, measure, copy, compute, tabulate, and categorize
data combined with the ability to pass all required skills
- Ability to effectively acquire and utilize scientific / client
data obtained from a variety of sources including patient records,
lab reports, physician orders, maps, flow charts, and statistical
- Ability to comprehend, utilize, and implement information from
a variety of sources including personnel policies, employee
performance evaluations, time study sheets, policy documents,
nursing procedure manuals, scientific medical textbooks, and
computer software operating manuals.
- Proficient oral / written English language skills including
proper spelling, punctuation and grammar with the ability to pass
required skill tests.
- Effective oral and written communication skills at all levels
of responsibility including clients and their families, physicians,
local / state / and federal personnel, pharmacists, hospital and
- Ability to assist in the development, submission, and
implementation of successful grant proposals.
- Ability to interpret, regulate, and enforce state, local, and
federal laws, regulations, and rules.
- Ability to effectively train and coordinate activities of
interns and visiting students.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION:
- Standing, walking, sitting, and stooping.
- Kneeling, crouching, climbing, balancing and
- Reaching, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling (up to 35
- Handling, grasping, fingering, filing, typing, and
ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS OF THE POSITION:
Office and a wide variety of indoor/outdoor environments.
Effective utilization and maintenance of computer workstations,
associated equipment and software / database applications, copy
center, fax machine, multi-line telephone system, cellular
telephone, flashlight, digital / video camera, audio / visual and
miscellaneous office / medical / inspection / laboratory
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