Position Filled: Head Sanitarian

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The Naugatuck Valley Health District is seeking a full-time Head Sanitarian. This is an advanced professional public health position focused on the enforcement of sanitation laws and regulations relating to public and environmental health. The Head Sanitarian works under the direction of the Assistant Director of Environmental Health Services. Work involves responsibility for achieving and maintaining environmentally safe conditions through the enforcement of the Public Health Code and Statutes and local ordinances pertaining to environmental health.

Duties include inspections, investigations, surveying, and report preparation. This position also has the responsibility for making difficult health and safety decisions. The work requires that the employee understands the laws, rules and regulations governing the enforcement of environmental health codes for which they are responsible.

A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with major course work in public health or environmental health, the physical, chemical or biological sciences, sanitary or environmental engineering. A Master’s degree in one of the above listed fields of study may be substituted for at least five years of experience.

Special requirements include the following: certification in Food Service Inspection by the State of Connecticut, certifications in Subsurface Sewage Inspection Phases I & II by the State of Connecticut, certification as a Registered Sanitarian by the State of Connecticut or possess other equivalent certification acceptable to the Director of Health, and certification as a Lead Inspector by the State of Connecticut. Possession of a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License with access to a motor vehicle and current motor vehicle insurance coverage is required. Maintenance of the above certifications shall be a requirement for the employee to remain in this classification.

This position has a competitive salary level commensurate with education and experience. This is a full-time position (35 hours per week) and is eligible for the benefits of a full-time employee consistent with the Personnel Policies of the Naugatuck Valley Health District. NVHD business hours are Monday – Thursday 8:00AM-4:00PM and Fridays 8:00AM-1:00PM.

To Apply
To apply, submit a confidential cover letter and resume to Lisa McEachern, Naugatuck Valley Health District, 98 Bank Street, Seymour, CT 06483 or email as an attachment to lmceachern@nvhd.org. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


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