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Regional Environmental Health Officer
This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Manager, Iqaluit Public Health, the Regional Environmental Health Officer provides direct delivery of environmental health services and programs designed to control factors in the human environment that adversely affect people’s health in Nunavut. The Officer develops, implements and maintains Environmental Health Programs and tobacco control measures designed to ensure that public health hazards are identified, evaluated and corrected through consultation, education and enforcement of public health legislation, policy and standards in the Baffin Region.
The Regional Environmental Health Officer, a critical component of the Public Health System, provides a broad spectrum of public health functions including health protection, disease and injury prevention, health surveillance, population health assessment and health promotion. The incumbent provides consultative services to individuals, health facility staff as well as federal, territorial and municipal governments and non-governmental organizations throughout Nunavut, for environmental issues affecting human health. The Officer advocates for the public health and safety interests of all citizens across Nunavut.
Cultural sensitivity and the ability to respond to regional and social conditions in a multicultural environment are required. Experience administering and enforcing regulations, legislation and standards regarding Environmental Health will be considered an asset.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a degree from a recognized University or College in the Environmental Health field as well as certification by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors along with 2 years related experience in the Environmental Health field. The incumbent is required to have a valid Class 5 driver’s license and the ability to operate as a Peace Officer in accordance with section 22 of the Public Health Act.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.