Environmental Inspector

  • US Virgin Islands
  • St. Thomas, USVI
  • Apr 10, 2019
Full time EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

Description

The Environmental Inspector serves as an investigator of health and safety for the improvement and control of environmental issues and conditions in the public and private environment. The employee is required to perform routine inspections to determine if sanitary conditions are maintained in the community. This may take place in the workplace, food preparation facilities, industrial producers, or even the general environment. 

Work also involves the performance of technical field investigations of private and public facilities designed to enforce compliance with existing laws as they relate to the preservation and control of communicable disease caused by environmental conditions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Performs routine and follow-up inspections of display, storage, refrigeration and handling of food in retail establishments. Determine if utensils, equipment and supplies are sterilized and properly protected from flies, rodents and other disease carrying insects.
 
Interacts across multiple business units, including all levels of management, vendors, government agencies and customers.
 
Provides and reviews health related and safety hazard reduction materials with homeowners, tenants and landlords.
 
Inspects cisterns, water reservoirs and open bodies of water to determine they are not existing or potential breeding areas for mosquitoes.
 
Monitors the handling and disposal of wastes within businesses, hospitals, and the public sector.  Educates individuals and the public on proper methods to reduce contamination.
 
Maintains permit applications, records and completes inspection reports related to work.
 
Performs other related duties as required. 

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate's Degree in Environmental Science, or related field.
OR;
Equivalent environmental and/or engineering work experience may be considered as a degree substitute.
OR;
High School diploma or its equivalent and three (3) years' experience in a related capacity.
 

Position Factors

FACTOR 1 – KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
Knowledge of basic principles and practices related to proper environmental public health inspection techniques.
 
Knowledge of general principles and practices of health sanitation as they relate to food sanitation, dairy industry, water supplies and private sewage systems.
 
Knowledge of the epidemiology and the relationships of environmental conditions that contribute to the spread of disease and protection of health. 
 
Knowledge of general principles and practices of health sanitation as they relate to food sanitation, dairy industry, water supplies and private sewage systems.
 
Knowledge of the epidemiology and the relationships of environmental conditions that contribute to the spread of disease and protection of health.
 
Ability to work accurately, rapidly and independently.
 
Ability to prepare written reports, understand and interpret written material and basic principles as it relates to environmental public health inspections.
 
FACTOR 2 – SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
The employee works under the supervision of a higher level officer who assigns duties. He/she is expected to function independently in executing the duties. Work is reviewed through meetings, and conferences etc.
FACTOR 3 – GUIDELINES
The guidelines used are departmental rules and regulations, V.I. Code, Laws, and Acts as they relate to regulated environmental public health inspections.
FACTOR 4 – COMPLEXITY
This work requires investigation of environmental issues and the preparation of written reports, understanding and interpretation of written materials and basic principles as it relates to environmental public health inspections.
The incumbent will determine the types of infractions which has occurred and recommend actions to be taken, which may involve a warning, fines or closure.
FACTOR 5 – SCOPE AND EFFECT
The scope of this work is to perform inspection of businesses, property, and the environment, and the determination of the penalty relative to the violation(s) which has occurred.
FACTOR 6 – PERSONAL CONTACTS
Contacts are made with businesses, residents of homes, the courts, government agencies, co-workers and the general public. 
 
FACTOR 7 – PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
To establish and maintain cooperative and educational relationships with the public and private sectors.
FACTOR 6 – PERSONAL CONTACTS
Contacts are made with businesses, residents of homes, the courts, government agencies, co-workers and the general public.
FACTOR 7 – PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
To establish and maintain cooperative and educational relationships with the public and private sectors.
FACTOR 8 – PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This work is very strenuous, it requires walking to areas to be inspected, moving up and down steep terrains, and at times to unsanitary areas.
 FACTOR 9 - WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is mostly performed outdoors which may take you into various buildings and structures. However, a large percentage of duties and responsibilities may require being outdoors.

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Sector

Government- Federal