Sanitarian 1

Company Name:
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Agency: DHH-Office of Public Health
Opening Date: Fri. 07/18/14
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 07/28/14 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: $14.36 - $28.60 hourly
$2,489.00 - $4,957.00 monthly
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Classified
Location: Donaldsonville, Louisiana
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QualificationsBenefitsSupplemental Questions
Possession of a valid temporary permit issued by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians.
Must possess and maintain a valid Louisiana driver's license and be able to drive a vehicle to perform duties.
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For information on permit requirements, contact the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Supplemental Information:
This position is located in the cost center of Region II/ Ascension Parish/OPH/ Environmental(326-9722),pos#:50331999.
"This vacancyis being announced as a Classified position and may be filled either as a Job Appointment, Probationary Appointment or Promotional Appointment".
Preferred experience : Applicant must have a minimum of a current temporary Sanitarian license issued by he Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians.
Note As part of a Career Progression Group , vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Sanitarian 1 or 2 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for theSanitarian2 is $63,648. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities page" for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.
No Civil Service test scoreis required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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What it Means
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Your application has been submitted successfully.
Checking for required test score
We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.
Evaluating experience
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Eligible for consideration
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Position filled
Someone has been selected for the position.
Position cancelled
The agency has decided not to fill the position.
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For further information, that has not been stated above, about this vacancy contact:
write to the following address:
P. O. Box 4818 Bin 28
Baton Rouge, LA70821
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Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To train as a Public Health Sanitarian responsible for inspection, investigation, permitting, licensing, and assisting in the enforcement activities of multiple public health environmental and consumer protection programs.
Level of Work:
Supervision Received:
Close from a higher level Sanitarian.
Supervision Exercised:
Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health.
Job Distinctions:
Differs from Sanitarian 2 by the absence of independent responsibility for entry level investigations and possession of a permanent license.
The primary function of this level is to receive the necessary training and experience to prepare for the responsibility of higher levels. The focus is on formal and on the job training in multiple public health environmental and consumer protection programs.
Examples of Work:
Under close and immediate supervision, performs the following duties with progressive independence as ability is demonstrated and experience is gained.
Reviews permit applications for individual sewerage disposal systems, retail food establishments, and institutions or modifications to existing permits.
Conducts investigations to determine compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations and the State Sanitary Code.
Conducts routine inspections of permitted establishments and permitted sewerage systems.
Participates and/or assists in enforcement actions.
Assists in conducting on-site inspections of existing or proposed waste water discharges from facilities such as car washes, sewage treatment facilities, etc. onto highway right-of-ways.
Investigates complaints from the public regarding unsanitary conditions, insect and rodent infestations, food-borne illness, etc. and recommends any necessary corrective measures.
Participates in emergency response activities.
Collects drinking water, sewage effluent, and food samples for analysis.
Performs related work as assigned.

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