Environmental Health Officer (full Time)

Northern Health

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you a certified Public Health Inspector looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your expertise to help keep our community safe.Reporting to the Team Lead – Environmental Health and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Environmental Health Officer is responsible for carrying out a diverse program of environmental health protection. Using a variety of professional and technical skills, the position reduces the incidence of communicable disease, injury and health hazards; performs technical assessments; provides consultative and education services; ensures that community development does not conflict with a healthy environment; ensures compliance with environment health legislation, policy and standards.Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday; 08:30 to 16:30 Smithers has a population of 5,401 (2021) local residents and is located in the picturesque Bulkley Valley surrounded by three mountain ranges that provide a backdrop for the towns’ Alpine setting. Check out Smithers where there is always something new to experience.What Northern Health has to offer you!• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits. • Three/Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions• Employee referral program• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible Qualifications -Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health or equivalent, recognized by the Board of Certification, Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors.-Must possess* a Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) issued by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors and be registered or eligible to be registered with the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors.*Candidates who have completed education requirements and have not yet obtained CIPHI certification, but are eligible to obtain CIPHI certification may be considered for conditional employment. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) issued by the Canadian Institute of Public Health InspectorsValid BC Class 5 Driver’s License and possession of a personal vehicle.Skills and Abilities: Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using, oral written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines. Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of Northern Health policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care. Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.Who we areNorthern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.