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Environmental Health Officer

Position Summary

We have an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Health Officer to join our Environmental Public Health Team in Williams Lake, B.C.!

What will you work on?
Environmental Health Officers (also known as Public Health Inspectors) investigate, evaluate, and take action to address environmental health hazards. We work with facility operators to ensure they can comply public health laws and educate citizens on how to protect themselves and others.

How will you create an impact?
Environmental Health Officers perform many duties for our communities, including:
- inspecting restaurants, public swimming pools, personal services (e.g. tattooing)
- investigating sources of pollution and threats to drinking water safety
- responding to hazardous chemical spills and disease outbreaks
- advising employers and community leaders in public health and environmental protection

How will we help you grow?
Environmental Health Officers participate at many levels, with opportunities to develop specific skills for a wide range of rolls in the public and private sector. With on-the-job experience and employer support training, experienced Officers progress from the field to specialist and supervisor positions, with some moving on to manager and director positions.

Who are we looking for?
Environmental Health Officers are highly skilled individuals with university degrees and national certification with the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors. We are looking for new team members who value communication and strong problem solving and decision making skills are part of a diverse public health team.

If you have a certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) and are registered or eligible to be registered with the Board of Registration of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors BC Branch, apply today!

Interior Health offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:
• 4 weeks vacation
• Insurance premiums paid by Interior Health
• Medical Services Plan
• Extended Health Coverage
• Dental Health Coverage
• Pension Plan

About the community:

The growing community of Williams Lake is located amidst sparkling lakes and rolling ranch land in the heart of the Cariboo Chilcotin Region of British Columbia. As the largest city in the area, it serves as a business, industrial and service hub for outlying communities and provides employment opportunities in the forestry, mining, agriculture and tourism sectors.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related discipline; must have a certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) and must be registered or eligible to be registered with the Board of Registration of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors BC Branch.

Two year’s recent experience as a Public Health Inspector or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current valid BC Driver’s License.

Comments

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

Competition #:

01663225

Employee Type:

PERMANENT FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

BCGEU

Facility:

CARIBOO COMM HLTH SERV

Location:

Williams Lake

Department:

IH ENV HEALTH-WEST

Reports To:

TEAM LEADER, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Hourly Wage:

$31.99 - $39.98

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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