Louisiana

Sanitarian 4

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Supplemental Information Job Number: OPH/AS/0909

These positions are located within the Louisiana Department of Health l Office of Public Health l Region 1 Sanitarian Services l ORLEANS Parish.

Cost Center: 326-9722
Position Number(s): 67922 & 50342412

These vacancies are being announced as Classified positions and may be filled either as a Probationary Appointment, Job Appointment or Promotional Appointment.

*Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of job experience on application. You must describe your duties as you will not be qualified based on job title alone*

**Possession of a valid Louisiana Sanitarian's license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians is required

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the 'Apply' link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as 'Pass'. Failing candidates will designate as 'Fail'.

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers (Download PDF reader), and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at www.jobs.la.gov).

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Angela Selders angela.selders@la.gov
LDH/HUMAN RESOURCES
P.O. BOX 4818 BATON ROUGE, LA 70821
225 342-6477

This organization participates in E-verify, and for more information on E-verify, please contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a valid Louisiana Sanitarian's license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians plus three years of professional level Sanitarian experience.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
A master's degree in public health, food science, dairy science, environmental or sanitary science, or one of the physical or biological sciences will substitute for one year of the required experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must possess and maintain a valid Louisiana driver's license and be able to drive a vehicle to perform duties.

Positions in the Molluscan Shellfish program require that applicants complete the Louisiana Boating Education program and be certified by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

NOTE:
For information on licensure requirements, contact the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians.

NOTE: 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 Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Job Concepts FUNCTION OF WORK: To serve as a Sanitarian Parish Manager/Supervisor responsible for the implementation of public health and environmental programs. OR To serve as a Program Specialist for consumer protection programs within a regional office or headquarters office. LEVEL OF WORK: Supervisor. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: General from a Sanitarian of a higher level. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 1. As a Parish Supervisor, direct line over lower level Sanitarians. 2. As a Program Specialist, may provide functional supervision over lower level Sanitarians. Agency hierarchy and reporting relationship will be considered when making allocations at this level. LOCATION OF WORK: Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health. JOB DISTINCTIONS: Differs from Sanitarian 3 by the presence of responsibility for the supervision and implementation of program(s) in a functional unit, regional office, or headquarters office. Differs from Sanitarian 5 by the absence of supervising subordinate staff of Sanitarians and acting as Parish Manager/Supervisor in a heavily populated parish; or by the absence of responsibility for the management and implementation of public health environmental and consumer protection programs for a functional unit, regional office, or headquarters office. See Allocation Criteria Memo. Examples of Work EXAMPLES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE BRIEF SAMPLES OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL TASKS ARE INCLUDED. AS A PARISH SUPERVISOR Supervises highly diversified sanitarian programs such as retail food, institutions, community and individual sewage disposal, public and private water supplies within a parish. Supervises or conducts on-site inspections of existing sewage systems for private and public lending institutions. Organizes workload including planning, scheduling, setting priorities, etc. for a functional unit or geographical area. Prepares and compiles facility and establishment inspection reports and evaluates outcomes of inspections and investigations and initiates appropriate follow up actions or sanctions to achieve compliance. Implements and monitors program goals and objectives. Supervises personnel and determines staffing requirements. Evaluates laboratory test result data, compiles data reports, and initiates appropriate follow-up actions. Conducts emergency response activities associated with natural and man- made disasters. Performs related work as assigned, including scheduling training activities for new personnel. AS A PROGRAM SPECIALIST Plans, schedules, and performs comprehensive and complex surveys, audits, inspections or investigations of establishments and facilities. Receives and accepts applications from manufacturers, processors, packers, or wholesalers of foods, milk & dairy products, commercial seafood, drugs and cosmetics, or tanning facilities for permit and/or registration and recommends issuance based upon results of facility inspection and other criteria. Meets with and serves as consultant to parish, state, and federal government agencies, trade associations and civic groups for the purpose of promoting and explaining requirements of state and federal laws and regulations. Issues Notices of Violations and regulatory letters to permitted facilities or individuals found to be in violation of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code, State or Federal laws and regulations which pose a threat to the health and safety of the public. Conducts conferences with property and establishment owners pertaining to violations of the State Sanitary Code, State Food, Drug and Cosmetic Laws and regulations as well as local municipal or federal ordinances. Initiates subsequent enforcement actions to achieve compliance. Serves as expert witness at hearings, enforcement proceedings and court cases. Plans, organizes and schedules the collection and submission of official samples for laboratory analysis.
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