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Community Health Advocate

Company: City of Springfield
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Position Purpose/Summary

Responsible for ensuring the health and safety of the public when consuming food from establishments, swimming in pools or ponds, and attending outdoor activities.Responsible for record-keeping and filing inspection reports as a result of daily inspections. Work is performed under the supervision of the Director of Environmental Health. No supervision is exercised over other employees.

Essential Functions

  • Inspects food establishments and checks each for compliance with state food regulations and food safety compliance.
  • Rectifies any issues and teaches food safety.
  • Inspects festivals, summer camps, outdoor and indoor pools and mobile food carts.
  • Obtains water samples from area swimming ponds and brings to lab for testing.
  • Larvicides private and public sites with standing water to inhibit growth of mosquito larvae.
  • Tracks all permits issued to various business establishments.
  • Conducts filing and updates files.
  • Deals effectively with the public in person and on the phone.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to read and comprehend regulations.
  • Ability to articulate knowledge into basic terms in varied ways to many different people.
  • Ability to pass required certifications.
  • Communication skills.
  • General computer and office skills.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Training in public health and safety issues.

Keywords: City of Springfield, Springfield , Community Health Advocate, Other , Springfield, Massachusetts

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