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SANITARIAN 1-3

at Louisiana Department of Civil Service

Posted: 8/31/2019
Job Reference #: 1607940
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online, temporary

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

Job Number: OPH/AS/6952

This position is located within the Louisiana Department of Health l Office of Public Health l Sanitarian Services l Statewide - ACADIA, ALLEN, ASCENSION, ASSUMPTION, AVOYELLES, BEAUREGARD, BIENVILLE, BOSSIER, CADDO, CALCASIEU, CALDWELL, CAMERON, CATAHOULA, CLAIBORNE, CONCORDIA, DESOTO, EAST BATON ROUGE, EAST CARROLL, EAST FELICIANA, EVANGELINE, FRANKLIN, GRANT, IBERIA, IBERVILLE, JACKSON, JEFFERSON, JEFFERSON DAVIS, LASALLE, LAFAYETTE, LAFOURCHE, LINCOLN, LIVINGSTON, MADISON, MOREHOUSE, NATCHITOCHES, ORLEANS, OUACHITA, PLAQUEMINES, POINTE COUPEE, RAPIDES, RED RIVER, RICHLAND, SABINE, ST. BERNARD, ST. CHARLES, ST. HELENA, ST. JAMES, ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, ST. LANDRY, ST. MARTIN, ST. MARY, ST. TAMMANY, TANGIPAHOA, TENSAS, TERREBONNE, UNION, VERMILLION, VERNON, WASHINGTON, WEBSTER, WEST BATON ROUGE, WEST CARROLL, WEST FELICIANA, AND WINN PARISHES.

Cost Center: 0326-9722


This vacancy is being announced as a Classified position and may be filled as a job appointment, probation appointment or promotional appointment.

***Note*** As part of a Career Progression Group , vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Sanitarian 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Sanitarian 3 is $72,862. 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.

*Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of job experience on application.*

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.
 
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, 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 the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center 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 https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).
 
There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Angela Selders, HR Specialist
Louisiana Department of Health
Angela.Selders@la.gov
Fax Number: 225-342-6892

Or write to :
LDH/HR
Attn: Angela Selders
PO Box 4818
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
 
This organization participates in E-verify. For more information on E-verify, please contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Either of the following will qualify:

1.    A baccalaureate degree with a major in environmental health.

 2.   A baccalaureate degree with 30 semester hours of specialized science coursework, to include at least six hours in chemistry or physics, ten hours in biological sciences, and an additional  fourteen hours in any combination of chemistry, physics, or biological sciences.

 NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates must possess a valid temporary permit issued by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians at the time of appointment.  The Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians will make the final determination regarding permit/licensure eligibility.

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 permit requirements, contact the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians.   

NOTE:
Acceptable coursework in biological sciences (as defined by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians) include but are not limited to biology, entomology, microbiology, zoology, and such applied sciences as animal husbandry, dairy husbandry, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, and veterinary science.  (The Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarian will make the final determination of acceptable coursework for permit/licensure eligibility.)

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 Association of Schools and Colleges; 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 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:
Entry.

Supervision Received:
Close from a higher level Sanitarian.

Supervision Exercised:
None.

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.