STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B17

Class No. 2583

SANITARIAN I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs moderately complex (journey-level) environmental sanitation inspection work. Work involves inspecting various plants, buildings, and establishments for proper sanitation; preparing reports of findings; and promoting public education on sanitary practices. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Inspects various plants, buildings, and establishments for adherence to regulations and accepted sanitary requirements.

Inspects areas for animal, insect, and rodent infestation and recommends corrective measures as appropriate.

Investigates consumer and public health nuisance complaints and secures the correction and abatement of established problems.

Prepares reports on inspection findings, outlines violations of regulations, and recommends corrective action.

Makes recommendations on the location and construction of waste disposal units.

Promotes public education on sanitary practices through individual contacts and civic or other public meetings, and recommends and promotes environmental sanitation improvements.

Interprets laboratory analysis results on samples submitted from private and public water supplies and recommends corrective action as appropriate.

May conduct solid waste investigations.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in conducting inspections and investigations, and in environmental sanitation work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in natural science or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of environmental sanitation principles and practices, of state and federal public health laws, and of public health organization structures and functions.

Ability to conduct inspections and investigations, to prepare concise reports, to communicate effectively, and to train others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be registered as a professional sanitarian by the State of Texas.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-17