STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B19

Class No. 2584

SANITARIAN II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs advanced and/or supervisory (senior-level) environmental sanitation inspection work. Work involves overseeing, planning, organizing, and coordinating environmental and consumer health programs; overseeing the inspection of various plants, buildings, and establishments for proper sanitation; and promoting public education on sanitary practices. May assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Plans, organizes, and coordinates environmental and consumer health program activities.

Oversees the inspection of various plants, buildings, and establishments for adherence to regulations and accepted sanitary requirements.

Evaluates sanitation conditions and makes recommendations for courses of action to resolve concerns and problems.

Reviews staff reports, recommending appropriate action as needed.

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

Consults with staff in reviewing plans and specifications for facilities in which public health sanitation is a concern.

Assists in developing educational materials for the implementation of environmental and consumer health programs.

May assign and/or supervise the work of 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 plan, organize, and coordinate environmental and public health programs; to communicate effectively; and to assign and/or supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

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


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17