STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B21

Class No. 2585

SANITARIAN III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced and/or supervisory (senior-level) environmental sanitation inspection work. Work involves overseeing, planning, organizing, and coordinating environmental and consumer health programs, and developing compliance enforcement procedures. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal direction, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees, 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.

Oversees the preparation of information, public health standards, and guidelines for environmental and consumer health programs.

Develops educational materials for the implementation of environmental and consumer health programs.

Evaluates state laws and local ordinances, and develops enforcement procedures for compliance.

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

May develop, implement, and/or revise policies and procedures.

May plan, 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 oversee, plan, organize, and coordinate environmental and public health programs; to develop and implement policies and procedures; to evaluate laws and ordinances; to communicate effectively; and to plan, 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

Revised 9-1-17