Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Baton Rouge, LA

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Possession of a valid Louisiana Sanitarian's license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians plus seven years of professional level Sanitarian experience, three years of which must have been at the supervisory level or above.

A master's degree in public health, food science, dairy science, environmental or sanitary science, or one of the physical or biological sciences may be substituted for one year of the required general experience.

Must possess and maintain a valid Louisiana driver's license and be able to drive a vehicle to perform duties. A driver's license is not considered valid if it restricts in any way an employee's ability to perform his/her required job duties. For example, a hardship license which allows an employee to drive only from their home to work and back is not valid for the purposes of driving on state business. An out-of-state license is not considered valid for an employee who is a current Louisiana resident and has been for at least ninety days, with the exception of active military personnel and currently enrolled students in Louisiana's colleges or universities.

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.

In order to obtain the required license, an applicant must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree which includes specialized coursework, have successfully completed the Environmental Health Sciences course offered by the Centers for Disease Control, have one year of field experience in environmental health acceptable to the Board, and must pass an examination given by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians. For additional information on the specialized coursework or other requirements, contact the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians.

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated; the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools; the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

This position is located in the Office of Public Health | Commerical Seafood -Molluscan Shellfish Program Office | EBR Parish | cost center 0326/7525, Position Number: 50457649.

This position is being filled by promotion of a permanent state employee within the Department of Health & Hospitals / Office of Public Health.

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.
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For further information about this vacancy contact: Sanaretha Gray: DHH/HRTSD P.O. Box 4818 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 (225) 342-6477 This organization participates in E-Verify and for more information on E-Verify; please contact DHS @ 1-888-464-4218.
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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.

Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To serve as an assistant to the Sanitarian 8 and fully administer one or more statewide environmental and consumer protection programs.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Direct line from the Sanitarian 8, Chief Engineer or Deputy Chief Engineer.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct line or functional over lower-level Sanitarians.

Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Sanitarian 6 by responsibility for statewide administration of one or more public health and environmental consumer protection programs.

Differs from Sanitarian 8 by the absence of responsibility for administration of all programs of the Sanitarian Services Section.

Examples of Work:
Prepares and compiles management progress reports of program work activities for submission to and review by Sanitarian 8, Chief Engineer, or Deputy Chief Engineer.

Directs emergency response activities within the program associated with natural and man-made disasters.

Plan, prepare and submit annual program and organizational unit budgets for adoption. Responsible for monitoring revenue sources and expenditures for the program.

Evaluates pending legislation, rules, and regulations at the state and local level.

Testifies before legislative oversight committees or at public hearings regarding proposed legislation or proposed rulemaking initiated by the agency or by other agencies affecting programmatic activities or interests.

Drafts new or revises current parts of the State Sanitary Code and other rules and regulations as required by law and initiates administrative procedures to promulgate such rules and regulations. Develops standard operating procedures for all activities within a program(s).

Reviews, investigates, recommends and takes appropriate action in personnel matters, such as hiring, complaints, and grievances.

Reviews reports, articles and other written material of an administrative nature.

Develops and presents program to agencies, association, local, state, and federal governmental bodies, schools and universities concerning compliance with and enforcement of the State Sanitary Code and other laws and regulations pertinent to the program(s).

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