Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Baton Rouge, LA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a valid Louisiana Sanitarian's license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Sanitarians plus four years of professional level Sanitarian experience. SUBSTITUTIONS: 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 experience. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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 cost center of Department of Health and Hospitals/Office of Public Health-Seafood Sanitation Unit, East Baton Rouge Parish; (0326-7525); position #: 72075

This vacancy is being announced as a promotional appointment. It may be filled by a permanent classified employee of the State of Louisiana.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

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P.O. Box 4818

Baton Rouge, LA 70821

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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 a Sanitarian manager/supervisor responsible for the implementation of public health and environmental programs with a staff of less than 4.


To serve as a Program Specialist for consumer protection programs within a regional office or headquarters office.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from a Sanitarian of a higher level.

Supervision Exercised:
1. As a parish supervisor, direct line over lower level Sanitarians.

2. As a Program Specialist, functional supervision over lower level Sanitarians.

*Agency hierarchy and reporting relationship will be considered when making allocations at this level.

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

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Sanitarian 3 by the responsibility for the supervision and implementation of program(s) in a functional unit, regional office, or headquarters office.

Differs from Sanitarian 5 by the absence of supervising subordinate staff of four (4) or more Sanitarians or by the lack of responsibility for the management and implementation of public health environmental and consumer protection programs for a functional unit, regional office, or headquarters office.

Examples of Work:

Supervises highly diversified sanitarian programs such as retail food, institutions, community and individual sewage disposal, public and private water supplies within a parish.

Supervises or conducts on-site inspections of existing sewage systems for private and public lending institutions.

Organizes workload including planning, scheduling, setting priorities, etc. for a functional unit or geographical area.

Prepares and compiles facility and establishment inspection reports and evaluates outcomes of inspections and investigations and initiates appropriate follow up actions or sanctions to achieve compliance.

Implements and monitors program goals and objectives.

Supervises personnel and determines staffing requirements.

Evaluates laboratory test result data, compiles data reports, and initiates appropriate follow-up actions.

Conducts emergency response activities associated with natural and man- made disasters.

Performs related work as assigned, including scheduling training activities for new personnel.

Plans, schedules, and performs comprehensive and complex surveys, audits, inspections or investigations of establishments and facilities.

Receives and accepts applications from manufacturers, processors, packers, or wholesalers of foods, milk & dairy products, commercial seafood, drugs and cosmetics, or tanning facilities for permit and/or registration and recommends issuance based upon results of facility inspection and other criteria.

Meets with and serves as consultant to parish, state, and federal government agencies, trade associations and civic groups for the purpose of promoting and explaining requirements of state and federal laws and regulations.

Issues Notices of Violations and regulatory letters to permitted facilities or individuals found to be in violation of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code, State or Federal laws and regulations which pose a threat to the health and safety of the public.

Conducts conferences with property and establishment owners pertaining to violations of the State Sanitary Code, State Food, Drug and Cosmetic Laws and regulations as well as local municipal or federal ordinances. Initiates subsequent enforcement actions to achieve compliance.

Serves as expert witness at hearings, enforcement proceedings and court cases.

Plans, organizes and schedules the collection and submission of official samples for laboratory analysis.

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