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Food Safety and Health Sanitarian Manager Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Plans, develops, and maintains the university environmental health program of basic health sanitation and food safety. Prevents public health problems and ensures all health and sanitation regulations are met. Works independently in establishing and controlling the university environmental health program.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a specialized classification and not part of a series.

Examples of Duties:

  • Develops, recommends, and implements the university’s environmental health program, in order to comply with federal and state health requirements at all university campus's.
  • Maintains current knowledge of trends and changes affecting the university’s program, and develops and recommends appropriate program changes to ensure program compliance.
  • Inspects university facilities and operations on behalf of the state’s department of health services, to enforce the state’s environmental health rules and regulations.
  • Recommends actions or improvements to be made in food establishments, swimming pools, childcare centers, or other operations affecting environmental health and sanitation.
  • Consults and advises campus staff and administrators on maintaining a safe, sanitary environment in order to comply with federal, state, and university health/sanitation regulations and requirements.
  • Performs epidemiological studies to determine origin of suspected communicable disease or outbreak.
  • Directs and ensures proper handling and disposal of solid and liquid waste.
  • Reviews construction plans for new and existing buildings to ensure health standards are met and recommends improvements.
  • Writes and submits reports to university management regarding investigation and/or inspection results.
  • Initiates and directs rodent, insect, and animal control programs to provide a sanitary environment.
  • Conducts training programs to university classes and staff regarding food safety and environmental health programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public and environmental health.
  • Knowledge of Federal, state, local, and university laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to public and environmental health.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships both within the university and with appropriate external agencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a public health field appropriate to the area of assignment AND five years experience in administering environmental health programs; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Current registration as a Sanitarian by the Arizona Department of Health Services.


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