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Investigator I - Food/NNA, English/Mandarin-Cantonese

Company: Harris County
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Description

The Investigator I - Food and Neighborhood Nuisance Abatement (NNA) conducts inspections, investigates complaints, and maintains records regarding food establishments and neighborhood nuisances to determine compliance with state and county laws, rules and regulations.

Field Duties:

  • Conducts routine and permitting inspections, re-inspections and surveys of food establishments to determine compliance with the Texas Food Establishment Rules, the Texas Health & Safety Code, and the Harris County Rules for the Regulation of Food establishments
  • Documents violations and completes appropriate forms
  • Investigates and takes appropriate action on complaints from citizens of both general environmental sanitation (neighborhood nuisance) and food related complaints
  • Documents violations, writes reports and verifies compliance with rules and regulations
  • Determines property ownership from tax records using computer systems and maps
  • Utilizes proper tools and equipment to collect samples and conduct appropriate field tests and monitoring
  • Performs proper calibration of equipment as required
  • Be on call for and respond to food establishment-related emergencies when scheduled to do so.
  • Works evenings, weekends and holidays as assigned
  • Communicates regulations, rules, etc. to the public, food establishment operators, subjects, and complainants while maintaining a professional, courteous attitude

Administration Duties:

  • Gathers evidence for court action as required
  • Prepares and performs testimony in court cases
  • Plans daily work and other work as assigned using computers, reports, established priorities
  • Drives extensively and plans daily schedule to maximize work time and minimize drive time as much as possible
  • Prepares necessary correspondence and record keeping including entering information into designated electronic systems according to policy and procedure

Safety/Other Duties:

  • Reviews applicable SOPs and uses appropriate PPE
  • Operates county vehicle in a safe and legal manner
  • Serves as a trainer for new employees and assists with in-service training
  • Conducts permitting inspections of mobile food establishments
  • Performs other duties and or projects as assigned, including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with thirty (30) hours in basic or natural science from an accredited college or university; and
  • Bilingual in English and Mandarin or Cantonese
  • Basic understanding of how to operate a computer to run programs and searches.
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Must understand principles and practices of environmental public health
  • Basic understanding of state and federal statutes and regulations related to food safety and neighborhood nuisance issues
  • Must establish effective working relationships, exercise balanced judgment and organize work for maximum efficiency
  • Valid driver's License (Texas upon hire) and the ability to drive extensively

Additional Requirements:

  • Employment is contingent upon applicants who do not hold a National or Texas Registration as a Professional Sanitarian or Sanitarian-in-Training to take and pass the exam within eighteen (18) months of hire.
  • Copy of complete college transcripts is required with the application.
  • Make sure to attach your transcripts before submitting your application.

NOTE:To qualify for this position,required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but we do not useany information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration. Preferences

  • National or Texas Registration as a Sanitarian
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications

General Information

LOCATION:

  • Pasadena

HOURS:

  • 40 Hours per Week

SALARY:

  • Commensurate with Experience
  • Based on 26 Pay Periods

Additional Information - Core Competencies

Organizational Leadership

  • Understands the organizational mission.
  • Understands ethics and public good;is concerned with public trust.
  • Demonstrates respect for the opinions and beliefs of others.

Collaboration

  • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility for the success of the group.
  • Collaborates with others to improve quality and address needs.

Innovation

  • Ability to adapt to change.

Interpersonal Abilities/Personal Characteristics

  • Uses sound judgment.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Organizes and maintains work environment to allow for maximum productivity.

Communication

  • Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Written and verbal English competency.
  • Ableto read and follow directions.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.

Keywords: Harris County, Pasadena , Investigator I - Food/NNA, English/Mandarin-Cantonese, Other , Pasadena, Texas

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