CITY OF DANBURY ANNOUNCES A PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION
FOR THE POSITION OF
HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT
SALARY: $32.30 – 34.42/ Hour
LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATIONS
Applications must be on file at the Human Resources/Civil Service Office, City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810:
MONDAY July 3, 2017 NO EARLIER THAN 8:30 a.m., through
MONDAY July 24, 2017- NO LATER THAN 6:00 p.m.
Applicants who meet the minimum requirements and other criteria established by the Civil Service Commission will be rated according to their merit and relative fitness to perform the duties of the position.
The Civil Service Commission will review all applications received. At the discretion of the Civil Service Commission, the number of applicants admitted to the examination process may be limited to those applicants whose background and experience as stated on the application would indicate skills and qualifications of most immediate benefit to the department and the City of Danbury. The examination for this position will consist of the following parts:
ORAL EXAM 100%
A passing score is “70%”. A candidate who is denied entrance to an examination, or who is notified of a failing grade on any portion of an examination, has the right to a review and/or appeal of that portion of the examination process. All appeals must be made in writing to the Civil Service Commission office within 10 days of the mailing of the notice of results of the examination. Employees applying for a promotional position are not required to undergo a physical exam.
EXAMINATION DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
*ORAL EXAM: Week of August 21, 2017 (By Appointment)
Human Resources/Civil Service Department
155 Deer Hill Avenue
Danbury CT, 06810
*Please note: All candidates will be notified of their score on the oral exam in writing.
NOTE: AS PER CIVIL SERVICE RULES AND REGULATIONS, IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR A PROMOTIONAL EXAM, CANDIDATES MUST HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THEIR PROBATIONARY PERIOD IN THEIR CLASS.
NOTE: All oral examinations will be audio recorded.
APPLICATIONS: Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources-Civil Service Department, City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810. EEO/M-F/D-V
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
CITY OF DANBURY
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Responsible for the performance of technical and inspectional work to promote and protect the public health through the review, inspection, and enforcement of State and local public health laws and regulations as well as providing public health education. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Enforces state and local public health laws, rules and regulations including but not limited to food service establishments, housing, nuisances (air, odor, trash, noise etc.), tanning, swimming pools, bathing beaches, recreational camps for children, lodging houses, group homes – onsite sewage treatment disposal systems (perc tests) etc.; investigates and reports cases of diseases dangerous to public health.
Witnesses and inspects installation of septic systems and performs soil evaluations. Supervises operations performed by professional engineers and sanitarians on deep test holes, percolation tests and soil evaluations.
Reviews plans submitted by engineers or septic installers for other boards/departments and submits reports when necessary. Reviews septic design plans for code requirements, assuring compliance and issuing permits, consults with engineers to suggest/support appropriate design, submits recommendations to the Health Director on variance approvals and related conditions.
Responds and investigates complaints of septic system failures, inspects work in progress and building addition plans, subdivisions and site preps for building lots being developed, writes reports and provides necessary follow-up to enforce regulations.
Participates in the department’s public health education programs in the community as required.
Assists and participates in the organization and development of emergency preparedness programs as required by the CDC grant.
Responds to a variety of public complaints regarding public health issues; may investigate complaints of inadequate housing conditions.
Conducts food borne illness investigations, contacts state officials, and consults with physicians and lawyers; submits required reports and final analysis to appropriate state and local departments or agencies.
Plans and conducts health and environmental investigations, including collecting recreational water samples for bacterial analysis. Initiates remedial and enforcement procedures as necessary.
Inspects all food service establishments and retail stores for compliance with state sanitary code; monitors food establishment test results.
Prepares order letters seeking enforcement of violations and prepares support documents for administrative or legal hearings.
Conducts housing inspections to ensure property conforms to state sanitary code. Inspects rental units and properties subject to public complaints as part of routine sanitary code enforcement.
Serves as a public health educator, conducting food service seminars, swimming pool seminars, and rabies awareness seminars in schools, lead paint poisoning regulations, onsite sewage treatment disposal systems, and housing regulations.
Maintains knowledge and expertise in relevant areas of public health, housing and environmental issues in order to maintain required licenses and certifications and changes in pertinent public health laws and regulations as well as enforcement practices.
Prepares documents in support of public health hearings and department enforcement actions, hearings, legal actions as well as presentation of public health rationale for enforcement in court.
Certified maintenance of continuing education credits (CEUs) required for on-going recertification of all required licenses.
Required Minimum Requirements:
Education and Experience: Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in public health or a related field and three to five (3-5) years prior related work experience in public health services or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job in the sole determination of the City.
Registered Sanitarian License (RS).
Certification in Subsurface Sewage Disposal – Phases 1 and 2.
Valid Class II Motor Vehicle Driver’s License.
State of Connecticut Food Service Certification.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Required:
Application for Promotional Examination
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the State environmental code, food service regulations, and all other laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to public health
and sanitation; working knowledge of current inspection and control practices and procedures.
Ability: Ability to meet and deal with the public effectively and appropriately; ability
to effectively handle problems in the field and during emergencies; ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; ability to maintain, manage, and
organize records; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with state regulatory agencies and uncooperative members of the public. Ability to manage
multiple tasks in a detailed and organized manner. Ability to enforce laws and regulations in an impartial and consistent manner.
Skill: Proficient oral and written communication skills.
Serves under the direct direction of the Director of Health and ultimately the Mayor.