Certified Public Health Inspector

Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Public Health Branch
Status: Full-Time
Location: Vaughan / Ontario
Date Posted: October 06, 2020
Date Closing: October 19, 2020
Number Of Positions: 1

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Position Title

Certified Public Health Inspector


$44.17 to $48.01 per hour

Scheduled Hours

35 Weekly Hours

Scheduled Shifts

Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Infectious Disease Control, is responsible for monitoring, promoting, and ensuring compliance with Provincial and Regional legislation, as well as Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Ontario Public Health Standards, under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) in order to prevent, eliminate and decrease health hazard impacts and infectious diseases in the Region; carrying out duties in accordance with Divisional, Departmental and Regional policies, procedures and guidelines.

Major Responsibilities

•Carries out duties, provides public health inspection services in the community and monitors, promotes and ensures compliance with appropriate and related legislation, regulations, guidelines, policies, procedures, protocols and operational standards.
•Inspects a variety of food premises, all public swimming pools, spas, wading pools and non-regulated water facilities and small drinking water systems.
•Samples and monitors the water quality of drinking water systems and public beaches.
•Acts as a Provincial Offences Officer to enforce legislation under the HPPA, the Provincial Offences Act and their associated regulations, including, but not limited to, seizure and issuing part 1 tickets, part 3 summons, warrants and orders.
•Provides telephone consultation and service (e.g. Health Connection) to the community to handle public health inquiries or complaints and initiates corrective action and/or recommends alternative solution, where appropriate.
•Responds to inquiries and complaints of drinking water quality; samples drinking water supplies when required, interprets water analysis reports and provides direction for corrective action.
•Presents training courses and information sessions to educate the general public and specific groups, including school boards, food handlers, personal service workers, child-care providers, caregivers, health care workers, community stakeholders, targeted vulnerable populations, etc., using appropriate teaching aids.
•Provides the public with health-related information and resources on public health programs including, but not limited to, Food Safety, Infection Prevention and Control, Vector-borne Diseases, Safe Water, Rabies, Infectious Disease Control, Indoor Air Quality and Climate Change.
•Participates in 24 hour on-call duties and responds to after hours emergency calls on a rotating basis.


•Successful completion of a University Degree in Environmental Health or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Current Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) [C.P.H.I.(C)].
•Working knowledge of pertinent regulations enacted under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, as well as the Ontario Public Health Standards, related protocols, directives, guidance documents and operational standards.
•Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
•Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.

How to Apply

Please apply online by October 19, 2020. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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