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CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBES

OF THE FLATHEAD NATION

PO BOX 278

PABLO MT  59855

(406) 675-2700

PERSONNEL OFFICE FAX:  (406) 675-2711

WEBSITE ADDRESS: csktribes.org

E-mail: jan.gardipe@cskt.org

 

 

 

****V A C A N C Y   A N N O U N C E M E N T****

 

 

TITLE:                            Sanitarian/Safety Officer

                                     

LOCATION:                    Tribal Health Department

 

WORK SCHEDULE:         Monday –Friday – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm  

 

SALARY:                        $20.50 to $23.85 per hour

 

CLOSING DATE:             Open Until Filled

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

 

This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) within the definition of the CSKT Drug Testing policy.  The successful applicant, if not already employed by the Tribes must pass a pre-hire drug test and serve a mandatory six (6) month probationary period.

 

DUTIES:

  • The Sanitarian or SIT/Safety Officer is a public health professional who is responsible to protect and improve the health of the public with a focus on the Tribal Health facilities and Tribal locations in coordination with local and state authorities. The incumbent has authority to intervene at any time when environmental conditions threaten the life or health status; including unsafe activities or practices.
  • The Sanitarian or SIT/Safety Officer is responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the TH environmental health care program including but not limited to Safety Management, Fire Safety, Hazardous Waste, blood borne pathogen, and other adulteration or residues; including training appropriate staff.
  • The Sanitarian or SIT/Safety Officer conducts food service sanitation surveys of the Tribes including Early Childhood Services center, day care centers, eating and drinking establishments, and Tribal celebrations in accordance with PHS (Public Health Service) standards.
  • The Sanitarian or SIT/Safety Officer conducts periodic inspections of sanitation facilities (water systems, sewage disposal systems, and solid waste disposal systems) for compliance with current recommended practices. Recommends and promotes necessary improvements.
  • The Sanitarian or SIT/Safety Officer conducts inspections and evaluates Tribal industrial operations for compliance with current industrial hygiene standards.
  • The Sanitarian or SIT/Safety Officer conducts surveillance and maintains data on communicable disease (i.e., West Nile, rabies, plague, etc) vectors. Organizes and promotes rabies clinics and other vaccinations if possible for animals.  Promotes and recommends measures necessary for vector control.
  • The Sanitarian or SIT/Safety Officer conducts comprehensive environmental health surveys in accordance with established guidelines.
  • The Sanitarian or SIT/Safety Officer conducts and coordinates new and annual employees’ orientation and training to all staff on safety, industrial hygiene, and occupational/environmental health. Responsible to ensure full compliance with accreditation requirements related to training.
  • The Sanitarian or SIT/Safety Officer conducts and coordinates all safety committee meeting as well as disaster drills and critiques on a periodic basis per accreditation guidelines. Ensures appropriate safety minutes and periodic reports are accurate and reported in a timely manner.
  • The Sanitarian or SIT/Safety Officer actively organizes TH’s community Injury Prevention Program (IPP) activities. Engages in record keeping, development of priorities, identification of resources, and in the implementation and evaluation of IPP interventions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (AS REFLECTED ON THE TRIBAL EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION)

  • A Bachelor Degree in Sanitary Science, Environmental Health, Public Health, or other Chemical/Biological or Physical Science.
  • Possession of a valid registration as a Registered Sanitarian issued by the State of Montana or the ability to obtain within ONE year of employment OR must apply as SIT (Sanitarian In Training) within 6 months of hire and Registered Sanitarian within TWO years of employment.
  • Ability to plan, organize, manage, implement and evaluate programs in general and submit required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Organization, advisory and consultative skills will be needed to facilitate program planning, development and evaluation of all programs incumbent is involved in.
  • Knowledge includes bacteriology, chemistry, food borne disease and control, epidemiology, insect and rodent control, a working knowledge of various ordinances, codes, and the effect gained by having these, and the fundamentals of water, liquid waste and solid waste.
  • Knowledge of socio-cultural factors that adversely affect the population, and skill in the design of corrective actions for the improvement of these problems (i.e., primary and secondary prevention/community education).
  • Knowledge of appropriate guidelines and regulations, i.e., IHS, AAAHC, CMS, OSHA CDC, and EPA.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (AS DETERMINED BY THE INTERVIEW):

  • Request position description for a detailed description of desirable qualifications.

 

 SUBMIT:

  1. Completed Tribal employment application.
  1. Certified copy of relevant academic transcript and/or training certificate.
  2. Copy of current valid driver’s license.
  3. Completed supplemental background questionnaire.
  1. Proof of enrollment from a federally recognized Tribe if other than CSKT.
  2. If claiming veteran’s preference, a copy of the DD214 must be submitted.

 

FAILURE TO SUBMIT ALL OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION DURING THE SCREENING PROCESS

 

SUBMIT ALL OF THE ABOVE TO:  Tyshina Whitworth, Personnel Office, PO Box 278, Pablo MT 59855, telephone (406) 675-2700 Ext. #1043.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATIONShonda Bolen, at 745-3525 Ext. 5032                                         

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