The Town of Brookline is currently seeking a Sr Public Health
Inspector to perform Inspection and investigatory work pertaining
to the enforcement of applicable health and safety codes,
protection of the environment and control of disease; other related
work, as required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations
of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific
statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the
work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the
Enforce federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining
to public health and safety; investigate food-borne illness
outbreaks; inspect, license and regulate food service
establishments, day care centers, nursing homes, elderly food
programs, retail food stores and special events; educate food
handlers on prevention of food-borne illness; review plans for the
construction of new food establishments.
Investigate and respond to complaints relating to unsanitary,
dangerous and/or unsafe living conditions and environments,
including fire and building safety, asbestos removal, lead paint
inspections and removal, rodent and insect control, drinking water
and septic systems; respond to general complaints, including
nuisances, odors, rabies control, air quality, solid waste,
hazardous waste, etc.
Conduct plan reviews, inspect swimming pools, childrens camps,
massage and body art establishments, and tanning salons; oversee
demolition projects, tobacco control, snow removal, mosquito
control and West Nile Virus control.
Organize interdepartmental inspections of lodging houses with
the Building Department, Fire Department and Police Department.
Initiate court complaints and prosecute cases of non-compliance
using administrative and/or judicial procedures.
Perform similar or related work as required, or as situation
Works under the direction of the Chief of Environmental Health
Services and the Sanitarian in the Chief's absence and in
accordance with the applicable provisions of the Massachusetts
General Laws, regulations and appropriate professional standards;
the supervisor provides work assignments and assistance, as
required; unusual problems or situations are discussed with the
Administrative work is performed in office conditions;
inspection work is conducted in the field with exposure to
unsanitary conditions, possible sources of disease or unhealthy
environmental conditions and hazardous conditions associated with
construction sites; exposure to hazardous conditions associated
with asbestos, lead, infectious waste, biohazards and hazardous
materials; the employee follows safety practices and uses safety
equipment, as required.
The employee operates standard office equipment, hand tools,
environmental testing and sampling equipment and an automobile.
The employee has contact with the general public, other town
inspection personnel and departments, and state regulatory
Errors could result in personal injury, injury to others, or
delay or loss of service.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
Bachelors Degree in public or environmental health science, or a
related field; two years of related experience in public health or
environmental health; or an equivalent combination of education and
- Eligibility to become a registered a Sanitarian in
- Valid Massachusetts Drivers License, Class D
- Certified Food Safety Manager
- Certified Food Safety Professional (desired)
- Certified Soil Evaluator
- Septic System Inspector
- Licensed Special Use Pesticide Applicator
- Licensed Lead Determination Inspector
- Certified Pool Operator
Knowledge, Ability and Skill
Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations pertaining to
public health, sanitation and environmental health, and current
Ability to enforce codes fairly and impartially, stay informed
of code changes, assess the seriousness of public or environmental
health problems, interact effectively with the general public, and
maintain complete and accurate inspection records. Communication
and public relations skills.
Minimal physical effort is required when performing office work;
moderate physical effort is required to perform field work. The
employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, speak and
hear, reach with hands and arms, use hands to operate equipment,
stoop, bend and carry equipment; may be required to lift up to 30
pounds. Physical agility is required to access all areas of
inspection sites. Vision requirements include the ability to read
technical documents and plans, use a computer and operate a motor
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement
between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the
employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job
Starting Salary: $35.83/hourly with generous benefits. Please
apply with resume and cover letter. Position open until filled.