The Health Agent has management and oversight responsibilities of the Health Department and Animal Control. Responsibilities include supervising departmental staff, administering federal, state, and local health, animal welfare, and environmental codes, laws and policies, and for providing and supervising a variety of inspection services, animal control, participating in long-range planning, development of policies and by-laws.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:
- Acts as staff liaison to the Board of Health; advises the Board on technical issues; attends all Board meetings;
- Supervises the Animal Control program and staff;
- Enforces state sanitary and environmental codes; performs site inspections of building lots; evaluates soil tests and percolation tests to determine suitability for sewerage disposal systems; reviews plans for sewage disposal facilities; approves such plans and inspects installation and repair of septic systems; performs final septic inspections;
- Inspects restaurants, food handling and processing establishments, lodging establishments, nursing homes, group residences, child care facilities, public pools and beaches, places of assembly, schools, and other areas required by law for compliance with state and local laws, rules and regulations and investigates complaints and illness at such facilities;
- Develops, manages and monitors the annual operating budget for the Department;
- Manages the Town of Raynham MAVEN and MIIS accounts. Communicate communicable disease follow-up and tracking;
- Conducts emergency preparedness planning for the Town and collaborates with local emergency planners to create and drill emergency plans for all hazards including but not limited to pandemics, clinics and sheltering;
- Creates and distributes educational materials for the general public; conducts workshops and informational sessions as practicable and serves as informational resource on public and environmental health;
- Represents the Town at local, regional and state levels; participates in working groups and ad hoc committees as necessary; and
- Coordinates with other departments, such as Police, Fire, Council on Aging, and Building to approach providing municipal services in a comprehensive, cohesive, effective, and efficient manner.
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