The employee is responsible for the technical and inspectional work to promote and protect the public and environmental health of Framingham residents through the enforcement of state and local public health laws and regulations.
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be 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 position.)
- Conducts inspections to enforce state and local public health laws, rules, and regulations including but not limited to food establishments, housing, nuisance complaints (air, odor, trash, noise), tanning, swimming pools, bathing beaches, recreational camps for children, lodging houses, tobacco retailers, body art (establishments and practitioners), body work (establishments and practitioners), marijuana establishments, keeper of animals, private drinking wells, and title 5 (onsite sewage treatment disposal systems).
- Performs inspections of food establishments for compliance with state sanitary code; responds and investigates foodborne illness complaints and general complaints.
- Conducts housing inspections based on complaints to ensure compliance with Chapter II of the state sanitary code – Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation including enforcement of the Childhood Lead Paint Poisoning Prevention law (CLPPP) when applicable. Inspects rentals units and properties in accordance with local regulations.
- Generates and issues correspondence such as inspection reports, orders to correct, plan review decisions, demolitions and cases for court proceeding relating to the department.
- Initiates court complaints and prosecute cases of non-compliance using administrative and/or judicial procedures.
- Inspects the installation of onsite sewage treatment disposal systems and witness’s system abandonments. Observes operations performed by professional engineers and sanitarians on deep test holes, percolation tests and soil evaluations for septic systems, infiltration and drainage. Generates reports and conducts follow-up when needed.
- Conducts percolation tests and water table determination tests for septic systems and drainage.
- Reviews and approves construction plans for code requirements and permit applications for food establishments, body art and body work establishments, swimming pools, septic systems, marijuana establishments and private wells.
- Responds and investigates complaints related to nuisances, mosquitoes, and rodents.
- Acts as a liaison and represents the department on committees or meetings at the request of the Environmental Health Manager, Assistant Director and Director of Public Health Department.
- Serves as a public and environmental health educator to the community when necessary.
- Attends training and education seminars to keep up-to-date with public and environmental health laws, regulations, policy and procedures and best practices. Trainings/seminars are used to maintain credentials and certifications.
- Performs other related duties as required.
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