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Come Work With The Town of Kingston!
If you have a BS in Public Health or a related field; at least 3 years prior work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, this department head level position may be right for you.
Below is just a taste of what we are looking for and what you will be doing representing the Town of Kingston and the Board of Health as the Health Agent. It’s an exciting time in Kingston – come be part of it!
Responsible for oversight of the Health Department operations and programs, trains staff, reviews work of consultants, monitors and evaluate staff performance.
Prepares Board of Health meeting agendas, informational packets, attends meetings and is responsible for follow-up correspondence and enforcement.
Responsible for conducting inspections and site evaluations; as-built, application and relevant document reviews including preparation of detailed inspection reports.
Responsible for the enforcement of Federal, State and local regulations pertaining to public health and safety, and environmental protection including but not limited to Title 5 State Environmental Code, State and Federal Food Code, State Sanitary Code, Minimum Standards for Bathing Beaches, , Tobacco Control Regulations, Private Well Regulations, Body Art Regulations, State Swimming Pool Regulations, Tanning Facility Regulations, and any other regulations adopted by the Kingston Board of Health.
Represents the Town/Board of Health on and attends State, County and Local Boards and Committees.
Performs on-call duty in conjunction with emergency response, communicable disease, public health hazards, rabies response and other health-related issues.
Prepares reports and conducts complaint investigations and prepares enforcement orders, correction letters, certificates of compliance, and support documents for possible action by the Town’s Board of Health or the courts.
Develops, implements, and exercises emergency response plans in accordance with the Town’s Emergency Management Director and the Department of Public Health
Investigate reports of infectious/communicable disease, food borne illness and enforces Isolation and Quarantine in conjunction with the Town’s Visiting Nurses Association Contract.
Drafts and revises local public health regulations and operating practices and routinely communicates with all town departments as well as state and federal regulatory agencies as necessary.
Attends work-related training programs and seminars as required in order to maintain certifications and licenses as required by the Town and/or the State as well as to stay abreast of changes in the provision of public health services, techniques and laws.
Intrigued? You should be.
Application Procedure: Qualified applicants should complete the Town of Kingston employment application found on the Town website under Human Resources and submit their résumé. Please include a cover letter with salary expectations. Application materials can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed to the Town of Kingston Town House Attn: Human Resources or hand delivered. Annual salary range $62,795 to $101,763; this is a Grade S-4 position on the Town’s Wage and Personnel Bylaws, with 10 Steps within this range. The Town of Kingston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis.