The town of Mattapoisett, MA is currently seeking applications for the position of full-time Public Health Agent (35 hrs./wk.)

The Public Health Agent is an essential role that assists the Mattapoisett Board of Health with its mission of ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of all Mattapoisett residents.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the inspection of all restaurants, retail food stores, motels, public pools, conducts public health inspections of all eating and drinking establishments including body art establishments, tanning parlors etc.
  • Responds to and investigates complaints, and potential public health infractions such as food borne illnesses; prepares reports of investigations and prepares materials for possible court action.
  • Attends training and seminars to maintain knowledge and awareness of public health rules and regulations and to maintain required certifications.
  • Oversees water quality testing and required landfill monitoring and testing.
  • Provides residents, businesses, Town departments with health department information and documents related to the State Health Code.

Applicants shall have a bachelor of science degree with a desirable concentration in areas such as public health, environment health, biology, or other related science fields; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preference will be given to applicants with related municipal work experience and/or achievement of certifications as a Soil Evaluator, Septic System Inspector, and HACCP Instructor.  Candidates must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a MA Class 2A Hoisting

Salary Range:  $66,000 – $72,000

Candidates interested in the position may submit their resume and credentials to the Board of Health at  by August 4th, 2021 for consideration and to be provided with a full packet of materials and requirements for the position.