Thursday , March 30 2023

City of Houston Jobs – Chief Sanitarian

Website City of Houston

Job Description:

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reviews, drafts, amends, and presents local ordinances to stakeholders, Council, and Mayor.
  • Plan, design, coordinate and teach technical inspection, enforcement, and educational programs, and upgrades the bureau’s programs for Health Inspection Services sections.
  • May administer the Food Certification.
  • May appear in court to provide expert testimony on behalf of the City.
  • Furnishes public health information and acts as liaison to interdepartmental chiefs, the public, food industry, legal entities business owners, government agencies, civic or education groups. May serve on task forces and special committees.
  • Negotiates solutions for problems of medium to high complexity and responds to inquiries that extend beyond the normal scope of subordinates.
  • Reviews organizational goals and ensures that professional development of staff aligns with the vision of the department, division, and bureau for public health protection.
  • May review architectural blueprints of new food establishments for compliance with City health ordinances and conduct pre-opening inspections.
  • Manages, trains, develops, counsels, and evaluates staff performance.
  • Performs administrative functions such as creating reports, compiling and interpreting statistical data from various inspections and reports, and developing divisional goals, objectives, policies, practices and procedures for operational improvements and changes with both short- and long-term objectives.
  • Develops, reviews, revises, and implements policies, procedures, and legislation bill analysis.
  • Manages the inspection activities of public and private establishments and locations for Health Inspection Services sections, including hiring, termination, evaluating section’s performance, purchasing, public relations, and developing and managing budgets.

Job Requirements:

  • Monitor and assess performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Motivate, develop, and direct people as they work and identify the best people for the job
  • Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • CRITICAL THINKING – Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • JUDGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING – Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Give full attention to what other people are saying, take time to understand the points being made, ask questions as appropriate, and not interrupt at inappropriate times

Job Details:

Company: City of Houston

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Houston, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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