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Public Health Inspector, Health Protection Division, Health Inspection Department, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

Windsor, Ontario
No deadline noted

Food Safety Program – Zone 2
Grid Level 951-1000 (CUPE Local 543.3)

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager(s) of Health Inspection, the Public Health Inspector will provide the full range of inspections as required by the Ontario Public Health Standards.

Position Responsibilities

Primarily will include:

  • Provide public health inspection of all food premises within the assigned area to ensure compliance with Ontario Regulation 562 (Food Premises). Inspections are to be in accordance with the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Protocol.  The inspector will carry out additional inspections as necessary to ensure correction of non-compliance with the Regulation, investigation of food-borne illnesses and outbreaks, investigation of consumer complaints, and action on recalls
  • Investigate all occurrences of all animal bites to humans, and to quarantine and release animals in accordance with Ontario Regulation 557 under the Health Protection & Promotion Act.  The inspector will also ensure compliance with Ontario Regulation 567 (Rabies Immunization)
  • Interpret water analysis reports and be able to provide information regarding potential health effects as well as measures that can be taken to reduce or eliminate health risks
  • Provide inspection of all recreational water facilities including public swimming pools, public wading pools, and public spas in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards
  • Respond to all reports of a health hazard within an assigned area and to assess and initiate action within 24 hours if a health hazard is identified
  • Perform risk assessments, site inspections and various other activities related to the Small Drinking Water Systems Program
  • Perform all other public health inspection related activities as required by the Health Unit.


The position requires:

  • A Current Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada)
  • A working knowledge of pertinent Regulations enacted under the Health Protection and Promotion Act
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, organizational, and communication skills
  • A valid Ontario Driver's Licence and access to a reliable motor vehicle during working hours
  • The ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary framework
  • Availability for evening and weekend work
  • The ability to communicate fluently in French would be an asset
  • Bachelors Degree in Environmental Health would be an asset.

Application Process

The position will remain posted until filled.  Qualified individuals are invited to forward a résumé and cover letter to Nancy Smith, Manager of Human Resources, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, 1005 Ouellette Ave., Windsor, ON N9A 4J8 or FAX: (519) 258-6003, or by e-mail to:

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.