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Environmental Health Specialist, Department of Health, Government of Nunavut

Iqaluit, Nunavut
Deadline November 1, 2013

Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Environmental Health Specialist is responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation, assessment/evaluation of legislation and programs related to environmental public health in Nunavut. The Specialist ensures that applicable legislation, policy and standards are upheld by planning and managing all monitoring, educational and enforcement activities of the Nunavut Public Health Act and regulations and the Government of Nunavut’s Tobacco Control Act.

The Environmental Health Specialist’s oversight of the Public Health Act, Regulations and Standards and the Tobacco Control Act protects the health and safety and reduces harm to Nunavummiut relating to environmental public health factors. In all, the Environmental Health Team is mandated to promote, protect and safeguard the health of all Nunavut residents and communities.

The ideal candidate will have a certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) and a bachelor’s degree in a suitable field with a minimum of five years experience as a Public Health Inspector/Environmental Health Officer in Canada. The candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of health/environmental statutes/regulations and implementing legislative and regulatory processes and standards. The ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing is essential. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union and has a starting salary of $93,951.00 per annum, plus a Northern Allowance of $15,016.00 per annum.

Reference: 10-501339
Closing Date: November 01 2013 (Midnight EST)

No staff housing available.

The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Write to:

Department of Finance
Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430
Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220