Duties / Responsibilities:
The Sanitation and Public Health Lead provides
technical oversight and directs the activities of environmental health
specialists performing tasks associated with public health services for NASA
and the US Space Force. The position is responsible for planning, training, and
technical direction of staff assigned to the public health program. Ensures the
compliance of work with Federal, State, local, and/or NASA / USSF regulations, programs,
or contractual requirements, working within the limits of established policy.
Examples of such work include but are not limited to the following:
- Coordinate and schedule inspections of food establishments and
other types of regulated operations.
- Responsible for planning, organizing, evaluating, and directing
the activities of assigned Environmental Health Specialists.
- Evaluation and preparation of surveillance and technical reports.
- Analysis and interpretation of Laboratory data.
- Consultation with other health professionals and other customers
regarding results of evaluations and sampling efforts.
- Provides recommendations and prescribed courses of action to
alleviate unsanitary or hazardous conditions. Activities are based on knowledge
and understanding of technical and scientific environmental health principles.
- Provide technical oversight to the Public Health, Sanitation and
Food Protection Program associated with evaluation of facilities and techniques
used by individuals and companies providing food for sale to the customer.
- Oversees educational activities directed toward informing food
managers and food workers in the proper application of sanitary techniques
including Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) applications for the
prevention of food borne illness.
- Conducts epidemiological investigations of incidences of food
borne illness, communicable disease, and animal related injuries to
- Oversees the USSF mosquito vector surveillance program.
- Reviews, evaluates, and interprets Federal, State, and local regulations. Ensures compliance, applicability, and impact
on NASA, USSF and contractor operations.
- Develops sampling plans and sampling schedules, initiates sampling
events, and provides documentation of results and quality control measures.
- Provides comprehensive design reviews concerning sanitation, food
service, plumbing waste disposal and environmental issues.
- Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force
- Monitors and participates in operational activities, responds to
technical inquiries, and adjusts operating methods or schedules as required to
comply with program responsibilities in consideration of existing circumstances
- Identifies, notes, and investigates unusual conditions or
environmental concerns and initiates or recommends required corrective actions. Performs QA reviews to ensure report and
program documentation accuracy and completeness.
- Ensures that customers and all appropriate
internal authorities are aware of conditions representing potential health or
safety hazards, related regulations, and most effective recommendations for
- Organizes emergency response to incidents involving designated
area of specialty or as directed. Provides technical information and
assists in developing program responses or recommendations.
- Assigns and instructs employees engaged in technical data
collection, analysis, reporting or abatement activities, respond to inquiries,
assist to resolve problems, check work, and provide job training. Monitors test results, data, reports, and
- Ensures that staff members are fully trained in all elements of
survey operations, sample collection, preparation and preservation, equipment
utilization, calibration or sterilization as may be required and reporting,
program and regulatory requirements and safety precautions related to job
- Properly manages by-products, which may include hazardous wastes,
resultant from workplace activities. Specific responsibilities may include
proper waste segregation, containerization, handling, and responding to
emergencies in a manner consistent with company policies/procedures and
site-specific workplace instructions.
- Requires a bachelor’s degree in public health, environmental
health, industrial hygiene, chemistry, biology, or related field.
- Must have 3-5 years of experience within the field of public
health and at least two (2) years of experience assigning and checking the
work of technical staff.
- National and/or State registration as a Registered Sanitarian or
Registered Environmental Health Professional is a plus.
- Experience as an FDA standardized food inspection officer is a
/ Skills / Abilities:
- Requires complete knowledge of principles relative to Federal, State,
and local regulations relating to areas of specialty, data management, and
- Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to
read and interpret written information, effectively communicate verbally and in
writing where information includes scientific terminology and the ability to
prepare QA reports.
- Requires project management skills with the knowledge of
scheduling and planning techniques, Maximo experience a plus.
- Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects, analyze and
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
- Computer skills in Microsoft Office are a necessity to this
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