Environmental Health and Zoning Code Intern – City of Brooklyn Park

Career Posting: Environmental Health and Zoning Code Intern

City of Brooklyn Park is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Environmental Health and Zoning Code Intern

Position Description: 

The City of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota's sixth largest municipality is seeking applicants for several seasonal intern positions within the Community Development Department. We are looking for highly motivated and dependable individuals who can work in a fast paced, customer focused environment. These positions provide a great opportunity to work in a diverse community and experience a variety of community issues for career development.

The primary responsibilities of these positions will provide a great opportunity to be involved in a wide range of inspection and
enforcement activities that promote stable neighborhoods and strong businesses as well as provide exposure to a variety of community issues for career development.

Position Requirements: 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate level studies in areas of community development, public administration, planning, housing, redevelopment, criminal justice, biology, physical sciences, public health, building/housing inspections, or related field
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs and applications
  • Ability to assess urgency of situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment
  • Ability to relate to and work with individuals representing a variety of diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to professionally exhibit cultural sensitivity, patience and understanding in the course of work duties
  • Ability to provide a level of customer service that meets/exceeds customer expectation and satisfaction
  • Valid unrestricted driver's license

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced education in a relevant field
  • Previous work experience in customer service and administrative support in an office environment
  • Previous work experience in the areas of code enforcement or public health
  • Experience working with people to resolve conflict
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, Hmong, or Somali language(s)

Where to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/brooklynparkmn/jobs/2375212-0/intern-environmental-health-and-zoning-code-enforcement-and-public-health-ceph?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email

Career Posting: State Program Admin Director

Working Title: Response and Outreach Supervisor

Working Title: Response and Outreach Supervisor

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 03/05/2019
Closing Date: 03/14/2019
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Division/Unit: Food and Feed Safety Division
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $30.97 - $44.62/hourly; $64,665 - $93,167/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

This position serves as supervisor and director in areas relating to food emergency response, outreach coordination and development, and liaising between the public and the MDA licensing and inspection entities regarding licensing regulations. Direct the Rapid Response Team (RRT) and manage the development and enhancement of response-related policies and procedures. Supervise the development and implementation of outreach plans that meet the Food and Feed Safety Division objectives. Advise MDA and Division management on food-related emergencies, outreach activities, and licensing education and interpretation. Assist staff at all levels and external stakeholders with food emergency response, outreach, and licensing education management questions and issues. Work to develop and enhance documented policies and procedures for response and outreach and oversee efforts to maintain conformance in national regulatory program standards related with response and outreach activities.


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Animal Science, Biology, Business Administration, Business Management, Chemistry, Environmental Health, Feed Science, Feed Management, Food Safety, Food Systems, Information Systems, Public Administration, Public Health, or other related fields.


Three (3) years’ professional experience in epidemiologic surveillance, environmental health investigations, emergency response, or related food safety assessment, investigation and response; or outreach planning and development.



State of Minnesota food and feed safety regulatory laws, rules and regulations enforced by the division and department for application to response and outreach work
Minnesota food licensing statues and related policies, standard operating procedures, work instructions and guidance materials
FFSD responsibilities and functions in food and feed safety and related policies and procedures.
State of Minnesota data practices regulations and record retention requirements
Federal and state procedures, rules and regulations relating to foodborne outbreak investigation for coordinating response activities
General food and feed processing and handling procedures for application of regulations and to understand intervention measures
State of Minnesota collective bargaining agreements are necessary to effectively hire, assign work, train, discipline and evaluate employees.

Interpersonal relations sufficient to direct, develop and engage directly reporting staff
Qualitative and quantitative analysis sufficient to evaluate program results and to critique the analytical methods and results of other public program professionals
Strategically developing both long and short-term priorities and goals though gathering and analyzing necessary information
Analyzing complex policy and technical questions and data to recognize trends, predict issues, and solve problems
Human relations sufficient to diplomatically present information in difficult and critical situations in order to facilitate informed, collaborative and defensible decision-making
Investigation principles designed to collect and evaluate information and to protect human and animal health
Advanced written and verbal communications sufficient to organize and direct complex, technical systems with multiple levels of division staff, industry and the public.

Make timely decisions regarding the safety of food and feed products with potential impact to human and animal health.
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to a broad spectrum of audiences
Maintain effective working relationships through tactful, professional interactions with internal and external staff and stakeholders
Create documents which are clear to lay persons and comply with applicable regulations
Make decisions based on sound science as well as policy compliance and implementation considerations
Critique and evaluate the work of other professional state program administrator staff
Adapt to organizational and program change sufficient to work effectively under pressures and operate in situations of ambiguity
Celebrate diversity and a strong commitment to a respectful and inclusive work environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced degree in Agriculture, Animal Science, Biology, Business Administration, Business Management, Chemistry, Environmental Health, Feed Science, Feed Management, Food Safety, Food Systems, Information Systems, Public Administration, Public Health, or other related fields.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge of applicable Minnesota food safety laws and rules.
Thorough knowledge of the MDA Division policies and response-related SOPs.
Demonstrated skill and experience collaborating effectively with internal and external stakeholders through leading complex projects or initiatives or equivalent scenarios.
Demonstrated skill in complex data analysis and relevant reporting.

Application Details

Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

If you have questions about the position, contact Carrie Rigdon at carrie.rigdon@state.mn.us or 651.201.6453

If you are a C700 applicant send a copy of your certificate to jennifer.romero@state.mn.us by the close date.

Apply by clicking here and searching job number: 30900


Food Safety Supervisor – Target Field

Food Safety Supervisor - Target Field
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Reporting to the Assistant General Manager, the Sanitarian prevents public and internal health issues by enforcing local and company health sanitation standards in accordance with the Company’s GuestPath Universal Service Standards.

• Ensures all staff is following health and sanitation standards set forth by the local health department and company standards.
• Keeps department managers and culinary personnel fully informed, in a prompt manner, on all problems or unusual matter of significance so that swift correct action can be taken.
• Maintains strict confidentiality on appropriate issues.
• Recognizes the critical nature of prompt and accurate communication to all levels of employees and ensures that appropriate systems and processes are in place and used consistently; meetings, information boards, one on one training, etc.
• Develops action plans and solutions to issues in a timely manner while ensuring progress, execution and completion of said action plans.
• Maintains a clean, safe and sanitary facility by conducting regular inspections of Delaware North areas to ensure cleanliness, and health code standards are met.
• Inspects premises daily for unsanitary practices and conditions
• Inspects product and equipment for conformity to federal and state sanitation laws and Delaware North standards.
• Monitors systems within the department to eliminate foodborne illnesses.
• Develops, implements and conducts regular staff training on departmental standards and works “hands on” as required.
• Completes administrative duties needed to perform job functions as required (line checks, temperature logs, cooler logs, cleaning schedules, etc.).
• Maintains a positive work environment and a team-oriented approach.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Minimum of 3 years experience in a food and beverage related role.
• Previous experience with variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
• Must be ServSafe Certified to ensure full knowledge of Food Service Sanitation

• Ability to work cooperatively with others, and adhere to Company’s GuestPath Universal Service Standards.
• Must be dependable and a self-starter; ability to work independently.
• Strong leadership skills; ability to delegate and coach others.
• Ability to communicate job procedures and give clear concise instructions.
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
• Exceptional organizational and project management skills.
• Familiar with standard food and beverage equipment.

• Exposed to outdoors and variable temperatures, including extreme hot and cold depending on the season.

Apply at: https://careers.delawarenorth.com/job/DELAA003Y15562/Sanitarian-Food-Safety-Supervisor-Target-Field

Environmental Health Intern – Washington County

Environmental Health Intern - Washington County

Description: The Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment is seeking a qualified individual to work with our Environmental Health Team. This is an exciting position that will give the candidate great environmental health experience and learning opportunities. The position will work primarily with special event food stands, mobile food units and other food establishments. The position will also provide support to our vector borne disease program and have opportunities to work in other environmental health areas. The work schedule will be 40 hours per week with a work week of four weekdays and Saturday, with occasional Sundays if needed. The schedule can be flexible based on the candidate chosen, but the candidate is expected to work at least three weekends a month.

This position will:
• Learn the state food code and the special event food stand license standards and requirements, and the state pool code and recreation water facility standards.
• Assist with coordinating licensing of special event food stands, identify event coordinators, ensure events have a designated person in charge, and ensure special event food stands are licensed in advance.
• Review and recommend approval of special event food stand applications. Follow up with applicants as needed.
• Conduct inspections of licensed special event food stands and mobile food units. Issue orders and provide education and assistance as needed.
• Conduct inspections of other seasonal and low risk establishments. Issue corrective orders and provide education and assistance as needed.
• Review inspection findings and make recommendations for interventions. Assist in development of public health intervention strategies.
• Provide support for the vector borne disease program including tick surveillance, collection, identification, and public education.
• Conduct routine inspections of licensed recreational water facilities. Issues orders and provide educational assistance as needed.
• Provide assistance in other environmental health programs such as organics recycling assessment and outreach, and environmental and public health epidemiology.

Location: This employee will work primarily from the Washington County Government Center in Stillwater, Minnesota. Located at 14949 62nd St N, Stillwater, MN 55082.

Salary / Dates: Salary is $15.50/hour plus mileage and expenses. This is a 67 day position. Approximate dates are June – September 2019. Employment start and end dates are flexible.

Requirements: Qualifications include possession of a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate degree in environmental health, biological science, sanitary science, sanitary engineering, natural resources, or other related environmental health field that includes at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hour credits in the physical or biological sciences.

Candidates must be interested in public health; be able to work independently; have basic computer skills; and have strong verbal and written communication skills. Must have own means of reliable transportation for business purposes, a valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.

Contact and Questions:

• Jesse Hennes, Program Supervisor, at Jesse.Hennes@co.washington.mn.us or
• Abigail Miller, Senior Environmental Specialist, at Abigail.Miller@co.washington.mn.us or 651-430-6698

Application Procedure: Apply by sending a letter of interest, resume, and copy of college transcript by e-mail to Jesse.Hennes@co.washington.mn.us .

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until March 30, 2019, or until the position is filled.