Student Public Health Inspector

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date January 4, 2017
Type Full Time
Company City of Toronto
Salary $20.96 - Per Hour
Location Toronto, ON
Category Medical / Health
Client City of Toronto
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Student Public Health Inspector

Job Classification Title YORK 840I STUD – SENIOR
Job ID # 2258213 X
Division Public Health
Section Healthy Environments
Job Stream Health
Job Type Student, Full-Time
Temporary Duration 22  Weeks
Salary/Rate $20.96 / Hour
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 70.00
Shift Information N/A
Affiliation L79 Full-time
Number of Positions Open 8
Posting Date 04-Jan-2017
Closing Date 18-Jan-2017

Job Description

Please Note:

This opportunity is available to applicants who are in their graduating year or who are graduates of Ryerson University or a comparable degree in a program of instruction approved by the Board of Certification of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors, require a Practicum placement to sit the Examination to obtain the Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) and who meet the qualifications for this position as stated below. Please note that preference in hiring will be given to applicants without prior practicum/field training.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Manager, Healthy Environments and assists the Public Health Inspectors in ensuring compliance with the Health Protection and Promotion Act and related provincial acts, regulations and municipal by-laws
  • Assists in the inspection of licensed premises, other facilities and premises for compliance with Municipal, Provincial and Federal legislation; investigates complaints, interprets results and takes appropriate action
  • During the Communicable Disease Control program rotation, reports to the Manager, Control of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control and assists the Public Health Inspectors or Public Health Nurses in responding to medium/high risk diseases ensuring compliance with the Health Protection and Promotion Act and related provincial acts, regulations and municipal by-laws in CID/IC program specific issues
  • Collects samples and specimens and forwards to laboratory for analysis
  • Tests, investigates and examines any damaged or unsound foodstuff and recommends that it be condemned as appropriate (in consultation with the area Public Health Inspector)
  • Investigates environmental complaints and makes recommendations as appropriate
  • Advises residents and property owners on non-compliance and gives instructions regarding corrective measures
  • Assists in the preparation of summonses and legal documents
  • Participates in comprehensive food quality programs including special events
  • Completes pool inspections (except opening/initial inspection/or closure)
  • Conducts Day Nursery inspections
  • Conducts Personal Services Setting inspections
  • Completes food safety disclosure inspections (high, medium and low risk premises)
  • Responds to food related complaints as appropriate
  • Responds to reports of low risk enteric diseases
  • Investigates and takes appropriate action in regard to tobacco, Municipal Code and Tobacco Control Act, in consultation with the appropriate inspector

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Completion of or in the graduating year of the Bachelor of Applied Science, School of Occupational and Public Health, Ryerson University or a comparable degree in a program of instruction approved by the Board of Certification of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors.
  2. Eligibility to sit for the next scheduled CIPHI Board of Certification Examination.
  3. Possession of a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.

You must also have:

  • Knowledge of all statutes and Municipal By-Laws respecting food, environmental health, communicable diseases and basic epidemiology.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize field work and exercise initiative and independent judgement.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain good relations with the public and other staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams.
  • Good written and verbal/oral communication skills.

Job Duration Information:  

  • 22 weeks – May 1st to September 29th, 2017

Work Location Information:

  • 399 The West Mall, 5100 Yonge Street, 44 Victoria Street, 1530 Markham Road


  • The assessment process will consist of a written test (to be held either February 14th or February 15th, 2017) and, based on test results, a panel interview (to be held March 3rd, 2017)
  • The Hourly Salary/Rate reflects 2017 rates

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City’s hiring process.

If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please email us at, quoting the job ID # and the job classification title.


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