Public Health Training Specialist

The Public Health program is seeking one or more Project Specialists to act as environmental health inspectors/trainers to establish a local Public Health Training Hub, provide field training and mentorship, and contribute to a broad scope of dynamic and complex public health inspection and training programs in Berkshire and Hampden Counties, Massachusetts. These positions will provide staff support for the planning and implementation of a range of significant public health projects that may include:

  • Public Health Excellence Regional Training Hub, especially field training for other inspectors
  • Environmental Health and Safety Inspections
  • Public Health Trainings and Mentorships
  • Equity and Wellness Trainings
  • Public Health Emergency Planning, Training, Exercises, and Response

In addition to assisting with planning and implementation activities, the inspector/trainers will work with other staff to support community outreach and engagement, grant writing, meeting support, updating and maintaining contact and training lists, and updating social media accounts and websites.

Successful candidates are highly engaged and creative problem solvers, familiar with various current issues in public health, especially related to public health inspections and responsibilities. They should demonstrate an understanding of public health planning and implementation techniques, be familiar with public health, health research, adaptation of recommendations at the community level, and possess effective communication and writing skills. Candidates must be comfortable providing inspection field training and mentorship to other inspectors. Training experience preferred. The candidate must also have familiarity working within the Microsoft Office platform.

Minimum requirements:
Current certifications and experience in most environmental public health areas of responsibility, including Food Safety, Housing, Recreational Camps, Title 5, Pools, etc. Experience implementing public health initiatives at the local Board of Health level is a plus.

Must be a Registered Sanitarian (RS) or have the ability to become an RS within eighteen months.

Master’s degree in Environmental Health or Public Health or a closely related field a plus. Six years’ experience may be substituted for a Master’s degree. Candidates must be able to travel extensively within Western Massachusetts throughout the year.

The starting salary range is $33.65 – 38.46 per hour per DPH contract with a very attractive benefits package. Currently, employees are required to be in-office at least two days per week and allowed to telework other days with permission of their supervisor. Inspectors/Trainers located in Hampden County or actively engaged in off-site inspections and trainings may request a change to this policy.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to by email only. Please include the phrase Public Health Inspector/Trainer in the subject line of your email. No telephone calls. Position available immediately until filled. EOE/Smoke and Drug-free Workplace.

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