Environmental Health Officer
This is a generic job profile for the post of Environmental Health Officer (EHO).
There are EHO posts within the Environmental Health Service and the Economy and Development Service. EHOs will only undertake duties relative to the Service within which they are based.
1. To carry out the duties required to implement the Council's statutory and discretionary functions and policies in respect of its Environmental Health and Housing responsibilities.
2. To investigate and resolve service requests from various sources in relation to the full range of Environmental Health and Housing responsibilities in accordance with Departmental procedures and guidance.
3. To make recommendations on the service of statutory notice, institution of legal proceedings and approval of licences and registrations. In particular being an authorised officer under the provisions of appropriate legislation, must take appropriate action including service of notices, initiation and implementation of legal proceedings and attendance at tribunals/court hearings including in his/her own name.
4. To attend courts of law, tribunals and public enquiries as ordinary and expert witness.
5. To prepare and submit complex reports with recommendations on a diverse range of subjects which may be within policy guidelines or as the result of research or investigation of new issues which may result in the formulation or amendment of policies, practices and procedures.
6. To maintain records and prepare reports for the proper administration of the above duties.
7. Exercise appropriate professional judgement to make many important technical and highly complex professional decisions within current legislation, Department and Council policy, such decisions having serious potential repercussions for the Council, businesses, other organisations, the community and the individual.
8. Responsible to the Team leader/Manager who sets overall priorities and workload and gives guidance on matters of policy. The work is largely self-supervising and the post holder is expected to exercise initiative and professional judgement.
9. To resolve highly sensitive and confrontational issues that arise with members of the public elected members and businesses resulting from the Service's law enforcement activities.
10. Expected to supervise up to 4 technical support staff as required by the Team leader/Manager and to deputise in the absence of the Team leader/Manager.
11. To assist in the training of Trainee Environmental Health Officers, other students and new members of staff, and give guidance and advice to new and existing members of staff.
12. Responsible for valuable and highly sophisticated monitoring and measuring equipment the accuracy of which the Council will have to rely on in legal proceedings.
Up to £16.20 per hour
about 1 month ago
Environmental Health Officer