EPH Investigator, Food Plan Review

US Government, Public Health Services

Harris County Public Health has earned the 2023 Best Place for Working Parents Business Designation.

About Harris County Public Health:
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) includes a network of more than 700 public health professionals working together to improve health outcomes for the third most populous county in the United States. HCPH provides a multitude of services such as medical and dental services, community programming, and health education for the approximately 2.3 million people in unincorporated Harris County. Through its core values of innovation, engagement, and health equity, HCPH strives to bring meaningful solutions to public health issues while keeping Harris County healthy and vibrant.

Position Overview:
The Environmental Health Investigator II, Food Plan Review conducts inspections, investigate complaints, and maintain records regarding food establishments to determine compliance with state and county laws, rules, and regulations. Must be a self-starter, able to work independently without daily supervision. Must be able to use discretionary judgment in routine fieldwork, be able to defuse difficult situations with tact and diplomacy, and follow the policies and guidelines established by the county, the department, and the division.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct routine and permitting inspections, re-inspections, and surveys of food establishments to determine compliance with the Texas Food Establishment, the Texas Health & Safety Code, and the Harris County Rules for the Regulation of Food Establishments. Conduct premise inspections of childcare centers. This includes the ability to clearly document and communicate regulations, rules, food safety subjects, etc. to the public, food establishment operators, and complainants while maintaining a professional, courteous attitude.

  • Investigate and take appropriate action on food complaints from citizens.

  • Be able to complete and document assigned work according to policy and procedure using computers, reports, and established priorities to maintain thorough record keeping.

  • Specializes in performing all tasks related to Plan Review/ Preopening of Food Establishments. 

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net.

This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.

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