Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP)

Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP)

Position: Senior: Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP) X12

Post Level: 07 • Salary Scale: R 348 621.97

Requirements: A Matric (Grade 12). A National Diploma in Environmental Health or/ B-Tech in Environmental Health. Registered as an Environmental Health Practitioner with HPCSA. A valid driver’s license. Computer literacy. 3 years’ work experience as Environmental Health Practitioner. Excellent communication skills. Completed 1-year community services.

Key Performance Areas: Supervise Environmental Health Practitioners to effectively render EHS services. Liaise with persons, institutions, and authorities about environmental health and preventative health. Assist the District Coordinator with financial and human resources administration. Institute prosecution against authors of a nuisance. Conduct routine inspections to all food and non-food premises to ensure compliance with health legislation and taking action to improve conditions. Investigate outbreaks of (notifiable) infectious diseases and take measures to contain them, working together with the outbreak response team. Render (land, air, water, and noise) pollution control and waste management services. Investigate complaints of any nuisance or health hazard from the public. Give public health advice on planning and license applications. Conduct health education and other environmental health awareness campaigns. Monitor and evaluate environmental health issues in circumcision schools. Monitor safe handling and utilization of pesticides. To supervise and the Satellite office. The application must be submitted on the signed VDM HR application form, obtainable on the website (www.vhembe.gov.za) accompanied by a comprehensive CV and certified copies of an identity document, driver’s license (where applicable), and qualifications. *Applications without the above will not be considered. Vhembe District Municipality reserves the right to / not to make appointments. If no response is received from Vhembe District Municipality 90 days after the closing date, it must be regarded that your application was unsuccessful. Correspondence regarding the advertised positions will be limited to successful candidates only.

NB: Candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks including qualifications, employment, credit, criminal records, company ownership/directorship, and reference checks. Fax and E-Mail applications will be not accepted. Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered. Fraudulent qualifications or documentation will immediately disqualify an applicant. Direct or indirect canvassing for preferential treatment will lead to immediate disqualification of the relevant applicant. Successful candidates will be expected to enter into an annual performance agreement/contract with the Municipal Manager for each financial year for the duration of the employment relationship.

Inquiries on the above should be directed to Recruitment Officer at 015 960 2042/2233/2232/2234

CLOSING DATE: 19 April 2021

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