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Public Health Inspector - HEALTH

Date: Aug 2, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Health Department 

Pay:  $19.64 per hour  

Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, some work will occur outside of regular hours  


The Public Health Inspector is a technical position in the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) that protects the public’s health. The Inspector coordinates and conducts school sanitary inspections under state statute, K.S.A. 65-202 and performs mosquito surveillance. For school inspections, the position contacts K-12 public and private schools, schedules appointments and performs annual inspections at schools in Sedgwick County, assessing areas such as the building and grounds, water and sewage, lighting, temperature and ventilation, chemical safety and pest control. For mosquito surveillance, during the summer, the position sets up traps at locations around Sedgwick County and collects, packages and ships mosquitoes to a laboratory for identification and testing. As needed, the position assists with other public health inspections, such as nuisance and lead poisoning reports, and outbreak investigations.


Conduct school inspections under K.S.A. 65-202 per Sedgwick County Health Department protocol and state and federal guidance

  • Conduct school inspections by visual inspection and information from the school
  • Utilize electronic device (preferred) or paper form to document school inspection on site
  • Prepare written reports of violations and work with the school to correct unsafe conditions
  • Coordinate inspections with other agencies as necessary
  • Write, review and deliver inspection reports within protocol timeframe.


Coordinate school inspection program

  • Ensure program follows public health accreditation standards for process and documentation
  • Plan efficient inspection schedule, ensuring all schools are inspected each school year
  • Assist schools with implementing improvements identified by inspection reports
  • Produce standardized reports for SCHD staff
  • Prepare school inspection plan for the next school year and create educational materials.
  • Provide talks to community groups on general or specific topics
  • Establish and maintain database of business, organization and government contacts to assist with improvements or resolution of unsafe conditions


Conduct mosquito surveillance and assist with public health inspections

  • Once per week in summer, set up mosquito traps in the evening in locations around Sedgwick County and take down mosquito traps the next morning
  • Collect mosquitoes and package and ship them to a laboratory for identification and testing
  • Assist SCHD staff in the field and with administrative work on public health inspections such as public health nuisance and lead poisoning reports and outbreak investigations


Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in a science or related field OR a combination of two years of customer service work experience or work experience performing inspections or assessments. One year of work experience with Microsoft Word and Excel. One year of customer service work experience. One year of work experience performing inspections or assessments. Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid Kansas driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance. In order to comply with the requirements of the federal health care staff COVID-19 vaccination mandate, all employees of COMCARE and the Health Department must be fully vaccinated. All offers of employment are contingent upon submission of vaccination documentation prior to start date. 


Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public health, environmental health or related field. Work experience in a public health agency. One year of work experience conducting environmental health/sanitary inspections.  One year of experience with data management or data analysis. Healthy Homes certification. Lead Inspector certification. Bilingual in English and Spanish.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

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