The First Nations Health Authority is a diverse and transformational health organization of professional, innovative, and dedicated team members and leaders.
The first of its kind in Canada, FNHA works as a health and wellness partner with BC First Nations to support self-determination and decision-making to improve health outcomes.
Being part of the Environmental Health Team offers the opportunity to directly contribute to improving public health and safeguarding the environment for future generations. Being part of this team provides a sense of fulfillment and purpose in positively impacting communities, the people, and the land.
Title: Environmental Health Officer (Food Security focused)
Hours: 37.5 hours
Location: Syilx or Secwépemc (West Kelowna or Kamloops)
Bargaining Unit: PSAC Local (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
About the role
As Environmental Health Officer, you will provide environmental health technical services under the direction of an Environmental Health Manager or Supervisor, on behalf of Environmental Health Services, First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), and First Nations communities in British Columbia. You will provide advice on safely preparing traditional foods, canning, drying and storing. You have a background in teaching FOODSAFE and a deep understanding of the importance of traditional Indigenous foods.
To be successful in this role you will have completed a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health or Public Health Inspection recognized by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI). Six months of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Preference will be given to candidates with a background in either Nutrition, Dietetics or Food Sciences. Previous experience with teaching FOODSAFE and an understanding or knowledge of First Nations Traditional Foods is encouraged for applicants.
You may have knowledge of First Nations in British Columbia, including different cultures, customs, priorities, and issues. Knowledge of basic environmental health practices related to water, communicable diseases, sanitation, and health would be beneficial. Knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices for the operation of monitoring and sampling equipment, as well as knowledge of data collection, record keeping, data entry, manipulation, and retrieval techniques, would be an asset.
Working at FNHA
As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits from day one, including:
- Municipal Pension plan with an employer contribution of 9.31% (after 3 months)
- 15 vacation days, plus 1 personal day, 5 Family days, 1 volunteer day, and 14 public holidays including National Indigenous People’s Day and National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
- Access to group health benefits and a Health Care Spending Account through Canada Life on day 1 of employment
- And more!
The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with Indigenous ancestry who choose to self-identify (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).
Leading with culture, all FNHA employees complete San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training. We support our family to be leaders in wellness and all staff members develop a yearly wellness plan as part of their performance partnership and goal-setting.
As a health and wellness organization, the FNHA has aligned with the Provincial Public Health Order released on October 14, 2021. We have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees at First Nations Health Authority. This policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If selected for employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination by providing a copy of your BC Vaccination Card Passport with the QR code.
How to apply
If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below.
Closing date: September 15th, 2023 (at 23:59)
For more information about us, please visit: www.fnha.ca/about/work-with-us
If you have any inquiries or issues please contact FNHA Recruitment at [email protected]
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