LAUTOKA CITY COUNCIL

VACANCY

The Lautoka City Council invites application from suitably qualified, highly motivated and experienced candidates for the following positions:

  1. DIRECTOR FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
  2. CITY LAWYER
  3. MARKET MANAGER
  4. SENIOR HEALTH INSPECTOR
  5. HEALTH INSPECTOR

Detailed job descriptions and application form can be downloaded from the Councils website: https://www.mylautokacity.org/careers/

All applications will be treated in confidence and should include a cover letter, detailed resume and filled in application form, and are to be forwarded to the Chief Executive Officer, Lautoka City Council, P. O. Box 124, LAUTOKA, or emailed to khanm@lautokacitycouncil.com.fj

 Applications close at 3.00pm on Friday, 11th December 2020.

Lautoka City Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

MOHAMMED ANEES KHAN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

 

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION: TITLE – SENIOR HEALTH INSPECTOR

CORPORATE INFORMATION

  1. Position Level: Tech 1
  2. Remuneration: Salary will commensurate with qualification and experience (to be discussed during the interview). This is a contractual position with an initial period of three (3) years.
  3. Duty Station: Civic Centre Building, 169 Vitogo Parade, Lautoka
  4. Reporting Responsibilities;
  5. a) Reports To: Directly reports to the Director Health Services
  6. b) Liaises with: The Chief Executive Officer and all other Department Heads and SubHeads, Stakeholders, other agencies, NGO’s
  7. c) Subordinates: Secretary to Director Services, Landfill and Garbage Collection

Staffs, Health Inspectors, Litter Prevention & Tobacco Control

Officers

ROLE PURPOSE

Senior Health Inspector position provides a leadership role in planning, coordinating and implementing environmental health services of the council in ensuring environmental friendly, healthy and safe Lautoka City. This position requires a dynamic, experienced and highly motivated person with commitment to quality customer service and innovation to join the Health Services Department. This is a varied and challenging role that includes resolving complex issues, provide expert advice to management, prepare and review standard operating procedures and policies, and includes overall supervision and mentoring of subordinate staffs. The role will oversee the overall enforcement of legislations pertaining to environment and public health, and requires someone who is able to work both independently and as part of a team.  Senior Health Inspector will be required to work closely with management and key stakeholders to ensure that the strategies and goals of the Health Services Department and the Council is achieved.

KEY RESPONSIBLITIES

The duties of Senior Health Inspector includes:

  • Develop and maintain key relationships with council staff and management team focusing on continuous improvement to drive efficient and quality community outcomes.
  • Interaction with Council’s team of Special Administrators, management team, staffs, community groups and individuals, representative of government and non-government departments and agencies on matters relating to environmental health.
  • Mentoring, counselling and capacity building of subordinate staffs.
  • Planning, coordinating and supervising the services of health department to ensure that highest level of service is rendered to customers.
  • Ability to interpret and enforce relevant legislations including Local Government Act, Public Health Act Cap 111, Food Safety Act 2003 and Food Safety Regulation 2009, Litter Act 2008, Tobacco Control Act 2010 and other By Laws of the Council
  • Issue Fixed Penalty Notices and Institute legal actions against offenders and attend court proceedings as councils witness including drafting charges and preparation of case files.
  • Carry out general food safety works, annual health licensing, conduct restaurant grading of eateries and coordinate with CBH in terms of issuance of Health and Free sale certificate for exports.
  • Waste management and 3R Promotion activities.
  • Carry out community awareness.
  • Inspection of premises including residential, commercial, industrial, hotels, food businesses, factories, vacant lots, hair dressers, swimming pools etc.
  • Periodic inspection of council’s properties to ensure its upkeep and maintenance including market, bus station, conveniences, parks, landfill site, drains and reserves.
  • Carry out disease surveillance, investigations and vector control works
  • Attend to environment and public health grievances. Ensure that all grievances are addressed on timely manner.
  • Scrutinize building plans, conduct drainage and completion inspections including facilitation of EIA screening and approvals.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Performance will be measured through the following indicators:

  1. Ability to present accurate, concise and timely correspondence and reports.
  2. Maintain high level of work ethics.
  3. Capacity building and upskilling of staffs.
  4. Achieve targets in terms of issuance of notices and legal actions.
  5. Transparency and accountability.
  6. Ability to resolve complex issues in timely and efficient manner.
  7. Community and stakeholder engagement.
  8. Health Promotion and Awareness programs implemented.
  9. Demonstrated ability to introduce innovative practices and programmes to improve a range of environmental health issues.
  10. Formulation and review of plans, procedures and policies of health department and council.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

These are the selection criteria, and identify if an applicant is suitable for the role – there must be a specific link to the Key Duties. No acronyms to be included.

In addition to an appropriate qualification (or equivalent relevant experience) the following Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities required to successfully undertake this role are:

Knowledge and Experience

  1. A tertiary qualification of Bachelor in Environmental Health. A practicing Health Inspector and have at least 10 years’ experience.
  2. Valid Group 2 Driving License is mandatory.
  3. Applicants need to be members of Fiji Institute of Environmental Health and registered with Fiji Allied Health Society.
  4. Must be authorized Food Safety Officer under section 33 of Food Safety Act 2003.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply legislation in the conduct of duties.
  6. Experience on enforcement work including litigation measures.
  7. Excellent customer service and time management skills with the ability to prioritise workloads.
  8. Ability to work independently with limited supervision and promote a team environment with relevant stakeholders
  9. Ability to make independent decisions, having regard to policy guidelines and organisation practice.
  10. Have sound knowledge of relevant polices/procedures of council, governing laws and standards in the field of Environment and Public Health.
  11. Basic managerial and human resource knowledge.

Skills and Abilities

  1. Skills to mentor and upskill staffs.
  2. Demonstrate excellent communication skills.
  3. Skills in negotiation, dispute resolution and problem solving.
  4. Ability to formulate and review of plans, policies and procedures.
  5. Ability to interpret laws and effectively enforce.
  6. Have good oral and written communication skills
  7. Ability to work under pressure and deliver within timeframe
  8. Ability to handle difficult situations to achieve positive outcomes
  9. To be computer literate
  10. Ability to work under pressure and handle complex issues.
  11. Ability to make informed decisions.

Personal Character

All applicants for employment in Lautoka City Council must be of good character, with a background that demonstrates their commitment to the civil service values contained in the Fijian Constitution. Applicants must also be Fijian Citizens, under the age of 55 years, in sound health, and with a clear police record. The selected applicant will be required to provide a medical certificate and police clearance prior to taking up duty.

 

 

 

 

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