Health Inspector

General Description:

Conduct physical inspections of any establishment serving/preparing food and/or drink, which is located in the City of Scranton. Includes but not limited to stores, restaurants, bars, delicatessens, etc. to issue or renew eating and drinking licenses.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Inspect restaurants, bars, stores, etc. for promotion and compliance of the Pennsylvania Food Code (Chapter 46) and related ordinances of the City of Scranton and list al violations and variation from adopted codes and approved plans and specifications;
  • Prepare daily reports of inspection activities;
  • Prepare, issue, suspend, and revoke of health licenses at the direction of the Department Director and/or Deputy Director and administer fees associated with the administration of said licenses;
  • Process payments from customers and input funds into the cash register;
  • Keep and maintain daily reports of Food Truck license and Eating and Drinking licenses;
  • Handle food poisoning complaints in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Health Department and the Department of Agriculture;
  • Responds to all motor vehicle accidents and fires in city that food and drink is involved in;
  • Responsible to work special events such as, but not limited to parades and festivals;
  • File reports with Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture through equipment provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health;
  • Create and maintain files, electronic files, forms, reports and other job related duties as assigned;
  • File pictures and documents from inspections;
  • Responsible for correspondence with responsible parties;
  • Maintain log of locations visited and verify what reason for visit to property;
  • Report on-call for work as requested by the Department Director and/or Deputy Director;
  • Other related necessary duties as required by the Department Director/Supervisor

Required Training, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to learn applicable food/health codes, housing codes, fire codes, ordinances and regulations;
  • Ability to conduct physical inspections;
  • Ability to enforce codes, ordinances firmly, tactfully, and impartially;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports;
  • Certified in Pennsylvania Food Safe Serve;
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook);
  • High School Graduate;
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Health Inspector – Job Description

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