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Environmental Health Officer II

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Job Title: Environmental Health Officer II

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Environmental Health, Sechelt Health Unit - Sechelt, BC

Work areas may include VCH Coastal, Richmond, and Vancouver sites

Status: Regular Full TimeStart Date:

As soon as possible

Salary: $31.99 - $39.98 per hourHours:


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays; shifts may include some weekends, evenings, or holidays as operationally required

Reference#: 140763-cos


Come work as an Environmental Health Officer II with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Environmental Health Officer to join the Environmental Health teams in Vancouver, Richmond, and on the North Shore. Apply today to join our team!


As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


As a Environmental Health Officer II with VCH you will:

  • Promote and maintain a high standard of public health, environmental conditions, and environmental control standards.
  • Enforce applicable acts, regulations and by-laws.
  • Identify all factors detrimental to community and environmental health and for the abatement of same as provided for by applicable rules, acts, regulations and by-laws.
  • Review and draft new and/or update standards, programs and controls.
  • Carry out a wide variety of public health and environmental control inspectional duties; perform education, research, assessments, analytical tasks, and prepare relevant reports.



The District Municipality of Sechelt is located on the lower Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, approximately 50 km northwest of Vancouver. It is accessible from the mainland by a 40-minute ferry trip between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale, followed by a 25-minute drive along Highway 101, also known as the Sunshine Coast Highway. This charming seaside community is known for its natural beauty and is a popular destination for outdoor activities including sightseeing, boating, diving, camping and mountain biking. There are also several municipal parks, plenty of eateries, locally owned shops, boutiques and galleries, and a golf course. Imagine a lifestyle where you are only a short walk or bike ride to work, you go home for lunch and you are home again in time for an activity or go for a hike AND watch the sunset - all before dinner. That is what Sechelt has to offer you!



Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Health degree, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Must be certified as a Public Health Inspector in Canada (CPHI(C)).
  • Must possess a valid BC Driver’s License as travel within Vancouver Coastal Health requires the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ability to conduct through inspections and investigations using a risk-based approach.
  • Ability to determine compliance or corrective action in the inspection of public facilities.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret test and inspection results. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including speaking in public and preparing reports.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to work independently under limited supervision in a geographic area, and to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex technical documents, such as legislative acts and regulations, architectural and engineered plans, and chemical and bacteriological laboratory reports.
  • Ability to enforce acts and regulations and to issue violation tickets in a calm, firm, and consistent manner under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to operate related equipment such as sampling equipment and recorders.
  • Ability to use a wide variety of related computer software applications.
  • Ability to teach in a group environment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and ''going first'' when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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