Expired on: May 17, 2024

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  • HOOPP pension plan with company contributions


The Environmental Health Officer is part of the Kenora Chiefs Advisory Health team and reports to the Director of Service-Environmental Health. The objective of this position is to protect, promote and enhance heath of the KCA member First Nations communities through the Environmental Health Program and services, including drinking water, food safety, health and housing, wastewater, solid waste disposal, facilities inspections, communicable disease control, and emergency preparedness and response.

Position Title:              Environmental Health Officer

Department:               Environmental Public Health                       

Term:                             Full-time             

Salary Range:             $75-85k per annum       

Location:                      240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor, Kenora, Ontario

Reports to:                   Director of Services—Environmental Health

  • Implement environmental public health programs and services
  • Inspect and assess on-reserve premises including facilities, homes and community events for adverse health and environmental conditions
  • Investigate complaints and provide advice, guidance, review and recommendations for corrective actions. It may be necessary to recommend closure of facilities upon inspection
  • Investigate suspected and confirmed communicable and non-communicable diseases, collect and analyze information, provide expert advice, engage in follow-up activities, implement prevention and control measures and prepare reports
  • Use specialized testing equipment to sample and monitor air and drinking water quality and use specialized software to prepare reports
  • Provide advice and recommendations to management, First Nations leadership and other associated government departments for the protections of First Nation individual and population health. Act as a resource person and provide community based public education training to First Nations community members, Chiefs and Councils, and relevant health professionals
  • Liaise with First Nations, Federal, Provincial and Municipal authorities and private industries regarding Environmental Public Health issues. Advocate on behalf of KCA member First Nations communities
  • Provide advice, guidance, education and recommendations to First Nations Chief and Council and community members to help prevent, address and manage public health risks associated with the environment
  • Mobilize community capacity to achieve a safe and healthy environment for community members
  • Provide public health suggestions for community planning in areas such as infrastructure projects, emergency preparedness, and hazard mitigation
  • Other duties as required


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Use and knowledge of electronic information systems for data management, analysis, interpretation, and reporting
  • Ability to functions as a member of an often multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional team
  • Able-bodied: must be able to conduct visual inspections, utilize sense of smell to determine presence of contaminants/Oduors, physical ability to carry equipment, climb ladders, lift objects such as manhole covers, bend and twist when working in cramped confined spaces
  • Knowledge of First Nations leadership Anishinaabe culture, traditional health and healing practices, politics and protocols, mandates, community infrastructure, jurisdictions, geography, facilities, and surrounding communities

Education and/or Experience:

  • Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Public Health Inspection or Environmental Public Health as recognized by the Board of Certification of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors
  • Occupational Certification in Public Health Inspection (Canada) as granted by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors
  • In addition to CPHI(C) designation, specialized certifications such as Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Onsite Waste Management, CSA Playground, small water systems
  • Understanding of the Ojibway language is considered an asset

Position Requirements:

  • Current satisfactory Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Willing to travel when required

We’re looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for

creating the best experience for our clients and within KCA.  Discover What’s Possible!

Please forward resume cover letter and 3 references by Friday May 17, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. to:

Human Resource Department

Kenora Chiefs Advisory

P.O. Box 349- 240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor

Kenora ON P9N 3X4

Fax: 807-467-2656

Email:  resume@kenorachiefs.org

*We thank all that apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted

** Traditional practices involve burning sacred medicines including tobacco, sweetgrass, sage and cedar within the work setting

***In accordance with company policy, it is mandatory for all employees to either provide proof of their Covid vaccination or undergo Covid testing twice a week

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