Primary responsibilities include conducting investigations and witnessing soil test of sites for suitability, preliminary and final inspections of all sewerage system construction and repairs; witnesses deep observation holes and percolation tests and reviews plans of proposed sewage disposal systems. Enforces rules and regulations pertaining to hazardous waste removal, coordinates “household hazardous waste day” for Acton residents and yearly inspects all businesses that use or store hazardous waste. Assists the public with research and historical record maintenance, tracks statistics for annual town report and performs related work as required. Reviews building permit applications for health compliance and site plan special permits utilizing MUNIS software. Performs sanitation duties consistent with Acton Bylaws, Chapter U as it relates to storm water compliance.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field plus at least two years of experience as a Public Health Inspector; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Supervisory or management experience. Must possess or be eligible to obtain, within one year, the following certifications: Lead Paint Determinator/Inspector, Soil Evaluator, Certified Pool Operator, Food Protection Manager Certification and Septic System Inspector. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

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