Environmental Health Officer (EHO) at All Nations Health Partners

Environmental Health Officer (EHO)

Kenora, ON


POSITION TITLE: Environmental Health Officer (EHO)
TERM: Full Time Position
REPORT TO: Director of Services-Environmental Health
SALARY RANGE: $72,000-$76,000.
LOCATION: Kenora, Ontario


Key Objectives:
Protect, promote, and enhance health of Kenora Chiefs Advisory member First Nations communities
through the Environmental Public Health Program and services in: Drinking Water, Food Safety, Health
and Housing, Wastewater, Solid Waste Disposal, Facilities Inspection, Communicable Disease Control, and
Emergency Preparedness and Response. Inspect and assess on-reserve premises including facilities,
homes, and community events for adverse health and environmental conditions. Provide advice,
guidance, education, and recommendations to First Nations Chief and Council and community members
to help them prevent, address, and manage public health risks associated with the environment. Mobilize
community capacity to achieve a safe and healthy environment.

Key Activities:
• Implementation of environmental public health programs and services.
• Conduct routine/demand inspections and provide advice, guidance, review and
recommendations for corrective action. May be necessary to recommend closure of facilities.
• 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, surveillance and demonstrate trends.
• Provide advice and recommendations to management, First Nations leadership and other
associated government departments for the protection 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 the behalf of KCA member First
Nations communities.

• Education: Successful completion of a 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: Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) as granted by the Canadian
Institute of Public Health Inspectors.
• Valid Ontario Class "G" Driver’s license.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Use and knowledge of electronic information systems for data management, analysis,
interpretation and reporting.
• Ability to function 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/odours, physical ability to carry equipment, climb ladders, lift objects such as
manhole covers, bend and twist when working in cramped confined spaces.
• In addition to CPHI (C) designation, specialized certifications such as, Transportation of Dangerous
Goods, Onsite Waste Management, CSA Playground, small water systems.
• Knowledge of First Nations leadership, Anishinaabe culture, traditional health and healing
practices, politics and protocols, mandates, community infrastructure, jurisdictions, geography,
facilities, and surrounding communities.

Salary is competitive and reflects both the responsibilities of the position and the qualifications of the

Please forward your resume, cover letter and 3 references by July 24th, 2021, to:

Human Resources Department
Kenora Chiefs Advisory
P.O. Box 349 - 240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor
Kenora ON P9N 3X4 Fax: 807-467-2656
Email: resume@kenorachiefs.or