Public Health Inspector

  • CompanyMiddlesex-London Health Unit
  • Job TypeHealth
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Education / CredentialsFour-year Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Environmental Health and Certification as a Public Health Inspector by CIPHI
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline04/21/2024

Job Description

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has an opportunity for a motivated, self-directed Public Health Inspector to work on the Food Safety and Health Hazards team within the Environmental Health, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Services division. The PHI will report to the Manager, Food Safety and Health Hazards. This is a full-time position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver comprehensive environmental health programs in the community including FS&HH program work which may include but is not limited to: food premises inspections, special event inspections, health hazard investigations and service requests, housing inspections and various other special projects.
  • Apply expertise in the areas of prevention, enforcement, promotion, protection, education, and research.
  • Protect individual and community wellness through application of a variety of professional and technical skills in health protection, health promotion, and enforcement activities.
  • Provide coverage and client service in all EH program work including Safe Water, Tobacco Enforcement and Vector Borne Disease teamwork.
  • Client service and program coverage includes participation in office duty work, evening shift coverage and on-call weekends; and,
  • Participate in other duties as assigned.


  • A four-year Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Environmental Health.
  • Certification as a Public Health Inspector by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors CIPHI.
  • Working knowledge of Provincial Legislation concerning Public Health and the Ontario Public Health Standards, Protocols and Guidelines.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office and database software (Hedgehog), and strong documentation skills.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to influence and de-escalate complex and/or challenging situations in a calm and professional manner.
  • Skills and knowledge to work with an increasingly diverse population, has knowledge of health inequities.
  • The ability to communicate (oral and written) in French and/or any other language(s) is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience in FSHH program work, health promotion, and enforcement of legislation is a strong asset.

The salary for this position ranges from $68,868 to $86,034 based on qualifications and experience.

To apply to this position, please go to and submit a resume and cover letter as a single document by April 21, 2024. Please note: new applicants will need to create an online account to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Middlesex-London Health Unit; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is committed to equity in employment. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. We encourage applications from equity-seeking communities including Indigenous peoples, racialized people, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. Candidates are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their cover letter, in a transparent manner, as part of the application process. When a candidate voluntarily discloses such information in their application, the information will be kept confidential. Disclosure and/or self-identification with an equity-seeking community will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified.

Please see for further information about our programs and services. To apply to this position, please submit all applications electronically via our Career Opportunities page. Posting will remain open until filled.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accommodations are available, upon request, to support potential applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. Should you require accommodation, please indicate in your cover letter and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.