Sr Consumer Health Specialist

The Consumer Health Division is seeking a Senior Consumer Health Specialist. The Division protects the public from foodborne, waterborne and other communicable diseases. The division performs over 10,000 health inspections annually and provides health education programs while still providing exceptional customer service to the citizens of Fort Worth. The Division also plays a vital role in keeping Fort Worth free of litter and blight by inspecting and enforcing property maintenance at commercial properties. You will join a team that is a winner of the prestigious, nationally recognized Samuel J. Crumbine award "given to local environmental health jurisdictions that demonstrate unsurpassed achievement in providing outstanding food protection services to their communities".

The position will perform comprehensive consumer and environmental health work and enforce our health ordinances including the inspection of restaurants/food service areas/mobile food trucks, including major public events such as Main Street Arts Festival and the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. In addition to this you may also be assigned to the following: Inspecting childcares to help ensure the health and safety of Fort Worth's children. Coordinating and assisting the team to prevent drownings and water illness by inspecting public pools. Preventing the spread of mosquito borne diseases by investigating source pools, larvaciding and providing education. Minimizing blight and litter by inspecting commercial properties for property maintenance, as well as enforcing the zoning ordinance at commercial properties and inspecting game rooms.

As a Senior Consumer Health Specialist you will lead, monitor, assign and participate in the work of employees responsible for performing a variety of consumer and environmental health duties. You will perform quality assurance reviews to ensure established policies and procedures are being followed among the team. You will also oversee and lead special projects and address complex issues and investigations. You will also provide staff training and development to ensure Consumer Health continues to succeed in each program we regulate. You will guide, motivate and support team members with their daily tasks.

This is a full time position, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; balancing office time with work in the businesses of the community. This position may require working some weekends, nights, and holidays.


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position may qualify; Human Resources Department will determine appropriate qualifications. A typical way to obtain the minimum requirements would be:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university with major course work in environmental science, public health, food services or a related field and four years of increasingly responsible consumer health, regulatory or related experience; including one year of lead experience.

Other Requirements:

Valid Texas Driver's License.

Possession of a valid Texas Professional Sanitarian (R.S.) or Registered Environmental Health Sanitarian (R.E.H.S.) License.


Preferences will be given to applicants with the following:

  • Customer Service experience specifically handling escalated customer complaints;
  • Experience with regulation and enforcement;
  • Public presentation experience;
  • Experience with plans examination/reviews;
  • Microsoft Word experience;
  • Microsoft Excel experience;
  • Microsoft PowerPoint experience; and
  • Spanish/English bi-lingual skills.

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