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Working with our community to ensure
a safe and healthy environment.

Staff Training and Development

Jonathan Tran
Work phone: (602) 372-1693
Michael Britt
Phone: (602) 372-3036

Staff Training and Development Activities:

  • Training of new Environmental Health Specialists is accomplished through the Department’s 8-10 week training program. Training Officers plan, prioritize, assign, and review the daily work of newly assigned staff. They perform field ride-a-longs to provide guidance, training and answers to technical questions. They consult with inspection staff routinely to resolve issues. They provide input into performance evaluations by tracking and monitoring core job activities and goals.
  • Training Officers are responsible for supervising new staff during their initial training period. This includes, but is not limited to, conducting field inspections, reviewing inspection reports, and providing feedback on their progress throughout the training period. Field evaluations, performance management plans, and evaluations for the training period are the responsibility of the Training Officers. In addition, documenting inspection data to determine compliance, making determinations and recommendations regarding compliance are also Training Officer responsibilities.
  • Training Officers are responsible for providing training opportunities for all Department Registered Sanitarians. The main objective of this training is to ensure all staff meets their required 12 annual contact hours in order to maintain their required Registration.
  • Training Officers have extensive knowledge of all aspects of Public Health as related to food and all other codes utilized by the Department. Training Officers must often attend various conferences, seminars and planning meetings in order to attain and maintain this knowledge.
  • Training Officers assist and provide input in developing Department Policies and Procedures. Training Officers may be required to interpret policies/procedures for staff and/or the public.
  • The position requires Training Officers to pass FDA requirements for standardization with current food codes. In this capacity, Training Officers coordinate standardization activities and lead the formal standardization of field staff. In addition, Training Officers act as a liaison with the FDA, USDA, ADA and other agencies researching technical questions. Training Officers are proficient in computer and networking skills.
  • Training Officers report directly to the program supervisor for QA/QC.