PRACTICUM: Public Health

Your Opportunity:

To ensure your skills and qualifications are considered, please attach a resume with your Environmental Public Health Student application.


AHS – Environmental Public Health is commencing recruitment for placement of students requiring practicum training as part of their required field experience. The Environmental Public Health Student field experience includes 12 weeks of practicum in the program areas of food protection, disease control, built environments, waste management, water quality, and air quality. Additionally, there will be a 4-week project in a sub program area, for a total of 16 weeks. Major responsibilities include: Working under the supervision of a Certified Public Health Inspector to enforce the Public Health Act, Regulations, Standards, and Guidelines. The student will Complete a project under the direction of a Project Coordinator within the allotted 4-week timeline. Please Note: This position will end on or before January 19. 2024.

  • Classification: Post Secondary Student
  • Union: Students
  • Unit and Program: Environmental Public Health
  • Primary Location: Southport
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Negotiable Location: Within Calgary Zone
  • Temporary Employee Class: Student
  • FTE: 00
  • Posting End Date: 16-MAY-2023
  • Date Available: 25-SEP-2023
  • Temporary End Date: 19-JAN-2024
  • Hours per Shift: 75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
  • Shifts per cycle: Varies
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $15.00
  • Maximum Salary: $21.00
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver’s License, Vehicle Required

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline applicable to environmental health or graduation from a program of environmental health studies required. Membership with the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors is required. Foreign candidates must attach a letter from the Board of Certification (Canada) confirming that the candidate has passed the Foreign Trained Candidate Equivalency Exam.

Additional Required Qualifications

Letter of application. Academic transcript is required. Proof of completion of academic portion of training, if possible. If selected for interview, please provide three references to AHS-EPH. Employment and academic references are preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

As required.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date indicated.

Security Screening:

A satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search is required prior to your first day of work. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.

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