Public Health Technician (OCONUS)

Job Locations US-VA-Reston
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 year ago(2/28/2022 9:40 AM)
Location : Location
Potential for Remote
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation
Job Requires Relocation


SOSi is currently seeking a Public Health Technician to join a large medical support services program in Iraq supporting our U.S. Government customer. The Public Health Technician will be assessing food and water quality at the Embassy Installations by conducting safety inspections and vulnerability assessments.


  • Assesses food and water quality at the Embassy Installations by conducting safety inspections and vulnerability assessments.
  • Makes sensory evaluations, determinations and recording temperatures of products and food in storage areas.
  • Evaluates packaging, and packing requirements in accordance with current standard operating procedures and contractual documents.
  • Classifies defects, determining quality of products and preparing food inspection reports.
  • Identifies vulnerabilities and unsanitary conditions in food storage facilities and restaurants.
  • Evaluates the sanitary conditions of local vendors, e.g. barber shops, beauty salons, hookah lounges, and other establishments.
  • Conducts sanitation and vulnerability assessments on Reverse Osmosis Water Processing Units (ROWPU) and bottled water storage facilities.
  • Determines water quality based on in-house laboratory testing.
  • Conducts preventive medicine and communicable disease control, occupational health, food safety, and disaster response programs.
  • Initiates, directs, and conducts preventive medicine and communicable disease control programs.
  • Directs and conducts epidemiological investigations of communicable diseases and food borne disease outbreaks and providing recommendations.
  • Applies epidemiological and statistical methods to identify and evaluates factors increasing disease morbidity and mortality.
  • Manages administrative aspects of tuberculosis and sexually transmitted disease detection and control programs.
  • Contributes to the medical facility employee health program.
  • Plans/develops a disease vector surveillance program.


  • Required and able to obtain Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT).
  • Associate’s Degree or U.S. Military technical school training certification (4E0X1, 68R, 68S, 94B, 92G, or HM-8432).
  • Minimum year of experience in the inspection of processed products.
  • Completion of an accredited public health training program.
  • Knowledge of general sanitation practices, laws, and regulations governing the food industry.
  • Knowledge of proper food preparation, safe food handling, sanitation practices, and judgment recognizing abnormalities in food.
  • Performance of Quality Control tests and/or laboratory tests in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, or pet food industry or other similar environments, assuring that standards are met with products that are consumed by humans or animals.
  • Certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Completion of Servsafe Instructor Course and Exam and Registered Servsafe Proctor Course and Exam or course equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors' degree in Biology, Life Science, Agricultural Science, Animal Science, or a closely related field is preferred.
  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable, but not required. 

Working Conditions

  • Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable.
  • Long Hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions.
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse condition.

Executive Order 13495, The Non-Displacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts provides first right of refusal to incumbents on contracts. If the position is accepted by the incumbent on the job, other applications/resumes of non-incumbents will not be reviewed.


SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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