Salt Lake County

Tobacco Control Specialist - Time Limited

Job Locations US-UT-MURRAY
Requisition ID 2023-33241
# of Openings
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
5 days ago(1/25/2023 2:30 PM)
SLCO Department (Portal Searching)
Health Department
Location : Location
Location : Address
Location : Postal Code
Position Type (Portal Searching)
Requisition Post Information* : Post End Date

Job Description


Coordinates and implements Tobacco Control program activities such as permitting, inspections, education, enforcement, underage tobacco sales, and Utah Indoor Clean Air Act (UICAA) complaints in accordance with federal, state, county, and health department laws, policies, rules, ordinances, and regulations.



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Health Education, Health Science, Environmental Health, Public Health, or related degree; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.


Must be an insured driver with a valid Driver License and possess a vehicle available for work.


It is mandatory that all new hires receive the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis) vaccine before beginning employment or provide a copy of their immunization record prior to starting employment. The immunization record must show the vaccine name and date received.


Upon hire, a two-step Tuberculosis skin test will be required. The first will need to be placed prior to starting employment.



  • Conducts inspections and complaint investigations, surveys, monitors, and investigates places andindividuals for UICAA, tobacco retailer, e-cigarette and other tobacco violations and determinescompliance with State and Local Health Department rules, ordinances, regulations, and laws.
  • Develops and delivers warning letters, notices, and orders to businesses in non-compliance with tobaccolaws, rules, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Processes, reviews, approves, and denies permit plans and applications for compliance with tobaccoretailer laws, rules, and health regulations.
  • Works with State and local agencies, businesses, organizations, and the public on enforcement actionsand verifies tobacco retailers meet the planning and zoning requirements in applicable laws, rules andregulations.
  • Works with Environmental Health and Community Health Divisions to educate business owners,employees, and the public concerning tobacco retailer, e-cigarette, and Utah Indoor Clean Air Act laws,rules, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Assists with hiring, training, on-boarding, and supervising temporary employees and/or interns for tobaccoenforcement.
  • Acts as a consultant and provides technical advice pertaining to tobacco control, UICAA, and tobacco retailers. Researches and maintains knowledge of current and proposed tobacco legislation, laws, policies, regulations, and rules.
  • Assists in developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating health education, behavior risk reduction, and outreach programs.
  • Prepares, presents, maintains, and evaluates reports, documents and data in a timely manner.
  • Works with legal counsel and testifies as a witness in court or administrative hearings.
  • Works with the tobacco team and plans, implements, and evaluates tobacco control goals.
  • Serves on committees at the Department, State, and local level pertaining to tobacco education and enforcement.
  • Collects, analyzes, enters, and retrieves data. Collects and maintains samples and evidence.
  • Maintains filing systems and performs accurate records maintenance.

Additional Information

This Time Limited position resides in the Salt Lake County Health Department, Environmental Health Division. This job conducts activities pertaining to tobacco control including permitting, education, inspections and enforcement of tobacco retail businesses, coordinates underage sale audits with law enforcement, investigates Utah Indoor Clean Air Act (UICAA) complaints and acts as subject matter expert and liaison to State and local agencies for tobacco control initiatives including development and implementation of ordinances, regulations, rules and laws.


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