Public Health and Safety Specialist

Position Summary:

The Public Health and Safety Specialist is responsible for coordinating the execution
of the company’s Public Health Program and ensuring the company’s public health
standards are met and/or exceeded onboard. The areas included in the scope of the
program are composed of , Food Safety, Water Safety (Potable and Recreational water
systems), Integrated Pest Management, Outbreak Prevention and Regulatory

Employees may be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their
supervisor or management. All duties and responsibilities are to be performed in
accordance with the Company’s Safety, Quality and Environmental standards.


· Minimum five years’ experience in implementing and evaluating public health
programs in the hospitality industry (preferably high volume, large scale company)
and working with regulatory agencies.

· Extensive knowledge in public health standards related food safety (HACCP), water
safety, infectious disease/outbreak prevention and public health education.
· Proficient in computers, Microsoft Office or related software and conducting internet
· Knowledge of training in a multicultural environment.
· Ability to multi-task and remain organized and flexible in a fast-paced environment
· Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related area preferred

Core Competencies:
Job Skills/Results:
Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s):

· KPI’s assigned to position/department.

Operational Effectiveness:

· Coordinates with all divisions which perform public health related functions to
ensure adherence with the highest operational standards of public health and
compliance with company’s public health policies as stated in SQM, SOPs, AMOS
and any other.
· Ensures company policy meets and/or exceeds regulations and requirements set forth
by Public Health Regulatory Agencies world-wide including USPH-VSP, ShipSan,
· Conducts periodic public health inspections, provides guidance and support for all
public health related issues and assists in the timely follow up and implementation of
corrective action for internal and external inspections.
· Manages the Integrated Pest Management Program onboard, monitors execution of
procedures including baiting, trapping, inspections, and ensures
proper treatment, follow-up and eradication of pest related issues.
· Monitors Gastro-Intestinal illness activity and guides the execution of the company’s
Outbreak Prevention Plan protocols under given conditions.

. Ensures proper completion and maintenance of all public health and IPM
documentation, records and certifications (including logs and training records) in
accordance to company policy and regulatory agency requirements.
· Monitors the proper execution and follow up procedures related to Water Safety,
including potable, recreational, and technical water systems, bunkering, production,
dry dock, testing for Legionella and testing for coliform and E. coli as per SQM.
· Organizes and delivers public health training to shipboard staff (class room style),
ensuring awareness of all OPP protocols, public health standards, regulations and
policies. Periodically verifies OPP Par levels.
· Routinely communicates program effectiveness, best practices and lessons learned to
shore side Public Health Manager.
· As directed by the Staff Captain, assists in accident and investigation procedures.

People Skills:
Interpersonal Effectiveness:

· Stays “above the line” and accepts ownership for achieving results in all areas
of accountability including SGI, ratings, revenue, Workplace Safety.
· Is a role model for others and serves as a positive ambassador of Celebrity
· Resolves conflict with fact-based communication.
· Fosters team unity and inspires commitment to Celebrity Cruises
· Collaborates well and works up, down and across the organization
· Assists in training of all crew, including new hires
· Coaches and mentors potential future members of the team

Brand Culture:

· Knows our brand standards and is accountable for executing against them at
all times.
· Guest facing communication is professional, on brand and visually appealing.
· Is a role model for others and serves as a positive ambassador of Celebrity
· Exhibits professional presence, positive energy and passion in all situations.
· Brings out the best in his/her team through authenticity, care and humility.

Physical & Language Requirements:

· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand;
walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and
taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color
vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
· All shipboard employees must be physically able to participate in emergency life
saving procedures and drills. Full use and range of arms and legs as well as full visual,
verbal and hearing abilities are required to receive and give instructions in the event of
an emergency including the lowering of lifeboats. Ability to lift and/or move up to 50
· All shipboard employees must be able to communicate in the English language in
order to understand and interpret written procedures. This includes the ability to give
and receive instructions in written and verbal forms and to effectively present
information and respond to questions from guests, supervisors and co-workers.

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