Public Health Inspector in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Group

Date Posted: 3/25/2021

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    Miami, FL
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Job Description

Journey with us! Combine your career goals and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.

This position involves the planning and implementation of public health audits, reviews, and sanitation training for on board company vessels, shore excursion staff, and at private destinations. In addition, this position is responsive to public health emergencies and crises that may occur onboard.




    Planning, development and execution of overall corporate public health audits and schedules that meet company and regulatory requirements.  


    Travels throughout the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity, SilverSea, Hapag Lloyd and TUIC fleets and their accompanying shore excursions and to Private Destinations to perform scheduled and unscheduled public health audits and training. Provide training, support and guidance to ship management, staff and crew to ensure compliance with current regulatory guidelines and company policies.

    Designs audits to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements of the US Vessel Sanitation Program, EU SHIPSAN, Brazilian ANVISA, as well as, other local and regional health authorities and company policies, goals, and policies. Ensure that previous observations from internal and external audits and inspection reports are properly corrected. 

    Audits will be structured to spend an average of 4 - 8 days per audit, and will cover Medical, Food and Beverage Operations, Potable Water, Housekeeping, Children’s Centers, Recreational Water Facilities, in-stateroom whirlpools, Gym and Spa, Integrated Pest Management, Water Safety Plans, Outbreak Prevention Plans (OPP) and basic public health training

    For all audits and inspections conducted, the inspector will provide a written report outlining observations of concern, trends and repeat violations found during the review. Exit meetings with ships senior management regarding the observations noted in the report are required. 

    Assist ships with implementation of corrective actions necessitated by items identified through inspections. 

    Provides advice/recommendations to the fleet with regulatory related inquires.

    Provide support and guidance, during the delivery of new vessels, to ensure public health policies and procedures have been implemented according to regulatory and company policies.

    Coordinate and implement lessons learned throughout the fleet and communicate best practices throughout all brands.

    Deploys to ships in special situations of illness outbreaks and assists with protocols, directives, procedures and best practices to enable vessel to resume normal operations. 

    Assists shore side and shipboard staff with the development and implementation of new equipment, chemicals, procedures and policies designed to improve overall public health programs. 

    Assists the public health team with the development of forms and new regulations designed to ensure consistency throughout all brands. 

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. 




Schedules and performs duties in a cost-conscious manner.


Job Requirements



    Bachelor's degree, in a related discipline, or a minimum of five years shipboard management experience in Food and Beverage areas, or the equivalent, where USPH and company public health , or similar, are applicable. 

    Extensive employee training and development experience with multi-cultural groups. 

    Minimum of five years of public health training, management, auditing and inspection experience.  




    Working knowledge of personal computers within a Windows environment, with e-mail, Microsoft Word, Lotus Notes, Excel and Power Point. 


    Self-motivated and possesses excellent interpersonal skills. 

    Capable of effectively communicating with and training crew, staff, employees and managers at all levels, both verbally and in writing.

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw conclusions and develop corrective action plans. 

    Ability to write reports, business correspondence, emails, procedural policies and manuals. 

    Capable of operating for extended periods with minimal supervision and of planning and managing job requirements on a daily basis without management direction. 

    Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to speak read and write English clearly and concisely. 

    Capable of daily analysis and interpretation of procedural manuals and memorandums, technical procedures and/or governmental regulations. 

    Ability to motivate and direct others to comply and execute public health and company policies. 

    Cross-cultural sensitivity required. Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus.




    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. The environment includes work inside/outside the office, travel to other offices, as well as domestic, international, and shipboard travel. A high noise level is possible if visiting shipboard or offsite locations.


    Ability to travel as required by the obligations of business and public health circumstances. Estimated travel requirements of 90% of work time, amounting to 200+ days per year. Travel requirements may require travel for 7-30 day duration, or longer. 


    The position requires the ability to work in both and office and marine environment. 


    Majority of working time will be spent on board vessels or on assigned Public Health assignments. Occasionally, Public Health inspectors may be asked to work from home or in the corporate office.

It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. RCL and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.

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