Sanitation Officer - VSP

April 12, 2019
Pro Crew Management L.L.C
Deck Jobs
Sanitation Officer
3000 USD - Starting salary


                                          SANITATION OFFICER

The Sanitation Officer VSP is responsible for fleet wide shipboard sanitation audits with a view to achieve and maintain a level of food and water safety and sanitation on board that will minimize the risk to all guests and crew of any food related illness & communicable diseases.

The Sanitation Officer VSP interacts with all dept heads & reports directly to the Hotel Director & Fleet Sanitation Officer VSP.
His/her responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Responsibility and authority:

  • Compliance with all aspects of the Vessel Sanitation Operation Manual, including but not limited to:
  • Potable water
  • Swimming Pools and Whirlpool Spas operation
  • Food safety
  • Integrated Pest Management Plan and Program
  • Housekeeping & Child Activity Centers VSP operation
  • Communicable Disease Prevention
  • Gastrointestinal Illness Surveillance
  • Review USPH corrective action with the Hotel Director and other department heads and assist with follow-up where necessary.
  • Maximize knowledge through training to achieve set sanitation standards that will comply with:
  • USPH (vessel sanitation manual)
  • Food and Drug Agency
  • USDA – United States Department of Agriculture
  • Any local regulations of countries the ship might visit.
  • Food Code, (US Public Health Service)
  • Ensure that the practical working requirements for the Vessel Sanitation Program, including any legal requirements, compliance and best practices are met.
  • Established public health manual in compliance with the Safety Management System.
  • Be familiar with the IPM equipment, chemicals and risk assessments.
  • Be familiar with the Vessel Sanitation Program and its aims.
  • Be familiar with the 1999 Food Code.
  • Schedule and carry out unannounced sanitation audits on a fleet wide basis.
  • Assist with VSP training of management and crew.
  • Analyze audit findings in a fair, balanced and constructive manner. Provide the ship with a written report indicating food and water sanitation conditions at the time of the inspection.
  • Liaise with USPH inspectors from the Vessel Sanitation Program for follow-up to the ships regular bi-annual inspections.
  • Accompany USPH inspectors during inspections.
  • Analyze USPH scores and reports and provide ships with necessary follow-up action.
  • Familiarize with the construction/basic engineering of catering buy out equipment (dishwashing machines, ovens, etc) and understand the differences in make and model, applications etc.
  • Liaise with dry dock and wet dock project managers regarding installation of new equipment.
  • Attend all wet and dry docks to evaluate IPM program.
  • Monitor shipboard IPM Plan and Program.
  • Ensure new-buildings comply with USPH regulations before service induction through assistance in training, audits etc.


  •  Bachelor’s Degree/Experience is a plus – or higher certification in related field (agriculture, bio-chemistry, food technology, epidemiology, microbiology, public health and sanitary engineering).
  • Be familiar with the construction/basic engineering of catering equipment (dishwashing machines, ovens, etc.,) and understand the differences in make and model, applications etc.
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write English fluently.
  • Computer literate: Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint (experience at intermediate level).
  • Team player
  • Must be able to communicate well in a multicultural environment.
  • Front of House Talent + Assessment
  • Marlins with a score of 90% or above
  • European citizenship
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