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Inspector, Public Health

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Position Summary:

The Public Health (PH) Inspector is responsible for the planning and execution of public health regulatory inspections onboard RCG vessels and at private destinations.  The Inspector will hold vessels accountable to RCG’s internal policies (SQM) and Outbreak Prevention Plan (OPP), as well as the CDC’s Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP), EU SHIPSAN, Brazilian ANVISA, and DNV Certification in Maritime Infection Prevention (CIP-M) programs.  They will be responsive to public health emergencies and crises that may occur onboard.  As a member of the shoreside PH team, the Inspector will actively participate in PH team meetings, as well as Infection Control Officer (ICO) / Public Health Officer (PHO) fleetwide calls and educational training sessions.  They will oversee onboard risk assessments and advise accordingly.  The PH Inspector will have expert knowledge of regulatory requirements, excellent communication skills, and be detail oriented.




Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, and executes PH inspections that meet internal RCG and external agency regulatory requirements.  Travels extensively throughout the RCG fleet to perform these inspections, and to provide training, support and guidance to onboard leadership and crew to ensure ongoing regulatory compliance.
  • Designs inspections to ensure regulatory compliance for the US VSP, EU SHIPSAN, Brazilian ANVISA, as well as other local and regional health authorities and RCG SQM policies.  Provides follow up from previous inspections so that findings are corrected and closed.
  • Inspects the Medical department, Food and Beverage operations, Potable Water, Housekeeping, Children’s Centers, Recreational Water Facilities, whirlpools (inside and outside of staterooms), Gym and Spa, Integrated Pest Management program, Water Safety plans, Outbreak Prevention Plans (OPP).  Provides ongoing public health education and training to the crew in these areas as well.
  • Provides written reports outlining observations of concern, trends and repeat violations, as well as best practices found during the inspection.  Conducts daily debrief meetings with the onboard Executive Committee, as well as a final exit meeting summarizing regulatory findings and required action plans.  Assists the ship in creating and implementing action plans and follows up as required.


  • Oversees the onboard Risk Assessment program.  Assists ICOs / PHOs in the development of risk assessments, tracks submission compliance and verifies the risk stratification when onboard.
  • Provide regulatory support and guidance during the delivery of new vessels to ensure PH policies and procedures are implemented according to regulatory and RCG PH standards.
  • Works with the shoreside Public Health team is creating educational presentations for the ICOs / PHOs, and regularly participates in ICO / PHO team meetings and educational sessions.
  • Communicates lessons learned and best practices throughout the fleet.
  • Deploys onboard during infectious disease outbreaks and assists with regulatory and evidence-based protocols and directives to enable vessel to resume normal operations.
  • Assists onboard leadership and crew with the implementation of new equipment, chemicals, procedures, and policies designed to improve the PH program.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline, and / or a minimum of three years shipboard leadership experience in Food and Beverage or the equivalent, where VSP standards are followed.
  • Minimum of three years public health and / or infection control training, management, and inspection experience required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required, including proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Capable of operating for extended periods of time with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to speak read and write English clearly and concisely.  Bilingual English / Spanish is a plus. Cross-cultural sensitivity required.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.


We know there is a lot to consider. As you go through the application process, our recruiters will be glad to provide guidance, and more relevant details to answer any additional questions. Thank you again for your interest in Royal Caribbean Group. We will hope to see you onboard soon!



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. Royal Caribbean Group and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.

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