Appeal from the Order of the State Civil Service Commission in case of Appeal of John Hobai, No. 2141.
John Hobai, petitioner, for himself.
Henry W. Ewalt, Assistant County Solicitor, with him Alexander J. Jaffurs, County Solicitor, for respondent.
Judges Wilkinson, Jr., Rogers and Craig, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Rogers.
[ 38 Pa. Commw. Page 386]
John Hobai appeals from a decision of the State Civil Service Commission upholding the action of the Allegheny County Health Department removing him from his position in the classified service of Environmental Health Specialist I.
[ 38 Pa. Commw. Page 387]
Mr. Hobai was employed by the Allegheny County Health Department for eleven years before his removal for cause on February 4, 1977. In 1976 he was assigned to the county's housing program in which he was required to inspect dwelling places to ascertain their conformance with county safety and health regulations. There is indication in the record that Mr. Hobai was not pleased by being transferred to housing inspection.
The Health Department gave as its reasons for the removal action in the notice provided to Mr. Hobai the following: (1) unwillingness to cooperate with supervisors; (2) insistence on warning occupants that adverse legal action could result from the inspection if health and safety regulations were violated and that they could refuse entry of the inspector; (3) unsatisfactory job performance in accomplishing specific inspections; and (4) unsatisfactory rate of inspections relative to other employees performing similar work.
Mr. Hobai appealed his removal to the State Civil Service Commission which, after an extensive hearing, made the following findings of fact:
10. Appellant failed to make a thorough in-
spection and cite all violations on his first
visit in the Bolivar case.
11. Appellant failed to follow up and take ap-
propriate action by citing ...