Environmental Health Planner
Performs difficult and complex professional planning work related to the public health impact of proposed county developments and projects; coordinates other program planning issues related to environmental health.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Receives general supervision from the Environmental Health Services Director.
- May exercise direct and indirect supervision over professional staff.
- Conduct complex environmental health planning studies related to land use development and long-range planning.
- Participate in committees for developing the long-term master plan; draft and recommend land-use codes.
- Prepare reports and recommendations for planning committees and commissions; make presentations as required.
- Make authoritative preparations of applicable regulations and policies.
- Respond to difficult public complaints and requests for information.
- Coordinate proposal and planning activities with other County commissions, departments and divisions, and with outside agencies.
- Represent the department at public hearings and various committees, boards, and commissions related to program activities and responsibilities.
- Act as a resource or expert in program area, providing technical guidance to less experienced staff.
- Serve as a member of the Environmental Health Services management team; participate in meetings and activities to resolve internal issues and determine priorities.
- As part of the management team assist in program budget preparation and administration.
- Perform special studies and projects as assigned and required.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Scope and application of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to planning and public health practices.
- Organization and functions of the various agencies involved in the planning process.
- Local geography, natural resources, and environmental health issues as they relate to planning.
- Budget management and resource allocation according to governmental standards and procedures.
- Routine software and business applications including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Act as an official representative of the County in a professional manner with local, state, and national agencies and organizations.
- Collect data and analyze complex public health issues; develop complex plans and reports.
- Organize material and present information clearly and concisely in verbal and written form.
- Formulate and implement policy and procedures at a division level.
- Coordinate complex project reviews within the department and with outside agencies and the public.
- Interpret and apply laws, regulations, and policies for decision-making and problem resolution.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Three years of progressively responsible professional planning experience in land use, environmental planning, or a directly related field.
- Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Planning, Environmental Health, Community Development, or a related field. A Master's Degree in Planning, or a related field, is desirable.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.