Environmental Health Services Director
Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates the County's environmental health programs including, water, air, food, consumer protection, schools, day care, solid waste, communicable disease, environmental planning, and environmental emergency programs. Develops and implements policy as a member of the department's management team.
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 Public Health Administrator.
- Exercises direct supervision over all employees of division/department.
- Provide direct and indirect supervision through subordinate supervisors of all positions, employees, and functions within the Environmental Health Services; provide broad direction, oversee policy and procedure standards, and evaluate performance of supervisors, direct reports, and operations; conduct second-level review of performance evaluation; resolve pervasive and complex personnel problems.
- Direct and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, plans, and priorities.
- Act as a resource or expert in program area, providing technical guidance to less experienced staff.
- Develop and implement orientation/training programs for staff as well as educational programs for staff and the public.
- Participate in the more complex, difficult, and sensitive inspections.
- Develop and manage the budget. Review and approve expenditures for materials, equipment, and supplies.
- Direct and monitor water, food, sewage, and pollution control programs.
- Analyze and interpret current ordinances; recommend amendments and changes.
- Attend seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in field; review professional journals, attend association and professional meetings; and otherwise maintain contacts with professionals to facilitate exchange of information.
- Supervise and participate in the preparation of reports and statistical information for appraisal and planning of needed services; present to the Board of Health, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), City Council, and other outside agencies.
- Respond to the most difficult citizen complaints and requests for information.
- Coordinate public health activities with other County divisions and with outside agencies.
- Respond to environmental emergencies and supervise the environmental health aspects.
- Conduct department hearings on violations of regulations and laws.
- Select, supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.
- Analyze and interpret current regulations and monitor new legislation.
- Provide professional customer service to clients and public.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Scope and application of federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to environmental health programs.
- Budget management and resource allocation according to governmental standards and procedures.
- Division/Department and County rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standard operation procedures.
- Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
- Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
- Diagnose situations accurately and take effective action.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Direct and prepare comprehensive and complex technical reports.
- Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, rules, and regulations.
- Prepare and monitor budgeted expenditures.
- Perform duties independently without close supervision.
- Act as an official representative of the County in a professional manner with local, state, and national agencies and organizations.
- Organize material and present information clearly and concisely in verbal and written form.
- Accomplish the assigned workload in a timely manner and meet established performance standards and objectives.
- Perform effective public speaking to groups of varied interests and backgrounds.
- Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Five years of increasingly responsible technical and administrative experience in an environmental health/public health agency.
- Equivalent to a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Health, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field with additional coursework in hazardous material spill management.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.