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Division Director-Environmental Health - Tacoma Pierce County Health Department

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Location: Tacoma, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: September 24, 2017
Job #11756
Posted: August 30, 2017

Tacoma Pierce County Health Department is seeking a Division Director for the Environmental Health Division. The Division Director serves as a member of the TPCHD management and leadership teams and shares responsibility for strategic planning, leadership and management of the agency. The Division Director leads and manages Environmental Health which includes, but is not limited to these programs: Surface and Drinking Water Quality, Waste Management, On-Site Sewage, Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality, Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Tobacco Prevention. The Director is responsible for administering a $10 million budget, managing the work of approximately 80 FTEs and oversees approximately 50 contracts, partnerships, agreements and grants and serves under the direction of the Director of Health.

Develop a strategic vision for the Division that aligns with the Department’s Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan, broad public health goals, and the interests of the Board of Health and the community.  Collaborate with funders and stakeholders to obtain sustainable funding to achieve the identified goals and objectives. Represent the Department in the community as an innovative, trusted and reliable partner in achieving positive health outcomes for people in Pierce County.  Convene and facilitate internal and external groups to improve collaboration and achieve goals.

Plan, organize, lead and direct staff in development, implementation and evaluation of program objectives.  Create, model and support a work culture that values learning, assessment and continuous improvement.  Empower staff to make changes that improve productivity, quality and outcomes. Use creativity, past learning and solid reasoning to find solutions to complex problems.

Develop and routinely track Division budgets to ensure that revenues and expenditures are within established parameters and that the desired outcomes are being met.  Develop and implement strategies for new revenue that align with agency strategic goals and community interests. Ensure that business functions including issuing Requests for Proposals, grant proposals and applications, ensuring contract deliverables, developing cooperative agreements with community and other governmental agencies, and identifying and managing risk issues associated with program and staffing requirements are completed. Ensure the Division programs comply with Federal, State and local laws/regulations as well as departmental policies and procedures. Lead, manage, mentor and coach staff. Responsible for supervision of direct reports. Inspire others to take responsibility for innovation and quality in achieving core public health goals and Division business functions.  Model and support respect for diversity and multi-cultural work skills. Use the Just Cause principles to address and resolve job performance concerns.  Develop and maintain structures that support employee safety.

  • Master Degree in Public Health, Physical or Natural Sciences, Urban Planning, Public Administration or closely related field is desirable.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Candidates with a minimum of B.A. or B.S. in Public Health, Physical or Natural Sciences, Urban Planning, Public Administration or closely related field and
  • 5 years progressively responsible management experience.

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