University of Washington School of Public Health
Environmental Health Manager for Mason County - Environmental Public Health Division of the Public Health and Human Services Department.
Closing Date: June 10, 2018
Posted: May 10, 2018
Plans, organizes and directs the operations and programs of the Environmental Public Health Division of the Public Health and Human Services Department. The Environmental Public Health Manager manages the Environmental Public Health Division of the Health and Human Services Department, reports to the Director of Public Health and Human Services and maintains close working relationships with state and local agencies, organizations, and the general public. Works under the general guidance of the state and federal regulations, county policies and procedures, the health and human services director and the health officer.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class).
The Environmental Public Health Manager is responsible for the day to day administration of Division operations to achieve goals within budgeted funds and available personnel. The Environmental Public Health Manager plans, organizes and schedules workloads and staff assignments, review progress, determines changes in priorities and schedules as needed to assure services are provided in an efficient and timely manner.
Establishes policies, procedures, work rules, and performance standards to assure the efficient and effective operation of the Environmental Public Health Division in compliance with County Standards and federal, state, and local laws. Investigates and resolves personnel issues, including administration of disciplinary action, when appropriate.
Analyzes data related to Environmental Public Health programs; prepares reports, communicates effectively both orally and in writing to staff, Community Health and Human Services Manager, Health Officer, and Director. Communicates with the public and represents the department in a variety of public settings locally, regionally, and state-wide.
Together with the Finance Manager develops the Environmental Public Health Division budget (including
staffing and resource requirements), conducts fee studies, and analyzes other related financial documents. Reviews and recommends adjustments to various fees and charges, which are a primary funding source for Environmental Public Health division activities. Seeks and writes grant applications for water quality programs in order to maintain a water quality program in Mason County. Seeks and write grants for other environmental health programs to maintain or enhance environmental public health services in Mason County.
Provides planning and leadership and makes recommendations to the Health and Human Services Director regarding short and long range plans for Environmental Public Health.
Coordinates Environmental Public Health division activities with other health and human services department divisions, with other County departments and outside governmental and community agencies and organizations. Maintains interagency cooperation with all regulatory agencies.
Supervises and evaluates the work performance of staff, facilitates conflict resolution, and maintains a positive work environment that encourages staff initiative, teamparticipation and quality improvement.
Provides leadership, planning and policy development related to Environmental Public Health programs. Develops local plans and policies, supports County Boards and Committees, provides leadership and consultation, strategic planning, analysis and communication.
Investigates grant funding sources and pursues grant funding from federal and state agencies. Develops and approves preliminary work programs for grant applications. Negotiates contract commitments on all grant applications with federal and state agencies.
Responsible for reviewing permits and assuring program review and quality improvement in all programs for which incumbent in responsible, including but not limited to water quality, drinking water, vector control, food safety, schools, onsite sewage and operations and maintenance, disease risk and investigation from potential environmental sources such as food service establishments, vectors, water, etc.
Provides representations on various committees and before special interest groups; makes presentations and provides technical advice and assistance regarding environmental public health programs and activities to the public health and human services director, Board of Health, Commissioners, civic groups, advisory and technical committees, state and federal agencies, and the general public.
Actively participates in the Environmental Health Directors’ Committee of the Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials and other local, state and regional organizations as requested
’OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
Develops and maintains systems and records that provide for proper evaluation, control and documentation of assigned operations.
Directs the resolution of inquiries, complaints, problems or emergencies affecting the availability or quality of services. Responds to the most sensitive or complex inquiries of service complaints.
Duties are primarily performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer terminal. Requires attendance at night meetings and field work where the employee may be exposed to hazardous or contaminated materials. At times, will receive an emergency contact outside of work hours such as nights, weekends and holidays to resolve an immediate issue of public health importance as part of the health department’s 24 hour response team consisting of be health officer, director, and all other managers.
Management and Supervision principles and practices.
Legal requirements, regulations, and laws applicable to Environmental Public Health.
Fiscal management, including budget preparation, expenditure control and record keeping.
Techniques and practices of environmental sciences essential in the practice of environmental public health programs and services.
Principles and practices of contract andgrant administration.
Principles and practices of performance management.
Plan, organize and oversee assigned work programs, including monitoring work schedules and evaluating work of others.
Develop divisional and departmental goals and objectives and conduct planning activities.
Analyze and evaluate operations, develop and implement corrective actions.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, County Commissioners, other agencies and the general public.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with individuals and groups regarding complex or sensitive issues or regulations.
Develop and implement innovative programs and services in Environmental Public Health.
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in public health, environmental or natural science, public
administration or a related field and five years of progressively responsible experience including three years at a manager or supervisor level.
A Master’s degree in public health or a related field and three years progressively responsible experience including at least one year at a manager or supervisor level.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
ValidWashington State Driver’s License
REQUIRED TRAINING FOR THIS POSITION:
_____Sexual Harassment & Discrimination – Annually
_____Blood Bourne Pathogens – Annually
_____Smart Risk Management – Once
_____FMLA – Once
_____Slip, Trip and Fall – Annually
_____Safe Lifting Practices – Annually
Defensive Driving- All Annually:
_____R is for Reverse
_____Reduce Winter Weather Accidents
_____General Auto Risk Program for Drivers
Additional job specific trainings may be issued at a later date.
Any questions, please contact Dave Windom, Mason County Community Services Director at firstname.lastname@example.org