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Director of Environmental Health
County of Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

Date Posted: October 4, 2013
Application Deadline: October 18, 2013
Salary: $90,563 - $121,326*/year    *Salary under review
No. Hours/Week: Full-time



The County of Santa Cruz is seeking a Director of Environmental Health. This position is responsible for managing and directing the Environmental Health Programs that includes regulatory oversight of the management of hazardous materials, waste water, small public water systems, individual wells and water systems, medical waste, body art, employee and substandard housing, recreational health, food protection and vector control. Additionally, the Environmental Health program includes working with other agencies for coordination of countywide water resources and water quality planning and management. The incumbent may also face environmental health professionals issues related to water resource planning, water quality improvement, emerging food systems, hazardous materials handling and waste water management. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a dynamic executive team is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Santa Cruz County community. The teams organizational structure is comprised of five service areas: Behavioral Health, Public and Environmental Health, Clinics, Benefits and Administration.


Five years of progressively responsible experience in the environmental health field including two years experience as a supervisor or manager. A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Public Administration or related health field may be substituted for one year of experience.

Special Requirements:
• Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the State of California, Department of Public Health.



Candidates must submit a County Application, answers to the supplemental application questions and a resume. The completed application packet must be received by the Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Rm. 310, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 or online at by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013.

For more information, contact Nisha Patel, Employment Services Manager at (831) 454-3067. Hearing Impaired TDD# (831) 454-2123.


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