Environmental Health Division Manager

Maricopa County LogoCompany:  Maricopa County

Location:  Phoenix, AZ

Date Posted:  January 28, 2019 

Application Deadline:  February 5, 2019   

Employment Type:  Full time

Salary:  $79,040.00 - $116,480.00 annually

Environmental Health Division Manager

About the Position

Position Overview
The Environmental Health Division Manager provides technical direction, leadership, and supervision for a sizable professional work unit involved in safeguarding public health, inspection and planning activities by managing the Environmental Health Division.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • The FDA, ADHS, ADEQ and US Dept of Ag requirements as they pertain to relevant programs. 
  • Environmental health code and laws 
  • Administrative policy, process, and budget procedures 
  • Permitting regulations and process 
  • Practices and techniques of personnel management, organizational management, budgeting and employee supervision.
Skill in:
  • Negotiating complex situations to successful resolution 
  • Presenting technical material persuasively and clearly to stakeholders and legal professionals 
  • Operating computers with advanced proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to:
  • Provide expertise related to the programs of the Department including an understanding of federal, state and local regulations governing these programs 
  • Develop, plan, organize, and direct complex projects and the work which may be difficult to define or diagnose 
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing 
  • Foster effective leadership, expertise and working relationships with others 
  • Apply management and supervisory principles 
  • Write and review technical reports and draft regulatory correspondence 
  • Travel to various locations throughout the County to meet with staff and stakeholders 
  • Mitigate conflict 
  • Interpret environmental health code and apply to specific situations 
  • Maintain a high level of ethical standards and professional demeanor.
Essential Job Tasks
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the day-to-day operations of a division which administers environmental programs; develops general operational guidelines; recruits, supervises and evaluates staff, analyzes workload distribution. 
  • Develops and monitors the division's budget; develops budget projections; procures outside resources through the RFP process; may negotiate funding and contract terms with state and federal agencies to support the budget. 
  • Focuses on strategic, long-term plans for the implementation and administration of the assigned programs, and related legislation; anticipates future needs, and determines effective strategies for addressing these needs. 
  • Tracks developments and proposals under consideration at the federal and state level, forecasts potential impact on County programs, and develops plans for implementation. 
  • Develops rules and programs to enforce ordinances code and statutes that are mandated by Federal, State or County Agencies. 
  • Supervises administrative and supervisory staff involved in the review, approval, and monitoring of public development and improvement projects involving food handling, food processing and related operators. 
  • Develops and negotiates modifications in local government rulemaking and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. 
  • Holds public meetings for information dissemination and responds to public concerns about the programs. 
  • Deals with issues and problems involving careful interpretation, analysis, and diagnosis; identifies relevant information to develop solutions or approaches. 
  • Manages the development of process improvement initiatives to increase efficiencies and delivery of services to stakeholders.


Minimum education and/or experience:
Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Physical or Natural Science or field related to the division being managed with a minimum of 30 semester hours of natural, physical or applied science coursework and seven (7) years of public food and health code regulatory experience that includes two (2) years of direct management of supervisory staff.
Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
Current Arizona Registered Sanitarian certification, or current Registered Sanitarian/Registered Environmental Health Specialist or Professional certification in a state for which Arizona grants reciprocity. Must attach verification of reciprocity from the state of Arizona to application. Must have or have the ability to obtain a valid Arizona Driver's license at time of hire.
Preferred education and/or experience:
Experience working in communities with populations larger than 2 million. Experience working with management systems which are comprehensive, innovative and provide transparency to the community served. Experience with computer-based inspection solutions for field and office activities. Experience with permitting processes, such as the Enhanced Regulatory Outreach Program. Experience with continuous improvement efforts and in the design and implementation of operational solutions.
Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements:
Training in management and supervision.

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