Environmental Health Division Manager

Ventura County LogoCompany:   County of Ventura
Location:   Ventura, CA
Date Posted:   April 29, 2019
Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled 
Employment Type:  Full time
Salary:  $84,246.99 - $129,456.39

Environmental Health Division Manager

About the Position

The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package. Aside from our salary of approximately $84,246.99 to $129,456.39 an employee within this position will also be eligible for the following:•Educational Incentive - An educational incentive of 2.5% for completion of an associate's degree, 3.5% for completion of a bachelor's degree, OR 5% for completion of a graduate's degree. 
  • Annual Leave - The candidate selected for this position will earn 208 hours per year, increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service. 
  • Annual Leave Redemption - The ability to "cash in" or redeem up to 100 hours of Annual Leave per year after using 80 hours in the preceding twelve months. 
  • Deferred Compensation - Eligible to participate in the County's 401(k) Shared Savings Plan and/or the Section 457 Plan. This position is eligible for up to a 3% match on your 401(k) contributions. 
  • Health Plans – You are afforded a flexible credit allowance of up to $11,622 annually for purchasing medical, dental, and/or vision insurance from a group of authorized plans. 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Employees may also participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts which increase their spending power by reimbursing them with pre-tax dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses. 
  • Pension Plan - Both the County and you contribute to the County's Retirement Plan and to Social Security. If you are eligible, you may establish reciprocity with other public retirement systems such as PERS. 
  • Holidays - 10 paid days per year which includes a scheduled floating holiday.
Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74.2 degrees. The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County "home."
Ventura County is a "general law" county, governed by a five-member, elected–by-district Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors appoint a County Executive Officer (CEO) to oversee the County budget, day-to-day operations, as well as to advise, assist and act as an agent for the Board of Supervisors in all matters under the Board's jurisdiction. 
County operations have an operating budget of approximately $2.3 billion with a staffing allocation of 8,900. The County has excellent financial standing with its AAA rating, the highest possible long-term bond rating, from Moody's and Standard & Poor's. The County excels in its financial and business operations which are based in continuous process improvement and was just ranked as the third best large County in the United States for its use of technology to improve services and boost efficiencies for the public.
The primary goal of the Resource Management Agency is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public through administration and enforcement of County ordinances, Board policy, and state and federal laws regarding land use, and commercial and environmental regulation.
The Agency includes five (5) divisions including the Environmental Health Division (EHD). The mission of the EHD is to protect public health and the environment, as well as provide timely advice and information to the public, businesses, and other governmental agencies.
Under general direction, the Environmental Health Division Manager manages the activities of a section within the Environmental Health Division of the Resource Management Agency (RMA); and serves as a member of the Agency's management team.
The successful candidate will have a successful history of planning, organizing and managing the work within a program or multiple programs in the Environmental Health field leading and directing subordinate staff in the day to day technical aspects of Environmental Health Division programs. The person selected will have the ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with individuals both internal and external to the Division. This person will be able to identify and solve problems; possess strong written communication skills and be able to make effective presentations to boards, commissions, and other similar groups.
Manager Resource Management Agency Services I/II 
Distinguishing Characteristics:
This series is characterized by the responsibility to plan, organize and supervise the delivery of technical services provided by one of the sections of a RMA Division. This position is assigned to the Environmental Health Division. Manager - RMA Services I is the entry-level management job class within RMA and the Manager - RMA Services II is the intermediate level. The Manager - RMA Services II level is distinguished from the Manager, RMA Services II – Planning by the latter's responsibility for planning, organizing, and supervising the activities of a section within the RMA Planning Division. Incumbents are distinguished from Deputy Director-RMA series in that the latter is responsible for managing an entire major division of the Agency.
Approximate Salaries:
Manager - RMA Services I: $3,240.27 - $4,536.38 Biweekly
Manager - RMA Services II: $3,556.15 - $4,979.09 Biweekly
Incumbents may be eligible for an educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification. Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.
AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Resource Management Agency
Manager RMA Services I/II are Management classifications and are not eligible for overtime compensation. Incumbents in these classifications are eligible for benefits at the MB3 level. 
Examples Of Duties: 
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:•Supervises, reviews and evaluates the day-to-day activities of the Technical Services Section of the Environmental Health Division; supervises the work of a staff comprised of professional, technical and support personnel to ensure timely development and implementation of a variety of specific programs or special projects. 
  • Coordinates and/or negotiates with other individuals, groups, sections, divisions, departments and agencies on various controversial or politically sensitive issues; makes oral presentations to public groups and various governmental bodies. 
  • Functions as a member of the division management team to propose, evaluate and develop policies and procedures; participates in budget planning. 
  • Researches, complies, synthesizes, analyzes, and interprets information and data necessary to complete programs; prepares written technical reports based on such data. 
  • Performs other related duties as required.


These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.
Level I: Extensive experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. The required knowledge, skills and abilities may also be obtained by completion of a Bachelor's degree in the Environmental Health area or closely related field and four (4) or more years of progressively responsible experience within same field, including one (1) or more years of supervisory or management experience.
Level II: Extensive experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. The required knowledge, skills and abilities may also be obtained by completion of a Bachelor's degree in the Environmental Health field or closely related field and five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience within same field, including two (2) or more years of supervisory or management experience.
Necessary Special Requirements: •Independent travel is required; therefore, possession of a valid California driver license is required. 
  • In Environmental Health, registration as an Environmental Health Specialist by the State of California is required.
  • Experience planning, organizing and managing programs 
  • Experience identifying and solving problems 
  • Strong Writing Skills 
  • Effective Oral Presentation Skills 
  • Ability to maintain exceptional working relationships with individuals 
  • Three (3) or more years of supervisory or management experience
Thorough knowledge of: federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to Environmental Health programs.
Some knowledge of budget preparation.
Ability to: supervise, direct, coordinate and implement major projects and programs; collect, analyze and interpret data including fiscal data related to budget preparation; set objectives and review recommendations; speak and write effectively, prepare technical reports; supervise, train and evaluate the work of professional and technical subordinate staff; establish and maintain effective relationships with others; communicate clearly and effectively with citizens, interest groups and various public agencies and the Board of Supervisors.

How to Apply

FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. A first review of applications is anticipated to occur on or around 5/17/2019, and subsequent reviews may be conducted until sufficient applications are received to meet business needs. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
Note to Applicants: Sufficient information must be provided under the Education/Work Experience portion of the application and supplemental questionnaire to thoroughly and accurately demonstrate your qualifications to determine eligibility. A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.
NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here (Download PDF reader) for additional information.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire will result in the application being removed from consideration.
APPLICATION EVALUATION - qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.
NOTE: If upon first review there is a high number of applicants who appear to meet the minimum requirements, additional comparative screening will be conducted to determine which of the applicants will be selected for invitation to the oral examination. Applications will be evaluated and ranked according to criteria that most closely meets the needs of the department, so it is essential that applicants provide as much detail as possible and answer all parts of the application and supplemental questions completely and thoroughly.
ORAL EXAMINATION - 100%: A job-related Oral Examination will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating candidates' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Candidates must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.
If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, an oral examination will not be conducted. Instead, a score of seventy percent (70%) will be assigned to each application, and each applicant will be placed on the eligible list.
Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary, Extra Help, Intermittent, and Fixed-Term) vacancies for this position and similar positions within the Resource Management Agency. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy within the Environmental Health Division.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record is required for this position. For those classifications that are subject to Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations, incumbents will be tested prior to driving a commercial vehicle and may be randomly tested thereafter.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Liz Sandoval by email at liz.sandoval@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 654-2482.