Director of Environmental Health and Emergency Services

Central Utah Public Health Department logoCompany:   Central Utah Public Health Department

Location:   Richfield, UT

Date Posted:   August 29, 2019

Application Deadline:   September 23, 2019

Employment Type:   Full time

Salary:   DOE


Director of Environmental Health and Emergency Services

About the Position

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Local Health Officer, serves as the Environmental Health and Emergency Services Director of the Central Utah Public Health Department encompassing Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne counties. Supervises and directs the programs and activities within the Environmental Health and Emergency Services Division to meet the needs of the department with respect to environmental health and emergency services. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Promotes and protects the health and wellness of the people within the Department’s jurisdiction by functioning within the framework of statutes, policies, rules, and regulations of the State of Utah pertaining to Local Health Departments and specifically environmental health programs.
  • Directs environmental health programs assigned by statute, administrative rule, or agreed upon contractually with State and Local partners. Determines objectives, organization, finances, work methods, and public relations for various environmental health programs.
  • Develop budgets and work plans for numerous environmental health and emergency services programs. Ensure compliance with budgets and work plans by approving expenditures, evaluating work plans and communicating objectives with staff members.
  • Make staffing decisions for assigned personnel including hiring, training, performance evaluation, scheduling of work load, and retention of personnel.
  • Manage a team of environmental health staff in eight offices throughout a six-county region, including all aspects of program development, goal setting, assignment delegation, distribution, evaluation and reporting.
  • At the direction of the Health Officer, assists to establish policies, develop and implement programs, and recommend program changes.
  • Draft and issue violation notices and compliance orders as needed to ensure compliance with applicable health regulations.
  • Represent the department on committees and boards in developing sound environmental health codes, rules, and regulations.
  • Perform inspections and surveys as necessary. Provide direction and training to staff members on inspection processes and objectives.
  • Manage a team of emergency services personnel in eight offices throughout a six-county region, including all aspects of program development, goal setting, assignment delegation, distribution, evaluation and reporting.
  • Assist in drafting and reviewing public health emergency response plans, including determination of public health roles and responsibilities. 
  • Assist in developing emergency preparedness and response training and exercises for internal use and with external partners. Provide evaluation of training and exercise activities.
  • Serve as an active member of the CUPHD Executive Management team -- providing input, suggestions, and recommendations to all aspects of the mission and goals of the department.
  • Attends and participates in various meetings with elected officials, other public agencies, the media, the public, state advisory committees, and professional associations. Appropriately disseminates information relative to environmental health and emergency services related topics.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in environmental health, public health, or the physical sciences. Five years of work experience in the field of environmental health, public health emergency response, or a closely related field. Additionally, two years of work experience directly related to the duties described in the job description preferred.
  • Current licensure through the state of Utah as an Environmental Health Scientist or the ability to prove reciprocity of licensure from another state. Licensure must be maintained and current throughout the duration of employment.
  • Demonstration of leadership, personnel administration, personal and professional integrity, fostering relationships of cooperation, decision-making, fiscal responsibility, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of environmental health codes, regulations, protocols and laws at the local, state and federal levels, particularly in regards to the operation of local public health departments.
  • Experience in the evaluation, development, and implementation of operational procedures and protocols.
  • Experience in successfully managing operating budgets, including multiple, non-concurrent fiscal and reporting years.
  • Proficiency in the use of computerization for data storage and reporting. Familiarity with spreadsheets, word processors and networks.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must pass a criminal history background investigation.
  • Must possess a valid Utah Driver License; out of state personnel are required to obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty days of hire date. 

How to Apply

Applications may be obtained from the Central Utah Public Health Department Richfield office or at www.centralutahpublichealth.com. Completed applications can be submitted in person, by mail to Human Resource Manager at 70 Westview Drive, Richfield, Utah, 84701 or email jlundgre@utah.gov. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information, contact Nate Selin at (435) 896-5451. Central Utah Public Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.