Environmental Health Manager

Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division LogoCompany:   Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division

Location:   Green Bay, WI

Date Posted:   September 27, 2019

Application Deadline:   Open until filled

Employment Type:   Full time

Salary:  $60,000 - $70,000 annually

Environmental Health Manager

About the Position

Job Summary

Responsible for the coordination and supervision of the Environmental Health Unit, including oversight of the public health laboratory

Essential Duties

Environmental Health Duties:

  • Directs the operation of the Environmental Health Unit.
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and evaluates all environmental health program services, including compliance with local codes, state regulations, and federal requirements.
  • Administers approved agent contracts with state agencies (e.g., DATCP) to provide services authorized under state statute.
  • Communicates with policy makers, board members, and others regarding public policy issues that impact the department.
  • Facilitates effective working relationships with state, federal, and other regional and local agencies.

Supervisory Duties:

  • Supervises environmental unit staff including, but not limited to, public health sanitarians and laboratory technicians.
  • Assigns and schedules assignments, reviews work, and evaluates performance of sanitarian staff, laboratory staff, and other staff assigned to the environmental unit.  
  • Assists sanitarian staff with problem solving and direction in unusual situations, difficult cases, enforcement actions, and condemnations.
  • Screens, interviews, and hires sanitarian, laboratory staff, and other staff assigned to the environmental unit.
  • Orients new employees, conducts and supervises training, evaluation and continuing education programs.

Laboratory Duties:

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the operation of the public health laboratory.
  • Supervises the collection of specimens, including running and interpretation of all routine lab tests and procedures; supervises special testing projects.  Supervises shipment of specimens for specialized testing.
  • Advises appropriate personnel of test results and makes recommendations in regard to potential public health hazards.
  • Maintains laboratory and its certification according to State and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards.
  • Directs inventory analysis to assure proper levels of reagents and consumables, equipment, and supplies.
  • Assures laboratory equipment is in an acceptable operating condition and functioning adequately during analysis.
  • Responsible for investigating new programs and evaluating current programs to provide maximum service and utilization of available lab facilities.  Schedules lab sampling whenever indicated in conjunction with nursing and other environmental health activities.

Administrative Duties:

  • Develops and implements policies and procedures for environmental programs and health department laboratory.  Reviews, modifies and ensures compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Meets regularly with environmental unit staff and support staff.
  • Assists in development of annual department budget, provides input and oversees/monitors expenditures related to the environmental unit and laboratory.
  • Develops budget performance measures for environmental unit programs and monitors completion.
  • Assembles data and prepares special reports.
  • Interacts with media representatives and conducts interviews.
  • Receives and responds to inquiries and requests for information and/or requests for service including after normal business hours.  
  • Attends and represents the department at meetings, coalitions, committees, and collaborative projects.
  • Attends seminars, meetings and in-service training related to environmental unit programs.
  • Participates in training and exercises/drills to prepare for and respond to public health threats in accordance with county and departmental emergency response plans.


  • PH meter
  • Any/all microscopes
  • Balances - manual/electric
  • TDS meter
  • Noise meter
  • Computer
  • Air sampling instrumentation


Minimum Qualifications Required

Education and Experience:         
A Public Health Sanitarian who is registered under Chs SPS 174 to 177 with a Bachelor's degree with a major in chemistry, microbiology, environmental health or a related science field, and has 3 or more years of progressively responsible full time experience in an environmental health or a related science field, and has 3 or more years of progressively responsible full time experience in an environmental health program, preferably including supervision, in a public health agency;


A public health sanitarian who is registered under Chs SPS 174 to 177 with a Master's degree in environmental health, public health, public health administration, health administration, or a similar field, and has 2 or more years of full-time experience in a general environmental program in a public health agency, preferably including supervision and experience in a public health laboratory or environmental laboratory preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid Driver's License 
  • Public Health Sanitarian Registration

How to Apply

Apply online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/browncounty/jobs/2482538/environmental-health-manager?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Click on the Environmental Health Manager Position.