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Environmental Health Manager

Company:  Flathead City-County Health Department

Location:  Kalispell, MT

Date Posted:  January 10, 2019

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Employment Type:  Full Time

Salary:  $29.83 Per Hour


Environmental Health Manager

About the Position

Department Overview:
The Flathead City-County Health Department is a public health agency providing certain statutorily-mandated services and other contracted services to people who reside in or visit Flathead County. The divisions of the Health Department offering primary prevention services include: Environmental Health Services, Community Health Services, Health Promotion and the Flathead County Animal Shelter. Primary health care services are offered through the Flathead Community Health Center, Flathead Family Planning and Flathead County Home Health. Environmental Health services offered include food safety, water quality and land use development and air quality. Community Health services offered include communicable disease prevention and control, immunization services, maternal, infant and early childhood managed care programs and the Women Infant and Children (WIC) program. Health promotion services offered include cancer screening, tobacco use prevention, injury prevention and public health preparedness. The Flathead Community Health Center is a federally qualified health center and Flathead Family Planning clinic is operated under Title X of the Public Health Service Act. The Flathead Community Health Center and Flathead Family planning provide team based patient centered medical, reproductive, dental and behavioral health care. Flathead County Home Health is a licensed home health care agency offering professional care services to homebound patients.

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Health Officer is responsible for performing professional and administrative work in planning and directing Environmental Public Health programs and does related work as required.

Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities): These duties are the essential functions and are not all-inclusive of all duties that the incumbent performs.

  • Plans, organizes and implements environmental health programs in accordance with regulatory framework of the County and State and in accordance with the community's needs.
  • Plans, delegates, supervises and evaluates the work of Environmental Health staff.
  • Receives, compiles and analyzes information necessary to generate activity reports that evaluate the effectiveness of Environmental Health programs.
  • Initiates, prepares and administers state and federal grants and monitors compliance with the contractual requirements of the grant programs.
  • Enforces and/or supervises the enforcement of environmental public health laws and regulations.
  • Prepares and presents oral and written reports. 
  • Formulates Division policies and procedures to assure a standardized approach with respect to implementation and ongoing activities of Environmental Health programming.
  • Maintains awareness of local environmental challenges potentially affecting the public's health.
  • Stays abreast of contemporary environmental public health practice and modifies local programs as appropriate.
  • Interfaces as appropriate with other Health Department Divisions, governmental agencies, community organizations, professional groups and the public to coordinate services.
  • Establishes and maintains a continuing education program for self and staff assuring the programs are appropriate for environmental public health practitioners.
  • Reviews construction plans and specifications relating to environmental health programs.
  • Supports public health accreditation through engagement in performance management, quality improvement, strategic planning and workforce development.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Works primarily during normal business hours with occasional evening and weekend commitments including being available on-call for emergencies.
  • Works in both an office environment and in the field.
  • Performs field work in all weather conditions.
  • May be required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and reach with hands and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Infrequently required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Requires occasional travel to meetings and training.

Qualifications

Supervision Exercised: Directly supervises assigned professional and clerical positions in the Health Department.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of environmental analysis procedures and techniques; principles of appropriate physical or life science; provisions of relevant laws.
  • Knowledge of the principles of the design and operation of various environmental control facilities and equipment; pollution sources, problems, impacts, and solution.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles administration, supervision, training and evaluation.
  • Thorough Knowledge of budgetary and financial procedures and data processing applications
  • Skill in the use of sampling and data collection equipment.
  • Inspection and investigation skills.
  • Skills in the preparation of concise and accurate reports and other related documentation.
  • Ability to plan, organize and administer environmental health programs.
  • Ability to maintain a professional leadership role in the Department.
  • Ability to direct and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and make judgments on technical reports.
  • Ability to interpret and apply environmental public health law.
  • Ability to provide technical advice and consultation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to fulfill all physical requirements of the classification

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid Montana driver's license, proof of insurability, and safe driving record.
  • Must be registered as a Sanitarian with the Montana Board of Sanitarians.

Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree in environmental health, public health or related discipline; or a combination of related undergraduate education and experience to equate to a masters level degree.
  • Five years in environmental health service with increasing program responsibility.
  • At least one year of supervisory and management experience

How to Apply 

Apply for this position at flathead county's website: https://flathead.mt.gov/human_resources/apply/