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District Environmental Health Director – Columbus

District Environmental Health Director
Full-Time Unclassified Position
Pay Grade: N District Entry Hiring Salary: $60,964.00
Maximum Hiring Salary: $70,000.00
Salary is based on prior EH Experience and Degree of Education

POSTING DATE: May 9, 2019

LOCATION: District Environmental Health, Columbus Department of Public Health, 2100 Comer Ave., Columbus, GA, 2nd Floor, HHS Center

DUTIES: Under broad supervision, this position manages a comprehensive district wide environmental health workforce that performs complex regulatory compliance, evaluation, and monitoring functions. Develops and implements policies and procedures governing food service facilities, land use (on-site sewage management, portable sanitation, non-public water), tourist accommodations, public swimming pools, spa and recreational water parks, home environmental surveys (healthy homes, lead, radon), rabies control, vector surveillance and control, and environmental health complaints that are consistent with the DPH environmental health program. Coordinates district wide EH programs with the DPH-EH program and other state and federal agencies and establishes environmental health program goals and objectives. Functions as a technical expert to staff and others, including the District Health Director, Boards of Health, federal, state, county, municipal, industrial officials, consultants, and the public. Provides technical training to environmental health specialists, other professional staff and the public.

• Collaborates with the State Environmental Section to implement programs district wide.
• Creates and maintains a high-performance environment characterized by positive leadership and a strong team orientation.
• Manages human resource and employee relations functions.
• Develops short-term (1 year) and long-term (3-5 year) goals and strategies for the district environmental health program.
• Directs environmental health programs for the district that provide technical assistance and expertise to county EHS, government agencies, corporations, contractors and the general public
• Directs the preparation and administration of the district environmental health program budget and the coordination of funding sources.
• Directs the recommendation, preparation and/or drafting of proposed laws, regulations and rules consistent with administrative procedures and the DPH.
• Directs the evaluation of technical documents, environmental and public health issues, and facilities using sound engineering and scientific principles.
• Provides technical expertise and testimony regarding environmental health issues in the community.
• Interacts with all levels of local, state, and federal governments/agencies and officials in a way that promotes respect, encourages cooperation and contributes to excellent performance.
• Maintains a consistent, high quality, customer focused orientation when conducting business and providing services or products to clients, general public and other internal/external customers.
• Has knowledge of EH Emergency Response plans and ESF 8 responsibilities, and the Incident Command Structure.
• Maintains knowledge of current policies, laws, trends, and developments inn the field of environmental health and applies pertinent new knowledge to performance of other responsibilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which included the completion of 27 semester hours (or 40 quarter hours) in laboratory sciences (e.g. chemistry, biology, geology, physics, math, etc.) AND 4 years of full-time professional level experience equivalent to a PH Environmental Compliance Specialist 4 (RCP123), Two years of which was a lead worker or at a supervisory level; OR Three years as a County Manager, PH Environmental Health (RCM060) or position equivalent.

*Current registration as a registered environmental health specialist or registered sanitarian by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) or the recognized credentialing board of a state or country having equivalent standards as NEHA. *Completion of a Master’s degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, or related field. *Completion of Managers or Leadership training program. *Completion of NIMS ICS 100, 200, 300/400, 700, 800. *Certification as a Food Safety Manager (CFSM) and holds a current Georgia Standardized Food Service Establishment Inspection Officer Certificate. * Holds a current Georgia Level II Inspector Certification for the On-Site Sewage Management Program. *Certification as a Pool Operator (CPO).

An applicant who has a disability, which requires special accommodations, should contact Human Resources at 706-321-6127.

Applicants chosen for employment may be subject to the following:
• Criminal Background Check/ Fingerprinting
• Pre-Employment Drug Screening
• I-9 Employment Verification
• Reference Checks

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY AT: Click on “About DPH” then “Careers”. Locate this position and click “Apply” to begin your application.