Environmental Health Manager | Scott County, Iowa – Scott County, Iowa |

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Environmental Health Manager supervises Environmental Health staff and ensures staff have the tools needed to achieve the Health Department’s mission of protecting the health of the community.

$63,356 – $73,465 to start based on experience.

Job Responsibilities

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assigns, schedules, and oversees the work of staff; authorizes overtime and leave; participates in recruitment and selection; conducts performance appraisals; provides coaching, counseling and corrective or disciplinary action as appropriate; provides or approves program or department training.

Oversees all environmental programs; reviews statistics, orders, notices, and citations; stays abreast of State and Federal legislation related to environmental health; provides annual reports; discusses issues with staff regarding environmental programs.

Assists staff with inspections when necessary.

Monitors and approves grant and service area expenses; participates in annual budgeting of department’s budget for Environmental Health Service Area.

Participates in planning and implementing department responses to public health issues to include floods and disease outbreaks.

Develops and maintains service area and departmental policies, procedures, and plans.

Serves on departmental, county, state and national committees as requested.

Provides education to businesses, BOH, and colleagues; speaks with media.

Performs on-call duties as required as part of department’s duty officer team.

Participates in department efforts related to accreditation/reaccreditation, performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development.

Maintains documents and files; updates database information to document program activities.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
Bachelor’s degree in Public/Environmental Health or related field; AND five (5) years of experience in environmental service delivery, which includes some supervisory responsibilities; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Master’s level degree preferred.

Knowledge of:
Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Supervisory principles and practices.

Work safety policies, procedures, and practices.

Environmental health and services.

Quality evaluation and improvement methods.

Skill in:
Preparing clear and concise reports.

Interacting tactfully and professionally with the County staff, outside agencies, and the public.

Operating a computer including standard software and some specialized software.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

License and Certification Requirements
Must be a National Environmental Health Association Registered Environmental Health Specialist or obtain designation within one (1) year of hire.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Work is performed in a standard office environment and various locations throughout Scott County.
May be exposed to potentially dangerous tools, equipment, and machinery, hazardous chemicals, and potential physical harm from agitated citizens, and infectious diseases when collecting sewage samples. May be required to traverse uneven terrain, climb ladders, and lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Benefits

The following is a summary of benefits provided to non-union County employees. Benefits for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary somewhat depending on specific contract provisions.

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