Position within the Health Department responsible for supervising environmental public health activities. This is a senior-level supervisory position with responsibility for program oversight and design, coordinating and conducting regulatory inspections, staff supervision and training. Will enforce laws and conduct hearings for violations of local environmental health ordinances. Coordinates and conducts training of assigned staff on inspection standards, ordinances, procedures, use of technology and regulations relating to environmental public standards. Duties include compiling and analyzing data, producing reports, policy development and implementation, and drafting City ordinance. Will participate in development of budget and will monitor and approve expenditures. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university with a minimum of 30 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Bacteriology, Food Science, Soil Science, Sanitary Science, Environmental Health or in closely related physical or natural sciences; requires three or more years of experience in environmental health in one or more relevant areas, including experience in a supervisory, administrative or consultative capacity; or any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Requires basic knowledge of management and administrative activities, either directly or through subordinate supervision. Must have knowledge of applicable local ordinances and state and federal regulations pertaining to environmental public health; must have knowledge of environmental related illness, causation, and control techniques. Requires the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, with tact and discretion, both orally and in writing and to prepare clear and concise correspondence and reports. Must be skilled in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting deadlines, interpreting technical information and be able to effectively use and design technological solutions. Should be skilled in leading and motivating staff and possess the ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public. Must be available for phone calls during irregular hours (evenings and weekends) as needed. Incumbent may be expected to successfully obtain certification by federal or state agencies for specialized duties if required for the assignment involved.
Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk moderate distances, ascend or descend ladders/stairs/ramps, drive, drive at night, sit, kneel, crouch, stoop, maneuver uneven terrain, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, and lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Typical Working Conditions: May be exposed to the elements of the outdoors with possible exposure to some hazards, i.e. dust, dirt, smoke, grease, ice. Working conditions are typically moderately quiet.
Valid State Driver’s License
Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Missouri Certified Environmental Health Specialist (preferred)
Drug Testing and Background Check
Apply on-line at www.indepmo.org/hr or in the Human Resources Department, 2nd Floor City Hall, 111 East Maple, Independence MO 64050. Position open until filled with first review of applications May 10, 2013
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