The Larimer County Health and Environment Department is seeking an Environmental Health Director to join our team.
The Environmental Health Director serves the thriving communities in Larimer County Colorado, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Our agency mission is to promote a healthy community and reduce unnecessary suffering caused by preventable disease, disability, or death.
This position performs professional and supervisory duties relating to the planning, directing, organizing, implementing, and coordination of all programs and activities associated with environmental health and emergency preparedness and response operations. Our ideal candidate exemplifies the characteristics of a collaborative, innovative and resilient work culture and- along with the leadership team - models the appropriate behavior to create and maintain a resilient work culture within the Department. Primary work in this role includes: developing/revising policies and procedures in accordance with established public health laws, rules, regulations, and Department policy; performing research and producing correspondence or reports; gathering data and preparing cases for administrative or legal action; and assisting with the development and implementation of continuous quality improvement measures.
- Serves as a member of the Leadership Team including providing updates and progress on related administration issues, problems, and solutions to the Public Health Director.
- Conducts performance evaluations, establishes yearly staff goals, and motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
- Takes personal responsibility to provide exceptional customer service in order to promote and maintain a positive Public Health Image.
- Directs and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, plans, and priorities.
- Develops and implements orientation/training programs for staff as well as educational programs for staff and the public.
- Participates in the more complex, difficult, and sensitive inspections.
- Develops and manages the budget.
- Directs and monitors water, food, sewage, and pollution control programs.
- Attends seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate, enhances and maintains knowledge of trends and developments in field; and attends association and professional meetings
- Supervises and participates in the preparation of reports and statistical information for appraisal and planning of needed services; presents to the Board of Health, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), City Council, and other outside agencies.
- Responds to the most difficult citizen complaints and requests for information.
- Coordinates public health activities with other County divisions and with outside agencies.
- Responds to environmental emergencies and supervises the environmental health aspects.
- Conducts department hearings on violations of regulations and laws.
- Analyzes and interprets current regulations and monitors new legislation.
Our Ideal Candidate:
- Has five (5) years of increasingly responsible technical and administrative experience working in an environmental health or public health agency, including supervisory and program management responsilities (required).
- Holds a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Environmental Health, Public Health, or a related field. Applicants who do not hold a Master’s Degree will be considered for this role if they hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health, Public Health or a related field and have equivalent work experience that can be substituted for a Master’s Degree on a year-for-year basis.
- Possesses, or has the ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License.
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All application components must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.