Nature of Work: The Environmental Health Manager position (Program Manager III) supervises the day to day operations of the Health District's Environmental Health (EH) team.
This individual is responsible for supervising Environmental Specialist positions in Flagstaff and Page AZ and 1 front counter Administrative Specialist I position. The EH Manager often works independently, performing work of considerable difficulty in public program management.
The EH Manager provides technical expertise to the Coconino County Public Health Services District to support our County Mission where every resident achieves their fullest health potential.
The EH manager leads and manages the EH team to:
Promote environmental public health
Prevent the spread of communicable and food-borne disease
Reduce the risk of preventable illnesses and communicable disease
Prevent transmission of vector borne illness
Assure duties delegated by the Arizona Department of Health Services are carried out
Investigate public nuisances
Inform the public on steps to prevent illness and accidental injury
Offer education to employees of regulated establishments
Regulate permitted and licensed establishments to assure code compliance Determine if service levels are met
Provide services that meet the expectations of our customers
As an award-winning organization with high regard for cultural diversity and the positive contributions of the many thriving cultures within our county, our nation, and our society, Coconino County leads a variety of initiatives that celebrate diversity; from our Annual Diversity Day, and monthly Heritage Lunch & Learns, to book clubs, and professional development academies which target diverse workforce segments. Coconino County's respect for diversity is shared throughout the organization.
Typical Duties: (Illustrative Only)
Plans, implements, administers and evaluates programs that provide services to the public
Assesses community needs and coordinates resources to enhance existing programs
Provides information to the general public on environmental health hazards and public health best practices
Investigates environmental health outbreaks including foodborne outbreaks and illness and outbreaks caused by public health vectors including: plague, West Nile virus, Zika virus, tularemia, tick borne relapsing fever and rabies
Educates the regulated community and enforces environmental health regulations
Oversees the application of pesticides to prevent public health emergencies
Updates and/or develops policies and procedures to improve program efficiencies and effectiveness
Negotiates, administers and monitors contracts
Ensure adherence to federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations
Maintains working relationships with community agencies and organizations
Establishes close working relationships with community partners
Monitors budget expenditures, prepares and administers program budgets
Develops programs to create community awareness service availability
Supervises assigned personnel, including front line supervisors, program coordinators and/or support staff
Assists and supports other divisions and programs within the Health District
Writes grants and develops new funding sources
Bachelor's degree in public/business administration, or a related field within subject area and four years public program management experience, including at least one year of supervisory experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
Must obtain registration as Sanitarian in Arizona within one year of employment. Must obtain an Arizona driver's license by date of hire and maintain it throughout employment.
The ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in Public Health or a related field; 3 plus years of supervisory experience; 5 plus years' experience in environmental health at the county or state level; knowledge and experience in educating and enforcement the FDA Food Code, will be skilled in Microsoft Office, database entry and producing reports; with experience in complaint resolution and foodborne illness investigation in vector transmitted illnesses.
Preferred qualifications include experience as a Registered Sanitarian in AZ or by NEHA; experience as a Standardized FDA Food Inspection Officer and bilingual skills in Navajo or Spanish; pest applicator, licensed by the Pest Management Division of the AZ State Department of Agriculture.
This position is exempt from overtime. Note: Individuals in exempt classifications as part time employees may be classified as non-exempt per FLSA law regarding minimum weekly salary requirements.
Internal Number: 0118
About Coconino County Public Health Services District
Coconino County, located in northern Arizona, could be described as diverse, unique, eclectic, deep-rooted, historic, sacred, beautiful and friendly. Even our name is unique. According to archival records at the Museum of Northern Arizona, the name “Coconino” is derived from “Cohonino,” the Hopi word for Havasupai and Yavapai. Coconino County Mission Statement We live in a land of vast and endless beauty, home to many cultures. With energy and enthusiasm, we commit:• To serve conscientiously our community and citizens in a changing world;• To provide the most effective and efficient delivery of services;• To be sensitive to the needs of all citizens;• To challenge, recognize and support our employees;• To protect, preserve and care for our environment.As we enter our second century of public service, we envision our citizens and staff proud of their government and its accomplishments. We look forward to the future, confident that working together in an atmosphere of cooperation and trust, we will meet each new challenge with creativity and integrity.