274-001 - ENVIR FIELD SVCS MGR
|Class Title: Manager, Environmental Field Services (EFSM)|
Grade Number: 13N - Exempt; $56,083.00-$82,329.98 per annum
Department: Community and Economic Development, Bureau of Health
This is a professional environmental health supervisory position responsible for the development and management of various programs in the Environmental Field Services Division. Duties include supervising the activities of and providing direction to Sanitarians and Clerks, developing appropriate policies and procedures, researching and drafting ordinance proposals and identifying community environmental health needs. The EFSM develops new initiatives and program activities to achieve the goals established by the annual program plans and long-range planning objectives. The work is performed under the general direction of the Associate Director for Environmental Health Services with considerable latitude for independent judgment and initiative. Performance is evaluated annually based on specific objectives.
Works under the supervision of the Associate Director for Environmental Health Services.
Directly supervises five (5) Sanitarians and two (2) Clerical staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(A) Administers licensing and registration for a variety of facilities subject to regulation and/or for individuals who conduct regulated activities.
(B) Directs the administration and enforcement of all applicable environmental and public health laws through the coordination and supervision of all field staff activity, includes the review of all investigations and inspections for completeness, accuracy, conformance to established policy and appropriate application of legal requirements.
(C) Assures adequate staff training to maintain required certifications and proficiencies in all program areas and public health core competencies including emergency response competencies.
(D) Interacts and coordinates activities with other City bureaus, county, state and federal agencies involved in public health and environmental protection.
(E) Develops annual program plan objectives and activities designed to meet those objectives.
(F) Plans and prepares the annual budget for the Environmental Field Services Division.
(G) Drafts proposed new ordinances and amendments that address environmental public health issues and supports their passage by City Council.
(H) Identifies environmental health needs of the community through surveys, data collection and analysis; conducts long-range and short-term program planning with the community and partner agencies.
(I) Develops and revises policies and procedures that provide direction to the professional staff in the conduct of their duties. Conducts annual performance evaluation of all field staff.
(J) Acts as the City's system administrator to the PA Department of Agriculture PAFoodSafety system programs for food, child care, bathing place and institutional facility inspections.
(K) Acts as the Bureau's system administrator to the Eden CE Case complaint reporting system.
(L) Acts as the Bureau's system administrator and Hearing Officer to the SWEEP violation ticket system.
(M) Acts as the Radiation Safety Officer for management of the Bureau's lead paint analyzer.
(N) Provides quality and effective customer service with courtesy and understanding to our customers, citizens and internal departments.
(O) Fulfills training requirements to maintain required certification.
(P) Maintains current knowledge of all applicable environmental and public health laws and regulations.
(Q) Disseminates information to the public via the City's Public Information Officer about environmental health issues through the media by direct consultation with the public, and by public campaigns.
(R) Directs the development and revision of various computer programs and reports utilized for program planning and evaluation.
(S) Available to respond to public health emergencies and assumes the role designated in the public health emergency response plan.
(T) Performs related work as may be required.
Education and Experience:
(A) Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college in environmental health or sanitary engineering, or;
(B) Bachelor's Degree which includes a minimum of 30 semester hours/45 quarter hours in physical or natural sciences i.e., biology, chemistry, bacteriology, microbiology or physics.
(C) Minimum of five (5) years experience in the field of environmental health or significant public health experience.
(D) Supervisory experience preferred.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Knowledge of the City's Public Health Code, pertinent federal and state environmental health laws and regulations and accepted procedures for compliance enforcement and prosecution.
(B) Knowledge of FDA Model Food Code.
(C) Knowledge of HUD, EPA and PA Dept. of Labor & Industry lead hazard abatement regulations.
(D) Working knowledge of microbiology, biology, chemistry, food science, radiology, entomology, and basic engineering technology as applied to environmental health practices.
(E) Knowledge of office administration and management principles including personnel policies and ability to assess budgetary needs.
(F) Ability to determine work priorities, assign work and ensure proper completion of work assignments by environmental health field personnel and support staff.
(G) Ability to work effectively with staff, professionals and the general public, and to interact in a non-judgmental, culturally-sensitive manner with people of diverse cultures and lifestyles.
(H) Ability to present formal environmental health training programs.
(I) Excellent communication skills, including the ability to develop and express ideas and opinions concisely, comprehensively and clearly in oral and written form. Ability to work with others in solving complex environmental problems.
(J) Basic knowledge of the use of computers in word processing data compilation, analysis and research.
(K) Acquires, maintains, and demonstrates the public health core competency skill levels listed below: Proficient - Analytic Assessment, Policy Development/Program Planning, Communication, Cultural Competency, Community Dimensions of Practice, Basic PH Sciences, Financial Planning and Management, Leadership and Systems Thinking.
(L) Possess a valid driver's license.
Certification as a Registered Sanitarian or Registered Environmental Health Specialist or acquires certification within 1 year of start date.
Certification as a Local Health Officer in Pennsylvania or acquires certification within 1 year of start date.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Cell phone, radio, thermometers, thermocouples, light meters, noise meters, basic environmental sampling equipment, bathing place water test kit, flashlights, measuring devices, XRF radioactive lead paint analyzer, digital camera, tablet computer and portable printer, desktop pc, food sampling equipment, insect dippers, rodent traps and glue boards, pesticides, animal traps, other equipment as required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to sit, stand, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distant vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must be able to spend extended portions of the day sitting, driving a vehicle and walking; must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds from various positions; must have the manual dexterity to operate various mechanical and non-mechanical devices (e.g., meters, sampling kits); must be able to enter and negotiate confined spaces and construction sites; must be able to climb four or more flights of stairs at any one time; discern odors, climb ladders without assistance; withstand extended exposure to extremes of temperature both indoors (e.g., bakeries, walk-in freezers) and outdoors.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work environment includes offices, court rooms, restaurants and other food facilities, child care facilities, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, swimming pools, correctional institutions, residences (both occupied and vacant), commercial, manufacturing and industrial settings. Performance of duties may be required at emergency response scenes and shelters. Unsanitary conditions, vectors and animals will be encountered. Work will take place both indoors and outdoors and may include exposure to inclement weather.
The noise level in these work environments can range from quiet to loud.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.