Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Salary: $6,416-$8,156 per month
The ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SUPERVISOR position is full-time, 40 hours, FLSA exempt, Civil Service and not Union represented.
Columbia County is looking for a creative, collaborative, and versatile supervisor to plan, prioritize, assign and review the work of staff involved in the County's Environmental Health Programs and join our Public Health team. Columbia County Public Health is committed to improving quality of life and protecting the health and well-being of all residents by addressing social, economic and environmental conditions. We want to ensure that all people in Columbia County have the opportunity for a healthy life.
DUTIES: Plan, organize and supervise the Environmental Health programs and services. Supervise and coordinate the work of the Environmental Health Specialists and other staff assigned to the Environmental Health Program to ensure compliance with public health laws and administrative rules. Operate with a high degree of independence and professional judgement to solve complex problems in the performance of assigned duties.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Master's degree in public or community health with a minimum of two years' experience in an environmental health program that includes advanced responsibilities and/or project supervision and management, of which one year must be in environmental sanitation under the supervision of a registered environmental health specialist or sanitarian. Or a Bachelor's degree with specialization in an environmental science and a minimum of four years' experience in an environmental health program that includes advanced responsibilities and/or project supervision and management and two years which must be in environmental sanitation under the supervision of a registered environmental health specialist or sanitarian. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the above duties may be acceptable.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable under the County's liability insurance. Possession of, or the ability to possess within thirty days of hire, registration as an Environmental Health Specialist with the State of Oregon.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Thorough knowledge of principles and methods of environmental sanitation, including communicable disease and sanitation investigation, vector control and soil evaluation. Knowledge of state laws and rules governing environmental sanitation, sewage disposal, and public health inspections. Familiarity with methods and equipment used by establishments regulated under an environmental health agency. Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of environmental sanitation along with office processes and procedures. Must be familiar with principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations and also the impact of cultural, social and behavioral factors in the delivery of programs and services.
Must have skills to compile data, use software to complete and record environmental health inspections and use logic, data and reasoning when identifying and reviewing problems. Must have the skills to use manual surveying and laboratory equipment that is used in testing water, soil, food and disease samples and specimens. Must provide timely, effective and efficient customer service and take initiative when solving problems.
Ability to supervise and implement a comprehensive environmental health program and assist in budget preparation activities. Participate in development of local environmental health modernization plan; Implement strategies to improve local infrastructure for communicable disease control, emergency preparedness and response, public health communication, and health equity and cultural responsiveness. Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff. Maintain accurate and complete program records. Coordinate the personnel activities of an environmental health program. Read and interpret assignments with little direct supervision. Ability to work both independently and as a team member. Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with fellow employees, other agencies, County officials and the general public.