ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGER I/II

SERIES SPECIFICATION

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Class Code: TK4/TK5
Analyst: KT/CE 
Date Originated: 8/79
Date Revised: 6/88; 9/89; 7/92; 11/03

DEFINITION

Under direction, plan, organize, coordinate and direct one or more environmental health programs, including the inspection and enforcement of federal, State, and local environmental health and safety laws, ordinances, and regulations; maintain liaison with federal, State, regional and local agencies and other County departments to formulate and administer environmental policies and procedures; and perform other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This class series is distinguished from the single position class of Principal Environmental Health Coordinator by specialization in environmental health regulatory programs and registration as an Environmental Health Specialist. The Principle Environmental Health Coordinator is responsible for county-wide water resource protection through programs relating to septic system management, beach and watershed monitoring, native fisheries, and aquifer recharge and supply through a system of collaborative planning, technical analysis and reporting.

Environmental Health Program Manager I is the first level for the program manager series. Incumbents in this class manage multiple environmental health programs under one of the following program sections: Land Use, Consumer Protection, Hazardous Materials, Housing, and other specialized programs. Incumbents train and supervise Environmental Health Specialists and other assigned personnel, and this class is distinguished from the Environmental Health Specialist III class by having responsibilities for supervision, planning, coordination, and evaluation of one or more environmental health programs.

Environmental Health Program Manager II is the senior level for the program manager series. Incumbents in this class manage multiple environmental health programs and with their experience, provide routine backup of any of the other division regulatory programs. This class is distinguished from the next lower class of Environmental Health Program Manager I by more specialized knowledge of both the technical and administrative requirements in all of the divisionís environmental health regulatory programs. This class is distinguished from the next higher class of Environmental Health Director in that the latter class has overall responsibility for the entire Environmental Health Division. 

TYPICAL TASKS

Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate Environmental Health Specialists, Environmental Health Specialist Trainees, and other assigned staff in one or more environmental health programs; recommends, interprets, and implements program policies, procedures, and regulations; trains and evaluates the work of assigned staff in environmental health and safety regulations, investigation and enforcement; establishes assignment priorities and assures field work is accomplished property and timely; reviews field inspection reports and violation notices; assists staff to carry out an effective comprehensive environmental health program including public education, investigation and enforcement of State and County laws, regulations, and ordinances; prepares budget requests for assigned programs; directs investigations and studies of environmental health problems such as hazardous materialsí handling and disposal, contaminated water or improper sewage disposal, then recommends solutions; monitors and may directly investigate complaints and violations of environmental health and safety regulations, and may recommend cleanup or mitigation measures; reviews and approves subordinate recommendations to issue construction permits including the review of blueprints and specifications pertaining to well and water systems, sewage and solid waste disposal, above-ground and underground storage, and transportation of hazardous materials, swimming facilities and other structures; coordinates and consults with representatives of local, regional, State, and federal agencies regarding environmental health policies, issues, and actions in a wide range of environmental programs; analyzes and interprets laboratory reports, findings, and studies involving investigation of environmental health problems; maintains liaison with a variety of committees, commissions, and other groups concerning environmental health and safety issues; may be required to respond to emergency conditions involving hazardous materials, pollution, and other environmental concerns such as overflowing sewage or food poisoning; assists in the development and preparation of program goals, objectives, and budgets; prepares and presents written and oral reports; and may represent the Environmental Health Division in the absence of the Division Director.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge

Environmental Health Program Manager I

Environmental Health Program Manager II

All of the above knowledge, plus:

ABILITIES

Environmental Health Program Manager I

Environmental Health Program Manager II

All of the above plus:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Environmental Health Program Manager I:

Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Environmental Health Program Manager II:

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and ability would be:

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Note: Specialized training may be required by the Department within a certain time period for any of the Management units.

Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures; slippery surfaces; loud noises; sunburn; dust and pollen; bee stings; infections such as tick-borne Lyme disease or mosquito-borne encephalitis; angry or hostile persons; hazardous materials; wetness, such as while walking in the rain or through a stream on a site inspection; raw or partially treated sewage; inadequate ventilation; live electrical wires; aggressive dogs; fleas, cockroaches, and rodents.

Bargaining Unit: Mid-Management
EEOC Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 74
Workersí Comp Code: 0285