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Director Environmental Health Branch -

San Francisco Department of Public Health San Francisco, CA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Director of Environmental Health leads and directs the Environmental Health Branch (EHB).  This position reports to the Director of Health and the County Health Officer/Director of Population Health Division.  The EHB Director directs all the environmental health regulatory programs for DPH including Food Safety, Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste, Healthy Housing, Solid Waste, Water Quality, Local Oversight Program and Site Mitigation for contaminated sites, Massage Parlors, Body Art, Tobacco Sales, Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, and the Air, Noise and Radiation Program. The Director also supervises the County Agricultural Commissioner, Weights and Measures, Children’s Environmental Health Promotion, Food Systems Programs and the Program for Health, Equity and Sustainability (PHES). In addition, the Director supervises the Environmental Health Operations (Budget, payments, purchases, and building) staff, the Information Technology staff, and the Disaster Planning staff. Essential duties include but are not limited to:

 

      • Provides effective leadership for the Environmental Health Branch by developing shared vision, purpose, values, and strategy with EHB managers and staff. The Director positively engages, empowers, and inspires managers and staff to pursue and achieve EHB strategic goals and objectives;

      • Plans, implements, ensures continuous quality improvement, and performance and service excellence at all levels of the EHB. Ensures the conduct of high quality environmental health assessments, health impact assessments, and data/knowledge management, synthesis, and translation to guide and inform environment health protection efforts, policy development, and regulatory and enforcement actions;
      • Develops policies and procedures for all of the Environmental Health Programs;

      • Assists in development, review and approval of the Environmental Health Branch budget. The Environmental Health expenditure and revenue budgets are approximately $25,000,000 annually; 

      • Ensures that Environmental Health fees are set to pay for the costs of each program and all fees are collected and deposited in the proper codes. Approves invoices and expenditures, reviews revenues;

      • Determines and ensures proper staffing levels for each program, approves training and handles personnel and union matters.  There are approximately 125 staff employees plus additional contract staff; 

      • Works with DPH Office of Policy and Planning, the Board of Supervisors and the City Attorney’s Office to draft and pass city legislation that involves environmental health issues;

      • Apprises the Director of Health and the Health Officer of urgent environmental health concerns;

      • Works and interacts with community organizations, private citizens, private industry, environmental justice advocates and other city departments on environmental health matters;

      • Interacts extensively with numerous and diverse stakeholders on controversial, high stakes, and emotionally charged environmental and human health issues requiring exceptional  skill in conflict resolution, negotiation, change management and ethnical leadership;

      • Balances competing interests and demands to optimally protect and promote health;

      • Responds to communications from staff, supervisors, other departmental representatives, and the general public;

      • Leads environmental health strategy and policy development to ensure health protection;

      • Interacts with community organizations, private citizens, private industry, environmental justice advocates and other city departments on environmental health matters; and

      • Participates in the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health meetings and conference calls.

      The 0953 Deputy Director III – Director, Environmental Health Branch performs related duties as required/assigned.  

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

      1. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; AND

      Six (6) years of verifiable management experience which must include supervising employees engaged in food, housing, general sanitation, or other related inspection work. Qualifying experience must include two (2) years of verifiable experience at a level equivalent to a Principal Health Inspector or Environmental Health Manager; AND

      Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) by California Department of Public Health

      OR

      2. Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university; AND

      Four (4) years of verifiable management experience which must include supervising employees engaged in food, housing, general sanitation, or other related inspection work. Qualifying experience must include two (2) years of verifiable experience at a level equivalent to a Principal Health Inspector or Environmental Health Manager; AND

      Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) by California Department of Public Health

      Company Description
      The Mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans. SFDPH strives to achieve its mission through the work of two main Divisions – the San Francisco Health Network and Population Health.

      The San Francisco Health Network is the City’s only complete system of care and has locations throughout the City, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers.

      With a broad community focus, the ultimate goal of the Population Health Division is to ensure that San Franciscans have optimal health and wellness at every stage of life, and to achieve this, the Division is comprised of various branches dedicated to core public health services for the City and County of San Francisco, such as health protection and promotion, disease and injury prevention, disaster preparedness and response, and environmental health services.

      San Francisco Department of Public Health

      The Mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans. SFDPH strives to achieve its mission through the work of two main Divisions – the San Francisco Health Network and Population Health. The San Francisco Health Network is the City’s only complete system of care and has locations throughout the City, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers. With a broad community focus, the ultimate goal of the Population Health Division is to ensure that San Franciscans have optimal health and wellness at every stage of life, and to achieve this, the Division is comprised of various branches dedicated to core public health services for the City and County of San Francisco, such as health protection and promotion, disease and injury prevention, disaster preparedness and response, and environmental health services.

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