Deputy Director of Environmental Health-Consumer Protection Programs
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
San Mateo County Health is seeking a well-qualified individual to fill the vital role of Deputy Director of Environmental Health-Consumer Protection Programs, including retail food, commercial pool and housing program regulatory oversight. Reporting to the Director of Environmental Health Services, the Deputy Director will receive general direction from the Director of Environmental Health Services Division and exercise direct and indirect supervision over professional and technical employees within the Consumer Protection programs.
The current vacancy is in the Environmental Health Services Division of San Mateo County Health, located in San Mateo, CA, but may travel/drive to perform duties of the job.
The Deputy Director will, under general direction, plan, organize, direct, and coordinate major functions, including planning, supervision, administration, and coordination of Consumer Protection programs in the Environmental Health Services Division (Division); provide ongoing guidance to Program Supervisors; recommend, develop, implement, and evaluate goals, objectives, policies and procedures; coordinate services and represent the Division’s Consumer Protection programs with other County departments and outside agencies; provide highly complex assistance to the Director and serve as acting director, as needed.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate major functions of the Consumer Protection programs.
- Recommend, develop, implement, and evaluate goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
- Assist in program development and strategic planning.
- Plan for and respond to various programmatic and administrative initiatives; ensure timely and accurate reporting of data, both within and outside the county structure.
- Manage administrative operations such as personnel, coordination of training for designated staff, development of measurement tools and standards, project management, and emergency preparedness.
- Offer management support to the Director such as providing ongoing technical and administrative guidance to Program Supervisors, representing the division in executive meetings, responding to the media, and serving as division contact, as requested.
- Ensure that the assigned Consumer Protection programs are in compliance with local, state, and federal requirements.
- Direct and facilitate public and business educational outreach activities, with an emphasis on promoting outreach strategies reflecting cultural humility.
- Act as Administrative Hearing Officer regarding permit suspension and revocation proceedings.
- Anticipate programmatic and workflow changes that impact staff and affect internal and external communications.
- Perform detailed program reviews and audits.
- Provide highly complex assistance to the Director and serve as acting director, as needed.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
The position requires a current California certificate as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), or National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) REHS credential. If you do not possess a California certificate as a REHS, you may provide a copy of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) "Letter of Eligibility" outlining your eligibility requirements to take the REHS exam. NOTE: The certification as a California REHS must be acquired within 24 months of hire. Information about California's REHS program may be found at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/occupations/Pages/REHS.aspx
The ideal candidate will possess:
- Experience improving workflows and successfully implementing standard work processes across programs.
- Experience championing and utilizing technology to improve systems, monitor performance, and support programs.
- Experience with motivating staff and defining and reaching programmatic objectives.
- Excellent verbal and written skills.
- Experience interfacing with County Executive Leadership, city leadership, and elected officials to support objectives internal and external to the Division.
Licensure/Certification: Possession of a California certificate as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, or National Environmental Health Association REHS credential. The position requires certification as a California REHS within 24 months of employment.
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is three years of increasingly responsible administrative management experience including one year of experience in the development of environmental health policy or delivery of environmental health programs and services.
- Principles and practices of organization, public administrations, budget, and personnel management.
- Principles and practices of environmental health and related services.
- Laws, codes, regulations and policies governing environmental health.
- Principles of financial administration including budgeting, reporting, fees, and contracting,
- Local, state and federal policies and initiatives.
- Trends and developments in legislation and funding.
- Principles of personnel training and supervision.
- Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and evaluate environmental health functions and programs.
- Interpret and make decisions in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, regulations, and policies.
- Identify and solve complex administrative, fiscal, operational, and technical issues.
- Develop, implement and interpret objectives, goals, policies and procedures that meet required standards.
- Assist in program development and strategic planning.
- Serve as liaison with various internal and external departments, agencies and groups.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other departments, agencies, community groups and employees.
- Work with diverse staff and the public to develop and sustain cultural competence.
- Communicate orally in a variety of circumstances.
- Prepare clear and concise reports, policies, procedures, contracts and correspondence.
- Supervise, train, and evaluate subordinate staff.
- Work cooperatively with internal and external individuals and groups.
HOW TO APPLY
Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.
Attach copy of a current California certificate as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), or National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) REHS credential to the online application. If you do not possess a California certificate as a REHS, attach a copy of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) "Letter of Eligibility" outlining your eligibility requirements to take the REHS exam.
The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: Pass/Fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button. If you are not on the County's website, please go https://jobs.smcgov.org/ to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.
~ TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE ~
Application Final Filing Deadline: August 11, 2022
Application Screening: August 15, 2022
Combined Civil Service and Departmental Panel Interviews: August 31, 2022
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A common vision of responsiveness;
The highest standards of ethical conduct;
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