PAY RANGE: EP23
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGER
This is administrative environmental health work directing environmental health activities in an assigned program area. Employees in this class supervise, through subordinate supervisors, a staff engaged in inspectional and investigative, technical plan review or lead abatement and outreach activities. Work includes participating in the development and implementation of division policy and operational procedures.
Establishing goals and objectives for subordinate staff and evaluating program effectiveness are significant aspects of the work. Work is performed under the direction of the unit director.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
Employees in this class must work in the Environmental Health Services or Maternal and Child Health Division of the Health Department.
Employees in this class must direct environmental health activities in an assigned program area.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
Performs the duties described below with English language speaking and designated non-English speaking populations.
Develops, revises and implements procedures and techniques relating to specific aspects of an environmental health program in areas such as milk and food protection, animal, insect and rodent control, environmental engineering, or lead poisoning control.
Directs a staff of sanitarians, field investigators, and technical and clerical support staff in assigned program area; conducts orientation and training sessions; provides consultation to environmental district supervisors by reviewing reports and personally inspecting establishments to evaluate environmental health programs.
Directs and coordinates field operations and special phases of the environmental health program; plans and implements inspectional, abatement, medical and educational activities in the environmental health program; coordinates inspectional activities with federal and state officials; makes referrals to federal, state and other local agencies when necessary.
Prepares a variety of technical reports based on field investigations and analysis of statistical data; makes recommendations for the modifications of programs, establishment of in-service training for personnel, or changes in staffing patterns to meet shifts in work load.
Conducts administrative hearings on issues of non-compliance; prepares materials for court actions and participates in legal proceedings to enforce the public health code.
Reviews permit applications for solid waste and coordinates a response to the State from other agencies and departments involved in the review process.
Provides operating budget figures and prepares grant and/or reimbursement applications for assigned program.
Serves on departmental and inter-departmental committees formed to address environmental health and related issues.
May review and make recommendations on bills pending legislation.
Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
the laws, rules and regulations applicable to environmental health inspections
the principles, practices and objectives of environmental health programs
the sanitary practices to be followed in food establishments, nursing homes and other institutions, swimming pools, water systems and rodent and other vector control
the basic principles of bacteriology and laboratory practice as related to the analysis of milk, food, and food products
the nature and causes of lead and other poisonings in the homes and of the methods of control and prevention
the principles of public health and epidemiology, and occupational and radiological health
physics, chemistry and mathematics
supervisory methods and techniques
management principles and practices
direct environmental health activities in an assigned program area
enforce regulatory codes firmly and impartially
establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, businesses, community groups and the public
use computers and learn software applications related to work assignment
express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing
speak, read and write fluently in the designated non-English language and English language for the bilingual specialty
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 5/10.)
Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in dairy or food technology, environmental, agricultural, life or physical science, or 30 semester hours in any combination of the above.
Three years of experience in environmental health work.
Two years of environmental health work in a supervisory capacity.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR THE BILINGUAL SPECIALTY
Sufficient training and/or experience to be able to understand and speak fluently and clearly in English and the designated non-English language.
NOTE: Registration as a Sanitarian with the Commonwealth Board for Registration of Sanitarians or equivalent registration from another state or National Environmental Health Association certification as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) may be substituted for one year of experience.
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as an Environmental Health Program Manager.
Possession of a current certificate as either a Certified Public Applicator or a Registered Pesticide Applicator from the Department of Agriculture of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania if required by work assignment.
Possession of a current certificate as a Lead Inspector and Risk Assessor by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania if required by work assignment.
Class Established - 4/53
Spec. Revision: CSC - 1/98; Ad. Board - 4/98
Latest Spec. Revision: CSC - 4/10; Ad. Board - 5/10