Job Summary: Under the direction of the Health Officer is responsible for performing professional and administrative work in planning and directing Environmental Public Health programs and does related work as required.
Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities): These duties are the essential functions and are not all-inclusive of all duties that the incumbent performs. •Plans, organizes and implements environmental health programs in accordance with regulatory framework of the County and State and in accordance with the community’s needs. •Plans, delegates, supervises and evaluates the work of subordinates. •Develops and administers the Environmental Health Services budget. •Receives, compiles and analyzes information necessary to generate activity reports that evaluated the effectiveness of Environmental Health programs. •Initiates, prepares and administers state and federal grants and monitors compliance with the contractual requirements of the grant programs. •Enforces and/or supervises the enforcement environmental public health laws and regulations. •Prepares and presents oral and written reports. •Formulates Division policies and procedures to assure a standardized approach with respect to implementation and ongoing activities of Environmental Health Division programming. •Maintains awareness of local environmental challenges potentially affecting the public’s health. Stays abreast of contemporary environmental public health practice and modifies locally programs as appropriate. •Interfaces as appropriate with other Health Department Divisions, governmental agencies, community organizations, professional groups and the public to coordinate services. •Establishes and maintains a continuing education program for self and subordinates assuring the availability of programs appropriate for environmental public health practitioners. •Reviews construction plans and specifications relating to environmental health programs. •Performs related work as a Registered Sanitarian as required.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions: •Intermittent periods of standing, sitting, and walking. •Subject to frequent interruptions. •Works primarily during normal business hours with occasional evening and weekend commitments including being available on-call for emergencies. •Works in an office environment and does field work in all weather conditions. •Requires occasional travel to meetings and training.
Supervision Exercised: Yes, 8 FTE
Education and Experience: •Master’s Degree in environmental health, public health or related discipline; or a combination of related undergraduate education and experience to equate to a masters level degree •Five years in environmental health service with increasing program responsibility •At least one year of supervisory and management experience •Must be registered as a Sanitarian with the Montana Board of Sanitarians
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: •Thorough knowledge of environmental analysis procedures and techniques; principles of appropriate physical or life science; provisions of relevant laws. •Knowledge of the principles of the design and operation of various environmental control facilities and equipment; pollution sources, problems, impacts, and solution. •Thorough knowledge of the principles administration, supervision, training and evaluation. •Thorough Knowledge of budgetary and financial procedures and data processing applications •Skill in the use of sampling and data collection equipment. •Inspection and investigation skills. •Skills in the preparation of concise and accurate reports and other related documentation. •Ability to plan, organize and administer environmental health programs. •Ability to maintain a professional leadership role in the Department. •Ability to direct and supervise the work of others. •Ability to analyze, evaluate and make judgments on technical reports. •Ability to interpret and apply environmental public health law. •Ability to provide technical advice and consultation. •Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, other agencies, and the public. •Ability to fulfill all physical requirements of the classification
Internal Number: 13770
About Flathead City-County Health Department
The Flathead City-County Health Department provides quality public health services to ensure the conditions for a healthy community within Flathead County and the catchment areas of Lake, Lincoln, Sanders, and Glacier Counties. According to the 2017 U.S. Census estimate, Flathead County has a total population of 100,000 making it the fourth most populous county in Montana and one of the fastest growing counties in the state. The divisions of the Health Department offering primary prevention services include: Environmental Health Services, Community Health Services, Health Promotion and the Flathead County Animal Shelter. Primary health care services are offered through the Flathead Community Health Center, Flathead Family Planning and Flathead County Home Health. Services within these divisions are as follows:
- Environmental Health services offered include food and consumer safety, water and air quality, and land use development.
- Community Health services offered include communicable disease prevention and control, immunization services, maternal, infant and early childhood managed care programs, home visiting, and the Women Infant and Children (WIC) program.
- Health promo...tion services offered include cancer screening, tobacco use prevention, Suicide prevention, injury prevention and public health preparedness.
- The Flathead Community Health Center is a federally qualified health center providing medical, dental and behavioral health services as well as care coordination.
- The Flathead Family Planning clinic is operated under Title X of the Public Health Service Act and provides contraceptive services, pregnancy testing, STI services, and education.
- Flathead County Home Health is a licensed home health care agency offering professional care services to homebound patients.