Description The incumbent performs staff level professional and administrative work supervising the operations of the Public Health Protection Unit (Unit) in Broomfield's Public Health and Environment Division. Performs professional and supervisory duties relating to the planning, directing, organizing, implementing, and coordinating all programs and activities associated with the environmental health and emergency preparedness and response operations. The incumbent exemplifies the characteristics of a collaborative, innovative and resilient work culture and along with the leadership team, models the appropriate behavior to create and maintain a resilient work culture within the department.
The incumbent works in partnership with other employees, departments/divisions, external entities, and the public in delivering effective and innovative services. Provides holistic services to internal and external customers by seeking ways to integrate programs or services provided by other departments, divisions, and external entities.
Essential Required Tasks/Examples of Duties (Persons hired in this position must be able to perform all the essential tasks required by the position. The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non essential or peripheral duties that may be required. The City and County of Broomfield retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential tasks and additional functions of the job at any time. Examples of duties are not intended to be all-inclusive or restrictive.)
Maintains confidentiality of information consistent with applicable federal, state and county rules and regulations.
Administrative Duties: Provides day-to-day oversight and management of operations within the Public Health Protection Unit.The incumbent is responsible for the protection and improvement of air, water, land, and food quality by identifying, investigating, and responding to community environmental health concerns, reducing current and environmental health risks, preventing communicable diseases, and sustaining the environment. Provides oversight for the following areas: the licensing, permitting, inspecting, investigating, and compliance functions related to environmental health programs (including but not limited to: retail food establishments, onsite wastewater treatment systems, childcare and schools, solid and hazardous waste, land use, air quality, pools and spas, and ambulances.
The incumbent is responsible for the planning, training, exercise, and response activities to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies in the City and County of Broomfield. Serves as the "Emergency Support Function 8 -Public Health" lead for the City and County of Broomfield. Coordinates with City and County Emergency Manager, hospitals, healthcare organizations and other first responders on emergency preparedness and response issues. Administers the Unit's allocations, contracts, and grants to ensure program compliance. Develops annual work plans, prepares and submits reports; and maintains accurate files, documentation, and supporting data. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations for all Unit programs. Maintains confidentiality of information consistent with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Reviews, develops, and implements policies and procedures, as necessary, to improve Unit efficiency and effectiveness. Evaluates the success of services through performance, quality assurance, and results-oriented monitoring. Sets performance and accountability standards and benchmarks for the Unit. Reviews inspection findings and reports prepared by subordinates for accuracy. Deals with complex issues that arise over the implementation of the programs, such as interpretation of laws, rules, policies, and procedures and makes recommendations to the Assistant Public Health Director and the Public Health Director. Attends seminars, conferences, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in the fields of environmental health and emergency preparedness and response. Reviews professional journals, attends association and professional meetings, and otherwise maintains contacts with public health professionals to facilitate the exchange of information.
Budget/Resource Management: The incumbent prepares the division's annual/revised budget and directs the budget process for the unit. He/she ensures that responsibilities are performed within budget and performs cost control activities such as monitoring expenditures to assure sound fiscal control. Presents and defends annual budget proposal to department head. Administers unit's budget to ensure effective expenditure of allocated funds; authorizes purchases of supplies, materials, and equipment. Maintains supervisory responsibility for all facilities and equipment in use by the division; ensures that they are operating effectively and safely. Assesses division needs to determine necessity of capital improvements and equipment acquisition. The incumbent is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing the overall vision, mission, programs, processes and projects of the department. He/she develops short and long-range goals including annual Performance Metrics to advance the City and County's mission, goals, and objectives. He/she monitors the progress of projects so the goals may be obtained within the established timeframe. Partnering with Risk Management, he/she performs risk assessment, oversees security, and provides management of resources to keep facilities safe.
Supervision/Development of Subordinates: Under the direction of and in partnership with the Deputy Director, the Director of Public Health and the Assistant Director of Public Health, the incumbent provides supervision, direction, coaching, mentoring and overall development of staff. He/she will participate in the preparation to review and evaluate assigned annual performance reviews and provide coaching and mentoring as appropriate. He/she will work in partnership with Human Resources to design, implement, and sustain a training curriculum to ensure that new employees are onboarded appropriately. Additionally, supervisory training and refresher courses are integrated into an ongoing expectation to ensure all employees receive appropriate training.
The incumbent provides organizational leadership for planning and forming committees and work groups to meet strategic objectives. He/she works directly with staff to address accountabilities and the modeling of expectations in relation to work culture within the department. This position will facilitate service and organizational change, along with the Deputy Director and Director's, and supervise staff responsible for implementation. The incumbent will investigate new trends and specific programs and facilitate testing of new techniques, materials, software and equipment with a focus on innovation and enhancement of the operations of the Public Health department. He/she will recommend and facilitate changes in departmental methods and procedures for improved, effective workflow and service to the public. The incumbent provide direction, oversight and leadership to assigned staff. He/she hires, assigns, schedules, evaluates and directs work of subordinates. He/she recommends personnel actions including hiring, promotion, evaluation, corrective and/or disciplinary action, and separation; provides training as necessary.
The incumbent partners with assigned employees to develop workforce and succession plans. He/she issues oral and written guidelines and approves procedures developed by subordinate supervisors. He/she reviews and analyzes work completed to determine effectiveness in meeting standards, goals and objectives and assuring conformance to policies and procedures. He/she maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances; performs or assists subordinates in performing duties. He/she assist subordinate employees in problematic areas.
Public Relations/Communication: The incumbent meets and confers with employees, community groups and individuals to explain department's plans, programs, functions, policies, and procedures. This person will foster effective working relationships with all CCOB departments in addition to various governing and advisory boards; patrons; volunteers; vendors; and support/stakeholder groups for the Public Health Department. The incumbent will initiate outreach and external partnership activities with committees and organizations that further CCOB's and the department's mission, vision, values, and strategic goals. He/she communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public. He/she prepares a variety of studies, reports and related information for informational and/or decision-making purposes. He/she plans, coordinates, and ensures quality control of information presented to City Council at formal and informal Council meetings. He/she answers letters of inquiry/complaints and talks with customers. Ensures a prompt response to all requests, direct items to appropriate staff for review or response, and manage the flow of information and response. He/she provides verbal and written information to departments. He/she maintains the accuracy of any program materials posted on the Intranet/Internet.
The incumbent attends meetings, workshops, and conventions as necessary for the maintenance of effective services. He/she maintains liaison with other departments, various governmental agencies and community groups; attends meetings and conferences pertaining to assigned functions and promotes interest in assigned activities through publicity and public contacts. He/she makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public. He/she represents the City at various meetings with external officials, agencies and other groups.
Miscellaneous Duties: The incumbent keeps operational records and makes required reports. He/she operates a personal computer including associated software programs. He/she operates a motor vehicle in traveling to and from work sites. He/she ensures that facilities and equipment are maintained properly and coordinate maintenance and repair functions. He/she evaluates service costs and makes related recommendations. He/she identifies and recommends improvements in departmental operations to ensure assigned functions are efficient and cost effective. He/she takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. He/she uses all required safety equipment. He/she perform related duties as required.