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Job Title: Environmental Public Health Division Chief
Job Number: 2007
Organization: Tulsa Health Department
Posted: 7/24/2020
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Tulsa,  OK    USA
Compensation: Pay range begins at $80,329.83
Position Description: POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as an integral member of the senior leadership team, the Environmental Public Health Division Chief will be primarily responsible for the direction, operation, budget, development and implementation of policies and procedures that relate to the Environmental Health Division. Assists staff in the education and regulatory activities involved with food and institutional facilities, public bathing places, lodging, vector control, occupied housing, nuisance abatement and premise sanitation and water quality laboratory activities. Coordinates the Division’s activities with federal, state, and local agencies, community and civic leaders.

Directs and supervises the work of Environmental Public Health Division through the selection of approved staff, training, appraisal of employees and recommendation of associated personnel actions; defines individual and group responsibilities; determines priorities and deadlines; evaluates the quality and effectiveness of the division’s work; initiates changes or corrections to programs or processes, when appropriate, to ensure the quality and consistency of services and efficient utilization of manpower; and evaluates staffing requirements and makes recommendations for increases or decreases to staff size.

Supervises the evaluation and development of the division’s operations and the planning, implementation and coordination of programs with other departments, to ensure the needs of the public are addressed for environmental public health. This includes programs that control or prevent animal and insect carriers of disease, unsanitary institutional conditions, prevention of food borne illness, ensuring food safety, objectionable pollution, nuisances, refuse disposal, and the safety in public bathing facilities. . Provides assistance to water quality laboratory operations to ensure adherence to federal and state parameters and maintain certification status.

Develops, implements, and administers annual and long-range budgets and plans to ensure the sound, fiscal management of the unit and meeting the financial objective; approves the acquisition of materials and supplies for the division; provides direction and leadership in seeking new sources of funding for new and ongoing programs; and recommends and directs the conduct of time and cost studies for use in program evaluation, planning, and cost analysis.

Develops new or modified policies and procedures to enhance operational efficiency; interprets and communicates THD management decisions, policies and directives to personnel; and communicates staff needs and suggestions to senior management, as appropriate.

Qualifications: Education – Bachelor’s degree in public health, environmental engineering or environmental, chemical, physical or biological science required. Master’s degree is strongly preferred.

Experience – Seven to ten years of experience with an agency in the field of environmental health. Five years of which must have been with a public health agency. Three years of supervisory experience.

Knowledge/Skills: • Knowledge of public administration, principles of management and effective supervision, personnel and fiscal management, agency policy, and local, state and federal regulations relevant to agency programs. • Skills in analyzing complex situations and making responsible decisions; in directing the work of subordinates; and in communicating agency procedures and results in a clear and concise manner. • Highly developed communications skills are required to present complex ideas orally and in writing to persons inside and outside the Department.

Licenses – Registered Environmental Health Specialist thru the National Environmental Health Association or Oklahoma State Department of Health, required.

Organization Description: Since its establishment in 1950, the Tulsa Health Department serves as the primary public health agency to more than 600,000 Tulsa County residents, including 13 municipalities and four unincorporated areas. The agency is one of two autonomous local health departments in Oklahoma, with statutory public health jurisdiction throughout Tulsa County and the City of Tulsa. THD’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of all Tulsa County residents, in order to make Tulsa County the healthiest county in the country. THD was among the first health departments in the U.S. to receive national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board.

Closing Date: 10/24/2020
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Scott Buffington,  Director, HR
Contact Location: 5051 S 129th E Ave

Tulsa   OK  74134
United States
Contact Location: 5051 S 129th E Ave
  Tulsa   OK  74134
  United States
Contact Phone: 918-595-4430 
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How to Apply: Please apply online at: https://www.tulsa-

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