Environmental Health - Program Manager

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Sep 23, 2021
Full Time Environmental Services Project Management Public Health
  • Salary: $60,798.40 - $120,848.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Environmental Health - Program Manager

(Administrative Manager I)

In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

Effective July 1, 2022 - 3% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date:

Effective July 1, 2022 - 0.5% decrease

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This recruitment is being held to establish an eligible list to fill current and future Administrative Manager I vacancies with this specialty in the Health Care Agency (HCA). This list may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange.

This recruitment is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days and will close on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

Please note: this recruitment is now open on a continuous basis until the needs of the County are met.

The County of Orange, Health Care Agency is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of seven service areas - Finance and Administrative, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Medical Health, Office of Care Coordination, Public Health and Strategy and Special Projects is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.

Through assessment, policy development and assurance, Public Health Services provides a wide range of services aimed at reducing death and disability by reducing the transmission of communicable diseases, preventing and lessening the impact of chronic diseases, and ensuring healthy and safe environments.

The Environmental Health Division is comprised of various programs aimed toward protecting the health and safety of Orange County residents and visitors from harmful conditions in the environment. Staff enforce laws and regulations and emphasize education to assist businesses and communities with providing healthy and safe communities.

The current vacancy is within the Hazardous Materials Mitigation Section (HMMS), which is responsible for overseeing the Local Enforcement Agency for Solid Waste Program, Local Oversight Program (LOP), Water Quality, and the Industrial Cleanup Program.

The Program Manager will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Oversee the day-to-day activities within the HMMS, providing managerial guidance to supervisors and staff
  • Oversee implementation and compliance of local, state and federal laws and regulations
  • Develop policies and procedures, program budgets, communicate with media, and resolve business complaints
  • Strategize and plan for future direction and needs of the program
  • Organize and prioritize activities and workloads based on resource allocation constraints, environmental health and public safety, Division goals, and executive management directives
  • Provide leadership and work effectively with other Division managers, subordinate supervisors and staff, ensuring that Division goals are met
  • Work collaboratively with outside organizations that interact with the HMMS programs
  • Maintain effective and regular communication with Division Administrative management
  • Coordinate and conduct outreach and training
  • Complete special projects and other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will possess two (2) years of experience in supervision, environmental health programs, interpreting and applying laws and regulation pertaining to environmental health and safety, department fee proposal and budgeting and the grant application process.

The ideal candidate must also possess extensive knowledge and/or experience in the following core competencies:

Technical Expertise | Program Knowledge
  • Knowledge of the Environmental Health Programs and technical expertise in programs in including but not limited to Local Oversight Program (LOP), Industrial Cleanup and Site Mitigation, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Solid Waste/Local Enforcement Agency or Ocean Water Protection Programs
  • Using database management information systems, used for measuring productivity or providing public-facing data and information
  • Understanding of budget forecasting or regulatory fee projection techniques
  • Applying long range strategic planning techniques
  • Preparing complex data spreadsheets and reviewing for quality of data
  • Familiar with performing state grant application processes and audits including but not limited to grants related to the Solid Waste/Local Enforcement Agency Program, the Local Oversight Program, or the Ocean Water Protection Program
  • Identifying issues, taking corrective and enforcement action, recommending strategies for overall programmatic improvement interpreting and applying statutes, regulations, policies, and Division goals
Leadership | Supervisory Skills
  • Leading confidently by taking personal responsibility for decisions and actions
  • Leading special committees and projects
  • Strong supervisory skills with experience in promoting positive work environment
  • Aligning organizational vision with County strategic goals and Division business objectives
  • Clarifying performance expectations (e.g. roles, responsibilities, standards and goals) collaboratively with others
  • Developing strategies (e.g. training, learning opportunities, key experiences) to fit individual team, and organizational needs
  • Managing all aspects of performance management systems within established time frames
Relationship Building | Interpersonal Skills
  • Promoting teamwork by creating a culture and environment supporting individual and team empowerment
  • Promoting flexibility by planning for the effects of organizational change
  • Working collaboratively with other supervisors and managers to meet Division goals and objectives
  • Confronting conflict directly and objectively with a goal of resolution for all parties
  • Building consensus amongst diverse groups for the purpose of meeting Division objectives
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of public and private organizations, city, state, and federal agencies, business owners, as well as academic institutions, County Counsel, District Attorney, and the general public and media
Problem Solving | Decision Making
  • Researching, organizing, accurately interpreting and applying relevant data
  • Demonstrating awareness of decisions made at a managerial level
  • Resolving time-sensitive problems, specifically surrounding site mitigation program issues
  • Integrating changes in laws and regulations within environmental health and Health and Safety field and providing input toward decisions related to the implementation of these requirements
  • Incorporating risk management education and mitigation strategies, as well as recognizing potential adverse consequence of actions
Communication Skills
  • Promoting open, candid information shared across organizational boundaries
  • Working with different stakeholders and effectively communicating with them in a timely manner
  • Presenting ideas and complex materials clearly, concisely, logically, and persuasively both orally and in writing
  • Working and communicating effectively with various levels of an organization
Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the State of California is required.

Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Administrative Manager I classification as well as the physical and mental requirements and the environmental and working conditions.

Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified applicants. After screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Veterans Employment Preference Policy (VEPP)

The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer): Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Structured Oral Interview (Weighted 100%): Applicants will be interviewed and rated by panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate qualifications for the job.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

Eligible List | Score Groups: Once the assessment process has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.
Please see below for important information regarding COVID 19 related requirements.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and laws, regulations, and policies regarding COVID-19 are subject to change. The County of Orange is required to comply with any State or County Public Health Orders which may apply as follows:
  • Workers who provide services in certain Medical or High-Risk Settings, may be required to provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 or to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing .
  • Workers who provide services in certain Health Care Facilities or correctional facility or detention center where health care is provided, may be required to provide proof of vaccination . (Workers may be exempt from this requirement based on religious beliefs or a qualifying medical reason; however, if exempted worker will be required to mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.)
The position for which you are applying may be required to adhere to any applicable State or County Order. You will receive notification of any requirement as it applies to a position.

Email Notification
Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Liza Butler at (714) 834-6713 or ebutler@ochca.com.

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,

encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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