Chief, Departmental Operations-Community Health Division-22092702UCHD

  • County of San Diego - Department of Environmental Health & Quality
  • San Diego, California
  • May 08, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Environmental Services Natural Resources Sanitation and Solid Waste Water and Wastewater Treatment Management
  • Salary: $115,000 to $135,000 Annually * Excellent Benefits Package and Relocation Allowance USD
  • Salary Top: $135,000
  • Apply By: May 31, 2022


Chief - Departmental Operations - Community Health Division  

Anticipated Hiring Range: $115,000 to $135,000Annually* Excellent Benefits Package and Relocation Allowance

*If a successful candidate possesses a current and valid Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) with the State of California or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), consideration may be given for additional compensation.

The Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ) invites résumés from candidates with exemplary qualifications for the position of Chief, Departmental Operations, Community Health Division (CHD).

This unclassified management position will be a strategic and innovative leader who strives for continuous improvement and is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to the Community Health Division (CHD). The CHD Chief’s duties are complex and technical in nature, due to the responsibility of protecting public health and safeguarding environmental quality, educating the public to increase environmental awareness, and implementing and enforcing local, state, and federal environmental laws. CHD’s programs include administering, managing, and directing a major functional area within several programs including vector surveillance and disease control, occupational health, pollution prevention, waste prevention, and radiological health.

DEHQ is a nationally recognized agency with award winning programs and has an annual operating budget of $55.7M with 313 employees.

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Job Description

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and visionary leader who values collaboration, thrives in an environment of multiple and shifting priorities, and actively stimulates change within the organization for sustained improvement. The ideal candidate will have proven experience within a public and/or private sector environmental health program in the areas of vector control, occupational health, and radiology.

The ideal candidate will also possess a professional history that demonstrates the following leadership competencies and attributes:

• Possess full supervisory level experience within an environmental health program • Anticipate problems, roadblocks, future consequences of action and trends accurately

• Pursue innovation, which results in sustained organizational change

• Demonstrate an understanding of multiple stakeholder needs

• Mentor and coach managers, peers, and leaders

• Hold others accountable and sets high standards and high performing goals

• Demonstrate the ability to negotiate well, settle differences, and maintain relationships

• Possess a current and valid Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) with the State of California, CIH, and/or Gold Card.

Job Requirements

Qualifying candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or certified equivalency for foreign studies, AND, five (5) years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the classification, which must include two years of management or supervision; OR, a combination of experience and/or education as stated above.

Note: A master’s degree or higher degree may substitute for a total of one year of experience. In order for education to substitute for work experience as indicated above, college level coursework must demonstrate progress toward a degree and may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Certification as an Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) with the State of California, CIH, or Gold Card is preferred.

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Additional Information


1.  Complete the online application at; select Current Job Postings, Job Number 22092702UCHD

2.  Attach your résumé.

3.  Attach a copy of your college degree, final transcripts, or foreign studies equivalency certificate (if education was obtained outside of the U.S.)

Résumés will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates deemed to possess the most relevant qualifications will be referred to the hiring department for further evaluation. Candidates who are selected to move forward in the selection process will be contacted directly by the hiring department.

This recruitment will be opened continuously until the position is filled and may close once a sufficient number of applications have been received. A first review of résumés will take place during the week of March 14, 2022. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for consideration

Job Address

San Diego, California United States View Map