Examples of Duties Please note: Deputy Director - Environmental Health is an at-will class under the direction of and serves at the pleasure of the Community and Economic Development Director. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Plan, organize, manage, direct, and supervise the programs, activities, and services of the Environmental Health unit in the Community and Economic Development Department.
- Responsible for inspection activities and enforcement of environmental health laws, including rules and laws applicable to food establishments, land use and animal confinement facilities, medical waste, household hazardous waste, underground storage tanks, and tiered hazardous waste facilities.
- Oversee cleanup of hazardous waste sites, smoking and sludge enforcement, wellhead protection, used oil collection, local enforcement agency for solid waste, and certified unified program agency for hazardous waste, water supply and sewage systems, insect , rodent and rabies control, sanitation in hotels, camps, public schools and buildings, private residences, hazardous materials/waste.
- Oversees the unit budget, justification of proposed budget changes, and expenditure controls.
- Directs the gathering of statistical information and preparation of environmental health reports.
- Represents the department programs with community organizations and other government jurisdictions.
- Deals with the most sensitive public complaints and issues.
Minimum Qualifications Experience:
At least five (5) years of experience in the development, analysis, and administration of environmental health programs and services. Two (2) years of the background and experience must have been in a management or full supervisory capacity. The experience will preferably have included work in the areas of fiscal management, personnel management, program development, and grant administration.Education:
Equivalent to graduation from college with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health Sciences or closely related field. Completion of a Masters Degree in Public Health or closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience, excepting that it will not be substituted for requisite management or supervisory experience.Licenses:
Possession of a valid Environmental Health Specialist Registration issued by the State Department of Public Health.
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.
Essential Functions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
- Analyze data, interpret policies and procedures and develop appropriate conclusions.
- Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
- Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines; administer a budget and programs.
- Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.
- Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
- Represent the County with the community and other agencies; conduct presentations.
- Hires, trains and evaluates staff; responsible for personnel activities.
- Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
- Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
- Frequent use of hand-eye coordination; repetitive hand and arm motion; holding and grasping.
- Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
- Environmental Health issues and their relationship to the development and operation of programs.
- Federal, State, and County laws and regulations applicable to environmental health regulations.
- Principles, techniques, and practices of effective business and environmental health administration.
- Requirements and administration necessary for securing and maintaining functioning of grant programs.
- Operating policies and general functions of the State Department of Health Services and CAL-EPA.
- Budget development and expenditure control.
- Principles and techniques of effective employee, supervision, training, and development, management, and public administration.
- Plan, direct, manage, and coordinate the functions and programs of Environmental Health Department.
- Insure proper enforcement of environmental statutes, laws, and regulations.
- Provide direction, supervision, and training for unit staff; review their work and resolve problems.
- Develop a budget and control expenditures.
- Oversee the development and administration of a variety of grants.
- Responsible for development, maintenance, and preparation of statistics, records, and reports.
- Coordinate assigned programs with community organizations and other government agencies.
- Represent the Unit with the public, community organizations, and other government agencies.
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of the work.
$100 per month expense allowance.
HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).
10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours). Optional annual sell back of a portion of accumulated vacation leave hours (maximum - 40 hours).
.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.
Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.
Medical Insurance - Merced County offers five Medical Plans and contributes towards employee and dependent premiums. Medical plan availability varies based on bargaining units.
Dental Insurance -Delta Dental
- Anthem 200 EPO
- Anthem 500 EPO
- Anthem 1500 EPO
- Anthem HDHP (High Deductible Medical Plan) with Health Savings Account (HSA)
- Anthem HDHP (High Deductible Medical Plan) without Health Savings Account (HSA)
Vision Insurance - VSP
- Calendar Year Maximums
- County pays 100% of the premium for employees and 50% for dependent(s)
DISABILITY INSURANCE Management Disability Plan includes a comprehensive Short/Long Term Disability plan paid for by the County. LIFE INSURANCE
- County pays 100% of the premium for employees and 50% for dependent(s)
$80,000 County-paid Management Life Insurance coverage. $5,000 County-paid Life Insurance coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.
The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.
EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.
MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount. EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
Anthem EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and work-life resource services.
EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS
The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.
THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.
For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous