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Reviewed Date: October 12, 2016

Original Author: 
MTAS
Date Created: 
Sep 24, 2002


Subjects:
Environment
Hazardous materials
Personnel--Classification
Public health and safety

Director of Health

Summary: 
Job description for the position of Director of Health.

Knowledgebase-Director of HealthJOB TITLE: Director of Health
DEPARTMENT:Environmental Health
EXEMPT
FULL-TIME
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JOB SUMMARY:

Under general administrative direction of the City Manager, administers the Health Department to comply with all local, state, and federal laws; plans and implements the environmental health and public programs for the City; prepares and presents departmental reports and budgets; does related work as required.
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Confers, coordinates and negotiates with city manager, city council, department directors and employees on health matters;
Recommends, prepares, and enforces regulations and ordinances in specific areas of environmental health; enforces local and state laws relating to public health;
Directs and evaluates the activities of the Chief Sanitarian and Animal Services Supervisor in all environmental, public health, and neighborhood integrity programs;
Prepares and administers budget and personnel requirements for the Health Department;
Plans, provides, and conducts safety and training programs for department staff;
Cooperates with municipal, state, and federal health officials on mutual environmental health matters;
Communicates effectively and courteously with the public, other employees, and the media in person, in writing, and by telephone;
Some exposure to various chemicals including insecticides and herbicides, using proper safety precautions.
Represents City in professional organizations
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OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assists Fire Department and Emergency Management personnel with safe resolution of toxic and hazardous chemical spills, both indoors and outdoors;
Safely handles chemicals including insecticides, herbicides;
Operates computer to do word processing.
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REQUIRED EDUCATION, DEGREES, CERTIFICATES, AND/OR LICENSES:
Bachelor's degree in Natural Science or related field.
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EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS:
Five years experience in environmental health;
Knowledge of laws, regulations, and principles pertaining to environmental health directives;
Experience in addressing groups and organizations on environmental health issues.

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