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Program Director Environmental Health
•30 days ago
| Estimated Pay
|$32 per hour
| NEW HAVEN, Connecticut 06510
New haven, Connecticut
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We estimate that this job pays $32.37 per hour based on our data.
About this job
Are you passionate about safeguarding the environmental well-being of our vibrant city? The City of New Haven is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as the Program Director of Environmental Health within the Bureau of Environmental Health. This pivotal role will place you at the forefront of preserving and enhancing the environmental quality of our community. As Program Director, you will spearhead initiatives that enforce regulatory compliance, oversee inspections of vital establishments, address childhood lead poisoning cases, and proactively respond to public health concerns. Join us in our commitment to creating a healthier, safer, and more sustainable New Haven for all its residents. The Environmental Health Program Director is responsible for planning, directing, and supervising the public and/or environmental health program for the City of New Haven in conformance with state and city public health codes, laws, and regulations pertaining to the field of public and/or environmental health. This position is responsible for the overall accomplishment of a citywide public and/or environmental health program and involves the ability to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the activities of a staff of at least 10, including Sanitarians, Lead Poisoning Inspectors, and other related positions. To fully accomplish the goals and objectives of this office, the program director is expected to research and pursue funding opportunities. This role supervises personnel engaged in investigational and educational work in the field of environmental health. Hybrid remote work options for some aspects of the work may be available once work routine are established. Plans, directs, assigns, and supervises the work of all Sanitarians and Lead Poisoning Inspectors. Supervises training programs in all phases of public and/or environmental health for Sanitarians and Lead Inspectors including the use or instruments used in air pollution surveys or other related work. Directs the systematic inspection of private and public dwellings, including food service establishments, child day care centers, etc. Supervises the disposal of foods damaged by fire, flood, or other causes. Supervises and/or reviews plans and specifications for all new or renovated food service establishments, swimming pools, etc. Investigates nuisance complaints such as mosquito areas and has areas treated or filled to eliminate problems. Responds to emergency situations and assigns personnel to respond to emergency situations. Requirements include: Master’s Degree in Public Health, or related field and at least three years of progressively responsible experience in providing services in public and/or environmental health; or, Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or related field and at least eight years of progressively responsible experience in providing services in public and/or environmental health. Knowledge of modern principles and practices, methods and techniques of public and/or environmental health; Knowledge of New Haven Public Health Code, state and local laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to the field of public and/or environmental health; Knowledge of sanitary sciences, including Bacteriology, Chemistry, Pest Control and/or other areas of sanitary sciences as the industry dictates; Proven supervisory experience, preferably in a unionized environment, with the ability to assign, train, supervise and evaluate work of staff members; Proven grant writing experience, with demonstrable experience in the successful acquisition of grants. Must possess a valid CT drivers’ license with a good driving history. INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY: In order to be considered for this title, you must apply during the posting period via the online application portal. 1) Go to https://www.jobapscloud.com/oec/NewHaven/ 2) First-time users will click "New User Registration" and create your Applicant Profile 3) Click on available job postings and Apply Online. You will need a valid, working email address to apply. If you experience technical difficulties in the online application process, please contact our office at 203-946-8252 or email NHJobs@newhavenct.gov. Posted through 12/03/23; may be extended.