Environmental Health Program Supervisors, under direction, supervise, direct, organize, manage, evaluate, audit and provide accountability for one or more environmental health programs in the Environmental Health Division of the San Mateo County Health System.
There is currently one vacancy in the Food Program. Staff in the Food Program inspect food sold in markets, restaurants, schools, mobile catering facilities, and special events; educate the public and businesses about proper sanitation and food handling; follow-up on complaints and reports of food-borne illness; provide information on food establishment compliance via the internet; issue citations to bar owners who violate the Smoke Free Workplace Law; and verify that businesses selling tobacco products have the appropriate permits.
The ideal candidate is enthusiastic for and dedicated to public service. More specifically, the ideal candidate is:
Approachable and politically astute with a supervisory style that quickly fosters trust, loyalty, respect and commitment from employees.
An experienced REHS with a thorough understanding of the full range of issues, practices and regulations related to consumer protection.
An innovative leader who has collaborated with other agencies with positive outcomes that benefited public health and public education.
Technologically savvy and knowledgeable of electronic field inspection systems and other computer-based technologies utilized by regulatory agencies.
Highly focused and organized, capable of establishing and implementing program budgets.
An excellent problem-solver with superior oral and written communication skills.
A productive team member, willing and able to coordinate closely with other program supervisors to ensure a standard and efficient implementation of programs.
Examples Of Duties:
Licensure/Certification: Possession of a California certificate as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.
Experience and Education: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is four years increasingly responsible experience as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, which includes two years of experience in a regulatory agency.
Knowledge of: Environmental health provisions of the California Health and Safety Code, and rules and regulations of the State Department of Health Services pertaining to environmental health standards and local ordinances; public health/environmental health inspection and investigation principles, practices, and administrative procedures; the principles and techniques of program management.
Skill/Ability to: Plan, organize and supervise the work of others; manage programs in a team environment; train others in the principles and techniques of enforcement work; define difficult problem areas, analyze complex data and make valid recommendations; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; speak effectively and make public presentations.; prepare clear, concise reports and correspondence.
Anyone may apply. San Mateo County employees and San Mateo County Superior Court employees who have worked at least six months in a permanent or probationary classified position prior to the final filing date will have 5 points added to their final passing score on this examination.
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to www.smcgov.org/hr/jobs to apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.
The examination will consist of a panel interview (weight: 100%), which may include a written or performance exercise. Based solely on the information provided in the application materials, an application screening committee will select those applicants whose education, experience and responses to the questions on the employment application and the supplemental questionnaire appear to best meet the needs of the position and invite them to the interview. Because of this process, all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending on the number of applications, an application appraisal of education and/or experience may be used in place of other examinations. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.
Application Deadline: January 17, 2013
Application Screening (tentative): January 23, 2013
Panel Interviews (tentative): February 20-21, 2013
San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Myra Yapching (010413) (Environmental Health Program Supervisor - J007)