Environmental Health Manager
Norfolk Department of Public Health - Norfolk, VA

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Become a part of a dedicated health care team and grow professionally with the Norfolk Department of Public Health (NDPH). The NDPH is seeking a full-time Environmental Health Manager. This is a senior leadership position and member of District Management Team, which provides management oversight of all Environmental Health issues and services in the Norfolk Health District. Serves as district expert, plans, identifies and develops responses to environmentally related health and regulatory issues; advises and represents the Health Director in various forums. The position is responsible for strategic planning, managing program resources (budget and staff) and operations, policy development/interpretation, regulatory oversight, monitoring quality and efficiency of services. Oversees a variety of environmental programs through supervisory staff, including food, swimming pools, hotel/motels, barber and beauty, rabies, general environmental conditions/hazards (rodents, mosquitoes, lead, mercury). Some evenings/weekends and overnight travel will be required.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science degree in public or environmental health, physical sciences or related programs, or supervisory technical experience in environmental health. Extensive knowledge of principles/practices of Public Health and Environmental Health , particularly as related to food-borne illness, zoonosis, disease vectors and transmission and environmental hazards. Sound knowledge of epidemiology, and communicable disease control. Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply local, state, and federal regulations related to environmental health issues. Strong analytical, problem-solving skills and ability to apply scientific knowledge, relevant data and research in decision making. Exceptional skills in communicating orally and in writing with government, business, staff, the media, and the general public. Diplomacy/conflict resolution and negotiation skills, ability to work effectively with people, organizations and staff. Demonstrated skills in staff development/management, organizational planning and development. Experience in the development and implementation of policy and procedures and managing programs to achieve desired outcomes. Registered Environmental Health Specialist credential preferred. Graduate level training or degree in related field, public health, or public administration highly desirable. Ability to attain Category 8 Pesticide License within eighteen (18) months.

Organization Description:
VDH offers a generous compensation package to the successful candidate, including base salary negotiable to $80, 000 and an array of valuable benefits, including employer-paid life insurance, employer-subsidized health insurance, 401A deferred compensation plan with employer cash match, tax-free medical reimbursement and child care reimbursement plans, employer-paid short term disability plan, annual, sick and personal leave.

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