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Environmental Health Program Manager

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Job Description

  • Full-Time
  • Posted: March 10, 2023
  • Status: Exempt
  • Salary Range: $45,000 to $62,067
  • Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm; Monday - Friday

Job Summary

Improve the health of the environment and residents of Marion County through environmental protection consultation and compliance. Provides leadership and direction to the Environmental Public Health Program, complete and file reports, and provide customer service and office coverage.

Job Duties

  • Provides Leadership and oversees Environmental Health programming and staff, including review/approval of time off requests assuring coverage, time worked, work assignments, policy compliance.
  • Manages designated state contracts using required software systems
  • Provides direction and assures work product to the Environmental Health Program
  • Request purchases for necessary maintenance/supplies/equipment through established processes.
  • Assures program remains inside budget allocated.
  • Provides Director with Board of Health action requests, and written quarterly reports to Board of Health.  Attends as requested.
  • Collaborates with Marion County department heads involved with projects and workflow (especially Zoning, Emergency Management, County Attorney Office, Engineering), applicable state staff. Interacts as required with the Board of Health and Board of Supervisors.
  • Assures EH office coverage, provide customer service and technical assistance to the public as they request services.
  • Data management, including GIS, data input, reports, and report submission in a variety of systems. 
  • Issue permits per MCPHD and EH protocols.
  • Oversees collection of fees for EH, and turns in to departmental accountant according to MCPHD processes.
  • Inspections:  Complete and/or assign and schedule staff, inspections, and document inspection results in a timely manner. Inspections can include but are not limited to on-site wastewater, wells, pool and spa, tattoo, nuisance (including hoarding, vector, vermin, etc), animal welfare, animal bite/rabies follow-up.
  • Conduct water testing as requested.
  • Provide consultation and enforcement of state law and local ordinances, including animal welfare, dangerous animals, rabies follow-up, nuisance abatement, non-public water wells, on-site wastewater treatment,  and other public health-related activities as directed.
  • Receive signed complaints, and arrange for investigation.  Investigate complaints; determine and document if violations have occurred.  Establish a dialog to correct the situation.  Document actions working toward a resolution.   Document non-compliance attempts to resolve to the program manager and work through legal processes as required.
  • Completes documentation in a timely manner
  • Follows program, departmental, and county policies
  • Works well with others

Job Qualifications

  • Three years of experience in septic installation, science, environmental health, or GIS-related fields
    or AA Degree in science, environmental health, GIS-related field, and 1-year experience
    or Bachelor’s degree in science, environmental health, GIS-related field 
  • Ability to learn in-depth knowledge of commonly used environmental health rules and regulations, Iowa Code, Ordinances. Understanding and application of organizational policy.
  • Must have excellent computer skills, and be competent with a variety of Windows-based software packages, including the Microsoft suite of software.  Must become comfortable with other types of software, including time tracking, mapping, etc.
  • Valid driver's license
  • Certified Pool Operator (CPO), AFO, PPSO, or LAFT certificate and meet the education requirements of 641 IAC 15   (must obtain)
  • NIMS Compliance (must obtain)


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