Title: Environmental Health Coordinator - Food Program
Department: Health Updated: 01/2018
Division: Environmental Health FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME 1089 Wage Range: Not Available
POSITION SUMMARY:

To perform professional, assigned duties related to and associated with the operational activities, services and programs of the Environmental Health division.  To assist in coordination, planning, development and implementation of present and proposed programs of the Environmental Health division.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Assist in the planning, coordination, implementation and training and/or coordination of sanitarians engaged in routine and specialized environmental health programs and their activities. 

·         Assist in the planning, coordination, implementation, training and coordination of staff sanitarians engaged in regulatory, compliance and enforcement activities in all recognized environmental health program areas or activities. 

·         Perform more complex technical and decision-making tasks dealing with programmatic and personnel parameters, i.e. – consultative assistance to staff and the monitoring of program status. 

·         Coordinate activity records, reports and notices. 

·         Review plans and issue permits as required by law or other criteria, i.e. – food service facility plan reviews. Coordinate and provide technical, consultative and related environmental health educational services to individuals, staff, agencies and the public. 

·         Assist in compiling and interpreting statistical information to meet the needs of the division and/or community. 

·         Prepare reports and recommendations for the environmental health director. 

·         Mandatory participation in orientation and training for basic public health emergency preparedness and response concepts.

·         Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Environmental Health Director.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for coordinating the duties of sanitarians assigned to their program.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, EDUCATION:

·         Bachelor’s degree in environmental health, sanitary science, civil or environmental engineering or in a related allied science.  

·         A master’s degree in a related field is preferred. 

·         A minimum of five (5) years experience in performing environmental health activities.

·         Master’s degree may be substituted for one year of experience.

·         Registration as a Sanitarian in the State of Michigan and/or with the National Environmental Health Association required.

·         Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Standardized Field Trainer Certification Preffered

·         Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of environmental health programs and their administration/procedure.

·         Considerable knowledge of state and local laws, codes, regulations, criteria and standards dealing with environmental health programs.

·         Manage and direct departmental operations, including budgeting, strategic planning. Knowledge of and interpret applicable federal, state and local regulations. Develop, apply and explain department and County procedure and policies. Plan and coordinate work staff activities, prioritize, instruct, set deadlines, objectives, measure success, and make recommendations and resolve issues. Methods of research, planning, conducting and implementing major studies or projects. Design and recommend new forms, reports or procedures. Ability to understand and work in complex data processing system, analyze data and exercise sound financial judgment. Analyze administrative problems, evaluate alternatives and implement sound solutions. Prepare and present reports, speeches or training programs to groups. Provide training and guidance in handling difficult or complex problems or resolving escalated complaints or disputes. Work independently with limited direct supervision. Coordinate activities with other departments.            

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgment and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.    

·         Knowledge or understanding of basic administrative tasks: operate standard office equipment; document management; prepare and maintain records, various correspondences and reports; answer general inquiries and refer as necessary; answer telephone calls, process mail, order supplies/equipment; prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record/transcribe/distribute minutes; entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic form with speed and accuracy; maintain calendars, arrange meetings, schedule rooms and equipment as necessary.             

·         Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.

 

ESSENTIAL ABILITIES FOR ALL ST. CLAIR COUNTY JOB CLASSIFICATIONS:

·         Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                

·         Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              

·         Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     

·         Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judge

·         Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     

·         Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.

·         Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                             

·         Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

·         Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.      

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.
  • Auto insurance and reliable transportation required.
  • Must obtain the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Standardized Field Trainer Certification within 6 months of hire.

·         Required to report to duty when called upon in the event of a Public Health Emergency regardless of declaration.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Specific vision requirement includes close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         Push or pull carts, reach with hands and arms forward, above and below shoulder level.

·         Lift, move or carry objects, equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.

·         Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel in an ergonomically correct manner.

·         Stand and walk, climb stairs.

·         Normal office hours are from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         This position may require irregular hours and work schedules will include nights, weekends, holidays and overtime. 

·         This position will work partially in an office setting; frequently works in an outdoor environment with exposure to weather-related heat and cold, rain, wind and varying weather conditions.

·         Frequently visits work sites where heavy equipment is operating.

·         Various locations are natural areas that risk exposure to various plants, insects, snakes, environmental allergens, etc.

·         Operating equipment exposes personnel to moderate levels of noise, fumes, airborne particles and vibrations on a regular basis.

·         The employee occasionally works in areas requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, hard hats or hearing protection.

·         Position may require occasional travel for training, various County departments and community events.

 

Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

 

It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.