Under broad policy guidance and direction from County administration, the Environmental Services Director performs complex professional and managerial work directing the operations of the Environmental Services Department which encompasses a diverse workforce of over 300 employees. The Environmental Services Department provides protection through food programs, water, solid waste and liquid waste programs, vector operations, landfill, transfer station, and maintenance activities.
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This recruitment is open continuous, with a first review of applications scheduled the week of June 4, 2018.
Minimum education and/or experience: A Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Environmental Health, Public Health Administration, Engineering, Business Administration, Environmental Sciences, a biological science or a closely related field and ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional experience in management, administration, development or technical direction of an environmental program, preferably in a public sector environment including at least five (5) years of supervisory or managerial experience.
Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements: Registration as a Sanitarian in the State of Arizona or proof of eligibility for reciprocity or Registration as a Professional Engineer.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of:
Applicable State and federal laws
Environmental legislation, regulations, policies, and operational procedures
Industry best practices and trends
Principles and practices of administration environmental health programs
Research techniques, methods, and procedures
Budget preparation, monitoring, and analysis
Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, and the management of employees through multiple levels of supervision
Principles and practices of developing teams, motivating employees, and managing in a team environment
Data sampling and statistical analysis techniques
Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals, at all levels of responsibility and means
Skill in and Ability to:
Coordinate departmental services with County departments and other agencies
Supervise, train, mentor, and evaluate the work of staff
Interpret and apply applicable statutes, regulations, and policies
Work with all levels of management, employees, and residents
Communicate effectively orally and in writing
Develop, improve, and implement processes and polices
Prepare comprehensive technical reports, narratives, correspondence, and presentations for executive management, public officials, investigative bodies, employees, and County residents
Establish and meet operational standards, goals, and objectives for the department
Work independently, exercise judgment, resolve complicated and sensitive issues, and make sound decisions and recommendations
Preferred education and/or experience: Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in environmental or public health, public or business administration, a biological science, or a closely related field may substitute for one (1) year of the experience requirement, excluding the supervisory experience.
Working conditions: Office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions
ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS:
Directs, through subordinate managers and supervisors, all Environmental Services programs and activities including restaurant field inspections, food handlers, foodborne illness investigations, construction and engineering plan review, safe drinking water, public housing, public pools, solid waste and illegal dumping compliance, closed landfills, transfer station and tire recycling operations, water and wastewater treatment and management, subdivision and infrastructure and planning, vector control, enforcement of the Maricopa County Environmental Health Code and other codes, statutes, regulation, and delegation agreements.
Oversees development and implementation of the Environmental Services Department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area.
Establishes, within policy, appropriate service and staffing levels and allocate resources accordingly.
Determines overall department organization, mission, core services and allocation of financial, human and capital resources.
Develops and manages short- and long-term department goals and priorities.
Oversees fiscal management including development and presentation of the department's $36 million budget, including monitoring of revenues and expenditures, developing or improving funding mechanisms and sources, and ensuring that all programs are within budget and as cost effective as possible.
Directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
Serves as appointing authority for human resources for the Department by being responsible for hiring, dismissal, and salary adjustment in accordance with Merit Rules and Policies adopted by the Board of Supervisors.
Supervises employees including developing performance goals and measures, ensuring training and development of direct reports, evaluating employee performance, and dealing effectively with performance and disciplinary actions as required.
Develops and maintains effective personal and department-level working relationships, including other governments, other County departments, community organizations, groups and individual citizens.
Represents the department in relations with state, federal and local regulatory agencies.
Prepares reports and makes presentations to the Board of Supervisors, County management and the public.
Interprets legislation to establish appropriate county ordinances and compliance standards and to develop or revise existing legislation affecting the county's system of integrated environmental programs.
Formulates policies and procedures to ensure standardized implementation of environmental health activities throughout Maricopa County.
Analyzes data and evaluates department programs and activities, plans, budget and prioritize activities of the department in conjunction with the Deputy County Manager and the Board of Supervisors.
Oversees the development of programs to educate the public about environmental programs and regulations.
Identifies opportunities for technological advancement to enhance department performance.
Determines future needs and identifies strategies for addressing these needs.
Participates on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees.
Ensures superior customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and lean government.
Keeps informed of current issues, best practices, and trends to ensure efficient and effective County operations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 880DIRENVSVCS051418
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