Director of Environmental Health

Tuscarawas County Health Department

Role and Responsibilities:

Under general supervision, the Director of Environmental Health is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for all administrative functions for the agency’s department of environmental health.

Experience and Education Requirements:

Bachelors’ degree in environmental health, biology, or related field with a minimum of five (5) years environmental health work experience, two (2) of which must be supervisory capacity or an equivalent combination of education and work experience in the environmental health field.  A Masters’ degree is preferred.  Must be a registered state of Ohio sanitarian and must possess an Ohio Department of Agriculture pesticide application license.  Must have a good understanding of state and local building codes, environmental rules/regulations as well as inspection techniques and testing equipment, and statistical analysis.  Must have the ability to work independently.

Must have demonstrated prior experience to organize and direct the work of others.  Valid Ohio driver’s license and acceptable driving record is required. 

Programs of the Environmental Health Department include: Well and septic, food service, lead investigation, mosquito control, tattoo and body piercing, swimming pools and spas, nuisance and solid waste, rabies control, camps, RVs and recreational parks

Essential Duties

  1. Plans, develops, and implements environmental health programs for the district.
  2. Evaluates and determines environmental needs within the district.
  3. Reviews plans for public pools, camps, food service operations to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
  4. Writes grant applications and program reports.
  5. Attends regular board, management, and committee and is required to be punctual at such meetings.
  6. Serves on Quality Improvement Committee, Accreditation Committee, and other committees as required or directed by Health Commissioner.
  7. Coordinates environmental services department employee work schedules and assigns work.
  8. Holds monthly meetings with departmental staff.
  9. Evaluates competency of staff continuously and plans in-service training as necessary.
  10. Completes and turns in staff evaluations by required deadlines on an annual basis.
  11. Administers and enforces agency policies for various departments managed. 
  12. Develops, implements, and administers departmental policies.
  13. Acts as communication liaison between staff, Health Commissioner, and Board of Health.
  14. Ensures staff compliance with policy manual.
  15. Assists with development of department budgets and is responsible for actively administering such budgets that includes managing of employee work schedules, purchasing of department supplies, etc.
  16. Completes grant and other required reporting by designated due dates.
  17. Prepares monthly program reports with statistical summaries of departmental activities.
  18. Work with Director of Accounting to administer department budget.
  19. Pursues additional program funding sources in conjunction with Director of Accounting.
  20. Acts as a liaison between Health Department and other community agencies for environmental issues.
  21. Maintains and increases knowledge and skills through attendance at meetings, conferences, training seminars and in-service training.
  22. Performs other duties as directed by the Health Commissioner.       
  23. Regular, punctual attendance

TCHD has a tobacco Free Hiring Policy.  Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within 60 days of hire

Starting Salary: $62,000.00

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