Deputy Director of Environmental Health
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) of the County of San Diego is seeking applications and résumés from qualified individuals for Deputy Director, Environmental Health. This executive management position will be a strategic and innovative leader who strives for continuous improvement and is responsible for providing leadership and oversight over various DEH divisions. DEH is a nationally recognized agency with award-winning programs and has an annual operating budget of $53 million with 308 employees.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will possess a professional history that demonstrates the following leadership competencies and attributes:
• Provide leadership and oversight for DEH programs to ensure a customer service-oriented management philosophy which transcends all levels of the organization. Shape divisional processes, procedures, and goals that maintain and enhance our vision
• Implement strategic and innovative operational planning that anticipates future consequences and maintain the department at the forefront of Environmental Health
• Stimulate and actively initiate change in the organization while carefully considering implications and impact of decisions across time and on others
• Lead process/program re-engineering and change management initiatives, which lead to continuous service improvements
• Represent DEH and the County at the local, state and national level collaborating with Environmental Health representatives from various agencies demonstrating organizational and political awareness of sensitive issues
• Build, lead, and motivate high-performing teams to be accountable; support multiple, concurrent and complex projects, and reach challenging goals
In addition, the ideal candidate will possess a current certificate as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist by the State of California.
Protecting the environment and enhancing public health by preventing disease, promoting environmental responsibility and, when necessary, enforcing environmental and public health laws.
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) enhances San Diegans' quality of life by protecting public health and safeguarding environmental quality, educating the public to increase environmental awareness, and implementing and enforcing local, state, and federal environmental laws in over 40 diverse regulatory environmental programs, some of which include:
• retail food safety
• public housing
• public swimming pools
• small drinking water systems
• onsite wastewater systems
• beach and bay water monitoring
• Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA)
• vector control
• medical and hazardous materials and waste
A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or a certified foreign studies equivalency AND, five years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the classification. Experience must include three years of management-level experience and at least one year of supervision OR, a combination of experience and/or education.
Notes: A master's degree or higher degree may substitute for a total of one year of experience and cannot be applied to the required one year of supervision. In order for education to substitute for work experience as indicated above, college-level coursework must demonstrate progress toward a degree and may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
SALARY & BENEFITS
The anticipated hiring range is $130,000 to $140,000 annually.
Salary placement for this position is dependent upon the qualifications of the successful candidate. Salary reviews are performance-based and goal-oriented.
• Fifteen days of paid vacation, thirteen days of paid sick leave, and thirteen paid holidays
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
• Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and Accidental Death/Dismemberment Insurance
• Flexible Management Benefits Package – a monthly credit may be used to select benefits from a group of options
• Defined benefit retirement program
• Reciprocity with other governmental retirement systems may be granted; for further information, visit the website for the San Diego County Employees Retirement System
• Deferred Compensation Program 457 and 401(a) plans
• May be eligible for relocation allowance up to $15,000
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