Job Title: Environmental Health Program Manager
Responsible To: Assistant Administrator of Environmental Health
Contact: Myla Blandford (618) 271-9177/ mblandford@eshd.org/ 650 N. 20th Street, East St. Louis, IL. 62205

General Summary:
Under the direction of the Assistant Administrator of Environmental Programs, coordinates all aspects of the Food Safety Program including assigning tasks and responsibilities to field staff. This position is responsible for documenting and reporting the day to day activities of the Environmental Health staff, including monitoring employee time and approving leave requests. This position also performs technical field inspections and conduct investigations within Environmental Health Programs for compliance with ESHD/ State of Illinois rules and regulations. Field inspections and investigations include food establishment inspections, on-site private sewage and water well inspections, nuisance investigations, vector investigations, lead based paint dwelling risk assessments, solid waste and debris inspections, tattoo, tanning parlor and other inspections/investigations that may pose a threat to the public or environment. Management positions include active roles in emergency response. Essential Functions:

  • Represent ESHD in a professional manner during all interactions with the public and colleagues.
  • Coordinate and conduct regulatory food establishment inspections including routine, complaint (food-borne and non food-borne), follow-ups, emergencies (ie: fire), and temporary event inspections for compliance with ESHD ordinance and the State of Illinois rules and regulations.
  • Conduct inspections and investigations within nuisance, solid waste, and vector programs for compliance with State of Illinois rules and regulations.
  • Perform inspections, investigations, and surveys within water well/onsite private sewage program for compliance with the State of Illinois rules and regulations.
  • Perform inspections, investigations, and surveys within tanning/tattoo parlor program for compliance with the State of Illinois rules and regulations.
  • Perform inspections, investigations, and surveillance within the vector program for compliance with the State of Illinois rules and regulations.
  • Perform environmental health lead risk assessments.
  • Provide technical information to and collaborates with partners in the dissemination of public/environmental health education.
  • Provides general education and distribution of public/environmental health information including presentations and seminars to the public.
  • Coordinate and provide training and certification for Food Service Sanitation Certified Manager course.
  • Update and document written records for licensed facilities.
  • Collects data and produces reports as required.
  • Review plans and perform pre-operational/opening inspections of new and remodeled food service establishments.
  • Maintain expertise and continuing education requirements by attending appropriate training and educational offerings.
  • Assistance with Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Preparedness exercises and drills.
  • Additional duties may be assigned based on the operational needs of the department.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Licensed Environmental Health Practitioners (LEHP) with an active license will be given preference.
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university with at least 30 semester hours of basic sciences.
  • Must meet qualifications (as set forth by the State of Illinois) to take the Licensed Environmental Health Practitioners (LEHP) exam within 18 months of hire, if selected candidate does not have LEHP. Documentation of clearance to take exam must be provided to the District.
  • Must have LEHP within 24 months of hire, if not at time of hire. Applicant is responsible for registration and maintenance of license.
  • Successful acquisition of the Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Managers Certification within 2 months of hire (successful completion of approved course/exam prior to hire)
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with contractors, food establishment operators, and the general public.
  • Ability to interpret and write technical reports.
  • Able to organize and schedule own work with minimal supervision.
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Current valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable motor vehicle.
  • Ability to be flexible to meet changing work load demands, emergencies, and priorities.

Behavior Expectations:

  • Adhere to East Side Health District dress code.
  • Punctuality in all activities including work attendance, meetings, deadlines, and reports.
  • Treat others with courtesy and respect.
  • Display professional attitude toward clients and co-workers.
  • Adheres to East Side Health District Policies and Procedures and to a drug free work
  • environment/submit to drug screening and background checks as requested.

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to sit, flex, stand, reach, and bend.
  • Office work to include typing, filing and working at computer for extended periods.
  • Ability to work outside work in extreme conditions.
  • Walking and bending required.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Drive personal vehicle to and from inspections, meetings, investigations, etc.

Work Environment:

  • Office
  • Outside

Equipment Use:

  • Desktop computer, laptop computer, projector, temperature measuring instruments, two-way radio, telephone, and personal vehicle.

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing the duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

Posting Effective Beginning: 05/10/17  –  Ending: 05/24/2017
*Position is contingent on funding

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