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Salary: $107,231.04 - $130,339.92 Annually
Location: Concord, CA
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Health Services - Only
Job Number: VLD1-2019A
Closing: Continuous

The Position

Bargaining Unit: Management - Mgmt Classes, Classified & Exempt

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is the largest department in the County with currently more than 4,500 individuals employed in the Department, with an annual budget for FY 2018- 2019 of roughly $1.8 billion. The Department is composed of several Divisions which includes Behavioral Health ServicesContra Costa Health Plan (a federally-qualified HMO), Emergency Medical ServicesEnvironmental HealthHazardous MaterialsPublic Health, and the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Health Centers(CCRMC).

The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting for one (1) qualified individual interested in the Director of Environmental Health Services – Exempt position located in Concord, CA.

This single position classification is located in the Environmental Health Division of the Health Services Department. The classification is distinguished by its responsibility for the overall management of all general program matters in the Environmental Health Division. Areas of responsibility include food safety, solid waste, sewage systems, land development and use, water systems, water-oriented recreation, bio-medical waste and health and sanitation conditions relating to housing and institutions.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:
  • Strong development and implementation of Division goals, objectives, and priorities 
  • Identifies Division wide training needs and develops training plans
Characteristics of the ideal candidate:
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with representatives from other local, state, and federal regulatory agencies and programs
  • Provision and promotion of excellent customer service for all internal and external customers
General policy direction is provided by the Director of Health Services.

Typical Tasks


  • Manages the development and implementation of Division goals, objectives, and priorities
  • Oversees and ensures compliance with State and Federal mandates
  • Provides general direction in Local Enforcement Agency activities
  • Advises the Director of Health Services of the community's needs for environmental health related improvements
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of established environmental health programs and develops and implements new programs as mandated by law or community needs
  • Determines personnel and equipment requirements to meet the operational needs of the Division
  • Correlates environmental health services to related work of other divisions of the Health Services Department and other County and State agencies
  • Identifies Division wide training needs and develops training plans
  • Directs and coordinates the work of subordinate managers to ensure the appropriate and effective integration of the various environmental health programs
  • Selects, trains, evaluates, and monitors the performance of Division personnel, directly or through subordinate staff,
  • Participates in staff conferences and meetings of various organizations interested in environmental health
  • Represents the department before boards, political bodies, committees, and the general public
  • Prepares program budgets
  • Prepares and reviews correspondence and reports
  • Participates in staff conferences and meetings on environmental health issues
  • Participates in various conferences/training in order to maintain awareness of new trends and developments related to Environmental Health.
  • Plan to increase the cultural workforce diversity in the department

Minimum Qualifications

License Required: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the State of California, and a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with a major in environmental health, health administration, biological or physical science, or closely related field.

Experience: Five years of full-time experience or its equivalent as an Environmental Health Specialist in an agency involved with environmental health, regulations and enforcement of which at least three years included supervisory or management responsibilities.

Selection Process

To apply, please submit your resume and a letter of interest summarizing your education and experience that meet the minimum qualifications to:

Health Services Personnel Analyst: Laurén Jimenez
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Re: Director of Environmental Health Services - Exempt position

Tentative Resume Review period: Open Until Filled
Tentative Oral Interview date: TBD
Tentative Final Interview date: TBD

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

 It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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