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Closing Date/Time: Mon. 07/02/18 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary:  $116,433.82 - $140,489.44 annually

$55.98 - $67.54 *Effective Monthly
*Effective wage includes: Base wage, City-paid portion of employee's share to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), and any other applicable retirement contributions.

Job Type: Career
Location: Berkeley, California

The Position;

The City of Berkeley is searching for a new Manager of Environmental Health.  Under general administrative direction, this position develops and administers a comprehensive City wide program of all activities pertaining to environmental health protection; plans, organizes and directs the activities and programs of the Environmental Health Division; provides expert professional assistance to City management staff in areas of responsibility; performs related work as assigned. This single position class has division level responsibility for the direction and administration of the City's environmental health function. The incumbent is responsible for formulating policy, developing goals and objectives, supervising staff, administering the division's budget and directing the day to day operations. Assignments allow for a high degree of administrative direction in their execution. Manager of Environmental Health is distinguished from the Director of Health and Human Services in that the latter has overall management responsibility for health promotion, health education, mental and environmental health programs as well as services for youth, seniors and recreation programs.

Typical duties include:

  • Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the Environmental Health Division; plan, develop, implement, and monitor programs, policies and procedures to insure compliance of City agencies and enforcement of federal, state and City laws and regulations; identify environmental health protection needs and set priorities
  • Study statutory requirements and modify program components to ensure that they meet standards and legislative mandates established by federal and state regulations; analyze the impact of legislative changes
  • Represent the department before civic and community groups; respond to inquiries from the media and the public; prepare new or revised ordinances or codes needed to implement (or related to) environmental health protection programs, increase community participation in the programs via outreach activities
  • Maintain liaison with federal, state and local offices; staff and serve on committees with City departments and agencies, commissions and other groups on environmental health protection; coordinate the activities of the programs with other divisions, departments and agencies concerned with environmental health
  • Plan, organize, direct, review and evaluate the work of staff; train staff in work procedures and administer discipline as required
  • Formulate and implement policies and procedures pertaining to the enforcement of relevant sanitary health codes, laws and ordinances
  • Prepare and administer the division's budget
  • Chair and/or coordinate activities of advisory and policy committees, and interface with regulatory, environmental, special interest, community, and labor organizations; testify at hearings, in court, and before boards, commissions, and other groups; assist private businesses and City agencies in meeting regulations; participate in important field investigations where department policies are involved; may recommend issuances, warrants, citations, fines, liens and permits, and may seek arrest and prosecution
  • Work closely with other division heads in the department and City staff to provide comprehensive environmental health services to City residents and to solve a broad range of service delivery, community and administrative problems
  • Maintain effective relations with a variety of community organizations, groups and other individuals to promote citizen participation and positive public relations for assigned services and programs

Required Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in Environmental Health, Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field.


Five (5) years of work experience in Environmental or Public Health with at least three (3) years of experience in the development, implementation, and administration of Environmental Health Protection programs.

Experience should also include serving as staff person to diverse committees and providing training programs related to environmental health protection.

A Masters Degree in Public Health or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the administrative experience. Progressively responsible related experience may be substituted for the college coursework on a year-for-year basis.

Must possess a State of California Registration Certification as an Environmental Health Specialist, and a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to attend evening and weekend meetings. Must be able to be on call for response to emergencies.

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