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Environmental Health Director


Position #:  1063RMA-19AA (KCR)
An Equal Opportunity Employer

The County of Ventura offers an attractive compensation and benefits package. Aside from our salary of approximately $104,576 to $165,932 an employee within this position will also be eligible for the following:

• Educational Incentive - An educational incentive of 2.5% for completion of an associate's degree, 3.5% for completion of a bachelor's degree, OR 5% for completion of a graduate's degree.
• Executive Administrative Leave - The candidate selected for this position will earn 248 hours per year, increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service, to 328 hours after 10 years of service, and to 368 hours after 15 years of service or other public service.
• Annual Leave Redemption - The ability to "cash in" or redeem up to 100 hours of Annual Leave per year after using 80 hours.
• Deferred Compensation - Eligible to participate in the County's 401(k) Shared Savings Plan and/or the Section 457 Plan. This position is eligible for up to a 3% match on your 401(k) contributions.
• Health Plans – You are afforded a flexible credit allowance of up to $11,622 annually for purchasing medical, dental, and/or vision insurance from a group of authorized plans.
• Flexible Spending Accounts - Employees may also participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts which increase their spending power by reimbursing them with pre-tax dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.
• Pension Plan - Both the County and you contribute to the County's Retirement Plan and to Social Security. If you are eligible, you may establish reciprocity with other public retirement systems such as PERS.
• Holidays - 10 paid days per year which includes a scheduled floating holiday.

Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74.2 degrees. The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County "home."

Ventura County is a "general law" county, governed by a five-member, elected–by-district Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors appoint a County Executive Officer (CEO) to oversee the County budget, day-to-day operations, as well as to advise, assist and act as an agent for the Board of Supervisors in all matters under the Board's jurisdiction.

County operations have an operating budget of approximately $2.3 billion with a staffing allocation of 8,900. The County has excellent financial standing with its AAA rating, the highest possible long-term bond rating, from Moody's and Standard & Poor's. The County excels in its financial and business operations which are based in continuous process improvement and was just ranked as the third best large County in the United States for its use of technology to improve services and boost efficiencies for the public.

The primary goal of the Resource Management Agency is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public through administration and enforcement of County ordinances, Board policy, and state and federal laws regarding land use, and commercial and environmental regulation.

The Agency includes five (5) divisions including the Environmental Health Division (EHD). The mission of the EHD is to protect public health and the environment, as well as provide timely advice and information to the public, businesses, and other governmental agencies.

Under general administrative direction of the Director-Resource Management Agency, the Environmental Health Director manages the EHD including approximately eighty (80) professional, technical and clerical staff within five (5) sections which include Community Services, Technical Services, Hazardous Materials, East County Office, and Administrative/Information Technology.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and highly motivated part of the Resource Management Agency's executive leadership team. He or she will have a mix of technical knowledge and professional judgment and discretion that comes from years of experience in various programs within the environmental health field. This individual will also be self-motivated, adaptable, organized and efficient with outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and problem-solving abilities.

The successful candidate will be dedicated to customer service and demonstrate leadership skills managing a division with a commitment to innovation, sustainability and diversity. They will have a reputation for managing change; and establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with individuals both internal and external to the Division. Additionally, they will possess a proven understanding of budgets, revenue
sources, and cost control while effectively and efficiently utilizing public resources.

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