County of Alameda

Chief, Environmental Health Administration & Technical Services (#5793)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (U45)
$56.00-$67.05 Hourly / $4,480.00-$5,364.00 BiWeekly /
$9,706.67-$11,622.00 Monthly / $116,480.00-$139,464.00 Yearly

Under general direction, to plan, organize and directly administer the coordination of the environmental health programs of the Department of Environmental Health; to establish and maintain liaison with other departments, public and private agencies; and to do related work as required.


The Chief, Environmental Health Administration and Technical Services, is a singular position directly responsible for the overall administration of the budget of the Department of Environmental Health. The incumbent also has primary responsibility for data maintenance and analysis, the development of the annual plan, program tracking systems, technical staff reports and grant proposals, finance, personnel and payroll. This position also administers the Environmental Health Laboratory, the Office of Solid Waste Management Enforcement and all special Projects. The incumbent also serves as liaison between the Department and Federal, State and regional agencies and may represent the Director in his absence. Direction is received from the Director, Department of Environmental Health.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Plans and administers the technical staff in studies of environmental health problems involving air and water pollution, food quality, land and space conservation and the effects of microchemical, radiological and physical agents, as well as of bacteria, viruses and animal vectors of disease.

2. Develops, coordinates and evaluates departmental programs relating to environmental health and develops uniform standards and procedures for Department of Environmental Health. Applies statistical and modern management techniques to the evaluation of existing programs and prepares reports covering all aspects of environmental health.

3. Interprets laws and regulations pertaining to environmental health and works with other agencies on matters concerning environmental health.

4. Prepares and submits annual budget estimates for all environmental health programs; prepares applications for grants and special projects; participates in planning for physical facilities; recommends on the selection of employees and their performance.

5. Acts as liaison with data processing unit for environmental health statistics.

6. Supervises personnel responsible for coordinating programs budget, facilities, finance, personnel and payroll functions.

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Possession of a bachelor's degree in a physical or biological science or engineering field and master's degree in public health or equivalent graduate training in a field related to public health,



The equivalent of five years of full-time experience in environmental health, of which three years were in a managerial or administrative capacity.


All candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
All candidates must provide their own vehicle.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Laws and regulations and ordinances of the State of California, Alameda County and cities pertaining to environmental health matters.
• Principles and practices of environmental health, including programs for the control of air pollution, water pollution and the hazards of industry.
• Methods of control of radiation, toxic chemicals and biological agents of disease.
• Principles of water treatment, sewage and waster disposal and food sanitation.
• Principles of administration and personnel management.
• Principles and practices of governmental budgeting.


• Collecting, analyzing and interpreting complex environmental health data.
• Preparing technical reports.
• Speaking and writing effectively.
• Evaluating the adequacy of environmental health programs and recommends program modifications as needed.
• Manage fiscal aspects of environmental health programs.

Revised: 8/79
Revised/Retitled: 7/87
Old document: 0547h
New document: Jobspecs/5793
CSC Date: 7/1/87


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.