(Environmental Health Section)
|Date Opened||11/25/2019 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$109,320* - $149,062/year (*New State Employees)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||12/16/2019 11:59:00 PM|
The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a skilled, experienced professional in the field of Environmental Health to become the next Public Health Section Chief for the DPH Environmental Health Section.
The successful candidate will have experience supervising one or more comprehensive health programs, and will be prepared to manage a full array of environmental health program functions within DPH, including: Food Protection; Environmental Public Health Tracking; Environmental Health Assessment; Occupational Health; Private Wells; Environmental Laboratory Certification; Environmental Engineering; Lead, Radon, and Healthy Homes; Asbestos. The Section Chief is responsible for management oversight of 50+ staff engaged in these programs.
The Public Health Section Chief for Environmental Health ensures the integration and continuity of environmental public health priorities and activities into those of the other sections within DPH, while maintaining good working relationships with outside state and federal environmental agencies and other stakeholder groups who play a role in environmental health in our state.
The Section Chief is responsible for the establishment of public health priorities for the section and ensuring the execution and evaluation of activities related to those priorities. The Section Chief also works closely with other state agencies to eliminate redundancy of efforts and to develop and revise regulatory priorities and standards based on the most current available science and standards of practice in environmental health.
The Section Chief for Environmental Health is responsible for frequent high level communication activities, including testifying at public hearings and court proceedings, defending regulatory actions against individuals or corporate entities, fielding media inquiries related to local, state, and national environmental health news and events, and speaking at public meetings after environmental incidents that may impact health. The Section Chief will report directly to the Branch Chief for Environmental and Drinking Water Division.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sue Ciccaglione at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 509-7183.
Three (3) years experience in a supervisory capacity in an organization with programmatic and/or regulatory responsibilities for promoting or protecting public health.
Note: For State employees this is at the level of Health Program Supervisor, Supervising Nurse Consultant, Child Care Licensing Supervisor Epidemiologist 4, Environmental Protection Supervising Environmental Analyst, Supervising Sanitary Engineer or Supervising Environmental Sanitarian.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Department of Public Health aims to provide equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and advancement, fostering an environment committed to supporting individuals in all protected classes. If you require an aid/accommodation to participate fully and fairly, please contact the Human Resources Office at (860) 509-7177.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.