Placer Employment Opportunities

Client Services Program Manager

Environmental Health Program Manager

Recruitment #2019-13645-01

POSITION INFORMATION

The Department of Health and Human Services is currently recruiting for an individual with proven expertise and leadership experience in the field of environmental health to serve as the Program Manager for the Environmental Health Division. Placer County’s Environmental Health Division is a comprehensive organization in the areas of land use, consumer protection, hazardous materials, and solid waste management. The ideal candidate will have experience in a lead or supervisory capacity within an environmental health organization that emphasizes cooperation, accountability, responsiveness, and have the ability to communicate effectively with county government officials, State, Federal, and local government partner agencies, developers, builders, community stakeholders, and  the general public. Responsibilities of this position will include review of environmental health land use requirements in conjunction with Community Development Agency staff, and oversight of the daily operations in the consumer protection permitting and regulatory programs, emergency response capabilities, and hazardous materials and solid waste permitting and regulatory programs. 

This position requires possession of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the California State Department of Health Services. 

  • NOTE: Candidates are required to provide a copy of their valid certificate of registration when submitting their online application.

DEFINITION

To plan, organize, manage, and coordinate the programmatic, administrative, and operational activities in support of assigned and multiple program areas; to direct, manage, and supervise the work of assigned staff/team members; to establish and implement assigned programs’ objectives and performance standards; to promote, coordinate, and participate in collaborative activities, programs, and projects; and to function as a proactive and positive member of a program management team within the Department.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Program Manager job class recognizes positions that provide full second-line, direct supervision to program/project teams within the context of one large and complex division or program, or multiple program areas.  Incumbents within this job class provide responsible clinical, administrative, operational, and program management within the Health and Human Services Department.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general direction from higher level management staff.

Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, professional, technical, and clerical personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plan,  organize, and manage programmatic, administrative, and operational activities in support of multiple program areas; oversee and coordinate the allocation of designated resources, administer the record keeping and reporting functions, and ensure compliance with stated mission, goals, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Establish programs’ objectives and performance standards; evaluate programs’ operations and activities in terms of over-all effectiveness and compliance; implement improvements and modifications as necessary; and adjust over-all goals and objectives in response to program directives and/or client needs.
  • Develop, coordinate, and participate in collaborative activities, programs, and projects to maximize available resources and responsiveness to clients; provide necessary and requested resources; act as team member/leader for assigned projects/opportunities.
  • Develop, implement, and manage clinical, administrative, and operational systems and processes to maximize the effectiveness and responsiveness of assigned programs; act as professional and managerial resource to program staff, project teams, and clients as well as other County departments and departmental colleagues in a positive and supportive manner.
  • Provide professional and managerial  expertise in support of assigned and multiple program areas as well as the Department’s over-all mission, goals, objectives, and directives; act as a primary resource to the Department’s Policy Counsel, boards, committees, contractors, and clients in the planning, development, and implementation of Department’s activities in targeted and/or proposed program areas.
  • Collaborate with appropriate departments, programs, and work units to secure advice, resources, and technical services necessary to achieve assigned programs’ goals, objectives, and directives in accordance with mutually agreed upon time frames and in compliance with pertinent guidelines and regulations.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration for assigned program; preparing cost estimates/projections, submitting justifications for requested resources, and monitoring and controlling expenditures.
  • Direct, oversee, and administer contracts for service/care providers in the implementation of assigned client services/program areas; review and evaluate quality of service and contract compliance; verify billings and payments; respond to inquiries and trouble-shoot complaints; and represent the Department and assigned programs to contractors and vendors.
  • Represent Department and assigned programs/projects to other organizations, local communities, special interest groups, schools, businesses, clients, and the general public; act as primary and major resource regarding assigned programs; respond to inquiries; and promote the Department’s mission and goals.
  • Establish and maintain open communications with other Department programs, projects, and multi-disciplinary teams; coordinate data, resources, and work products as necessary and upon request in support of a productive and positive working environment.
  • Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible clinical and/or administrative experience in a health or human services agency, including at least two years of supervisory responsibility; or, when assigned to the Human Services Call Center, five years of experience in a call center, including two years of experience with a public assistance, social services, human services, medical or health-related call center that would provide an opportunity to possess expertise with telecommunications industry systems, standards and trends; and, at least two years of supervisory responsibility.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Designated positions may require major course work in specified and concentrated areas of study.  

License or Certificate:

  • Designated positions may require possession of a specific license to perform and/or oversee clinical functions in the State of California. Note: The current position requires possession of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the California State Department of Health Services.
  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of designated professional discipline with specific knowledge and expertise of assigned program and client services areas. When assigned to the Human Services Call Center, expertise is also required in lobby management, document imaging, task management, call management via related operational systems and technology.
  • Pertinent local, state and federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of research, analysis and management.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
  • Cultural, religious, economic and social groups and their relationship to the delivery and acceptance of health and human services.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement and direct assigned program operations and activities. When assigned to the Human Services Call Center, monitor real-time metrics via task management, lobby management, and call management technologies and systems to redirect staff and optimize service delivery on a continuous basis.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and communicate through written means; and lift light weight.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent County-wide and Departmental policies and procedures.
  • Plan, organize, and implement assigned client services through multi-disciplinary and multi-agency programs that include public, private, and contract agencies/providers.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.  Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph) and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications, and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.

SUBSTITUTE LISTS

The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES

Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

BENEFITS

The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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Selection Plan

Tentative Recruitment Schedule

  • Week of November 18th - Training and Experience Rating Panel
  • Week of December 2nd - Establish Eligible List

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.

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