Environmental Resource Supervisor

Washington County
Jobs - Full Time
Stillwater, MN

Environmental Resource Supervisor

Salary: $70,201.00 - $96,177.00 Annually

Location: Stillwater, MN

Job Type: Full Time

Department: Public Health & Environment

Job Number: 18-00903

Closing: 10/16/2018 11:59 PM Central

 

JOB SPECIFICS

Washington County, MN, is seeking a talented and motivated environmental health professional to join our team as an Environmental Resource Supervisor. Come join our innovative and progressive Department of Public Health and Environment in our mission to protect, promote, and improve the community's health and environment. Our environmental health management and staff work together within a nationally accredited public health department (Public Health Accreditation Board, 2016) to assure a safe and healthy Washington County. Our values of collaboration, innovation, integrity, being equity-driven and prevention focused unite us and ignite us.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  This position requires a Bachelor's degree in public health, environmental health, natural resource or waste management, sustainability, environmental planning, planning, communication or related field and five (5) years of full-time experience as a professional in the environmental field. A minimum of one full-time year of documented, satisfactory experience as a lead worker is required. A Master's degree in public health, environmental health, environmental planning, natural resources, waste management or related field is desirable and may substitute for one year of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a criminal history investigation prior to beginning employment with Washington County.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position guides staff in program planning and implementation of activities and requirements of the county's waste management master plan, along with joint programming and coordinated work through the Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Board. The work primarily includes waste reduction and recycling, waste to biofuel/energy production, internal county leadership in sustainability and energy, along with connections to groundwater protection, hazardous waste management, and other environmental areas.

 

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE:

  • Paid working experience in leading and conducting community engagement, and developing corresponding plans for solid waste management services and/or environmental health services.
  • Paid working experience in supervising or leading staff in environmental health programs.
  • Paid working experience coordinating environmental programs or projects.
  • Paid working experience with city or county staff and elected officials.
  • Paid experience applying performance management principles related to environmental programs and services, including quality improvement, performance measurement and result-based accountability.    

 

SELECTION TECHNIQUE: Your training and experience will be rated based on the required application material submitted and the top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.

HOURS / DAYS / LOCATION: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Occasional nights and weekends may be required. Work schedules (hours and days) and location are subject to change based on department needs.

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Environmental Resource Supervisor manages highly complex and visible Public Health program and services.  The position supervises professional staff in the Department of Public Health and Environment: plans, develops, manages and implements environmental resource programs for communities, businesses and internal county operations, performs related works as required.  The position guides staff in solid waste planning, recycling, waste to biofuel/energy production, and internal county leadership in sustainability, energy, and other environmental areas.

 

This position is also responsible for completion of the Waste Management Master Plan and regional policy development.

 

EMPLOYMENT CRITERIA

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Bachelor's degree in public health, environmental health, natural resource or waste management, sustainability, environmental planning, planning, communication or related field and five (5) years of full-time experience as a professional in the environmental field. A minimum of one full-time year of documented, satisfactory experience as a lead worker is required. A Master's degree in public health, environmental health, environmental planning, natural resources, waste management or related field is desirable and may substitute for one year of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES, JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR SUCCESSFUL JOB PERFORMANCE 

Core Competencies outline essential business and professional traits necessary to perform this job.

  • Promote a divers, culturally competent, and respectful workplace;
  • Demonstrates knowledge of actual and potential environmental problems that affect public health;
  • Demonstrates knowledge of program planning and development;
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Public Health federal state and local laws, rules and regulations;
  • Demonstrates knowledge of investigation methods including knowledge of basic epidemiological methods;
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of basic health principles as they relate to public health and environmental health; and
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of program development and evaluation methods.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides Program Planning:

  • Ensure preparation of the Solid Waste Management Master Plan (Plan), compliance and adoption of the Plan by the state and the county board.
  • Oversee Plan design and implementation of community needs assessment and
  • Ensure implementation of Plan and meeting reporting and performance measures

Provide program oversight:

  • Perform all functions of a Senior Environmental Specialist;
  • Assist with negotiating and preparing contracts with service providers;
  • Monitor service quality of contractors and recommend changes;
  • Recommends and monitor program-related legislation, rules, and related regulations and impacts on programs;
  • Develop and implement program service standards, policies and procedures;
  • Monitor and evaluate program and/or grant compliance;
  • Evaluate and recommend management systems and program equipment;
  • Oversee information management system/electronic record system related to program assignment;
  • Prepare program/unit annual work plans and monitor progress, achievements, and outcomes;
  • Collect, analyze and interpret program data including statistical, narrative and anecdotal reports, staff input and other information;
  • Implement performance measurement and quality improvement processes;
  • Represent department on state and regional workgroup, task force, or committees on program-related issues;
  • Assure the implementation of County policies, procedures, rules, and regulations;
  • Assure the implementation of state operating rules;
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Plan and develop environmental program initiatives in collaboration with local, regional and state agencies;

Supervise staff:

  • Interview and make staff recommendations;
  • Create and manage work schedules;
  • Provide work direction and review work for accuracy;
  • Develop and facilitate staff training;
  • Provide leadership and direction to teams and individual staff;
  • Integrate the organization's mission into the department's day-to-day business;
  • Guide staff through changes in laws, processes, services or programs;
  • Respond to grievances or special issues;
  • Conduct performance reviews;
  • Identify, promote, and implement employee engagement opportunities.

Support program budgets:

  • Assist with annual budget preparation for assigned programs;
  • Project and monitor expenses and revenues;
  • Evaluate and assess technology, materials, equipment and staff needs;
  • Participate in the development of program grants or funding opportunities;
  • Authorize service expenditures.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT 

Work performed is semi-sedentary in nature, and typically performed within the Government Center or a satellite office. Lifting requirement of up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis. Equipment used may include, but is not limited to, computer, calculator, telephone, camera, and copy/scanner/fax machine.

 

Must have means of reliable transportation for business purposes; individuals operating a motor vehicle for county business must possess a valid driver's license. Work interruptions are frequent.  There is some pressure associated with dealing with individuals who may be emotionally charged and with project or activity deadlines and details. May involve exposure to environmental conditions, including but not limited to, infectious diseases, vermin, dangerous dogs, heat, noise, wet conditions, dirty conditions, dust or disagreeable odors, hazardous materials, physical hazards, exposure to hazardous equipment or appliances, and hazards arising from deteriorating or filthy conditions.  Employee may encounter reluctant, angry, aggressive, or threatening people and may be assigned to be on-site during disaster/emergency response and recovery operations.

 

Additional physical/mental requirements that occur may not be listed above, but are inherent in   performing the position's essential functions.

 

This job description is intended to describe the kinds of tasks and level of work difficulty being performed by people assigned to this classification. The list of responsibilities is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  The County retains the discretion to add or change the contents of this job description at any time.