Environmental Health Specialist 4: SOM: Department of Public Health-Sacramento Campus
THIS IS A CAREER POSITION WITH AN END DATE OF December 31, 2023 FOR FUNDING PURPOSES ONLY. The EH&S 4 position reports to the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) in the Department of Public Health Sciences.The core activities of the COEH are to educate future leaders in occupational and environmental health, develop new knowledge, and bring the resources of the University of California to people affected by health hazards in their workplaces or communities. The Department of Public Health Sciences is a large complex teaching, research and clinical department in the UC Davis School of Medicine. The mission of the Department of Public Health Sciences is to improve the health of people using approaches based in epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, and behavioral science through research, educational programs, clinical programs, public service, and policy development. The mission of the Emergency Preparedness contract is to develop and support statewide preparations and response to public health emergencies in partnership with the Emergency Preparedness Office in the California Department of Public Health (Department).
Job Summary Final Filing Date : 11/16/20 Salary Range : $6,150.00 to $12,991.67 Salary Frequency : Monthly Appointment Type : Career Percentage of Time : 100% Shift Hour : Day Location : California Department of Public Health (CDPH) City : Sacramento Union Representation : No Benefits Eligible : Yes
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY
Responsibilities The Environmental Health Specialist 4 works to achieve CDPH Center for Environmental Health (Center), departmental, and statewide emergency preparedness goals in conjunction with the environmental health, public health and emergency preparedness programs within CDPH. This includes food and drug, environmental management, radiological and nuclear, biological, and hazardous material/chemical threat, and laboratory-related programs. The Environmental Health Specialist 4 provides leadership for emergency management matters in a liaison role between CDPH and local environmental health programs. Also serves as a resource for the Governor's Office of Emergency Services , the CA Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH) and the CA Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO) leading efforts to develop the statewide Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 Public Health and Medical mutual assistance system including mutual aid plans and processes.
The EHS 4 directs, plans, and manages the Center's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program including workplans, budgets, and progress reporting. The EHS 4 has oversight over the Center's PHEP grant funding activities including technical programs. The EHS 4 directs emergency management program development, consultation, and services through subordinate staff. Works with staff, CCDEH, CCLHO, CDC and FEMA to develop and deliver environmental health-focused training statewide. Promotes and contributes to a successful team oriented work environment ensuring interdependence and cooperation, constructive and positive communications, and mutual support. Ensures staff understand the expectations of their respective roles and that they regularly receive feedback on their performance and coaching to achieve their full potential. The EHS 4 develops plans and strategies with the CDPH Emergency Preparedness Office (EPO) and statewide committees that serve local environmental health programs to improve communication, coordination, identify resource needs, and enhance disaster preparedness, response, and recovery operations.
The EHS 4 serves in a lead role within the Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 at the State Operations Center and the Medical and Health Coordination Center in a designated disaster. Provides appropriate emergency response role based upon expertise and, where applicable, designated departmental role.The EHS 4 works on professional committees and assignments, participates in professional training and attends relevant conferences, and provides mentoring to staff and outside environmental health professionals on a formal or informal basis.
Education or equivalent combination of education/experience/training in environmental health, biology, other related field.
Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
Demonstrated experience developing plans and conducting program evaluations, and skill to identify gaps and deficiencies.
Skills to write analytical reports and proposals that are concise and logical.
Experience training development and delivery skills with experience coordinating training and exercises .
Experience with management and conflict resolution skills to effectively lead, supervise, provide direction and motivate staff.
Experience with emergency management processes, protocols and procedures.
Demonstrated experience developing and implementing communication strategies.
Demonstrated skill to communicate issues and recommendations both verbally and in written form, including communicating complex ideas and data through use of text, graphs and tables.
Experience with environmental health programs.
Experience with computer application programs.
Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others and develop and maintain high standards of customer service.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with staff, colleagues, public officials, and supervisor.
Proven ability to organize Center work functions in an efficient and effective manner.
Skills to work collaboratively with different constituencies, across department, Center, and with partner organizations.
Skills in organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple important priorities.
Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel; ability to influence/persuade all levels of staff.
Experience with federal grant finance policies, practices and systems, e.g. PHEP cooperative agreement is strongly preferred.
Registration as a California Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) is preferred.
In the case of a declared public health emergency (activation of the Medical Health Coordination Center and/or State Operations Center), the incumbent may work extended hours and on weekends / holidays in support of the CDPH emergency operations and response.
Non smoking work environment.
Overnight Travel required.
Valid CA driver's license required and must participate in the DMV Pull Notification program.
Work occasional overtime.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
EEO The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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