Environmental Health Supervisor

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Job Opening: Environmental Health Supervisor
Department: Environmental Health
Posting Date: August 11, 2022
Weekly Hours: 40
Shift: 8:00 am to 5:00pm, extended hours as needed
Salary: $65,000 annually


The Environmental Health Supervisor is responsible for overseeing a team of Environmental Health Specialists who are charged with ensuringcompliance with existing local and state public health and environmental codes, regulations, and policiesby providing technical assistance to individuals, businesses, and groups across the County of Delaware.Under the Administratorof Environmental Health, the Environmental Health Supervisorwill assist in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and operational strategies for environmental services within the County.

Delaware County requires all employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination must be submitted before a candidate’s start date if hired.

Essential and Immediate Duties

Supervises, reviews, and evaluatesthe work of environmental health staff. Prepare staff performance reviews, promote individual growth and development, and recommend disciplinary action when necessary.

Develops, implements, and evaluatesinternal and external professional training activities and education programs.

Ensuresuniformity in interpretation and application of environmental health program by conducting field observations of staff inspections and audits, reviewing and analyzing staff inspection/audit reports, and initiatecorrection action when necessary.

Collaboratesin the development and delivery of programs and activities that promote health and prevent disease, in settings including, but not limited to the Health Department, homes, community organizations and businesses, schools, and the community in general.

Ensuresthe delivery of effective health education and technical assistance to individuals and/or groups regarding compliance with current local public health and environmental codes, regulations, and policiesby developing education programs and providing guidance to environmental health staff on technical assistance they are providing.

Supervisesinvestigations ofcomplaints regarding environmental health problems and environmental health hazards and provides leadership on enforcement or corrective actions as required.

Supervises and directs the collection of water samples for laboratory analysis to ensure compliance of existing local and state public health and environmental codes, regulations, and policies.

Participates in response teams to prevent, minimize, and contain adverse health events and conditions resulting from communicable diseases; food-, water-, and vector-borne outbreaks; chronic diseases; environmental hazards; injuries; and health disparities.

Ensure a coordinated response to public complaints and inquiries on environmental or public health matters.

Performs other duties as required.

Future Duties Post Pandemic Response

Develops plansto educate the public on environmental health issues and the public health rationale for environmental health regulations.

Provides strategic guidance to environmental health specialists on the delivery of environmental health information, interpretation, technical assistance and regulatory compliance advice to individuals, groups industry organizations, the public and other agencies regarding local public health environmental codes, regulations, policies, and identified environmental health problems.

Manages orientation to staff, students and other health and human service professionals in the community regarding environmental public health practices.

Participates in Delaware County Health Department research and demonstration projects that seek to improve the health of communities and determine new ways to address health issues.

In collaboration with the Director of Environmental Health, facilitates a work environment that fosters ongoing educational experiences regarding public health for colleagues, nursing and other health-related students, healthcare professionals and members of the community.


Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Supervisory experience desired but not required.

Two years’professional experience in the following areas:oConducting on-site inspections to assess potential environmental health risks;

Enforcing compliance with laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; and oNarrative report writing.

Knowledge of the following:

Principles and practices of environmental sanitation;

Diseases and their transmission and control;

Federal, state, and local laws pertaining to public health;

Current health code construction requirements and health regulations;

Other departments' regulations concerning food establishments, day care centers and swimming pools.

Structure and functions of public health organizations and community interrelationships; and

Current social and economic problems related to public health.

Ability to provide guidance, support, and constructive feedback to staff.

Ability to effectively delegate, monitor staff workload, ensure staff understand their duties and tasks, and make adjustments as needed.

Excellent organizationaland time managementskills.

Excellentin oral and written communications.

Ability to maintain accurate records, prepare reports, and handle confidential matters.

Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with staff, the public,and other city personnel.

Residence Requirement: The County of Delaware has a residency requirement for employees. Anyone applying for this job must reside in Delaware County or be willing to move to the County within three months of starting employment.


To apply, please fill out our online application form.

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