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Assistant Chief Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Public Health

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Chief Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Public Health

SALARY RANGE: $62,036.95 - $77.666.23 Per Hour (40 hrs/weekly)

DEPARTMENT: Health and Community Wellness – Surveillance & Prevention

REQUIREMENT: Applicants are required to be City of Newark Residents. SEND COVER LETTER & RESUME TO: williamss@ci.newark.nj.us alsbrookk@ci.newark.nj.us

DESCRIPTION:

Assists the Department Director or Chief Registered Environmental Health Specialist by supervising and performing the most difficult and highly responsible sanitary inspection work involved in the enforcement of relevant public health laws within the concerned jurisdiction; conducts inspections, investigations, and educational outreach activities; supervises two or more distinct elements of a public health program; performs other related duties as required.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists the Department Director or Chief in supervising and works with a group of Registered
  • Environmental Health Specialists engaged in conducting inspections to enforce relevant sanitary, environmental, and public health laws, rules, and ordinances.
  • Assists with supervising and takes responsibility for corrective action when violations of relevant sanitary, environmental, and public health laws, rules, and ordinances are found.
  • Assists the Chief in supervising and works with a group of Registered Environmental Health Specialists engaged in conducting inspections of retail food establishments and other eating places and in investigating nuisances and violations of relevant sanitary, environmental, and public health laws, rules, and ordinances.
  • Supervises two or more distinct elements of a public health program.
  • Performs the most difficult and highly responsible sanitary inspection work involved in the enforcement of relevant sanitary, environmental and public health laws, rules and ordinances.
  • Confers with Health Officer, engineers, veterinarians, and Registered Environmental Health Specialists concerning improvements in public health and sanitation.
  • Gives testimony in court cases.
  • Prepares reports on inspection activity.
  • Assists with supervising the establishment and maintenance of records and files.
  • Supervises work operations and/or functional programs, and has responsibility for employee evaluation and for effectively recommending the hiring, firing, promoting, demoting and/or disciplining of employees.
  • May respond to emergency situations.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned.
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office,or related units.

EDUCATION:

  • Five (5) years of experience in performing the duties incumbent upon a Registered Environmental Health Specialist in the enforcement of relevant sanitary, environmental, and public health laws, rules, and ordinances.
  • Possession of an active Registered Environmental Health Specialist License issued by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services.
  • Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of problems/procedures of the work of a Registered Environmental Health Specialist for the enforcement of relevant sanitary, environmental, and public health laws, rules, and ordinances.
  • Ability to assess environmental health risks and their influences on humans and the environment.
  • Ability to analyze sanitary, environmental, and public health problems.
  • Ability to develop effective work methods.
  • Ability to supervise two or more distinct elements of a public health program.
  • Ability to assist the chief in developing a suitable work program and work procedures for a group of Registered Environmental Health Specialists.
  • Ability to assign and instruct employees in the duties and responsibilities incumbent upon a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.
  • Ability to interpret relevant sanitary, environmental, and public health laws and rules and apply them to specific cases.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with physicians, business proprietors, community residents, and others interested in and/or concerned with maintenance of public health standards.
  • Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative supervisory and other reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Ability to testify accurately in court.
  • Ability to assist in supervising the establishment and maintenance of records and files.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.