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Environmental Public Health Specialist

The Taney County Health Department will be accepting resumes for a full time, 40 hours a week, non-exempt Environmental Public Health Specialist.  Duties include administration and enforcement of Federal, State and local statutes, ordinances and regulations related to public health and sanitation; to encourage sound sanitary and environmental health practices; and to protect the environment and the public.

Minimum requirements:  Requirements for this position include graduation from an accredited four year college or university with course work (30 semester hours minimum) in environmental health, biology, bacteriology or sanitary science or in combination of these areas, etc. Previous experience is a plus but not a requirement.

TCHD provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid vacation, holidays, and sick time; LAGERS Retirement system, health, short-term disability, and life insurance.

Deadline Date:  October 30, 2019

To apply please send Job Application, Letter of Interest, and Résumé to:

HR Department at:
[email protected]
or PO Box 369, Forsyth MO 65653
or at a TCHD location

POSITION DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:  Environmental Public Health Specialist
DIVISION:   Environmental
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Environmental Division Manager
STATUS:   Non-Exempt

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

I. Inspection Related Activities     85% of Time

    1. Maintains an awareness of the different municipal, county, state and federal Food Codes, Lodging Codes, and Day Care Guidelines, that may affect public health, assuring that knowledge base is current.
    2. Maintains a list of all establishments in County. Prioritizes list according to risk and establishes a schedule to conduct the routine inspections assuring that all establishments get an annual inspection and that high-risk establishments get three or more inspections annually.
    3. Establishes a process and protocol for conducting routine inspections assuring for consistency, thoroughness, and compliance with the relevant code. Conducts routine inspections and provides training and assistance in order to improve the skills of clients.
    4. After receiving a complaint, conducts the investigations assuring for professionalism and for compliance with structure established for the investigations. Assures for confidentially.
    5. As violations are noted, documents violations. Lists standards required by the relevant code.  Provides feedback to the manager.  Provides dates for corrective action to be completed.  Assures for professionalism.
    6. Re-inspects for compliance assuring for professionalism and the completion of the plan of corrective action. Assures that documentation is current.
    7. Provides training for food handlers and others. Chooses and publishes curriculum, materials, delivers training assuring for accuracy and best PR for department.
    8. Receives new and remodeled facility applications for health permit. Reviews for thoroughness.  If complete and acceptable, provides approvals.  If incomplete or unacceptable, provides guidance.  Approves when acceptable assuring for timeliness and meeting building and fire codes.
    9. Receives plans for new construction projects or temporary sites or remodels. Reviews for thoroughness.  If complete and acceptable, provides approvals.  If incomplete and unacceptable, provides guidance.  Approves when acceptable assuring for timeliness.
    10. Receives nuisance complaints. Makes suite inspection.  Provides a notice to owner to correct situation.  Completes follow up as needed.
    11. Follows up on illness investigations and emergency response assuring for professionalism.
    12. Takes calls after hours and response accordingly assuring for timeliness and a professional investigation.
    13. Collects water samples from pool inspections for bacteriological testing and accurately record and read the results assuring for accuracy and timeliness.
    14. Must be able to drive to inspection sites to perform all required and essential job related activities and tasks.

II. Lab Related Activities     15% of Time

  1. Maintains an understanding of the policies and procedures associated with lab testing.
  2. Receives a sample. Decides which test needs to be conducted. Conducts the test.
  3. Receives results and distributes to the appropriate party. Completes needed paperwork and distributes to the appropriate party.
  4. Maintains all equipment, supplies, maintenance of lab. Maintains inventory and restocks as needed.  Calibrates and assures certification of equipment and lab assuring for lab readiness.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other Health Department related duties requested by their supervisor; subject to reasonable accommodations.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors Degree with 30 hours of Sciences.
  • One or more years experience in a related field.
  • Completed Missouri Board Certification.
  • Computer literacy.

BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS

  • Follows applicable rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Attends work regularly and is punctual.
  • Behaves professionally and presents a professional business appearance.
  • Conducts self in such a way as it reflects positively on the Health Department.
  • Fosters positive working relationships and accepts new responsibilities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Above average accessibility of all work sites required for the position.
  • Above average exposure to weather and temperature extremes.
  • Above average exposure to chemicals and fumes.
  • Average exposure to heights.
  • Average exposure to work safety hazards.
  • Above average amount of overtime/extended work hours required.
  • Average exposure to dust.
  • Average exposure to loud noises.
  • Average exposure to darkness.
  • Average exposure to cramped spaces.

PHYSICAL EFFORT

  • Normal physical mobility: movement from place to place on the job, considering distance and speed.
  • Normal physical agility: ability to maneuver body while in place.
  • Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials and tools.
  • Normal physical strength to handle 40 lb. objects, considering frequency.
  • Normal dexterity of hands and fingers.
  • Normal physical balance: ability to maintain balance and physical control.
  • Normal coordination, including eye/hand, hand/foot, etc.
  • Normal endurance.

MENTAL EFFORT

  • Average concentration/intensity: prolonged mental effort with limited opportunity for breaks.
  • Average memory, considering the amount and type of information.
  • Average complexity of decision making.
  • Average time pressure of decision making.
  • Average analytical thinking.
  • Average conceptual thinking. 

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Above average verbal communication.
  • Above average written communication.
  • Above average non-verbal communication.

SENSORY ABILITIES

  • Normal ability to see.
  • Normal ability to distinguish colors.
  • Normal ability to hear.
  • Normal ability to smell.
  • Normal sense of touch.

 

 

 

WIC Nutritionist 

The Taney County Health Department will be accepting résumés for a full time, 40 hour per week, non-exempt Nutritionist for the WIC Program.  The selected candidate will provide nutrition and breastfeeding education to WIC eligible participants and assess their nutritional needs for certification eligibility.  A Certified Lactation Counselor or IBCLC is preferred, as well as previous WIC experience.

Minimum requirements:
The candidate must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, Home Economic, or closely related field; including or supplemented by at least fifteen (15) semester hours in food and nutrition including diet therapy and community nutrition. Experience is preferred but not required.

TCHD provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid vacation, holidays, and sick time; LAGERS Retirement system, health and dental insurance. 

Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

To apply please send Job Application, Letter of Interest, and Résumé to:

HR Department at:
[email protected]
or PO Box 369, Forsyth MO 65653
or at a TCHD location

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: WIC Nutritionist
DIVISION: WIC
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: WIC Division Manager
STATUS: Non-Exempt

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

I. Clinic Related Activities 90 % of Time
A. Maintains an awareness and understanding of clinic procedures and operations.
B. Maintains an awareness of the clinic nutrition educational materials and medical supply inventory.
C. Plans and schedules client visits assuring that client’s need for counseling is met.
D. Assures for confidentiality.
E. Explains the program, the participant rights and responsibilities and how to use WIC checks.
F. Prints and issues checks; assures that checks are accurate and thorough.
G. Provides occasional backup for others as needed assuring for professionalism.
H. Provides troubleshooting and assistance as needed to assure the clinic runs smoothly.
I. Completes follow-up counseling and required documentation assuring for accuracy, timeliness, and professionalism.
J. Develops educational curriculum for client use assuring that the clients gain the knowledge needed to improve their nutritional health. Assists in           the evaluation of effectiveness of the materials.
K. Obtains and documents demographic information, height/length, weight measurements, hemoglobin values, oral and nutrition assessments and           other necessary medical and/or health information to certify WIC participants. Determines health, medical and nutrition eligibility by assigning           risk factors.
L. Provides participant-centered nutrition education and counseling for high-risk participants, completes the high-risk care plan and documents               the nutrition education contact.
M. Recommends appropriate supplemental foods, exempt formulas and WIC eligible nutritionals in accordance with policies and procedures.
N. Provides relevant health/nutrition information and referral services to participants.
O. Provides breastfeeding education and support to all participants.

II. Community Outreach and Other Activities 10% of Time
A. Participates in community events as requested.
D. Attends department staff meetings and team meetings.
E. Participates in WIC Team CQI activities to improve operations, processes, and policies.
F. Participates in staff in-services and/or training sessions related to WIC policies/procedural changes.
G. Completes 5 hours of continuing nutrition education annually.
H. Works on various special projects and other programs assuring that resources are available to parents in the community.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the
employee occupying the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions
and to perform any other Health Department related duties requested by their supervisor; subject to
reasonable accommodations.

EXPECTATIONS
• Follows applicable rules, regulations, and policies.
• Attends work regularly and is punctual.
• Behaves professionally and presents a professional business appearance.
• Conducts self in such a way as it reflects positively on the Health Department.
• Fosters positive working relationships and accepts new responsibilities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
• Average accessibility of all work sites required for the position.
• Average exposure to weather and temperature extremes.
• Average exposure to chemicals and fumes.
• Average exposure to heights.
• Average exposure to work safety hazards.
• Average amount of overtime/extended work hours required.
• Average exposure to dust.
• Average exposure to loud noises.
• Average exposure to darkness.
• Average exposure to cramped spaces.

PHYSICAL EFFORT
• Normal physical mobility: movement from place to place on the job, considering distance and speed.
• Normal physical agility: ability to maneuver body while in place.
• Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials and tools.
• Normal physical strength to handle 40 lb. objects, considering frequency.
• Normal dexterity of hands and fingers.
• Normal physical balance: ability to maintain balance and physical control.
• Normal coordination, including eye/hand, hand/foot, etc.
• Normal endurance.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, public health nutrition, human nutrition, nutritional sciences, nutrition and fitness, sports nutrition, restaurant and food service management, foods, family and consumer sciences, human environmental sciences, or home economics; including or supplemented by at least 15 semester hours in foods and nutrition from a 4-year program including at least one (1) course in diet therapy or medical nutrition therapy I & II and one (1) course in community nutrition or nutrition in the life cycle/life cycle nutrition.
• Computer literacy.
• Ability to multitask.
MENTAL EFFORT
• Average concentration/intensity: prolonged mental effort with limited opportunity for breaks.
• Average memory, considering the amount and type of information.
• Average complexity of decision making.
• Average time pressure of decision making.
• Average analytical thinking.
• Average conceptual thinking.

COMMUNICATIONS
• Above average verbal communication.
• Above average written communication.
• Average non-verbal communication.

SENSORY ABILITIES
• Normal ability to see.
• Normal ability to distinguish colors.
• Normal ability to hear.
• Normal ability to smell.
• Normal sense of touch.

 

 

  1. Program Manager

The Taney County Health Department will be accepting résumés for a full time, 40 hours a week, Program Manager.  Duties will include supervision and oversight of the Environmental Health and Community Outreach teams, leading community engagement efforts, develops ordinances, and leads community health assessments.

The ideal candidate would have a background with environmental health and community engagement.   Desired characteristics would be integrity, compassion, and strong leadership skills.  The manager would need to value teamwork, collaboration, and hold others and self to high standard of conduct.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Public Administration or a closely related field.  Three (3) years of Public health experience preferred.   Three (3) years of management experience and formal leadership training preferred but not required.     A Master’s degree in Public Health Administration, Public Health, Epidemiology, or closely related field is preferred but not required.

TCHD provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid vacation, holidays, and sick time; LAGERS Retirement system, health,
short-term disability, and life insurance.

Salary Range:
$54,852-$82,278

Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled

To apply please send Job Application, Letter of Interest, and Résumé to:

HR Department at:
[email protected]
or PO Box 369, Forsyth MO 65653
or at a TCHD location

POSITION DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:   Program Manager
DIVISION:   Community and Environmental Health
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Director
STATUS:   Exempt

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

I. Supervisory Related Activities 50% of Time

    1. Conducts selection process as openings occur. Makes recommendations for new hires.
    2. Plans and oversees division orientation for new hires.
    3. Provides direct supervision including scheduling, project assignments, provides formal and informal coaching of personnel, assuring for professionalism.
    4. Identifies training opportunities and needs of staff and community.
    5. Works closely with the Health Department’s leadership to determine future needs, projects, and programs.
    6. Coordinates the development of strategic plan and performance management goals for teams.
    7. Evaluates programs and processes using CQI and Performance Management to improve Community and Environmental Health teams activities and to meet goals of the CHIP and Strategic Plan.
    8. Reviews and approves payroll, expense reports, and division budget prior to Director approval.
    9. When appropriate, addresses and resolves customer complaints.
    10. Provides end-of-the year assessment reports to the County, City organizations and Health Board.
    11. Must be able to drive to all Taney County Health Department locations, or off site locations as needed, to perform all required and essential job related activities and tasks.

II. Environmental and Community Program Related Activities                         50% of Time

    1. Leads Department health education efforts in coordination with other health department teams, ensuring for appropriate implementation and evaluation.
    2. Oversee internal and external messaging and information dissemination, including implementation and maintenance of the TCHD Communication Plan.
    3. Ensure programs and health messages address cultural diversity, health literacy, and accessibility for target populations.
    4. Acts as the liaison for the Health Department in health related coalitions and community organizations and establishes new community partnerships to enhance the role of public health in Taney County.
    5. Works with local community partners, coalitions and committees to assess community health needs and priorities through evidence-based community health assessment processes.
    6. Leads planning, coordination, and implementation of community engagement, health education, outreach and support activities on behalf of the Health Department in coordination with other health department teams.
    7. Writes and develops City and County ordinances and contracts, assuring for thoroughness, timeliness, accuracy, and appropriate community/stakeholder input and notice.
    8. Works closely with the FDA on complying and gathering information to meet national standards for retail foods.
    9. Works with Environmental Health Coordinator to ensure Environmental Health Team maintains a Taney County Establishment list and prioritizes list according to risk and ensures facilities are inspected according to established schedules.
    10. Maintains an awareness and understanding of the codes for food establishments, lab, lodging, daycare, tattoo, massage, and recreational waters.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other Health Department related duties requested by their supervisor; subject to reasonable accommodations.

BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS

  • Follows all applicable rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Attends work regularly and is punctual.
  • Behaves professionally and presents a professional business appearance.
  • Conducts self in such a way as it reflects positively on the Health Department.
  • Fosters positive working relationships and accepts new responsibilities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Above average accessibility of all work sites required for the position.
  • Above average exposure to weather and temperature extremes.
  • Average exposure to chemicals and fumes.
  • Average exposure to heights.
  • Average exposure to work safety hazards.
  • Average amount of overtime/extended work hours required.
  • Average exposure to dust.
  • Average exposure to loud noises.
  • Average exposure to darkness.
  • Average exposure to cramped spaces.

PHYSICAL EFFORT

  • Normal physical mobility: movement from place to place on the job, considering distance and speed.
  • Normal physical agility: ability to maneuver body while in place.
  • Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials and tools.
  • Normal physical strength to handle 20 lb. objects, considering frequency.
  • Normal dexterity of hands and fingers.
  • Normal physical balance: ability to maintain balance and physical control.
  • Normal coordination, including eye/hand, hand/foot, etc.
  • Normal endurance.

 KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or related field, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Minimum three years supervisory experience.
  • State and national certifications.
  • Ability to multitask.

MENTAL EFFORT

  • Above average concentration/intensity: prolonged mental effort
  • Above average memory.
  • Above normal complexity of decision making.
  • Average time pressure of decision making.
  • Above average analytical thinking.
  • Above average conceptual thinking.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Above average verbal communication.
  • Above average written communication.
  • Above average non-verbal communication. 

SENSORY ABILITIES

  • Normal ability to see.
  • Normal ability to distinguish colors.
  • Normal ability to hear.
  • Normal ability to smell.
  • Normal sense of touch.

The Taney County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer and will consider applicants without regard to age, color, race, sex, religion, national origin or disability as prescribed by federal and state laws