Assistant Commissioner, Bureau Of Environmental Health- Health Department

City Of Baltimore, MD Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 3 days ago

Class Description

THIS IS A NON-CIVIL SERVICE POSITION

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER

Bureau of Environmental Health

Non-civil service positions are not bound by the Civil Service Commission or the Civil Service Rules. Non-civil service positions are considered "at will". An "at will" employee, without the protections of the Civil Service Commission, may be discharged from their employment by the Appointing Authority, at any time, for cause or without cause.

The Baltimore City Ordinance 18-111, Section 1(B) requires that all agency heads who report directly to the Mayor and any At-Will supervisory employees who report directly to the Mayor or to the Head of an Agency must be a resident and registered voter of the City of Baltimore throughout their term of office. Section (B)(1) allows candidate(s) prior to appointment, the opportunity to sign a Declaration of Intent to become a city resident and registered voter within (6) months of the effective date of their appointment.

The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) seeks an Assistant Commissioner for its Bureau of Environmental Health.

Founded in 1793, the Baltimore City Health Department is the oldest, continuously-operating health department in the country, with nearly 1,000 employees who aim to promote health and improve the well-being of city residents through education, policy/advocacy, and direct service delivery. BCHD's wide-ranging responsibilities include maternal and child health, youth wellness, school health, senior services, animal control, restaurant inspections, violence prevention, emergency preparedness, STI/HIV treatment, and acute and chronic disease prevention.

The Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Environmental Health is a senior-level position, which reports directly to a deputy commissioner and plays a critical and lead role in the daily operations of the Bureau. He/she provides direct programmatic and administrative oversight to a bureau that consists of two programs: Animal Services and Environmental Inspection Services (which includes, Food Control, Ecology & Institutional Services, and Plan Review).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans and manages the efforts of the environmental health bureau and applies management techniques to develop and implement both long and short-range plans to meet agency objectives.

  • Provides executive leadership and direction through bureau directors; delegates sufficient authority to subordinates to effectively manage the division's resources.

  • Ensures the bureau meets legal mandates and grant requirements.

  • Drafts responses to pending legislation related to the environment and environmental health matters. Drafts legislation as required. Testifies at hearings as required.

  • Responsible for budgeting and fiscal oversight of program operations.

  • Coordinates with community groups and business organizations to assist with environmental compliance.

  • Represents the Department and provides an environmental health perspective on various city agency committees.

  • Hires, fires, and promotes subordinate managerial staff.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) required; advanced degree in public health or Licensed Environmental Health Specialist preferred.
  • A minimum of (8) years professional experience in environmental health or administrative law; previous experience in the implementation of city, state, or federal regulatory schemes; (2) years experience overseeing activities of an operation or program (i.e., coordinating, directing, evaluating and monitoring activities); and a minimum of five (5) years of experience involving the supervision of other employees.

NOTE: Candidates under final consideration will be required to undergo and pass a background check and drug/alcohol test.

The City of Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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