The City of Gardner, MA is accepting applications for a Director of Public Health. This is a Department Head level position, under general supervision of the Board of Health. The Director of Public Health is responsible for providing professional, administrative, technical and inspection work in planning and managing the municipal public health programs, disease control programs, promotion of sanitary conditions, protection of the environment from damage and pollution and in enforcing public health laws; operates the City’s solid waste operations.
Comprehensive knowledge of the practices and administration of public health. Extensive knowledge of the applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations relative to environmental and public health. Comprehensive knowledge of the state sanitary codes. Knowledge of community needs assessment, resources and organizations related to public health. Thorough knowledge of approved methods and equipment used in handling food and milk. Thorough knowledge of current inspection and disease control procedures. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common health and medical journals, financial reports, and legal documents Ability to remain calm, concentrate and perform all responsibilities in a competent manner at all times. Able to communicate effectively and efficiently verbally and in writing at all times with the media, general public as well as with other City and Commonwealth officials. Ability to delegate responsibility and work well with subordinates. Ability to work effectively under time constraints to meet deadlines. Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, public health, natural science, physical science, or related field; five (5) years of progressively responsible experience; Master’s Degree preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be a Certified Health Officer and Registered Sanitarian. Must possess or be eligible to obtain the following certifications: Lead Paint Determinator/Inspector, Soil Evaluator, Certified Pool Operator, Food Protection Manager Certification and Septic System Inspector. Supervisory experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
If you are interested and qualified, please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Debra A. Pond, Director of Human Resources, City of Gardner, and 95 Pleasant Street, Rm. 14, Gardner, MA 01440 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resume review will commence on May 23, 2019. Position will remain open until filled.