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Environmental Health Supervisor

Village of Oak Park, IL


Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


To direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate the programs and activities of the Environmental Health Division within the Health Department; to coordinate assigned activities with other Village departments, divisions, and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Public Health Director.


Receives administrative direction from the Public Health Director.

Exercises direct supervision over management, supervisory, professional, technical and clerical staff.

ESSENTIAL OF DUTIES--Essential and other duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential duties and responsibilities

1. Ensure that best in class customer service is provided to both internal and external customers and also embrace, support, and promote the Village’s core values, beliefs, and culture.

2. Assume management responsibility for all services and activities of the Environmental Health Division including preparing ordinances, rules and regulations, developing environmental programs and policies, and overseeing and monitoring construction plans for food establishments, swimming pools; animal control, and other environmental facilities; ensure compliance with appropriate state laws, codes and regulations.

3. Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within Departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.

4. Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for the Environmental Health Division; assign work activities, projects and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.

5. Select, train, motivate and evaluate Environmental Health Division personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.

6. Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the Environmental Health Division program annual budget; direct the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments.

7. Serve as liaison for the Environmental Health Division with other Village departments, divisions and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
8. Serve as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.

9. Provide responsible staff assistance to the Public Health Director.

10. Conduct a variety of community assessments, organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to environmental health programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate; initiate and implement control measures for disaster emergencies.

11. Develop citizen involvement through coalition building and maintenance.

Other Important Duties

1. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of environmental health.

2. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.

3. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Knowledge of:

Operational characteristics, services and activities of an environmental health program.

Principles, practices and application of epidemiology and the relationship to disease spread and control.

Sanitation and environmental health principles including vector and nuisance control, garbage and refuse disposal, noise pollution, water and sewer systems, indoor and outdoor air quality and mold control.

Management skills to analyze programs, policies and operational needs. Principles and practices of program development and administration.
Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.

Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations related to environmental health and safety.

Ability to:

Manage, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff. Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
Oversee and direct the operations, services and activities of the Environmental Health Division.

Read and interpret construction and engineering drawings. Develop and administer, division goals, objectives and procedures. Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
— Making observations
— Communicating with others
— Reading and writing
— Operating assigned equipment.

Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of:
— Making sound decisions
— Demonstrating intellectual capabilities.

Experience and Training Guidelines

Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in public health or environmental sanitation including two years of administrative and supervisory experience. AND

Training: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public health administration, environmental health administration or closely related field. A Master’s Degree in the areas listed above is preferred. AND

License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid certificate as a Structural Pest Control Technician within six (6) months of hire

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of a license as an Environmental Health Practitioner in the State of Illinois.

Vaccination against COVID-19 strongly preferred.

How to Apply

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Job Details

Job Function
Other Entry to Mid-Level
Position Type
Full Time

Village of Oak Park


123 Madison St
Oak Park, IL 60302-4205
United States

Form of Government