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Environmental Health Supervisor for Waste Management and Hazardous Materials - Lincoln-Lancaster County, NE Health Department

Career Posting: Environmental Health Supervisor for Waste Management and Hazardous Materials

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department is seeking qualified candidates. To fill the position of Environmental Health Supervisor for Waste Management and Hazardous Materials

Position Description: 

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department is seeking candidates for the position of Environmental Health Supervisor to lead the Waste Management and Hazardous Materials Programs.

This is highly responsible professional, administrative, and supervisory work requiring independent judgement and personal initiative.  Leads and supervises a team of professional, technical staff engaged in education, consultation, customer service, inspection, investigation, and enforcement. Work involves managing efficient, effective, high quality programs to protect the public's health and our environment, and ensure compliance with regulations.  Programs include: toxic reduction education; compliance assistance; pollution prevention and risk reduction consultation; household hazardous waste; 24/7 hazardous materials emergency response; special waste; environmental assessments; and nuisance complaints.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Division Manager.

The ideal candidate will have:
- A strong focus on coaching and mentoring staff, maximizing individual strengths, knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Considerable experience building, leading and empowering teams.
- Considerable knowledge of personnel and program management.
- A strong desire to protect the public's health and our environment upon which all life depends.
- Thorough knowledge of science behind and laws on waste management and hazardous materials.
- The ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and take action on multiple projects.
- The ability to efficiently and effectively use information technology and systems.
- The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other government agency representatives, citizen committees, elected officials, the media, coworkers and the general public.
- Excellent communication skills.

Position Requirements: 

Desired:  Master degree in public health, public administration, or related field.
Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree with major coursework in environmental science; environmental health; environmental, civil, or chemical engineering; or chemical, physical, or biological sciences; plus 4 years of experience in progressively responsible environmental health/quality/science work; or equivalent.
Necessary Special Requirement:  Valid driver's license.

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