The Assistant Health Director is responsible for the planning, coordinating and administration of a broad range of public health services for the Health Department including environmental health, food protection programs, Lead poisoning prevention program, rodent control, beach water testing and surveillance, emergency preparedness and response, and communicable disease surveillance.
This position will be expected to work full-time hours (37.5 hours/week), not to exceed 6 months. This position is not eligible for any employer benefits or paid time off.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The ability to work in a primarily sedentary position, with the ability to occasionally use force to exert up to 25 pounds to lift, carry or move objects, books, materials, etc. The employee is primarily subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from indoor temperature changes.
The employee is required to make field visits where may need to ascend and descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, and the like; needs ability to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces; ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach with hands and arms, handle objects, impart information to clients and the public, receive detailed information through oral communication, see objects at 20 feet or more as well as 20 inches or less, judge depth and space relationships, observe an area while keeping the eyes fixed, identify and distinguish colors.
The employee may encounter conditions or situations where there is danger to life, health, or bodily injury, including proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical shock, exposures to burns and radiant energy, exposure to toxic chemical and biological agents, fumes, odor, dust, mist, gasses and poor ventilation, walk-in refrigerators and freezers with a temperature of 0 degrees or less; kitchen temperatures of up to 115 degrees; construction sites where hard hats are required.
The employee has regular and frequent contact with City officials, service providers, City employees at all levels, union representatives, community groups, members of the public and representatives of federal, state and other local agencies. The employee is expected to provide excellent customer service to all.
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).