Town of Montague Health Director
Apply by November 3 at 12:00 PM
The Town of Montague is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Health Director. The Health Director reports to the Montague Board of Health and works closely with other Town departments and local/regional collaborators. The Health Director manages department operations and staff, including full and part-time staff including an Administrative Assistant, Health Inspector, Public Health Nurse, and Animal/Barn Inspector. As supervisor, the director establishes work procedures, provides performance feedback, hires and orients new employees, schedules work and grants time off.
The Health Director will understand and enforce all regulations, codes and laws pertaining to public health. Accordingly, s/he oversees or conducts required inspections including, but not limited to, food establishments, housing, swimming pools, recreational camps for children, Title V, and body art establishments. The director investigates alleged violations; writes legally binding orders to correct, either independently or in collaboration with other officials; and conducts re-inspections to ensure compliance with orders and codes. The Health Director represents the Town in Housing Court as necessary. The Health Director works with neighboring communities regarding public health emergency preparedness. The Health Director may be called upon to respond to other public health priorities as directed by the Board of Health.
Preferred qualifications for this position include a bachelor’s degree in public health, environmental science, biology or related field, and 3 to 5 years of experience in public health inspection and enforcement work – or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates should have knowledge of: The Code of Massachusetts Regulations, (CMR) Massachusetts General Laws (MGL), Local Board of Health Regulations and local by-laws as they pertain to public health. Familiarly with permitting software preferred, proficiency with Microsoft Office required.
The candidate should additionally hold the following licenses and certifications, or possess any credentials necessary to allow them to be obtained within one year of hire: MA Registered Sanitarian and/or REHS/RS, DEP Soil Evaluator (CSE), DEP Septic System Inspector, Certified Swimming Pool Operator (CPO), Certified Food Manager, Certified Lead Determinator. A valid driver’s license is required upon hire. Locally relevant second language skills would be a plus.
The Health Director is a full-time, 35-hour per week benefitted position that ordinarily works Monday - Thursday. The job will require attendance at some evening meetings, Friday or weekend events, and being on-call for emergencies as required. The Town of Montague offers an attractive benefits package, including health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, pension, deferred compensation, and paid vacation, sick and personal time. Salary range $62,170 to $76,139 depending on qualifications and experience.
The Town of Montague is an equal opportunity employer and is interested in candidates from a diverse range of cultural ethnic, and racial backgrounds, and who are otherwise well-prepared to understand and address the needs of the diverse population we serve.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest to Michael Nelson, Search Committee Chair C/O Anne Stuart at: email@example.com.
HEALTH DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION