Environmental Health Supervisor (Outreach and Engagement)
Full-Time Environmental Health Supervisor (Outreach and Engagement) at Ramsey County
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Government, Management
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $75,861.68 - $112,601.16 Annually
Education Preferred: Yes
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
E-Verify: Yes
Criminal Background: Yes

Basic Function

The current vacancy is for an Outreach and Engagement Supervisor in Environmental Health.  The position provides leadership for the communication and community engagement efforts of the Environmental Health Division, with a focus on solid waste and recycling management. The unit works with communities throughout the county by engaging residents, businesses and schools, raising awareness through outreach and education, developing partnerships and networking, while being inclusive of environmental justice and health and racial equity considerations. This supervisor works in collaboration with the Ramsey County Communications and Public Relations department and works closely with communication staff in Washington County and with Ramsey/Washington Recycling and Energy. Responsibilities include providing direction of division communications including various media (social, news, advertising), managing contracts for consultants specializing in different cultures, planning, design and placement of social media and advertising, development of key communication vehicles such as the annual residential recycling guide and the Ramsey Recycles marketing campaign, and oversight of the Recycling Ambassadors and Fix-it Clinics.  
To lead and supervise the activities of a specific environmental health program area, including program planning, implementation, and enforcement; to supervise the activities of the staff assigned to the program area; to act as project leader on designated environmental health projects; to provide direct professional environmental health services to county residents and businesses, and to perform related duties as assigned.

Flexible Workplace
This position is identified under the designation of ‘flex work eligible’, meaning that the employee can formally opt to be in-office full-time or work a flex schedule in which at least two-days per week are performed in office and other days can be performed in a remote-first environment. Regardless of selection, the position carries expectations regarding on-site responsibilities and will require schedule flexibility beyond the minimum expectations set forth in the county’s flexible workplace policy. To view Ramsey County’s Flexible Workplace policy, go to: Flexible Workplace policy.
Salary will be set in accordance with personnel rules, i.e. promotion, transfer, or voluntary reduction.

To view or print a copy of the complete Ramsey County job (class) description for this job, go to: Job Descriptions. Once at this page, you can browse the alphabetical list of job descriptions.

Exam/Screening Process Information

EXAMINATION:  The examination will consist of the following sections with each section weighted as follows:

  1. Training and Experience Rating ................100%

The examination for Environmental Health Supervisor will consist of a training and experience rating, comprised of the questions in the attached supplemental questionnaire. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will pass the training and experience rating.  The rating on this supplemental questionnaire will depend on your answers to the questions – do not mark "see resume" or "see work history" as a response. Please answer all your questions clearly and completely. Failure to respond could affect your score and final rank on this examination.
 Eligible List: The names of all applicants who filed a properly completed application and passed the examination/screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for an employment opportunity as a Environmental Health Supervisor. This list will be certified to the appointing authority which may use this list to conduct interviews to fill a vacancy. Candidates will remain on the list for one month or until hired, whichever occurs first. A notice will be sent to applicants at the time the eligible list is posted, informing them that the list has been posted and their rank on the list.  

Veteran's Preference: This is a classified position requiring an open, competitive selection process.  Veteran's Preference points will be applied after a candidate passes the examination process.  Applicants who are eligible for veteran's preference should update their veteran's DD214, and other supporting documents, and submit them as an attachment at the time of application.

Eligible List:  The names of all applicants who pass the examination/screening process and file a properly completed application shall be placed on the eligible list for employment as Environmental Health Supervisor.  This list will be certified to the appointing authority which may use this list to fill a vacancy.  Candidates will remain on the list for one month or until hired, whichever occurs first. A notice will be sent to applicants at the time the eligible list is posted, informing them that the list has been posted and their rank on the list.

Criminal Background Checks: All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred from employment, or removed from employment.

E-Verify Participation
Ramsey County participates in the federal E-Verify program. This means that Ramsey County will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Ramsey County is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Ramsey County provides equal access to employment, programs and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, public assistance or national origin.

To print a paper application for this posting click Paper Application (Download PDF reader). You will need to print this posting and answer the supplemental questions associated with this exam and submit them with your completed paper application.

For further information regarding this posting, please contact Nirvana.Wallace@co.ramsey.mn.us.


Examples of Work Performed

  1. Promote a diverse, culturally competent, and respectful workplace.
  2. Supervise and direct day-to-day operations of a specific environmental health program area, such as solid and hazardous waste compliance, solid waste management, lead and health homes, community environmental health, or community involvement activities.
  3. Plan, schedule, assign, review, set priorities and evaluate the work of professional and technical staff in a specific program area.
  4. Interview and recommend individuals to be hired within the specific program areas and train new employees.
  5. Establish and maintain relationships with staff from state agencies (such as the Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency), the Metropolitan Council, the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board, and environmental health, environmental policy, or environmental service professionals from municipalities, other counties, and various state and federal agencies for the purpose of sharing information and coordinating program planning and activities.
  6. Conduct focus groups, surveys, data analysis and other environmental health research.  Develop plans for changes or improvements in the division's programs based on this research.  Analyze technical reports and data from consultants, other governmental agencies, and private industry for use in making decisions relating to the area to which assigned.
  7. Analyze and evaluate existing program policies and procedures; assist in formulating and developing new or revised policies and procedures, when necessary, and ensure their proper implementation.
  8. Assist the division manager in budget preparation and development by monitoring division or program revenues and expenses in order to predict budgetary requirements and by analyzing legislative and other regulatory changes, which may impact operating costs.
  9. Calculate license fees and other fees, recommend changes to fee schedules, and authorize fee billings.  Ensure collection of license fees and other program revenue.
  10. Maintain the program budget and approve expenditures for payment within the program area budget.
  11. Negotiate and draft contract and grant proposals required to meet division and department service provision goals.  Manage contracts upon approval.
  12. Administer the county environmental charge, to include reviewing of payment receipts and audit reports, ensuring compliance with the ordinance; initiate and supervise enforcement activities as needed.
  13. Supervise the enforcement of county environmental health ordinances and state environmental rules and regulations, using compliance assurance tools and procedures specified by department policy.
  14. Ensure that county environmental health ordinances are consistent with state law, rules, and regulations.  Determine the need for changes in ordinances and develop proposed amendments.
  15. Supervise the licensing of entities required to hold a license in environmental health program areas, and recommend that the division manager issue licenses.
  16. Maintain records and files associated with the program area, and ensure compliance with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.
  17. Create and implement technical assistance programs for businesses, municipalities and local units of government to assist them in managing service provision programs.
  18. Administer grant programs, including developing and implementing processes and procedures for grants, managing grant contracts, gathering and evaluating grant related data.
  19. Lead in the development of public education, outreach, and professional education activities for the division; coordinate public education activities with other county departments and offices.
  20. Answer questions from the public relating to environmental health issues and receive, investigate, and respond to complaints.
  21. Administer environmental health direct services, (such as yard waste management or household hazardous waste management), including supervising staff, planning and supervising operations, coordinating public education, responding to complaints, and all aspects of service delivery.
  22. As assigned, act as on-call supervisor, which requires responding to emergency calls received after normal working hours, and directing an appropriate environmental health emergency response.

(The work assigned to a position in this classification may not include all possible tasks in this work and does not limit the assignment of any additional tasks in this classification.  Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required.)

Essential functions  1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,16,17,18,19,20,22



Minimum Qualifications

For positions in a non-regulated program area:
Education: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree in public health, environmental health, environmental studies, environmental science, environmental policy, the physical, biological or behavioral sciences, public administration, communications or a related field.
Experience:  Five years of experience as a professional in a public health, environmental health, environmental studies, environmental science, or environmental services program.
Substitution:  A Master's Degree in a related field may substitute for two years of experience.

Ramsey County

Contact: Nirvana Wallace
Phone 651-266-2700
2785 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, Ramsey, Minnesota 55109
Transit: On bus line