Multnomah County Healthy Homes and Communities supervisor (Closes when filled)

Program Supervisor - Healthy Homes and Communities (Open Until Filled)

 $55,894.32 - $86,256.96 Annually

Full-Time Regular

Health Department


Multnomah County Health Department has a vision that includes you...Healthy People in Healthy Communities. Join a team that includes Portland's most outstanding healthcare professionals.

About us: This Work Matters - watch our videos to learn more.

About Environmental Health Services:

Environmental Health Services (EHS) goal is to protect the community from environment related health threats and concerns. We do this by educating community residents and local businesses to support them in gaining control over their health; analyzing and consulting on local environmental health issues from a public health perspective, and enforcing state and local environmental health laws and rules. EHS involves significant regulatory and enforcement functions that require finesse in focusing on the priority of public health issues, equitable interpretation and enforcement, while considering the diversity of local communities and norms.


This position provides leadership, conceptual development, resource acquisition and allocation, and general oversight of EHS's Healthy Homes and Communities unit. The position supervises staff who provide information and resources to the public on a range of environmental health topics, influence local, county and state public policy on environmental health issues, and strive to address environmental justice concerns and reduce health disparities for vulnerable populations.  Services include assessment, intervention, information/ referral, evaluation, policy development, community organizing and education/ outreach.  Program focus areas include healthy home issues such as air quality, mold, household toxins, vectors, hazards, safety, lead poisoning; environmental pollutants and toxins and emerging issues to reduce the environmental impacts of climate change. The position is accountable for managing multiple grants, contracts and projects within the Healthy Homes and Communities.

Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, direct, coordinate, evaluate and participate in the full range of supervisory functions for staff members representing multiple professional disciplines.
  • Manage multiple grants, contracts and projects that must meet local, state and national fiscal requirements.
  • Manage multiple programs that provide medical and environmental case management, technical assistance and consultation on health issues impacted by environment.
  • Identify and seek resources that support expansion of the community education and outreach programs.
  • Demonstrate community leadership that directly influences community-level change in policy, social norms, and improves public health practice.

Environmental Education Priorities include:

  1. Providing leadership in applying public health and health education theories, models and systems design to program activities,

  2. Managing community-based training and outreach related environmental health topics such as mold, Indoor Air Quality, green cleaning, landlord/tenant law, healthy home principles, household toxins , lead and radon;

  3. Collaborating internally and externally to integrate environmental health risk reduction with other MCHD community-level change initiatives; and

  4. Supporting core environmental health functions education and outreach such as community and stakeholder education related to housing and the environmentally related health conditions and diseases.

  5. Providing technical assistance and consultation to communities, partner organizations and decision makers on a range of topics related to environmental health.

Leveraging Resources Priorities:

  1. Ensuring successful implementation of existing grant resources such as the HUD Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant, Portland Water Bureau Leadline grant, Brownfields grant.

  2. Identifying grants that support priorities and support the development of grant applications.

  3. Collaborate with community partners to enhance the ability to secure grant funding.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


To Qualify

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.
Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:    

Education/Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration or a related field. 

Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional leadership or technical program experience in the desired field or discipline; related public sector experience is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

  • Master's Degree in Public Health preferred.
  • Knowledge of key environmental exposures that impact the public's health (i.e. mold, radon, air/water quality, community design) and technical and communication strategies to address them.
  • Knowledge of key partners and stakeholders working to understand and address environmental health issues.
  • Knowledge of relevant funding resources (grants, contracts, cooperative agreements) to support EH efforts.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, program evaluation and budget preparation and management.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices in the professional field where assigned.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to interpret and integrate program services/requirements among organizations with conflicting, overlapping or inconsistent requirements or objectives.
  • Knowledge of the principles of supervision, effective coaching, staff development, and performance management and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations and policies to program scope and operations.
  • Ability to manage professional and technical functions and operations where assigned including staffing and personnel management, budget administration, and utilization of best practices.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse ethnic and socio/economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and leadership; gain cooperation through collaboration.
  • Ability to gain cooperation and support through discussion and persuasion.
  • Ability to effectively evaluate/assess program needs, develop policies, and write plans and grants to implement program goals and objectives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and make effective public presentations.

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.


Screening and Evaluation

The Application Packet:
1.      A completed online application
2.      Responses to the supplemental questions
The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

  1. Initial review of minimum qualifications
  2. Supplemental question review
  3. Phone screen
  4. Oral exam
  5. Consideration of top candidates
  6. Language assessment (if applicable)
  7. Background, reference, and education checks

 Veterans' Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans' preference for this recruitment. Review our veterans' preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply. The recruiter as listed on the job announcement must receive all required documentation by the closing date of the recruitment.
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.
Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.


Additional Information


Type of Position: This salaried management position is not eligible for overtime.


Jon Marquardt, Recruiter
Health Department
421 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97204

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.