Date: Apr 16, 2021

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46205

Organization: HHC

Marion County Public Health Department is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities. Marion County Public Health Department also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: hrmail@hhcorp.org.

Job Role Summary

Responsible for providing administrative direction of the department, management of activities and outcomes related to the protection of ground and surface water, indoor air quality, hazardous materials response and for the regulation of tattoo/piercing shops, child care facilities, public bathing facilities, and for the permitting for the construction/installation of private onsite wastewater systems, private wells, and private well pumps.  The general department goals are to conduct surveillance and inspection/code enforcement activities to detect contamination or unsafe conditions that threaten public health.  An important function of this department is to plan for response of natural disasters, hazardous materials release, and weapons of mass destruction to ensure public health issues are incorporated into response plans of public and private entities.  Responsible for establishing departmental performance standards in correlation with the national performance standards as established by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • applicable federal, state, and local regulations that apply to environmental health
  • basic accounting methods to assist in budget preparation; planning/organizing department activities and adhering to project budgetary requirements
  • local services available to the community

Ability to:

  • make sound, rationale judgments; work effectively under pressure; assume responsibility for valuable equipment/supplies.
  • plan, direct and organize work of subordinate staff
  • communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • establish effective relationships with staff, other government agencies, the business community, and the public


  • Bachelors of Arts or Science in environmental health, environmental science, industrial hygiene, public health, biology, public health administration or closely related degree with science based curricula
  • 5 -7 years related work experience with at least 5 years in managerial/supervisory/administrative capacity and demonstrable administrative skills
  • Master’s degree highly desirable
  • access to personal vehicle for in-county travel

Licenses/Certifications Required

  • Valid driver’s license

Working Enviornment

  • Typical office environment
  • Expected to work irregular hours in possible stressful conditions during public health emergencies
  • Working harsh outdoor environments is possible
  • Exposure to irate public or regulated community is possible

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis