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Effective March 31, 2020, a Town-wide Hiring Freeze was implemented (mission critical positions determined by the Town Manager and Dedham Public Schools are exempt).

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Town of Dedham. As opportunities become available, they will be posted below.

For opportunities in the school system, please visit the Dedham Public Schools website

The Town of Dedham is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled.

All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Dedham is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

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Health Director

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:Starting Salary $81,424.98 (commensurate with experience)
  • Posted Date:06/02/2020 12:18 pm

Position Information

The Town of Dedham is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Health Director. The Health Director is responsible for administrative, technical, inspection, managerial and supervisory work related to enforcement and inspection of public health and sanitation laws and regulations. The Health Director works under the administrative direction of the Assistant Town Manager and the policy direction of the Board of Health, in accordance with state statues and local bylaws and regulations. The position supervises three full-time employees and one part-time employee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enforces state and local public health laws and rules and regulations concerning food protection, swimming pools, tanning booths, summer camps, septage facilities, water quality, subsurface sewage disposal, residential properties, nuisance abatement, air quality, hazardous waste control and disposal, noise control, underground fuel storage, surface water pollution, tobacco control, rabies control and illegal dumping, etc.; performs field inspections to assure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  • Supervises and evaluates the results of percolation tests for subsurface disposal of domestic waste; issues or denies permits for installation of subsurface disposal systems; inspects installation of the disposal field.
  • Reviews plans for new food service establishments; reviews plans for subsurface sewage disposal; reviews plans for private well installations; Inspects restaurants and other food handling and processing establishments, approving or disapproving new or renewal license application; inspects retail convenience stores and other areas required by law; Inspects public swimming pools and reviews plans for swimming pool construction.
  • Plans and conducts environmental investigations; initiates remedial and enforcement procedures as necessary; maintains inspection records and prepares required or associated work as necessary.
  • Handles complaints; investigates and evaluates alleged nuisances pertaining to drinking water, stagnant water, dumping, sewage, inspection and rodent control, toxic materials, and other recognized hazards to public health; explains regulations and educates the public concerning permits and other matters.
  • Represents the Town in Public Health Emergency Preparedness Region 4b and regionally works/enhances emergency preparedness plans.
  • Provides public education in matters of public health through public presentations, meeting participation and relevant materials composition and/or dissemination; Develops, implements and/or oversees department projects and programs e.g. hazardous waste collection days, community health fairs, rabies clinics, flu clinics, recycling programs, etc.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of public health and related issues, laws, regulations and requirements through continuing education, maintaining effective, efficient, current operations and records to achieve department and town wide goals; Informs the Board of Health of problems affecting public health; regularly reports the health conditions of the town to state and local agencies and civic organizations.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or a related field.
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in public health or comparable private sector work, including some supervisory experience; three years of experience with food inspection and septic systems; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • State Certification as a Registered Sanitarian required.
  • Certification as a Health Officer by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Health Officers, Lead Determination License, Licensed Soil Evaluator, Registered Certified Pool Operator, HACCP certification in risk control food establishments and Food Manager’s Certification, or the ability to achieve these certifications/ licenses within 12 months of hire.Housing Certification (HUD) desirable.
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license and ability to drive an automobile in Massachusetts.

How to Apply

Please submit your electronic application along with your resume and cover letter here

A complete job description is available upon request.

The Town of Dedham is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.

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