Deputy Director for Environmental Health

Allegheny County

Date: 08/26/2021

Location: Allegheny County, PA

Position Summary

This is a rare opportunity for an experienced leader to join a world class public health department, manage a highly skilled team poised for excellence and, in partnership with an array of internal and external constituencies, make monumental improvements in the lives of people and their environment.

The Deputy Director for the Bureau of Environmental Health supports the mission of ACHD to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Allegheny County residents, particularly the most vulnerable. The Bureau of Environmental Health protects the health of Allegheny County residents by improving air quality, ensuring safe installation and use of plumbing facilities and promoting wastewater and solid waste management.

The Bureau of Environmental Health currently has a staff of approximately 80 employees across three major program areas (air quality, plumbing and wastewater and solid waste management) and an annual operating budget of $10 million. In addition to managing these programs, the Deputy Director will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and the Director and collaborate with fellow deputy directors who manage the Bureaus of Clinical Services; Community and Family Health; Food, Housing and Policy; Data, Reporting and Disease Control; Administration as well as the Public Health Laboratory. The strategic pillars for ACHD include innovation, policy leadership, health equity, community engagement and workforce development.

Overall, ACHD is the public health department for the 1.2 million people and 130 municipalities (including Pittsburgh) of Allegheny County. In September of 2017, ACHD became a nationally accredited public health department. With a budget of approximately $37 million annually, ACHD has a diverse staff of approximately 400 people.