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Project Manager - Environmental Health

Company: National Association Of County And City Health Off
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Be a part of a dynamic team whose work enriches the health of communities by strengthening city and county health departments. At the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), we are united by our work to improve our country's 3,000 U.S. local health departments. We represent the voice of local public health while striving to live out our core values of equity, excellence, participation, respect, integrity, leadership, science and innovation. We provide our employees with meaningful work, opportunities to learn and grow, a strong work/life balance, and a flexible, hybrid work schedule while being a part of a collaborative team.

We are interested in growing our team with passionate, committed, and innovative individuals. The Project Manager Environmental Health will join NACCHO at a time of dynamic growth. This position is important in the Programs Department.


The Project Manager is responsible for managing, implementing, and reporting on project activities; identifying and responding to our funders' and contractors' needs; and implementing or supporting project management continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts. The Project Manager will perform a wide variety of complex technical, management, financial and administrative tasks. The Project Manager must demonstrate a strong background in project management, and administrative and financial management principles and practices, including managing governmental contracts and procurement.

The Project Manager will report to a Director or Senior Director. Work at this level requires substantial knowledge in the designated area, with both the conceptual understanding and sufficient professional experience to work on complex assignments with minimal supervision.


The Project Manager will support overall project administration and direction and implement course corrections as needed for the projects described below. Duties shall focus on project monitoring, control, team integration, change integration, and corrective action as needed. This position will support a variety of projects within Environmental Health, including food safety and environmental health practice, with an opportunity to support climate change, vector control, and water preparedness. NACCHO provides several mini grants to select jurisdictions to provide capacity building technical assistance. Projects are funded through the Center for Disease Control and Prevent, the Food and Drug Administration, and other private funders.


  • Manage the end-to-end process from requisition to payment and guide requisitioners through this process.
  • Ensure adequate interface with relevant project teams and Finance and Accounting, including Contracts.
  • Supervise or oversee invoicing of field staff and contractors supporting the completion of program deliverables.
  • Manage the project calendar, deliverable tracking, important deadlines, and documentation needs.
  • Support project budget management and tracking in accordance with project work plans.
  • Provides internal CQI support, including developing/tailoring/providing processes and procedures that improve individual and (as relevant) cross team project efficiency and quality.
  • Provide technical and capacity building assistance to local health departments, other partners and stakeholders related to environmental health.
  • Represent NACCHO at external project meetings related to their designated area of work.
  • Assist relevant project teams and supports other tasks as assigned by their supervisor. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

    Bachelor's degree and certification in relevant professional field with a minimum of 5-7 years relevant work experience; or Master's degree or certification in relevant professional field with a minimum of 4-5 years relevant work experience; or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification with a minimum of 1-2 years of relevant work experience is preferred but not required or equivalent combination of education and experience, including a relevant certification.


    Knowledge of a range of public health issues and policies at the local, state, and/or federal level; Knowledge of project management practices; Knowledge of association or membership organization environments; Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word and Excel.


    Intermediate program evaluation skills; Strong organizational skills; Excellent writing skills; Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills; Excellent analytical skills; Strong attention to detail.

    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as reports, policy statements, and other relevant literature.
    • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
    • Ability to speak effectively before groups of partner organizations, members, and/or other colleagues within NACCHO.
    • Ability to understand, explain and/or calculate appropriate statistics when necessary.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
    • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
    • Ability to provide information with consideration of mental, emotional, cultural, social, and physical factors. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • Continually required to sit.
      • Occasionally required to walk for job-related reasons.
      • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
      • Continually required to talk or hear.
      • Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb stairs.
      • Occasionally required to lift light weights (less than 25 pounds).
      • Occasionally required to travel WORK ENVIRONMENT

        The noise level in the work environment usually is moderate

        Salary Range: $79,040 - $83,970


        Mandatory Vaccination Policy: As a Public Health organization, NACCHO follows CDC guidelines and advisories relating to the health of all. NACCHO has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy applicable to all NACCHO employees to safeguard the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19.

        The selected candidate must reside in the Washington, DC - Maryland - Virginia (DMV) area within 30 calendar days of their start date.

        We only accept applications that follow the electronic process. No phone calls please. This position is subject to background screening. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: PN - 27 Project Manager Environmental Health.


        NACCHO offers generous benefits package such as:
        • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD insurances
        • 15 days of paid vacation & 13 days of sick leave and other types of leave
        • 403(b) Retirement plan,
        • Hybrid Remote Work Available
        • NACCHO is a qualified employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
          At NACCHO, our commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action seeks to ensure a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We respect and value work force diversity among all employees and all those with whom we do business.

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