Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE)
Food Systems Administrator
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Thursday, 5th April 2018
Tuesday, 24th April 2018
Denver, Colorado, 80202
Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W Colfax Ave, Dept 412 Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building Denver, Colorado, 80202
As Denver's nationally accredited local public health agency, the Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) is dedicated to advancing Denver's environmental and public health goals. DDPHE works collaboratively with city, state and community partners to conduct education, community engagement, and enforcement to ensure healthy people, healthy pets and a sustainable environment.
Our mission is to empower Denver's communities to live better, longer.
DDPHE's divisions include Animal Protection, Community Health, Environmental Quality, Office of the Medical Examiner and Public Health Inspections.
About The Position
The Food Systems Administrator is responsible for promoting and fostering the growth of the Denver regional food system. This position will be charged with developing and implementing 5 year action plans to execute the Denver Food Vision (Download PDF reader). This will include developing policies and tools to increase Denver's capacity to produce, process, procure and distribute food locally and to maximize development opportunities associated with food related businesses. Ideal applicants will be well-versed in the mechanics and policy implications of the food system, including how food is produced, processed, distributed, marketed, and sold.
Coordinate initiatives to expand local capacity to produce, process and distribute food, with a short-term emphasis on developing support to the local food industry, using the institutional purchasing power of the City and County of Denver and other institutional partners to create a growing and reliable market for Colorado food producers and processors, and expanding affordable food access throughout Denver, especially in Denver's underserved areas.
Our ideal candidate will possess the following special qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in the fields of physical, engineering, or closely related field as required by the specific duties assigned to the position.
Three years of professional experience conducting scientific research and/or analysis on a variety of environmental issues as required by the specific duties assigned to the position.
Additional appropriate education may be substituted for one year of the minimum required experience.
Licensure and/or Certification
By position, possession of a valid Driver's License at the time of application and as a condition of continued employment.
About Everything Else
We call this position a Food Systems Administrator The official job classification is Environmental Administrator CE2894.
This position does not require an online assessment.
An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.
This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six-month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here
Applications close on April 24th, 2018
The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.