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Public Health Program Manager

University of North Texas

Job Details

Title: Public Health Program Manager

Employee Classification: Public Health Program Manager

Campus: University of North Texas

Division: UNT-VP Finance & Admin

SubDivision-Department: UNT-Risk Mgmt Services

Department: UNT-Risk Mgmt Services-Gen-152600

Job Location: Denton

Salary: 65,000

FTE: 1.000000

Retirement Eligibility: TRS Eligible

About Us - Values Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. The UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton and Frisco, the University of North Texas at Dallas and UNT Dallas College of Law, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region. We are growing with the North Texas region, employing more than 14,000 employees, educating a record 49,000+ students across our system, and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year. We are one team comprised of individuals who are committed to excellence, curiosity and innovation. We are transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We champion a people-first values-based culture where We Care about each other and those we serve. We believe that we are Better Together because we foster an inclusive environment of respect, belonging, and access for all. We demonstrate Courageous Integrity through setting exceptional standards and acting in the best interest of our communities. We are encouraged to Be Curious about opportunities for learning, creating, discovering, and innovating, and are encouraged to learn from failure. Show Your Fire by joining our team and exhibiting your passion and pride in your work as part of our UNT System team. Learn more about the UNT System and how we live our values at

Department Summary

The University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, Texas is a Tier 1 Research Institution with over 100 Biological Research Laboratories and a fast-growing Biomedical Engineering Department housed in a newly built state of the art facility. UNT has an enrollment of close to 47,000 students with 185 buildings and 12 residence halls on 900 acres. Risk Management Services’ programs provide proactive support for the strategic, operational, and financial foundation of the University of North Texas. We help identify, analyze, and mitigate risks to prevent loss and provide a safe and healthy campus environment so that the UNT community can freely pursue opportunities for growth and advancement. To achieve our goals, we work together with the UNT community to help them proactively manage risks, implement preventative measures, plan for their challenges, and work through any issues that occur.

Position Overview

This position is responsible for the Universitys Public Health programs to ensure safe and healthy work, living, and learning spaces for the greater campus community. Programs of responsibility include Public Health such as communicable disease control, education, and outreach, and also the safety of campus food service of all types, including catering and events.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Occupational Health, or other Health Science field and 4 years' of associated experience in public health/public medicine/programs/food safety. Licensed Registered Sanitarian (RS) in the State of Texas.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

This position involves auditing, reporting, training, and the ability to interact with outside regulatory agencies. The Public Health Program Manager must also be able to create, develop, and improve written policies, procedures, and manuals. As such, the position requires a broad understanding of applicable Public Health regulations and best practices, technical expertise, and the ability to work productively with a variety of people and departments across the UNT campus to assure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding Public Health and Food Service.

Preferred Qualifications

Required License/Registration/Certifications

Job Duties:

  • Monitors compliance of federal and state regulations by performing inspections of campus cafeterias, coffee vendors, food courts and concessions for UNT Denton, UNT Dallas and UNT Health Science Center and creates and sustains database for food facility inspection results. Concessions for UNT Denton, UNT Dallas and UNT Health Science Center and creates and sustains database for food facility inspection results.
  • Establishes, maintains, coordinates, reviews, and evaluates epidemiology activities at the University, including communicable disease and vital statistics. Collects, reviews, and evaluates data including case reports, health statistics, and demographic information to identify possible epidemiological trends, locations, and sources.
  • Active key participant in the University Health Crisis Team.
  • Advises University Leaders on the interpretation and implication of statistical analysis, surveys, and program evaluations.
  • Provides oversight, consultation and inspection of all food related temporary events and third party vendors scheduled on campus to assure food safety guidelines are met and encourages safe food handling by providing guidance and consultation to the UNT community on safe food handling techniques for bake sales, pot lucks, and tailgating. Performs preliminary investigation of health events affecting UNT community; convenes and coordinates the University Health Crisis Team when necessary.
  • Investigates UNT foodborne and communicable disease related incidents, contacting County officials.
  • Reviews plans and specifications for new and remodeled food facilities and equipment.
  • Notifies UNT food establishment of new regulations, food recalls, and other pertinent information and reports all violations to appropriate personnel and assures corrective actions are completed. Implements training presentations for food safety, health concerns and work station ergonomics and informs campus community of health alerts and maintains accurate and current health information on the Risk Management Services website.
  • Develops, reviews and updates University food and health policies and standard operating procedures. Serves as liaison with City, County and State officials for food safety issues, health concerns and FOG reporting. Assumes the lead role, in the absence of the Industrial Hygienist, for mold concerns and assessments.

Work Schedule:

M-F 8-5

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a Security Sensitive Position.

Special Instructions:


For information regarding our Benefits, click here.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit -- and takes actions to prevent -- discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence) and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates complaints of discrimination and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose any form of harassment or discriminatory practice, file a charge or report, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.


Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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