Salary: $46,529.60 - $80,017.60 Annually
Location: Ventura or Simi Valley, and will be required to travel throughout Ventura County, CA
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Resource Management Agency
Job Number: 0943RMA-17AA (KB)
Under immediate supervision (Environmental Health Specialist I), general supervision (Environmental Health Specialist II), or direction (Environmental Health Specialist III), performs progressively complex professional environmental health activities involving investigation, inspection, data collection and analysis, enforcement action, report preparation and public contact; assists in environmental health program administration; and performs related duties as required.
Each level differs from the preceding level in that work is done more independently with less supervision. Each level has increasingly responsible public contact; interaction with public and private entities; conflict resolution; and a wider range of environmental health projects at a higher level of complexity (i.e., understanding concepts relating to environmental, biological, water, wastewater, etc.). Each succeeding step in the job series is expected to function at a higher level of individual initiative, creativity, self-direction, and independent judgment.
The ideal candidate will have strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; work efficiently and effectively under pressure; display initiative, and be detail oriented and adaptable to shifting priorities.
Environmental Health Specialist I: $22.37 - $31.30 (hourly)
Environmental Health Specialist II: $1,976.75 - $2,759.78 (biweekly)
Environmental Health Specialist III: $2,193.49 - $3,077.30 (biweekly)
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification.
BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for bilingual incentive depending on the applicable memorandum of agreement and the needs of the department. In order to qualify for this incentive, incumbents in eligible positions must take and pass the applicable bilingual fluency exam with a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher.
AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Resource Management Agency, Environmental Health Division
Environmental Health Specialist Is is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and is eligible for overtime compensation.
Environmental Health Specialist IIs/IIIs are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and are not eligible for overtime compensation.
NOTE: This classification is within a bargaining unit that is subject to an agency shop arrangement which mandates a regular employee to either join Local 721 of the SEIU and pay dues as a member, OR either pay a service fee to Local 721 or direct that an amount equivalent to the service fee be distributed to a qualified charitable organization.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future regular (including temporary and fixed-term), intermittent, and extra help vacancies within the Resource Management Agency, Environmental Health Division. There is currently one (1) regular vacancy in the Community Services Section.
NOTE: If appointed at the lower level, incumbent may be promoted to the higher level without further exam upon meeting the minimum requirements, demonstrating satisfactory performance, and in accordance with the business needs of the department.
OPENING DATE: February 12, 2017
CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet the business needs.