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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: (Open Recruitment)
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
POSITION: Environmental Health Specialist II/III
DEPARTMENT: Environmental Health
RATE OF PAY: $28.71-38.42/hr.

Definition: Under general direction, to conduct sanitary inspections and investigations in the enforcement of Federal, State, County, and local environmental health, safety, and hazardous materials laws, rules, regulations, and standards; and to do related work as required.

Examples of Duties:

  • Conducts inspections to secure compliance with Federal, State, and local sanitation laws and regulations governing food handling establishments, sewage disposal systems, substandard housing, land use, swimming pools, recreational health, water supply systems, solid waste management, public nuisances, toxic/hazardous waste materials, zoning, underground storage tanks, and other areas
  • Recommends changes and provides instruction for deficiencies and violations corrections
  • Advises food handlers and restaurant operators on correct methods of sanitation protection
  • Conducts investigations of complaints such as public/private sanitation-related nuisances
  • Conducts sanitation surveys of communities and confers with local officials on sanitation problems
  • Conducts investigations of insect nuisances or infestations
  • Works with solid waste issues and problems, including illegal garbage dumping; makes inspections of public and private recreational facilities and swimming pools
  • Makes housing inspections to determine health and safety compliance with appropriate laws and standards
  • Inspects facilities to minimize future health threats
  • Takes water, sewage, soil, and waste samples and interprets data
  • Interprets environmental health laws and regulations for the public
  • Reviews plans for new subdivisions and recommends suitable water and sewage installations
  • Reviews and recommends changes in building plan to comply with Environmental Health regulations and standards
  • Conducts on-site evaluations of sewage disposal systems; conducts studies and evaluates information regarding hazardous materials storage, treatment, disposal, reduction, and reuse
  • Completes reports of findings; initiates legal actions resulting from non-compliance by issuing a notice to appear in court, filing a criminal complaint, or scheduling an administrative hearing
  • Assists with the development of operating rules and ordinances; makes abatement recommendations and instructs communities in control methods for waste issues
  • Issues permits for wells, food handling establishments, septic systems, and hazardous and medical waste facilities
  • Participates in training of new staff in the environmental programs
  • May conduct educational meetings with the public as needed
  • Testifies in court as expert witness

Knowledge of:

  • Policies and procedures of the Environmental Health Division of the Land Use Agency
  • Laws, rules, regulations, requirements, and procedures governing environmental health, sanitation, and hazardous wastes
  • Chemical, biological, physical, and environmental sciences
  • Principles and practices of environmental health and hazardous waste inspection, review, compliance, and consultation
  • Sampling techniques and standards
  • Functions and operations of State and Federal agencies involved with environmental health
  • Computerized Environmental Health database and information systems

Ability to:

  • Perform a variety of environmental health and hazardous waste investigations and inspections with general guidance and supervision
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret environmental data, reaching valid conclusions
  • Read and interpret and apply policies, regulations, and procedures regarding environmental health inspections and compliance
  • Prepare a variety of technical reports
  • Provide instruction, guidance, and consultation in correction of environmental problems
  • Perform research and analytical work
  • Operate a variety of office equipment and computers in the performance of environmental health inspections and investigations
  • Effectively represent the Environmental Health Division of the Land Use Agency in contacts with the public, and other agencies
  • Establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with the public as well as personnel from other agencies

Training and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Environmental Health Specialist II: One (1) year of experience performing a variety of environmental investigations and inspections.

Graduation from a four (4) year college or university with a major in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, or a closely related field.

Environmental Health Specialist III: Two (2) years of experience as a registered Environmental Health Specialist performing a variety of environmental investigations and inspections.

Graduation from a four (4) year college or university with a major in biology, chemistry,      physics, environmental science, or a closely related field.

Special Requirements: Possession of valid Environmental Health registration issued by the State Departmentof Health Services.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

All interested applicants must fill out an Amador County employment application. Applications will be evaluated by a screening committee. The best qualified candidates will be selected for an interview.

For Job Application and Complete Job Description Contact:


810 Court Street, Jackson, CA 95642

(209) 223-6456 . Fax: (209) 223-6426 .

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