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Salary: $46,508.80 - $62,316.80
Location: Oroville/Chico Area, CA
Job Type: Regular Help
Department: Public Health Department
Job Number: 184016064
Closing:  Continuous


Under general supervision, assists the business community and assures the health of the public by regulating designated activities and performing environmental health inspections; enforces federal, state, and local laws, regulations and legal codes.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Essential Job Functions

Essential Job Functions:  Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Conducts studies and investigations to prevent or eliminate environmental and sanitation health hazards; may be assigned to regulate water and wastewater systems, land use and sewage or food facilities.
  • Inspects commercial businesses and residences for compliance to safety and sanitary regulations; enforces health and safety laws and regulations; investigates a variety of complaints.
  • Develops working relationship with the residential and business communities; provides customer service in compliance with departmental policies.
  • Prepares and maintains records of inspections, and analyzes statistical reports; gathers evidence for appropriate enforcement action by the department; recommends corrective actions, warnings, notices of violation and citations.
  • Updates and maintains a variety of files, records, charts and other documents; gathers, compiles and synthesizes data; maintains appropriate records and prepares reports as required.
  • Presents outreach programs; speaks to community groups regarding program services.
  • Reviews and inspects sewage systems for residential, commercial and agricultural projects; approves applications and permits for septic systems; researches soil samples and site location; performs site inspections; examines engineered designs for alternative systems.
  • Responds to public health complaints; determines code violations; contacts owner; initiates abatement procedures for violations; writes and issues letters and citations; appears in court and presents evidence.
  • Analyzes and approves well applications and permits; conducts site inspection for proper placement and construction of wells; collects samples and tests water from multi-user private wells.
  • Examines applications and plans for parcel maps, subdivisions, mergers, permits and zoning variance, monitors ground and public water systems.
  • Addresses concerns of citizens; provides consultation on environmental health issues; educates the general public, contractors and property owners on environmental health issues and code violations.
  • Inspects and monitors operations of alternative and large community sewage disposal and treatment systems; performs review of plans for permit approval; conducts regular site inspections.
  • Conducts food facility inspections to assure compliance to regulations; identifies and documents violations outlined by California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law (CURFFL); prepares reports; conducts follow-up visits to assure compliance as required.
  • Conducts regular inspection of public and community pools and surrounding areas; analyzes and monitors chemical levels; performs follow up visits as necessary.
  • Performs onsite inspections of special events; contacts event organizers and meets with vendors; disseminates public health information, regulations and requirements to food handlers.
  • Conducts epidemiological investigations; responds to foodborne illness complaints; develops statistical data to determine causes of foodborne illness and prevent future outbreaks.
  • Assists in teaching food safety certification program; participates in food recalls and exchange information with other agencies to assist in tracking questionable food manufacturers and vendors.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Science, Chemistry, Public Health or related field.
  • One (1) year of experience as an Environmental Health Associate.
  • Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the California State Department of Public Health.
  • Valid State of California driver's license is required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in an office environment, and in internal and external environments with exposure to inclement weather, varying temperatures, and uneven footing.
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals

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