Salary: Trainee $22.92 - $27.86 /hr. | I $26.09 - $31.75 /hr. | II $29.28 - $35.59 /hr.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Environmental Health Specialist Trainee: Under direct supervision, to assist with environmental sanitation studies, inspections and investigations; to prevent or eliminate environmental sanitation health hazards; and to do related work as required.
Registered Environmental Health Specialist I/II: Under general supervision, to conduct environmental sanitation studies, inspections and investigations; to prevent or eliminate environmental sanitation health hazards; to do related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST I/II
Registered Environmental Health Specialist I: This is the entry level position in the classification series and as such is responsible for basic environmental health duties; incumbents in this classification will be expected to handle routine duties under close supervision.
Registered Environmental Health Specialist II: This is the journey level position in the classification series and will be expected to handle responsible professional duties with minimal supervision.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Environmental Health Specialist Trainee
- Assists County Public Health and Environmental Health service providers.
- Plans and performs routine surveys, investigations and inspections to determine environmental health problems and needs.
- Inspects food handling and processing establishments, camp sites, trailer courts, swimming pools, housing and dwelling units, schools, public and private buildings and installations for compliance with sanitation laws and regulations.
- Reviews and approves development plans.
- Investigates complaints relating to insect problems, animal bites, unsanitary waste disposal and related problems.
- May advise public on laws and regulations and works to secure voluntary compliance.
- Appears as witness in court if needed.
- Work with community agencies in promoting sanitation and public health standards.
- May prepare ordinances and makes presentations to Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.
- May coordinate air pollution activities and over sees conformance of State and Local air pollution regulations.
- May prepare reports.
- Assists Registered Sanitarian as needed.
Registered Environmental Health Specialist I/II
- Perform routine inspections and complaint investigations of permitted facilities, such as food facilities, public swimming pools, organized camps, hazardous material/waste facilities, sanitary landfill and transfer stations, and water systems, to ensure compliance with Federal, State and County laws and regulations.
- Perform plan checks, issue construction permits and inspect water wells, septic systems, underground storage tanks, swimming pools and food facilities.
- Conduct review of land development plans and evaluation of sites for compliance with State and County regulations for subdivision of land and commercial projects.
- Prepares inspection and investigation reports for the enforcement of environmental and public health laws. Provides instruction for the correction of deficiencies and violations.
- Collect samples and specimens for laboratory analysis and interprets laboratory findings.
- Conduct joint inspections with other agencies as required.
- Makes presentations to the public or business groups.