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Salary: $30.38 - $38.98 Hourly
Location: Eureka, CA
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Job Number: 1800133
Closing: 11/9/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

DEFINITION

Under direction, plans, organizes and directs the County's environmental health and related programs; performs related work as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This single position class supervises a staff of environmental health specialists and vector control personnel in the conduct of field inspections and investigations and the enforcement of sanitary regulations. This class is distinguished from the Director of Environmental Health in that the latter has overall management responsibility for planning, developing and administering all County environmental health programs and activities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Assists in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the Environmental Health division.
  • Participates in the preparation and administration of the division's budget.
  • Plans, organizes, assigns, reviews, evaluates, and directs the work of assigned staff; provides technical and administrative supervision for employees in professional training.
  • Participates in the selection of personnel and conducts orientation and in-service training programs.
  • Confers with and provides professional assistance to County departments on environmental health and related matter.
  • Directs complex special studies, surveys, inspections, investigations and analytic studies; reviews findings and makes recommendations to appropriate County management.
  • Reviews staff reports and makes field visits to ensure enforcement of sanitary codes and regulations.
  • Consults with professional and technical staff to resolve field problems; conducts the more complex and difficult inspections.
  • Evaluates and determines appropriate action in cases of persistent sanitation violations and prepares cases for prosecution.
  • Represents the County in contacts and meetings with other agencies and organizations.
  • Prepares technical reports pertaining to County environment health matters.
  • Maintains current knowledge of technology and technical advancements in the field of health, sanitation or a related biological field.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of effective employee supervision, including selection, training, evaluation and discipline.
  • Principles and practices of budgetary control and administration.
  • Principles of chemistry, zoology, hazardous materials management, occupational health, toxicology waste management, industrial hygiene and environmental engineering.
  • Principles and practices of rodent and vector control, including equipment and materials utilized.
  • Principles and practices of sanitary food production, processing and handling.
  • Local, state and federal environmental health and safety regulations and requirements.

Skill in:

  • Planning, organizing, assigning, reviewing, evaluating and directing the work of assigned staff.
  • Training staff in work procedures.
  • Evaluating rodent and vector problems and recommending corrective action.
  • Evaluating and determining substance composition through testing and analysis.
  • Educating the public to the need for maintaining sanitary and non-hazardous conditions.
  • Explaining and interpreting a variety of rules, regulations and laws.
  • Reading and interpreting property and other plans and blueprints.
  • Preparing clear, concise and complete technical reports and other correspondence.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California driver's license.
  • Must possess a valid Certificate of Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in the State of California.

Desirable Education and Experience:

  • A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills outlined above is:
  • Equivalent to graduation from a college or university with major coursework in environmental health, sanitation or a related biological field and two years of certificated experience as an Environmental Health Specialist in a public health agency.
  • Some lead or supervisory experience is desirable.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CalPERS Retirement

  • Tier I: Prior to 7/5/2012: 2.7 @ 55
  • Tier II: Post 7/6/2012: 2.0 @ 55
  • Tier III: Post 1/1/2013: 2.0 @ 62

Selection Procedure
The County's Human Resources system operates by a set of rules and procedures which ensure that employees are hired and promoted on the basis of merit and fitness for the job.  Jobs are filled through competitive examinations.
A complete online application is required for this position. All application materials will be reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts. Those candidates considered to be the most qualified, based on the application materials submitted, will be invited to a written and/or oral examination, or an evaluation of education and experience.
 
Policy of Nondiscrimination
The County of Humboldt does not discriminate on the basis of mental or physical disability in the admission or access to, treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Human Resources is wheelchair-accessible by entering the Courthouse from the ramp located on the east side of the building next to the marked handicapped parking. Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Contact Human Resources at (707) 476-2349 well in advance of the examination for assistance.
 
The County is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Reasonable accommodation may be made in the testing procedure as well as the work site. If you need accommodation for an exam due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources office as soon as possible.
 
How to Apply
A complete, original application must be filed for each position you are interested in applying for.  Applications may only be submitted online through the County's automated application system at http://www.humboldtgov.org/hr no later than the final filing date listed on the job flyer.  All applications are screened by subject matter experts.  The most qualified candidates may then be invited for further testing. 
 
It is important that your application show all the relevant experience and education you possess.
 
Please read the job requirements section of the announcement.  Be sure you meet these requirements since they will be carefully evaluated during the selection process.  Your performance in this examination will be compared with the performance of others who take the test.  All candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores.  The examination results will be emailed to you as quickly as possible.  Scores will be provided in writing only.
 
MEDICAL EXAMINATION:  A pre-employment medical examination provided by the County may be required upon offer of employment.
 
OTHER EXAMINATIONS:  Some positions also require psychological evaluation and/or extensive background investigation.
           
LICENSES:  Some classifications require possession of valid professional and/or technical licenses.  Some classifications may require the possession of a valid California driver's license.
 
PROBATIONARY PERIOD:  Persons appointed to regular County positions serve a probationary period.  This is normally six months, but may be up to one year.  All designated safety employees serve a one year probationary period.
 
EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY:  It is the County's intention to hire only those workers who are authorized to work in the United States, pursuant to the Immigration Act of 1990.  If you are offered employment you will be required to verify your eligibility to work in the United States.  For law enforcement positions you will be required to verify your U.S. citizenship or legalized status.
 
The County is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Reasonable accommodation may be made in the testing procedure as well as the work site. If you need accommodation for an exam due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources office as soon as possible.
 
All County of Humboldt employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109).  Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.  Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
 
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BULLETIN DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONTRACT.  THE COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS TO THE EXAMINATION PLAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY MERIT SYSTEM RULES.

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