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Closing Date/Time: Mon. 10/30/17 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $6,171.00 - $7,500.00 Monthly
Job Type: Full Time - Open to all applicants
Location: Lake County, California

General Recruitment Information:

Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 -12 months). Any person on a promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list.

The County of Lake only accepts applications for permanent positions when actively recruiting. Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements.

The County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. Veteran's Preference.

To apply for County examinations - All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County's online application system. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application. All permanent County recruitments will be posted at www.co.lake.ca.us with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting. When a limit is posted, the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date. Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes. All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered – resumes and other attached documents will not be used to qualify an applicant. Relevant experience and/or education may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details. Important Notice - The provisions listed on job postings, job descriptions, or other recruitment materials do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Benefits may vary between bargaining units. Any provisions contained within job postings, job descriptions or other recruitment material may be modified or revoked without notice. All County of Lake applicants who are given a conditional employment offer must comply with the County's pre-employment medical review program before they may be appointed to the County position.

Training and Experience:

Four (4) years of experience performing a variety of environmental investigations, inspections, and enforcement work, which included at least one (1) year in an administrative/management or supervisory capacity.

Education equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with a major in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, or a closely related field.

Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.

Possession of a valid Environmental Health registration issued by the State Department of Health Services.

Full Job Description:

DEFINITION

Under general direction, to plan, organize, develop, conduct, coordinate and supervise the activities, programs, and services of the Environmental Health Division of the Lake County Health Services Department; to assign, coordinate, and schedule Environmental Health investigations and inspections; to be responsible for the enforcement of Environmental Health laws, rules, and regulations; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is a single position classification, which oversees and directs the functions and activities of the Environmental Health Division of the Lake County Health Services Department. The incumbent is in a position of trust and confidence and is delegated authority and held accountable for the operation of the Environmental Health Division under the direction of the Health Services Director. Responsibilities include directing, coordinating, and supervising the work of the Division staff, administering the division's budget, and performing a broad range of complex professional Environmental Health inspection and enforcement work. This is a discrete classification. The incumbent in this management position serves at the pleasure of his/her appointing authority.

REPORTS TO
Health Services Director

CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED
Environmental Health Specialist, Supervising; Environmental Health Specialist I, II, III; Hazardous Materials Specialist I, II, III; Environmental Health Technician I, II; Environmental Health Aide; Office Services Supervisor; and support staff.

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and administers the functions of the Environmental Health Division; has responsibility for enforcement of Environmental Health Laws and regulations; evaluates job performance and behavior of subordinate employees; develops and recommends division policies, goals and objectives, delegates authority and holds supervisors and staff accountable for the efficient operation of their sections; plans and directs employee training programs; administers the Division budget; controls fiscal expenditures and revenues; supervises, evaluates, and insures proper training of Division staff; disseminates information to the public and other agencies; reviews and/or prepares a variety of staff reports for the Director of Health Services, the Board of Supervisors, and other agencies; participates in the drafting of ordinances and resolutions for adoption; researches, reviews and analyzes information and data for the development of inspection programs and enforcement policies; assists with the development of County environmental health codes and regulations; reviews and comments on proposed state Environmental Health regulations; coordinates Division functions with other County Departments; serves as an expert witness in court actions; performs a wide variety of complex Environmental Health investigations, inspections, permit application reviews and enforcement work; represents the Environmental Health Division with a variety of special committees and agencies; answers public inquires regarding Environmental Health issues and permit procedures; explains ordinances, resolutions, regulations and polices to the public; represents the County Environmental Health Division in a variety of forums.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; crawl through various areas on hands and knees; stand, walk or crouch on narrow and slippery surfaces; climb ladders, stairs, and scaffolding; ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX; use of combustible gas meter, chlorine and PH spectrophotometer, and other applicable environmental monitoring and sampling devices.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is usually performed in office, outdoor, and driving environments; some work is performed in varying temperatures and humidity; exposure to high levels of noise; some exposure to dust; exposure to hazardous waste and materials; continuous contact with other staff and the public.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:
Policies and procedures of the Environmental Health Division and the Health Services Department.
Principles of program planning, development and implementation.
Laws, rules, regulations, requirements and procedures governing environmental heath inspection and enforcement.
Chemical, biological, physical, and environmental sciences.
Principles and practices of environmental health, including inspection, review, compliance, and consultation methods and practices.
Functions and operations of State and Federal environmental health agencies.
Sampling techniques and standards.
Computers and software used in environmental inspections, investigations and administration.
Budget development and control.
Principles of management, staff supervision, training and employee evaluation.

Ability to:
Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the functions of the Environment Health Division of the Lake County Health Services Department.
Provide supervision, training and timely work evaluations for assigned staff.
Administer a Division budget.
Perform a wide variety of most complex environmental health and hazardous waste investigations, inspections, and enforcement.
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 comprehensive technical reports.
Operate a variety of office and technical equipment and computers in the performance of environmental health inspections and investigations.
Provide guidance, and consultation on environmental problems.
Effectively represent the Environmental Health Division of the Health Services Department in contacts with the public, other County staff, and other government agencies.
Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
Constantly demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers/clients.

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

Four (4) years of experience performing a variety of environmental investigations, inspections, and enforcement work, which included at least one (1) year in an administrative/management or supervisory capacity.

Education equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with a major in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, or a closely related field.

Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.

Possession of a valid Environmental Health registration issued by the State Department of Health Services.

The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a "meet and confer" process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.

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