napa
COUNTY OF NAPA
Human Resources
1195 Third Street, Suite 110
Napa, CA 94559
707-253-4303
http://www.napacountycareers.com
 
 
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:
 
Environmental Health Specialist I/II


An Equal Opportunity Employer

For Complete Information AND to Complete the Environmental Health Specialist I / II Supplemental Questionnaire

SALARY:  $28.92 - $40.90 Hourly    $2,313.60 - $3,272.00 Biweekly    $5,012.80 - $7,089.33 Monthly    $60,153.60 - $85,072.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 06/16/2017

CLOSING DATE:  07/10/2017

JOB TYPE:  Full Time

Job Category:  Environmental Services

DEPARTMENT:  Planning, Building & Environmental Services

LOCATION:  County Administration - 1195 Third Street, Napa

THE NAPA VALLEY

The Napa Valley, internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.

COUNTY OF NAPA AS AN EMPLOYER

The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.

THE POSITION

This recruitment is being conducted to fill two full-time vacancies in Pollution Prevention/CUPA and one part-time vacancy in Land Use. The department can choose to fill these vacancies at the I or II levels, depending on the applicant pool. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and extra help vacancies for up to one year.

Pollution Prevention/CUPA
Implementation of  the Unified Programs (Hazardous Materials Business Plan, Hazardous Waste, Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act, Underground Storage Tanks, and California Accidental Release Prevention Plan) and compliance with the Stormwater program.

Land Use
Regulation of the construction and operation of on-site wastewater treatment systems and the siting and construction of wells and borings. Regulates septic waste pumper trucks and process wastewater disposal ponds.

Environmental Health Specialist I
This is the entry-level class in the Environmental Health Specialist series. Incumbents receive training through a division wide training and education program to qualify them to test for the Environmental Health Specialist examination. Incumbents perform tasks under the continuing supervision of a Registered Environmental Health Specialist. An incumbent may be promoted to a II level without a formal recruitment process upon registration as an Environmental Health Specialist, and at the point in time when the incumbent has demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform at the II level, and the workload justifies it.

Environmental Health Specialist I
Hourly: $28.92 - $34.58
Biweekly: $2,313.60 - $2,766.40
Monthly: $5,013.00 - $5,994.00

Environmental Health Specialist II
This is the journeyman level class in the Environmental Health Specialist series. The position in this class works independently performing a full range of environmental health and/or hazardous materials inspection and investigation duties. Incumbents are required to be registered as an Environmental Health Specialist with the State of California.

Environmental Health Specialist II
Hourly: $34.15 - $40.90
Biweekly: $2,732.00 - $3,272.00
Monthly: $5,919.00 - $7,089.00

The Recruitment Process

1.  Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, July 10, 2017.

2.  Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications the week of July 10, 2017.
 
3.  Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the week of July 17, 2017. The most qualified applicants from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview.

4. Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of August 7, 2017. Only the most qualified candidates from the interview process will be placed on the eligibility list and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year.

The Human Resources Department reserves the right to change the recruitment process at any time.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Environmental Health Specialist I
Learn environmental health programs, laws, regulations, functions, procedures, policies, standards and enforcement techniques specific to the assigned team; completion of the Environmental Health Specialist training program; prepare correspondence; write reports and findings of investigations; answer questions and provide the public with information concerning environmental health regulations; investigate complaints; make recommendations, and give instructions for correction of deficiencies and violations; conduct compliance inspections; give instructions for correction of deficiencies and violations; obtain compliance with laws, regulations and ordinances governing regulated programs; issue demand service and annual operating permits; perform data entry; perform related duties as assigned.

Team specific duties include:

Land Use
Process permits in compliance with codes and regulations for sewage disposal systems, winery process waste water ponds, wells, and septic waste pumper trucks; conduct inspections of the construction and operation of onsite wastewater treatment systems; conduct inspections of the construction or destruction of wells and soil borings; conduct inspections of septic waste pumper trucks and winery process wastewater ponds.

Pollution Prevention /CUPA
Assist with, or conduct routine inspections of Unified Program facilities ( Hazardous Materials Business Plan facilities, hazardous waste generators, underground storage tank facilities, Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act regulated facilities, and California Accidental Release Prevention Plan regulated facilities); conduct inspections of facilities for compliance with stormwater regulations; review data submitted by regulated facilities into the California Environmental Reporting System; assist regulated facilities with submittal of data into the system; review plans and issue permits for the construction or repair of underground storage tank facilities.

Environmental Health Specialist II
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Coordinate activities with other agencies and groups; inform interested parties of recent developments in the programs; prepare correspondence; write reports and findings of investigations; answer questions and provide the public with information concerning environmental health regulations; address community groups on the work of the Division; prepare reports and legal complaints; appear in court as a witness in matters relating to actions taken by the department; conduct joint inspections with other agencies, or divisions such as Fire, Building, and Code Enforcement, as required; investigate complaints; make recommendations, and give instructions for correction of deficiencies and violations; conduct compliance inspections; give instructions for correction of deficiencies and violations; obtain compliance with laws, regulations and ordinances governing regulated programs; issue demand service and annual operating permits; perform data entry; perform related duties as assigned.

Team specific duties:

Land Use:
Process permits in compliance with codes and regulations for sewage disposal systems, winery process waste water systems, wells, and septic waste pumper trucks; conduct inspections of the construction and operation of onsite wastewater treatment systems; conduct inspections of the construction or destruction of wells and soil borings; conduct inspections of septic waste pumper trucks, and winery process wastewater ponds.

Pollution Prevention /CUPA:
Conduct inspections of Unified Program facilities (Hazardous Materials Business Plan facilities, hazardous waste generators, underground storage tank facilities, Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act regulated facilities, and California Accidental Release Prevention Plan regulated facilities); conduct inspections of facilities for compliance with stormwater regulations.

Review data submitted by regulated facilities into the California Environmental Reporting System. Assist regulated facilities with submittal of data into the system; participate as an incident response team member during hazardous materials incidents within all areas of the County; determine containment and clean up procedures coordinating with appropriate federal, state and local agencies; review plans and issue plans for the construction or repair of underground storage tank facilities.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Environmental Health Specialist I

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Principles and practices of environmental health and safety.

Methods and procedures used in the inspections, investigation and correction of unsanitary and hazardous conditions.

Proper and effective enforcement techniques and the appropriate response to various violations.Federal, State and local laws governing environmental health and safety.
Standard computer programs, databases and electronic document storage programs.

Team specific knowledge:

Land Use:
State and local laws and regulations governing the construction and operation of onsite wastewater treatment systems.

State and local laws and regulations governing the construction and destruction of wells and soil borings.

State and local laws and regulations governing the operation of septic waste pumper trucks and winery process wastewater ponds.

Pollution Prevention /CUPA:
State, federal and local laws and regulations governing the Unified Programs.

Practices in the storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous materials.
Construction and operation of underground storage tank facilities.
 
SKILL TO:

Understand, interpret and apply laws and regulations. Gather and analyze data, and draw sound conclusions.

Prepare clear, comprehensive and concise correspondence and reports
Conduct inspections and investigations using the proper tools and personal protective equipment.

Identify potential problems or violations and take corrective action to eliminate them.
Operate testing, sampling, and monitoring equipment.

Review plans and architectural drawings.

ABILITY TO:

Collect samples correctly and interpret laboratory analysis.

Handle difficult public contact situations and negotiate compliance points.

Follow oral and written instructions.

Function as a working member of a group or team, as well as individually.

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Prioritize and coordinate assignments, duties and projects; solve problems independently.

Stand or walk for extended periods of time, stoop, crouch, crawl and lift and/or move materials of moderate weight (20-40 lbs.).

Plan and carry out fieldwork without direct supervision.

Use a tablet computer to conduct inspections.

Obtain the following certifications:  International Code Council (ICC) Underground Storage Tank

Inspector, Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act Inspector pursuant to Section 25270.5 of Chapter 6.67 of the California Health and Safety Code, and 40- Hour OSHA HAZWOPER training. (Pollution Prevention/CUPA team).

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

Experience:
No related experience is required.

Education:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in the biological or physical sciences.
Possession of a current evaluation letter from the California, Department of Public Health stating applicant is certifiable as an Environmental Health Specialist Trainee under the provisions of Section 106660 of the California Health and Safety Code.

License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License.

Environmental Health Specialist II

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Principles and practices of environmental health and safety.

Methods and procedures used in the inspection, investigation and correction of unsanitary and hazardous conditions.

Proper and effective enforcement techniques and the appropriate response to various violations.

Federal, State and local laws and regulations governing environmental health and safety.

Standard computer programs, databases and electronic document storage programs.

Team specific knowledge:

Land Use:
State and local laws and regulations governing the construction and operation of onsite wastewater treatment systems.

State and local laws and regulations governing the construction and destruction of wells and soil borings.

State and local laws and regulations governing the operation of septic waste pumper trucks and winery process wastewater ponds.

Pollution Prevention /CUPA:
State, federal and local laws and regulations governing the Unified Programs.

Practices used in the storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous materials.

Construction and operation of underground storage tanks.

Solid Waste/ Local Enforcement Agency:

Regulations governing medical waste and body art programs.

Regulations governing the permitting of solid waste facilities.

Requirements of the waste tire enforcement grant program.

SKILL TO:

Understand, interpret and apply laws and regulations.

Gather and analyze data, and draw sound conclusions.

Conduct inspections and investigations using the proper tools and personal protective equipment.

Identify potential problems or violations and take corrective action to eliminate them.

Operate testing, sampling, and monitoring equipment.

Review plans and architectural drawings.

Prepare clear, comprehensive, and concise correspondence and reports.

ABILITY TO:

Collect samples correctly and interpret laboratory analysis.

Handle difficult public contact situations and negotiate compliance points.

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Follow oral and written instructions.

Function as a working member of a group or team, as well as individually.

Work cooperatively with the public, other departments and outside agencies.

Prioritize and coordinate assignments, duties and projects; solve problems independently.

Stand or walk for extended periods of time, stoop, crouch, crawl and lift and/or move materials of moderate weight (20-40 lbs.).

Plan and carry out fieldwork without direct supervision.

Use a tablet computer to conduct inspections.

Obtain the following certifications:  International Code Council (ICC) Underground Storage Tank
Inspector, Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act Inspector pursuant to Section 25270.5 of Chapter 6.67 of the California Health and Safety Code, and 40- Hour OSHA HAZWOPER training. (Pollution Prevention/CUPA team).

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

Experience:
One year of responsible experience in the field of environmental health and safety regulation and enforcement.

Education:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with Bachelor's degree in the biological or physical sciences.

License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid certificate as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist issued by the California Department of Public Health.

Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License.

ADA ACCOMMODATION
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.napacountycareers.com
OR
1195 Third Street, Suite 110,
Napa, CA 94559
EXAM #00142
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST II
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For Complete Information AND to Complete the Environmental Health Specialist I / II Supplemental Questionnaire