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SALARY: $74,318.40 - $91,374.40 Annually
OPENING DATE: 09/15/2017
CLOSING DATE: 02/12/2018 11:59 PM

The Department of Environmental Health is seeking for:
Hazardous Materials Division

This is a series recruitment that may be subject to suspend on February 12, 2018.

PER COUNTY RULES, THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR APPOINTMENT AT STEP 1, $74,318.40. County employees are subject to the County Promotion Rule for Step Placement in Accordance with Comp Ord 1.3.5.

Supervising Environmental Health Specialists are responsible for supervising, planning, and coordinating the work of a unit of employees that implement environmental health programs through permitting, inspection, education, consultation, planning, investigation, and enforcement activities in a wide variety of areas including food, housing, water quality, recreational health, land use, site assessment and mitigation, solid waste and hazardous materials.

The Hazardous Materials Division (HMD) is the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) for San Diego County responsible for regulating hazardous materials business plans and chemical inventory, hazardous waste and tiered permitting, underground storage tanks, aboveground petroleum storage and risk management plans. HMD is also responsible for regulating medical waste.

Minimum Requirements:
1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, with at least 30 semester units of basic biological, physical, or environmental science courses which must have included one or more laboratory courses in chemistry, physics, microbiology, biology, and one or more mathematics courses in college algebra or higher math, AND, six (6) years of experience as an environmental health professional with a recognized public environmental agency or private environmental organization or company, at least three (3) years of which must have been at the lead level; OR,
2. Four (4) years of experience as an Environmental Health Specialist II in the County of San Diego; OR,
3. Three (3) years of experience as an Environmental Health Specialist III in the County of San Diego.
NOTE: Possession of a master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, in a science field such as biology, chemistry, environmental health, environmental engineering, ecology, or geology may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Note on Certification/Registration: Current ICC "California UST Inspector" and APSA "Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act" certifications within 180 days of transfer or hire.

Click Supervising Environmental Health Specialist to review the complete job description including minimum qualifications, examples of duties, essential functions, etc. All positions on the Department of Environmental Health's Hazardous Incident Response Team (HIRT) require possession of a valid certificate as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist in the State of California.

Evaluation Process:
The names of qualified applicants will be placed on an employment list for twelve (12) months based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment and supplemental applications. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application form will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

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