Salary: $56,721.60 - $68,931.20 Annually
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Job Type: Hourly
Department: Health Agency
Job Number: 0618PM-08413-01
Closing: 7/18/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
About the Position
The Health Agency is recruiting for an Environmental Health Specialist. The eligible list may be used to fill other future full-time, part-time, permanent, temporary or substitute vacancies.
Environmental Health Specialist is a professional class series responsible for program activities related to the protection of the environment and public health. Incumbents perform a wide variety of duties in the inspection, education, investigation and enforcement of federal, state, county and local laws and ordinances pertaining to environmental health issues; and do other related work as required.
Incumbents in the Environmental Health Specialist position may be assigned to a generalist role or specialty program area. Specialty program areas may vary, but can include cross connections, small water systems and land use, environmental health information technology, and Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) Programs. Incumbents may be required to attend training specific to their specialty assignment and, in some cases, will be required to obtain additional certification or training in accordance with federal and state law.
In addition, incumbents may be required to serve on the Hazardous Incident Response Team.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be able to independently manage multiple assignments by planning, organizing and prioritizing their workload. In addition, this position requires team collaboration, flexibility and communication skills. The ability to maintain a customer service approach while enforcing regulations is vital to success in this position. Candidates with their REHS certification are preferred. Education, training or work experience with federal, state and county regulations in environmental health is desired.
Environmental Health Specialist I: Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a degree in the biological or physical sciences or letter from the State of California certifying eligibility to take the REHS examination. No experience required.
Environmental Health Specialist II: The above, plus: one year of progressively responsible professional work experience in an environmental health program.
For more information on how to obtain your Letter of Eligibility from the California Department of Public Health to sit for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) certification, please click here.
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