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Salary: $65,332.80 - $87,630.40 Annually
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Job Type: Hourly
Department: Planning & Building
Job Number: 0119PM-08414-01
Closing: 02/28/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

About the Position

San Luis Obispo County Planning and Building Department is seeking an individual who can perform a variety of routine and complex assignments in the interpretation and enforcement of State and local codes and Title 19 related to the protection of the environment and public health.  The purpose of this position within the Planning and Building Department is to implement the provision in the State adopted Water Quality Control Policy for Siting, Design, Operation and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS Policy).  
This position will review/permit and inspect onsite wastewater systems that the County has jurisdiction over and be the liaison between the County and Regional Water Quality Control Board staff. The purpose of this position is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public and to enhance the quality of life and the environment within the County, through administration of County Codes and State and building standards. 

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The Ideal Candidate

San Luis Obispo County Planning and Building Department is seeking the right candidate who is dedicated to exceptional public service, stewardship, commitment to integrity, respect, professionalism and innovation.  The right candidate is a technical expert and can develop and maintain effective relationships with the residents of our community, coworkers and other agency staff. 

Education and Experience:
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, AND

Environmental Health Specialist II: The above, plus: one year of progressively responsible professional work experience in an environmental health program.
Environmental Health Specialist III: The above, plus two years of progressively responsible professional work experience in more than one environmental health program; OR one year of experience as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist and one year experience in one environmental health program area.

Licenses and Certificates:

A valid driver's license is required at the time of application. A valid CALIFORNIA driver's license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

Environmental Health Specialist II/III:  Must possess current State of California Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) certification.

How to Apply

Applications, including answers to supplemental questions, must be submitted online by the final filing date.  To apply for this position, click "apply" at the top of this page. Most County recruitments require you to respond to supplemental questions as part of the application process. We recommend that you review these questions prior to beginning your application.
An initial application review will be conducted. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be invited to participate in selection activities which may include online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and interviews.

Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background review performed before proceeding in the process. Please note that references will not be contacted until the end of the process.

If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Human Resources at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Confidential inquiries are welcomed.

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Supplemental Information

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please call 805-781-5959 for assistance or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.