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Salary:  $40.14 - $49.00 hourly plus $230.24 biweekly unit cash allowance
Location: County of Santa Barbara - All locations, CA
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Public Health
Job Number: 18-3279-01 (O)
Closing: 9/10/2018 5:00 PM Pacific


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Environmental Health Specialist, Supervisor Salary: $40.14 - $49.00 hourly plus $230.24 biweekly unit cash allowance. 

We are accepting applications to fill one (1) full-time Environmental Health Specialist, Supervisor position in Santa Maria in the Environmental Health Services Program

About the Position: Under general direction, the Environmental Health Specialist, Supervisor, plans, organizes, supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate personnel in the enforcement of Environmental Health and Safety laws, rules and regulations; performs related duties as required.

About the Program: This position is in the Technical Services Program which encompasses Solid Waste, Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems, Well Construction, Drinking Water Systems and Land Use Regulations. Click here to learn more about the services provide by Environmental Health Services.

NOTE: We are also accepting applications to establish an employment list for future Full-Time, Part-time, Extra Help and 1414* vacancies for Environmental Health Specialist, Supervisor in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.

*1414 vacancies may occur as a result of a leave of absence (Civil Service Rule 1414) and the duration of the appointment shall be subject to the return of the individual who is on leave. A person who is appointed to a position under Civil Service Rule 1414 may be able to transition into a regular position in the classification without re-application or re-testing, depending on the performance of the appointee and the needs of the department.

Please select which location(s) you would like to be considered for currently and for future vacancies. If you qualify for this position and pass the required selection steps, then your name will be sent to the hiring manager(s) of the vacancy location(s) where you have expressed that you are willing to work.

  • Demonstrate strong teamwork skills to work collaboratively to plan, organize and oversee the operations of the division.
  • Have the ability to read and interpret legal codes and policy letters.
  • Think strategically with a collaborative style and an ability to see the big picture.
  • Demonstrate a proactive, customer-focused attitude and cultivate trust relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Make informed decisions based on data and use metrics to evaluate success.
  • Be skilled at facilitating continuous quality improvement processes to improve efficiency.
  • Have sound decision-making protocol and listen to all sides and perspectives to provide recommendations that are timely and fair.
  • Have the ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and personalities.
  • Possess good professional judgment in answering questions, releasing information, and anticipating consequences of decisions and recommendations.
  • Have the ability to remain calm and act professionally under all circumstances.
  • Possess flexibility, a positive attitude, impeccable character, and strong commitment to public service.
  • Have the ability to be open to change and new information, and adapt behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, and unexpected obstacles.
  • Possess strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of internal and external customers.
  • Have the ability to be detail oriented while handling multiple projects with competing priorities.
  • Have the ability to organize and prioritize work, and meet deadlines.
  • Have demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Possess the ability to prepare and write clear and concise documents.
  • Have the ability to lead and effectively manage multiple situations occurring simultaneously.
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Examples of Duties

  1. Plans, directs and assigns the work of subordinate professional and clerical staff; trains staff; evaluates job performance; makes recommendations regarding hiring, promotion and disciplinary actions as necessary and appropriate.
  2. Ensures that inspections and investigations are completed in accordance with the appropriate laws and divisional policy; interprets and implements policies, regulations, procedures and programs for the work unit; establishes and maintains uniform methods of inspection and investigation, enforcement procedures, collection and processing of samples for laboratory examination.
  3. Assists in the formulation of operational policies, programs and procedures; identifies operational problems or inefficiencies and recommends corrective action.
  4. Represents the Environmental Health Division before community groups, political and appointed bodies; hears complaints and makes decisions regarding their disposition.

Employment Standards

Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in the State of California AND either two (2) years of experience as a registered Environmental Health Specialist in a public health agency Or two (2) years of equivalent experience.

Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License at the time of appointment.

Knowledge of: principles and practices of Environmental Health inspection, regulation and enforcement; State and Federal laws and regulations governing Environmental Health and Safety; effective public information and public relations methods.

Ability to: plan, direct, supervise and evaluate the work of others; read, interpret and explain applicable policies, laws and regulations; define problem areas, interpret and evaluate complex technical data and draw valid conclusions; evaluate situations and respond effectively in emergencies; assess violations of codes and pursue abatement; evaluate effectiveness of program elements and recommend changes in technical aspects of program; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with people of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and temperaments; plan and deliver presentations and training programs to staff and at public meetings; communicate and interact in situations requiring instruction and persuasion; prepare and present clear and concise written narrative and statistical reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other departments and the general public; demonstrate tact and diplomacy.

Desirable Qualifications: Lead or supervisory training and experience is desirable.

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