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INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST TRAINEE | ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST TRAINEE: $3,749-$4,785 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY /
$21.63-$27.61 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST: $4,340-5,378 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY /
$25.04-$31.96 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*

*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of
Understanding for potential future salary increases. Please visit
http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/support_index/personnel/MOUs.aspx

CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT 

ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 2018 

SEE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENT” SECTION REGARDING POSSESSION
OF A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE AND A VALID CERTIFICATE OF
REGISTRATION AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS

RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED

FINAL FILING DATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2018 AT 5:00 PM

ABOUT THE POSITION

Environmental Health Specialist Trainee: Under close supervision, to learn to perform investigations and inspections relating to the enforcement of environmental health laws and regulations; and to do related work as required. Environmental Health Specialist: Under general supervision, to perform inspections and follow-up relating to the enforcement of environmental health laws and regulations; and to perform related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Environmental Health Specialist Trainee: This is the entry level professional class in the Environmental Health Specialist series and incumbents under close supervision learn to perform all types of environmental health inspections.

Environmental Health Specialist: This is the journey level professional class of the Environmental Health Specialist series and incumbents are required to perform a full range of environmental health inspections.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Environmental Health Specialist Trainee: Assists with inspections or performs independently routine or simple inspections of restaurants, grocery stores, food processing and packing plants, schools, homes, institutions, recreational facilities, public and private sewage systems, water systems, garbage disposal, underground storage tank facilities; and other functions and establishments subject to sanitation laws; may take samples of food, water, beverages and other matter for laboratory tests; assists in advising or instructing individuals, business concerns, institutions and public officials in the prevention and correction of nuisances and unsanitary conditions and in complying with environmental health laws.

Environmental Health Specialist: Makes inspections, investigations and surveys of restaurants, bars, retail food establishments, public drinking water supply systems, swimming pools, institutions and recreational facilities; assists in the investigations of sewage disposal systems and land use projects; conducts installation and abandonment inspections of underground storage tanks; advises and instructs individuals, business concerns, institutions and public officials in prevention and correction of health hazards or other conditions detrimental to environmental health practices; issues written notices regarding the compliance and enforcement of applicable laws and regulations; provides consultation during hazardous waste spills or other emergency health hazards; appears as a witness in legal proceedings relating to the enforcement of environmental health laws; prepares reports and correspondence; assists in the training of Environmental Health Specialist Trainees.

QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Environmental Health Specialist Trainee:

Knowledge of: Basic principles of physical, biological and social sciences used in environmental quality control.

Ability to: Learn and apply provisions of the Health and Safety Code; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others; prepare clear and concise reports.

These standards are typically attained with possession of a bachelor's degree, including at least 30 semester units of basic sciences from an approved educational institution.

Environmental Health Specialist: Similar to Trainee, additionally:

Knowledge of: Functions and operation of related agencies and community organizations; state and local laws and regulations governing public health sanitation and public health safety; penal code provisions relating to public health nuisances; methods and techniques of investigation, inspecting, and resolving unsanitary conditions; environmental research and statistical methods; general principles and practices of environmental health and sanitation.

Ability to: Plan, organize and carry out research, analyze and evaluate data, and make recommendations based on findings; detect unsanitary conditions and public health hazards and secure their correction through education, voluntary compliance, or legal enforcement; instruct in the methods and procedures of sanitary inspection and correction of unsanitary conditions; apply knowledge of a specialized and complex nature; interpret public health needs and goals to others; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

• Possession of an appropriate California driver's license.
• Environmental Health Specialist Trainee: Possession of a current evaluation letter from the California Department of Public Health, stating that the education qualifications specified in Section 106660
(formally Section 521) of the Health and Safety Code have been completed. Applicant must pass registration examination within 36 months of the date of employment or else be terminated from the class.
• Environmental Health Specialist: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the California Department of Public Health.

IDEAL CANDIDATE 

The ideal candidate will have direct experience applying local, state and federal laws and regulations related to Environmental Health Programs and/or the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) Programs and experience conducting environmental health inspections, through employment as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist or employment or internship as an Environmental Health Specialist Trainee or equivalent.

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