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Salary: $57,012.80 - $69,305.60 Annually
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Job Type: Hourly
Department: Health Agency
Job Number: 0319PM-008413-01
Closing: 03/29/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

About the Position

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

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.

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:
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