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Sonoma County

Land Use Health Specialist I & II
$5,393 - $7,129/Mo.
Continuous Openings

Expand your career with the County of Sonoma. Become a Land Use Health Specialist II!

In addition to negotiable starting salary up to $40.99/hour* ($85,551.05/year), we offer an additional a cash allowance of approximately $600/month, and a generous benefits package, including wellness and professional development funds. 

If you are interested in applying at the I and/or II level of this opportunity, you must apply to the separate recruitments being conducted for each level.

When you join the County of Sonoma, you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better your community. Through experience and the support of management, Specialists gain the skills and abilities needed to advance their career. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $850 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals and 12 paid holidays
  • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

Sonoma County contains numerous soil types and is at the forefront of innovative and experimental septic systems. As a Land Use Health Specialist, you will provide a unique level of expertise in the evaluation and permitting of systems. Currently, approximately 4,000 permitted non-standard systems, of over 14 varied types, are monitored across the County. Working with the public to encourage sound sanitary practices and to permit private sewage systems, land development, and water wells, you will provide information, consultation, and educational services regarding soils and groundwater concerns. Land Use Health Specialist also conduct plan checks and inspections of assigned geographic areas. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), as required by California Health and Safety Code Sections 106600-106735
  • Land-use development experience, particularly with wells and/or septic systems
  • A high level of professionalism, and excellent customer service skills
  • Good judgment, and the ability to make sound decisions, particularly in compliance situations
  • The ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced work environment, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively

The State of California, Department of Public Health oversees the REHS process for this position. For additional information about CA state requirements, please visit

*Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information & to apply online, visit or call 707-565-2331.


Continuous Openings

Visit the Sonoma County Jobs Website to View Full Job Description, Supplemental Questions & To Apply Online