Salary Information: $6,256 - $7,604/Month

Sonoma County is a wonderful place to live, work, and play! We welcome applicants to join us in developing cooperative working relationships with the community and other regulatory agencies to protect public health and promote sound environmental practices.

The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Permit & Resource Management Department (PRMD) are seeking experienced candidates to fill their Senior Environmental Health Specialist positions. These positions solve complex problems and provide exceptional customer service support, whether working at the front counter or out in the field conducting inspections. Incumbents serve as subject matter specialists, aid in program development/improvements, act as program leads, provide guidance to staff, and assist supervisors as needed.

About the Assignments
The Environmental Health & Safety Section of the Public Health Division of DHS is divided into three teams: the Consumer Protection Team, the Environmental Protection Team, and the Community Engagement Team. This position will be primarily responsible for development and implementation of the Cannabis Program and other duties as assigned. Incumbents will provide information to the public regarding food safety and cannabis, plan check reviews, and other Environmental Health programs as needed.

The Environmental Review and Water Resource Division of PRMD works collaboratively with the community and other regulatory agencies to protect the County's public health and promote sound environmental practices. The County contains numerous soil types, and is at the forefront of using innovative/experimental septic systems with over 2,200 permitted non-standard systems, of over 13 varied types, currently in its monitoring program. These aspects have enabled staff to develop a unique level of expertise in permitting and evaluating environmental land use development and sanitation systems. Incumbents will provide information and educate the public regarding soils, groundwater, land-use and development, and site information required to permit private sewage systems and water wells.

Qualifications for this position normally include graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in environmental health science, biology, chemistry, physics, microbiology, or related subjects, as required by state law, and two years of working level professional experience in the field of environmental health and safety regulation and enforcement (e.g. working as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, a Registered Sanitarian, an Environmental Sanitarian, a Public Health Sanitarian, a Certified Environmental Health Professional, or as an equivalently recognized professional). One year of experience working in the environmental health and safety field in California is required. Additional certificated coursework in a specialty area is desirable. Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist as required by the State of California's Health and Safety Code.

Continuous filing until filled! To view the complete position details and apply online, visit us at, or phone Human Resources at (707) 565-8059. EOE