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Salary: $81,168.10 - $98,637.30 Annually
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Department of Health Services
Job Number: 18/06-2615-OC
Closing: Continuous

Position Information - Are you a dynamic leader with a CA Environmental Health Specialist certificate of registration?

Join our team!

Starting salary up to $47.26/Hr. ($98,637.29/Yr.) plus $600/Month Cash Allowance

The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services seeks candidates for multiple Supervising Environmental Health Specialist (EHS) positions to join us in developing cooperative working relationships with the community and other regulatory agencies to protect public health and promote sound environmental practices.

What Makes Sonoma County a Great Choice
In addition to generous starting pay, expansive opportunities for growth and development, being part of a challenging and rewarding work environment that offers continuous training and education, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better the communities of our region, you can look forward to some excellent benefits*, including:

  • Eligibility for a 5% salary increase after 1040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a 5% salary increase every year thereafter for good work performance, until reaching the top of the salary range
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $650
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, plus 11 holidays per year
  • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
  • Defined benefit retirement plan fully integrated with Social Security
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • *Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

When you join the County of Sonoma, you'll also have the freedom to explore the beauty of our county; with its picturesque coastline, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, award winning wineries, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities. Please visit www.sonomacountyconnections.org and www.santarosachamber.com for additional information about the community.

About the Position

As a vital part of Environmental Health leadership, the Supervising EHS plans, directs, and coordinates the work of the Consumer Protection Program and is the first line supervisor of the EHS team. Specific duties include:

  • Training, developing, and leading program staff
  • Advising, educating, and assisting individuals and community groups with environmental health issues
  • Conducting complex field observations in conjunction with law enforcement
  • Conferring with local and state officials concerning environmental health, sanitation methods, and public health issues
  • Assisting with the development and improvement of Environmental Health programs

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Lead or supervisory experience
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills
  • Strength in coaching, leading, developing, and motivating staff
  • The ability to assess a situation and recommend appropriate solutions in a complex regulatory environment

    Please note: This position requires current possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist as required by the State of California's Health and Safety Code.

The State of California, Department of Public Health oversees the certification process for these positions. Please visit the State of California Registered Environmental Health Specialist website for more information.

This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.

APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience that would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities stated herein. Normally, this would 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, or one year of advanced 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). Some lead or supervisory experience is desirable. A Master's degree in Public Health, Health Science, or Public Administration is desirable.

License: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist as required by the State of California's Health and Safety Code.

Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required, depending upon assignment, to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of: sanitation science, requirements and procedures and the methods and procedures used in inspecting, investigating and correcting unsanitary or hazardous conditions; federal, state and local laws and regulations governing environmental health and safety; principles and practices of public health; hazardous materials management and emergency response protocols; current methods, means and technologies used for training in the environmental health field.

Considerable knowledge of: principles of general chemistry, physics, microbiology and biology; environmental research and statistical methods; methods of gathering and analyzing data; basic building construction materials and principles relating to environmental health requirements.

Working knowledge of: principles and practices of organization, management, and supervision.

Ability to: plan, organize, and carry out research, analyze and evaluate data, and make recommendations based on findings; prepare and maintain complex, comprehensive reports and records; communicate verbal and written ideas clearly and logically; establish and maintain effective relationships with other governmental officials, the public and administrative and professional personnel.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all your employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.

Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes.

APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.

Responses to supplemental questions may be used in assessing minimum qualifications. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient.

The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (Weight 100%). Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position. Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be placed on an employment list and referred to the department for selection interviews.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org. Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.

HR Analyst: TF
HR Technician: KW
Agency:  County of Sonoma (CA)
Address:  575 Administration Drive, Suite 116B, Santa Rosa, California, 95403
Phone:  (707) 565-2331 

Website:  http://www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org