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DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST I
$3,730.68 - $4,534.64 / Monthly
OR
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST II
$4,121.00 - $5,009.10 / Monthly
This is a full-time, benefited position.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Trinity County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST I

DEFINITION
Under supervision, to assist with and learn to conduct sanitary inspections and investigations in the enforcement of Federal, State, County, and local environmental health, safety, and hazardous materials laws, rules, emergency
response, regulations, and standards; and to do related work as required.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:
Chemical, biological, physical, and environmental sciences.
Basic principles and practices of environmental health, including inspection, review, compliance, and consultation methods and practices.
Basic knowledge of the functions and operations of State and Federal environmental health agencies.
Sampling techniques and standards.
Computers and software used in environmental inspections and investigations.

Ability to:
Learn the policies and procedures of the Environmental Health Unit of the Building and Development Services Department.
Learn the laws, rules, regulations, requirements and procedures governing environmental health inspection and enforcement.
Assist with and learn to perform a variety of environmental health and hazardous waste investigations, inspections, and enforcement.
Collect, analyze, and interpret environmental data, reaching valid conclusions.
Read and interpret and apply policies, regulations, and procedures regarding environmental health inspections and compliance.
Prepare a variety of technical reports.
Perform research and analytical work.
Operate a variety of office and technical equipment and computers in the performance of environmental health inspections and investigations.
Effectively represent the Environmental Health Unit of the Building and Development Services Department in contacts with the public, other County staff, and other government agencies.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with local, state and federal agencies.

Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience, which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Some previous experience performing or assisting with environmental investigations and inspections is highly desirable.

Education equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with a major in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, or a closely related field.

Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.

Applicants must include a letter of eligibility with their application required by the California Department of Public Health, for entrance into the Environmental Health Specialist trainee position showing eligibility to obtain registration in the environmental health specialist program within 18 months of initial employment in Trinity County.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST II

DEFINITION
Under supervision, to conduct sanitary inspections and investigations in the enforcement of Federal, State, County, and local environmental health, safety, and hazardous materials laws, rules, regulations, and standards; and to do related work as required.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:
Laws, rules, regulations, requirements and procedures governing environmental health inspection and enforcement.
Chemical, biological, physical, and environmental sciences.
Principles and practices of environmental health, including inspection, review, compliance, and consultation methods and practices.
Functions and operations of State and Federal environmental health agencies.
Sampling techniques and standards.
Computers and software used in environmental inspections and investigations.

Ability to:
Perform a variety of environmental health and hazardous waste investigations, inspections, and enforcement. 
Collect, analyze, and interpret environmental data, reaching valid conclusions.
Read, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures regarding environmental health inspections, compliance and enforcement.
Prepare a variety of technical reports.
Perform research and analytical work.
Operate a variety of office and technical equipment and computers in the performance of environmental health inspections and investigations.
Effectively represent the Environmental Health Unit of the Building and Development Services Department in contacts with the public, other County staff, and other government agencies.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience, which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

One (1) year of previous experience performing or assisting with environmental investigations and inspections.
Education equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with a major in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, or a closely related field.

Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.

Possession of a valid Environmental Health registration issued by the California Department of Public Health Services.

The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Trinity assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a meet and confer process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Trinity County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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