- View Full Job Description On Yolo County's Website and APPLY NOW!!!

Opening Date/Time: Thu. 06/22/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 07/07/17 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $29.25 - $35.56 Hourly | $5,069.88 - $6,163.32 Monthly | $60,838.54 - $73,959.81 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Woodland, California
Department: Community Services

Description

The County of Yolo is recruiting for one regular, full-time position in the class of Environmental Health Specialist at the Environmental Health division of the Department of Community Services. The candidate selected will be placed at the Environmental Health Specialist II or III level depending on their background and experience, and at the discretion of the appointing authority. The position will be assigned to the Land Use Unit, working primarily in the well and septic system programs; although any positions may be reassigned to other environmental health programs at the discretion of the Director. The salary range for each classification level is as follows:

Environmental Health Specialist II: $60,839 - $73,960 Annually`
Environmental Health Specialist III: $66,644 - $81,001 Annually

Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application, responses to supplemental questions, and verification of education and certification by 5pm on the final filing date.

For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below.

DEFINITION

Environmental Health Specialist II
Under general supervision, to conduct inspections and investigations involved with the enforcement of local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to environmental health and safety and consumer protection, and to do other work as related.

Environmental Health Specialist III
Under direction, to conduct studies, inspections, investigations, and enforcement activities with complex, difficult and highly technical environmental health and safety problems; to serve in a lead capacity over field staff of Environmental Health Specialist I and II's; to assist Supervising Environmental Health Specialist in program planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Environmental Health Specialist II
This is the registered, journey level class of the Environmental Health Specialist series. This class differs from the next lower level of Environmental Health Specialist I in that the latter is not registered and requires a greater degree of supervision. The Environmental Health Specialist II differs from the next higher level of Environmental Health Specialist III in that the III is the advanced journey level and serves in a lead capacity over field environmental health specialists or performs inspections and investigations of specialized, complex and highly technical environmental health and safety problems.

Environmental Health Specialist III
Environmental Health Specialist III is the registered, journey level of the Environmental Health Specialist series. This class differs from the next lower level of Environmental Health Specialist Ii in that it either serves in a lead capacity in a countywide program or project, or works independently in an assigned geographical area. This class differs from the next higher level of Supervising Environmental Health Specialist in the latter has the full range of supervisory duties over lower levels of Environmental Health Specialists.


Essential Functions:
Environmental Health Specialist II 

  • Conducts inspections and investigations relating to all types of food establishments, recreational health facilities, housing and institutions, vectors and nuisances, water and sewage systems, solid waste facilities, rabies, land use, electromagnetic radiation control;
  • Participate in disaster and emergency responses;
  • Collects samples and specimens for laboratory analysis and interprets laboratory findings;
  • Prepares precise and accurate reports;
  • Participates in meetings and public education events;
  • Prepares court cases;
  • Confers with city or district attorneys and testifies in court;
  • May also inspect and investigate infectious and hazardous wastes and hazardous substance storage facilities.

Environmental Health Specialist III

  • Performs technical and specialized inspections and investigations relating to all types of food establishments, recreational health facilities, housing and institutions, vectors and nuisances, water and sewage, solid waste facilities, rabies, land use, electromagnetic radiation control; 
  • Participates in disaster and emergency responses;
  • Collects samples and specimens for laboratory analysis and interprets laboratory findings;
  • Prepares precise and accurate reports;
  • Participates in meetings and public education;
  • Prepares court cases; Confers with city or district attorneys and testifies in court; may also inspect and investigate infectious and hazardous wastes and hazardous substance storage facilities;
  • Confers with the public, industry and other agencies on information, requirements, problems and solutions of environmental health and safety matters;
  • Assists in preparing, analyzing or interpreting new laws, rules and regulations related to environmental health and safety programs;
  • Provides training and technical assistance to lower level of Environmental Health Specialists in a lead capacity;
  • Assists in program planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation;
  • Conducts or participates in difficult, complex and special projects; and
  • Works independently in an assigned geographical area on a special program or project.

Employment Standards:

Environmental Health Specialist II

Education: A Bachelor's Degree in environmental health, health science, physical science or closely related field; AND

Experience: One year working experience in the capacity equivalent to Environmental Health Specialist I in a public agency or a recognized environmental health entity as defined by state law.

License: Possession of a valid registration certificate as an Environmental Health Specialist from the State Department of Health Services.

Environmental Health Specialist III

Education: A Bachelor's Degree in environmental health, health science, physical science or closely related field; AND

Experience: Two years working experience as a registered Environmental Health Specialist in a public health agency or a recognized environmental health entity as defined by state law; AND

License: Possession of a valid registration certificate as an Environmental Health Specialist from the State Department of Health Services.

Driver's License: Some positions in this classification may require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.

Knowledge of: principles and practices of physical, biological, chemical and social sciences applicable in environmental health and safety; local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to environmental health and safety; methods and techniques of investigation, inspection and enforcement; environmental research and statistical methods.

Ability to: collect and analyze data accurately and take effective enforcement actions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; prepare concise documents and reports; testify in court; plan, organize and carry out research and projects; conduct public education on environmental health matters.

Application & Selection Process:
Application Process

It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.

Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the final filing date. Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement. A resume may be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application. In addition to a completed application, applicants are required to submit, a completed supplemental questionnaire, and verification of education and certification for this position. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:

  • As an attachment to the online application
  • By e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • By fax to (530) 666-8049
  • By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Office by the final filing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.

View Full Job Description On Yolo County's Website and APPLY NOW!!!