Salary: $5,066.67 - $7,616.67/MO. DOQ/DOE 

Final Filing Date 09-20-2019 

Under the general direction of an Environmental Health and Safety Manager, or direction of the REHS Lead/Supervisor, the Staff REHS performs progressively complex professional environmental health activities involving coordination and implementation of the Campus Public Health Program to include, but not limited to investigation, inspection, data collection and analysis, enforcement action, report preparation and public contact; assists in environmental health program administration; and performs related duties as required. This position is part of the Public Health Group, and plans and performs routine and emergency environmental health inspections, investigations and provides technical expertise to assist food and pool facilities conform to all applicable environmental health laws, rules, and regulations. This position will plan and conduct inspections of food facilities (fixed, temporary, catering, food trucks, concession stands, etc.), recreational water, housing, and review construction drawing of food and pool facilities.

This position may collect water, food, and other specimens as needed for laboratory analysis and interpret the results of the subsequent analysis. The work week for full-time exempt employees is normally considered to be 40 hours; however, greater emphasis is placed on meeting the responsibilities assigned to the position. This position will often require working on weekends and evenings to support UC Davis special events such as Picnic Day, Whole Earth Festival, Black Family Week, La Gran Tardeada, Pow Wow, Athletic events, catered events, etc., as well as provide inspection of remote locations such as the Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory as well as provide support to designated reserve sites. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • • Possession of a current/valid State of California Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) registration/licensure.
  • • Demonstrated experience in the environmental health field performing food and pool inspections.
  • • Knowledge of Uniform Plumbing and Building Codes, National Electric Code and California Health and Safety Code, as they pertain to food facilities.
  • • Skill to recognize, control and evaluate occupational and environmental health hazards including use of appropriate monitoring equipment.
  • • Communication (oral, written, presentation, documentation) and interpersonal skills, to effectively interact with customers, convey technical information in lay terms, interpret and advise on regulations and laws, conduct training and educational programs, and develop detailed compliance reports and correspondence.
  • • Demonstrated technical writing skills to develop detailed compliance reports, environmental assessment reports, procedures, interpret results of data and correspondence.
  • • Skills to conduct and coordinate audits, investigations and evaluations and achieve necessary corrective action in a timely manner.
  • • Knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to food safety and occupational safety, environmental protection and health and public health.
  • • Skill to use computer applications such as word processing and spreadsheet programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Review plans of new and remodeled pool construction and conduct pool construction inspections.
  • • Knowledge and skill to conduct in-service training and educational programs within area of expertise.
  • • Skill to interpret new regulations and determine their applicability to campus operations and devise strategies and procedures for compliance.
  • • Skill to read and interpret drawings, specifications, technical journals and campus standards.

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The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer