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Salary: $66,478.69 - $93,302.42 Annually
Location: and will be required to travel throughout Ventura County, CA
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Resource Management Agency
Job Number: 1566RMA-19AA (MD)
Closing: Continuous


Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara.  Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74.2 degrees.  The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County "home."

The primary goal of the Resource Management Agency is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public through administration and enforcement of County ordinances, Board policy, and state and federal laws regarding land use, and commercial and environmental regulation.
The Agency includes five (5) divisions including the Environmental Health Division (EHD). The mission of the EHD is to protect public health and the environment, as well as provide timely advice and information to the public, businesses, and other governmental agencies.
Under direction, the Supervising Environmental Health Specialist plans, organizes and administers assigned program areas; supervises professional and technical staff; and performs related duties as required.
The successful candidate will be able to effectively and tactfully communicate verbally and in writing across a wide range of groups.  The candidate will have the ability to lead, direct, and train subordinate staff and possess strong interpersonal skills.  The candidate will be enthusiastic and innovative and able to identify and solve problems in an environment of changing priorities.  The candidate will have a strong understanding of the regulatory framework related to multiple Environmental Health programs.
Incumbents may be eligible for an educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification. Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.
Resource Management Agency, Environmental Health Division Supervising Environmental Health Specialist is represented by the Services Employees' International Union (SEIU) and is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervises professional and technical Environmental Health staff.
  • Interprets and implements state and federal program mandates.
  • Prepares and reviews reports for state and federal agencies.
  • Responds to inquiries and provides program information.
  • Researches, analyzes, and interprets information and data.
  • May make oral presentations to public groups and governmental entities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.


Considerable professional environmental health experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge and abilities. The required knowledge and abilities can typically be obtained by a Bachelor's degree in environmental health science or related field and six years of progressively responsible experience in environmental or occupational health.

A Master's degree in environmental health science or a related field and/or registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in California may each substitute for one year of experience. 


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid California driver license.
  • Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist is required for this position.


  • Supervisory and/or Environmental Health program lead experience.
  • Experience with Environmental Health program development.
  • Ability to interpret and implement complex regulatory requirements and initiate administrative or legal action.
  • Effectively communicate program goals, administrative policies, and technical information to staff and the general public.
  • Experience with database maintenance and process development


Work is performed primarily in an office environment but may involve field inspections and occasional exposure to hazardous conditions. 


Thorough knowledge of: administrative principles applicable to public and environmental health programs, chemistry, microbiology, environmental health, geology, and/or hydrology; techniques of urban and regional water and land use planning; federal, state, and local laws pertaining to assigned program area.

Working knowledge of: research and statistical methods; interagency relationships; field tests and analytical procedures; and investigative techniques.

Working ability to: plan, organize, instruct and supervise staff; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; maintain records and prepare reports; establish and maintain effective workings relationships.
For some positions experience in geology, hydrology, or hazardous materials may also be required.

Recruitment Process

FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it.  A first review of applications is anticipated to occur on or around 5/22/2019 and subsequent reviews may be conducted until sufficient applications are received to meet business needs.  Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at A paper application can be obtained by calling (805) 654-5129. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

Note to Applicants: Sufficient information must be provided under the Education/Work experience portions of the application and supplemental questionnaire to determine eligibility. A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

NOTEIf presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here (Download PDF reader) for additional information.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position.

APPLICATION EVALUATION - qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.

NOTE: If there is a high number of applicants who appear to meet the minimum requirements, additional comparative screening will be conducted to determine which of the applicants will be selected for invitation to the written examination. Applications will be evaluated and ranked according to criteria that most closely meets the needs of the department, so it is essential that applicants provide as much detail as possible and answer all parts of the application and supplemental questions completely and thoroughly.

ORAL EXAMINATION - 100%: A job-related Oral Examination will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating candidates' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Candidates must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, an oral examination will not be conducted. Instead, a score of seventy percent (70%) will be assigned to each application, and each applicant will be placed on the eligible list.

Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) years.  The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill present and future Regular (including Temporary, Fixed-Term), intermittent and extra-help vacancies. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy within the Environmental Health Division.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record is required for this position. For those classifications that are subject to Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations, incumbents will be tested prior to driving a commercial vehicle and may be randomly tested thereafter.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Liz Sandoval by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at (805) 654-2482.  

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