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Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Location: Woodland, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Community Services
Job Number: 2019-00214
Closing: 09/03/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

Description

The County of Yolo is recruiting for one (1) regular, full-time position in the class of Environmental Health Specialist at the Environmental Health division located within the Department of Community Services.  The position will be assigned to the Consumer Protection Unit, working primarily in the retail food safety, recreational health and substandard housing programs.

The candidate selected will be placed at the Environmental Health Specialist I, II or III level depending on their background and experience, and at the discretion of the appointing authority.  The salary range for each classification level is as follows:

Environmental Health Specialist I: $55,009 - $66,864 Annually
Environmental Health Specialist II:  $63,296 - $76,937 Annually`
Environmental Health Specialist III: $69,336 - $84,278 Annually

Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application, responses to supplemental questions, and verification of education and certification by the closing 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 I

Under close supervision, learns to and conducts inspections and investigations involving the enforcement of local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to environmental health and safety and consumer protection.

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 I

This is the trainee level of the Environmental Health Specialist series. Incumbents in this class are subject to a greater degree of supervision and guidance in the performance of their duties than the next higher, registered, fully qualified journey levels. Incumbents receive formal and on the job training in the procedures and techniques essential to conduct various environmental health and safety inspections, investigation and enforcement activities. Incumbents are required to obtain registration as and Environmental Health Specialist within the time frame set by State Health and Safety Code.  Employee must become a registered Environmental Health Specialist within 3 years of employment.

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

Click here to view the full job description for Environmental Health Specialist I

Click here to view the full job description for Environmental Health Specialist II

Click here to view the full job description for Environmental Health Specialist III

Employment Standards

Environmental Health Specialist I
Education:  Possession of a bachelor's degree with major work in environmental health, industrial hygiene, toxicology, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, hydrology, geology, environmental resource management, physical science or other closely related field.
Experience:  None required.
Certification:  Possession of a letter from the State Department of Health Services certifying the applicant meets the minimum requirements to be qualified as an Environmental Health Specialist trainee.

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.
Certification: 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
Certification: 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.

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 closing 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 closing 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.

Selection Procedure
The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process.  The selection process steps, and all listed dates, may change with or without notice.
 
Week of 09/02/2019: Screen for Minimum Qualifications
Week of 09/09/2019: Screen for Best Qualified
TBD: Department Selection Interviews
TBD: Reference Checks
TBD: Tentative Job Offer/Livescan/Drug & Alcohol Screen
September/October 2019: Estimated Start Date
 
Verification of Education
Acceptable forms of educational documentation are transcripts, and/or a copy of your diploma/degree. Official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable and must list the student name, institution name, field of study and date the degree was awarded.  Copies of diplomas should indicate your name, the name of the school, a specific field of study and date of graduation.
For recent graduates who have not received proof of their degree yet, a letter from the registrar's office stating that all requirements for graduation have been met and listing the field of study will be sufficient proof of graduation.
Please do not send originals; copies of the required documents are acceptable. Any submitted documents will not be returned.
All foreign transcripts or diplomas must be in English. If the institution does not provide these documents in English, the applicant will need to provide a translation which has been done by a professional agency. The County of Yolo will accept education as equivalent to U.S. accreditation from Institutions that are listed as members of the International Association of Universities. You may check for your school by visiting the IAU web site (http://www.iau-aiu.net/content/institutions).
Applicants who possess a degree or completed coursework that is not from an accredited college or university, must submit one of the following:
 
1. A written statement from a U.S accredited university or college that states that the applicant is qualified for entrance to a program of graduate studies for which a degree in a related field is required.
2. An evaluation of the applicant's degree and coursework equivalency by a private organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services. The evaluation must include a comparison of comparable U.S. courses for content, credit and grade.
Note: Foreign language documents must include a precise word-for-word English translation of all foreign language documents. It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction of the County that the applicant meets the specific requirements listed on the job announcement for each specific examination. The following is a list of private organizations that provide foreign credential evaluation services. Fees range from $50 to $400 per document; processing times vary from 5-20 business days. For further information, please contact the organization(s). The County of Yolo does not endorse these business entities; this list has been developed for informational purposes only.
EDUCATIONAL RECORDS EVALUATION SERVICE 601 University Ave., Suite 127 Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 921-0790 www.eres.com  
FOREIGN EDUCATION DOCUMENT SERVICE P.O. Box 151739 San Diego, CA 92175 (619) 265-5810 www.documentservice.org 
CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH, EVALUATION & EDUCATION, INC. P.O. Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817 (714) 237-9272 www.iescaree.com 
GLOBAL SERVICES ASSOCIATES, INC. 409 North Pacific Coast Highway, # 393 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 828-5709 www.globaleval.org
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION CREDENTIALS EVALUATION SERVICE P.O. Box 3665 Culver City, CA 90231-3665 (310) 258-9451 www.ierf.org 

Screening for Best Qualified
The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.  If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.  Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.  If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.  Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated to determine those applicants that are best qualified. 

Contact Information
For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (530) 666-8055.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance.  The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.  Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.

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