SALARY AND BENEFITS
AEHS $22.57 – $29.84 per hour, plus benefits package
EHS I $25.43 – $30.65 per hour, plus benefits package
EHS II $27.91 – $33.67 per hour, plus benefits package
Open until filled. Next Review Date: June 20, 2022
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under close supervision and with detailed instructions and specific standards, incumbent gathers
data on environmental issues; perform preliminary environmental analysis, research, surveys,
investigations, and studies of less difficulty; prepare preliminary drafts of reports; prepare drafts of
routine correspondence; answer questions of a routine and minor nature from the public; and do
other related work. Work at this level is characterized by a reliance on detailed instructions and
assistance from higher graded Environmental Specialists in the application of proven techniques
and methodologies to assigned work.
Essential duties include the following (all duties may not be performed by all incumbents and
the Assistant Environmental Health Specialist is not authorized to perform any duties requiring
possession of a letter from the California Department of Public Health as a Trainee or possession
of a valid Environmental Health registration):
• Conducts investigations and tasks in all Environmental Health program areas
including: food and consumer protection, sewage disposal and liquid waste
management, housing and institutions, land use, recreational health, water supply
protection, solid waste management, public nuisances, hazardous materials
management, underground storage tanks, vector and rabies control.
• Conducts investigations of public or private sanitation-related nuisances or
• Performs food facility inspections and advises food handlers and restaurant operators
on correct methods of sanitation protection.
• Makes inspections of public and private recreational facilities and swimming pools.
• Makes housing inspections to determine health and safety compliance with
appropriate laws and standards.
• Takes water, sewage, soil, and waste samples and interprets data.
• Explains environmental health laws and regulations to the public.
• Reviews plans for new subdivisions and recommends suitable water and sewage
• Reviews building plans for compliance with Environmental Health regulations and
• Conducts on-site evaluations of sewage disposal systems.
• Conducts hazardous materials storage, treatment, disposal, reduction, and reuse
• Works with various Environmental Health committees and groups.
• Establishes and maintains liaisons with representative of State, Federal, and local
agencies and commissions.
• Make presentations before the Board of Supervisors, professional organizations, or
public groups to provide information on Departmental programs and goals.
Assistant Environmental Health Specialist: Meets the education and experience requirements
detailed in this job bulletin, but does not possess a “letter of eligibility for employment as an
Environmental Health Trainee” issued by the California Department of Public Health. Cannot
perform work as an Environmental Health Trainee. Advancement to Environmental Health
Specialist I is automatic once an employee secures a letter to work as a Trainee from the
California Department of Public Health.
Environmental Health Specialist I: Fully meets all education and experience requirements and
possesses a “letter of eligibility for employment as an Environmental Health Trainee” or
certification as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist. Promotion to the Environmental
Health Specialist II is without further competition upon completion of the State of California
licensing requirements as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist and with the
recommendation of the Department Head.
Education and Experience:
To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and
education that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities. A desirable
Education: Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree with a major in biological, chemical,
physical, or environmental science, or a closely related scientific discipline is required.
Admission to a master or doctoral degree programs in biological, chemical, physical, or
environment science, or a closely related scientific discipline shall be considered to meet these
Experience: AEHS and EHS I: Some experience in the duties of an Environmental Health
Specialist preferred. EHS II: Twelve (12) months of experience performing a variety of
Environmental Health investigations and inspections equivalent to Environmental Health
Specialist I with Lassen County. Promotion to the Environmental Health Specialist II for Lassen
County Environmental Health I employees can be made without competition upon completion
of twelve (12) months of experience and the recommendation of the Department Head.
Licenses and Certifications: EHS I: Possession of a valid letter of eligibility for employment
as an Environmental Health Trainee from the California Department of Public Health. Please
note that the California Department of Public Health requires a bachelor’s degree from a
four-year college which includes at least 30 semester units of science coursework (courses
must be for “science” or “biology” majors), as a pre-requisite for obtaining the above
referenced Trainee letter.
EHS II: Possession of a valid Environmental Health registration issued by the California
Department of Public Health.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.
Application materials will be reviewed, and the best-qualified applicants will be invited to
Susanville to participate in interviews.
HOW TO APPLY
An application may be obtained from the Personnel Office listed below or by visiting Lassen
County Personnel on our website at: http://lassencounty.org. It is your responsibility to provide
specific, accurate, and complete information describing how you meet the minimum
qualifications. Qualified applicants are invited to submit an official Lassen County application to:
Lassen County Personnel Department (530) 251 -8320
221 South Roop Street
Susanville, California 96130
EOEMinimum Education and Experience