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Tehama County Environmental Health

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Salary: $21.43 – $26.05 Hourly | $1,714.40 – $2,084.00 Biweekly


Under the direction of the Director of Environmental Health, this position assists Registered Environmental Health Specialists in the performance of semi-skilled tasks related to environmental health, safety and hazards.


  • Inspects various facilities, including but not limited to domestic water well and sewage disposal systems and recreation/pool facilities, to monitor compliance with all applicable laws, codes and standards of sanitation.
  • Investigates routine environmental health/nuisance complaints from the public and other agencies.
  • Conducts sampling, surveys and other methods of gathering information concerning compliance.
  • Interprets laws and regulations to the public, other departments and local agencies.
  • Operates and assists in maintaining a variety of equipment, including a pool test kit, sampling equipment, measuring devices, etc.
  • Provides information to other County departments and outside officials and agencies regarding programs.
  • Prepares and submits a variety of reports and records as required; compiles and maintains departmental statistical data.

Knowledge of:

  • Physical and biological sciences used in environmental quality control;
  • Techniques for inspecting unsanitary conditions;
  • Technical, laboratory and field equipment;
  • Record keeping principles and procedures

Ability to:

  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines;
  • Maintain significant flexibility in daily operations and decision making;
  • Read and interpret various materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job;
  • Assemble and analyze information and prepare written reports and records in a clear and concise manner;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted on the job.


Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or vocational/technical school with an Associate’s degree in Biological Science, Public Health or related field.


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.


Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to inspect County development sites, to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various County and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.  This is partially a sedentary office classification; the job also involves field inspection work requiring frequent walking at inspection site areas to monitor performance and to identify problems or hazards; standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.   Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, up to 30 pounds, as necessary to perform job functions.

The County also offers an outstanding benefit package that includes:

  • Salary – annual salary step increase based upon satisfactory performance and completion of 2,080 hours (steps A-E).
  • Vacation – 12-25 days of vacation annually based upon years of service.
  • Sick Leave – 12 days earned per year.
  • Holidays – 13 paid holidays and 1 personal holiday.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance – The County makes a significant contribution toward the premium. The current employee monthly share as of January 1, 2023 is $202.93 total for the employee and their dependents.
  • Life Insurance – Premium paid by the County. Option to purchase additional insurance.
  • Retirement – CalPERS retirement plan, 7% employee contribution.
  • Deferred Compensation – A choice of 457 deferred compensation plans with a County match up to $60 per month.
  • EAP – County paid Employee Assistance Program.

Recruitment Information

How To Apply: Visit and search for the job title to apply online.

The department is currently recruiting for one (1) vacancy.

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list for future vacancies for an Environmental Health Aide, as well as, vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

Please upload ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For questions about this recruitment contact: 
Lori Mueller
530-527-8020 | 
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None