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Overview

Tehama County Environmental Health

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

DESCRIPTION:

The Tehama County Environmental Health Department is primarily a public health regulatory agency; however it relies heavily on persuasion and education in fulfilling its legal responsibilities. These responsibilities include inspection, complaint investigation, permitting and regulation is conducted in the areas of food establishments, individual sewage disposal systems, public water systems, solid waste facilities, medical waste generators, hazardous materials, waste handlers, waste generators, institutions, land development and underground storage tanks, adult use and cultivation of marijuana, and code enforcement.

The department’s mission is to protect health, prevent disease and promote a safe environment for all persons in Tehama County.

Environmental Health Specialist I:  Entry-level – The incumbent learns to perform a variety of duties for the purpose of preventing environmental health hazards and promoting and protecting public health and the environment.

Environmental Health Specialist II: Mid-level – Performs investigations and inspections relating to the enforcement of environmental health laws and regulations.

Environmental Health Specialist Senior: Supervisory-level– Develops, implements and manages a variety of complex environmental health programs, for the purpose of preventing environmental health hazards and promoting and protecting public health and the environment. 

SALARY
(A-E Steps).
Environmental Health Specialist I:
$26.11 – $31.74 Hourly / $2,088.80 – $2,539.20 Bi-Weekly / $54,308.80 – $66,019.20 Annually
Environmental Health Specialist II:
$28.82 – $35.03 Hourly / $2,305.60 – $2,802.40 Bi-Weekly / $59,945.60 – $72,862.40 Annually
Environmental Health Specialist Senior:
$34.26 – $41.65 Hourly / $2,740.80 – $3,332.00 Bi-Weekly / $71,260.80 – $86,632.00 Annually

Examples of Duties

Environmental Health Specialist I:

  • Conducts supervised inspections of various facilities, including but not limited to food handling and preparation establishments, schools, hospitals, detention centers, water supply and sewage disposal systems, solid waste facilities, recreation/pool facilities and other public/private facilities, to monitor compliance with all applicable laws, codes and standards of sanitation.
  • Investigates rodent and insect infestations and general complaints from the public and other agencies.
  • Conducts sampling, surveys and other methods of gathering information concerning compliance.

Environmental Health Specialist II: In addition to the above:

  • Assists in planning, coordinating and managing the daily operations of one or more environmental health programs as assigned; functions as a resource specialist in assigned program(s) to develop environmental health policies and procedures and to recommend local ordinances and standards.
  • Evaluates and approves hazardous waste site remediation plans and analytical reports submitted by consulting engineers and other professionals; provides regulatory oversight for monitoring and sampling.
  • Responds to inquiries, concerns, and complaints from the general public and provides information and recommendations coordination with other County departments, outside officials and government agencies regarding environmental/public health issues.

Environmental Health Specialist Senior: In addition to the above:

  • Performs enforcement duties, inspections, and related tasks associated with the daily operations of one or more environmental health programs as assigned; functions as a resource specialist in assigned program(s).
  • Guides and assists Environmental Health Specialists and/or Aides; provides training, counseling and professional assistance on technical skills and professional responsibilities; identifies training needs and provides training for staff; assures training programs meet goals; serves as liaison between the Department and various organizations and agencies; serves on committees and task forces.
  • Collaborates with other professionals in investigations.

Education, Experience & Licenses

License and Special Requirements:

  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.
  • Other certificates and levels of training may be required dependent upon assignment

Environmental Health Specialist I:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Environmental Health Science, Biological Science, Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Public Health or related field
  • Possession of a valid letter of eligibility indicating acceptance of educational requirements issued by the State of California Department of Health Services

Environmental Health Specialist II:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Environmental Health Science, Biological Science, Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Public Health or related field
  • Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the California State Department of Health Services

Environmental Health Specialist Senior:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health Science, Biological Science, Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Public Health or related field
  • Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the California State Department of Health Services
  • Three (3) years of experience at the level of Environmental Health Specialist II

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not currently possess a certification or evaluation letter from the California Department of Environmental Health (CDPH), but believe your education may qualify, click here for more information on how to apply.

Recruitment Information

How To Apply: Apply online by visiting www.governmentjobs.com and search for the job title.

The department is currently recruiting for multiple vacancies.

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

New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning step of the salary range. Candidates who exceed entry level qualifications may be considered, with approval from
the Board of Supervisors, for placement at other than A step.

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 | LMueller@co.tehama.ca.us
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test and physical examination provided by the County.
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Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None