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Overview

Tehama County Environmental Health

Salary: 
Environmental Health Specialist I:
Range 68 – $23.60 – $28.76 Hourly / $1,888.00 – $2,300.80 Biweekly
Environmental Health Specialist II:
Range 72 – $26.05 – $31.75 Hourly / $2,084.00 – $2,540.00 Biweekly
Environmental Health Specialist Senior:
Range 82 – $33.34 – $40.64 Hourly / $2,667.20 – $3,251.20 Biweekly

Application Deadline: December 3, 2021 at 5PM

The department currently has one (1) vacancy.
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.

DESCRIPTION:
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.

EXAMPLE 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.
  • Under supervision of a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, may issue health permits to businesses and individuals as appropriate.
  • Prepares and submits a variety of reports and records as required.
  • Interprets laws and regulations to the public, other departments and local agencies; recommends methods of meeting and maintaining environmental health requirements.
  • 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.
  • Assists in the provision of staff training as assigned.
  • Environmental Health Specialist II & Senior: In addition to the above: 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.
  • Conducts engineering and architectural plan review, land division, map review, sampling, surveys and other methods of gathering information concerning compliance with Federal, State, and local laws.
  • Secures evidence of violations; issues violation citations and provides expert witness testimony in court or before administrative bodies as needed.
  • Interprets laws and regulations to the public, other departments and local agencies; recommends methods of meeting and maintaining environmental health requirements.
  • Operates and assists in maintaining a variety of equipment and instruments, including a combustible gas indicator, Drager Analyzer, pool test kit, camera, sampling equipment, measuring devices, etc.
  • Reviews, prepares and/or submits a variety of technical reports, records, correspondence, and educational materials.
  • Represents the Department at meetings, special events, and other public and private organizations, etc., as needed.
  • 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:
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 university with a
    Bachelor’s degree with major course work in environmental health
    or science, which meets the education requirements of the
    California Department of Health for registration as an
    Environmental Health Specialist.

Environmental Health Specialist Senior:

  • Three (3) years of experience at the level of Environmental Health
    Specialist II at the county of Tehama or the equivalent elsewhere.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Visit http://jobs.tehama.us

For questions about this recruitment contact:
Lori Mueller
530-527-8020 | LMueller@co.tehama.ca.u

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None