Environmental Health Specialist (Journey/Senior)

Published
January 12, 2022
Location
Fairfield, CA
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Description

Environmental Health Specialist (Journey)

THE POSTION

Conducts inspections, investigations, evaluations, reviews plans and reports, prepares written reports and records, process permits and provides information to the public to ensure compliance and enforcement of regulations governing Environmental Health and Safety; performs related duties as required.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is the journey level in the Environmental Health Specialist series. Incumbents work independently under general direction of the Environmental Health Supervisor performing inspections and investigations and provide enforcement and consultation for a broad range of Environmental Health and Safety laws and regulations.

This class is distinguished from that of Environmental Health Specialist (Senior) in that the Environmental Health Specialist (Senior) is expected to be fully knowledgeable in one or more specialized programs, may serve as a lead, and may assist with program evaluation, policy and procedure development and evaluation of staff training. This class is further distinguished from the Environmental Health Specialist (Entry) in that the Environmental Health Specialist (Entry) is an unregistered class requiring close supervision.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Inspects and investigates conditions at various sites to determine or obtain compliance with State and local laws and regulations governing Environmental Health and Safety in one or more of the following areas: retail food facilities, sewage disposal systems, housing and institutions, land use, recreational health, water supply systems, solid waste management, biosolids application, tattoo, body piercing and permanent cosmetics, public nuisances, vector control and others; recommends changes and gives instruction for correction of deficiencies and violations; prepares cases for further legal action if necessary, to obtain compliance.

Conducts various field tests using chemicals, instruments and tools to assess environmental conditions, determine health risks and threats to the public, compliance with laws, regulations and ordinances, and consistency with approved plans and specifications.

EXPERIENCE:

One (1) year of experience at the level of Environmental Health Specialist (Entry)

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

A Bachelor's degree, from an accredited four-year college or university, which meets the requirements of the California Health and Safety Code, Division 104, Part 1, Chapter 4, Article 1, Section 106600 (et sequiter).

Environmental Health Specialist (Senior)

THE POSITION

Performs the more complex and specialized work in the regulation and enforcement of Environmental Health and Safety laws and regulations; assists with planning and implementation of specialized programs and projects within the Environmental Health Division to assure compliance with Federal, State, and local health and safety codes and requirements; may lead by providing training and guidance to entry and journey level staff within the Environmental Health Division; conducts inspections and investigations, reviews plans for conformance with health and safety code requirements, and processes permits; performs related duties as required.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is an advanced journey level professional classification within the Consumer Protection Section and the Technical Services Section of the Environmental Health Division. Incumbents of this class are fully knowledgeable in one or more specialized programs and serve as a lead. Incumbents assist in performing program evaluation, policy and procedure development and evaluation of staff training needs. Incumbents function with a high degree of independence and serve as the expert in one or more environmental health programs.

This class is distinguished from the Environmental Health Supervisor in that the latter is responsible for planning, developing and coordinating the implementation of the section and supervising and evaluating the work of a team.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Inspects and investigates conditions at various sites to determine or obtain compliance with State and local laws and regulations governing Environmental Health and Safety in one or more of the following areas: retail food facilities, sewage disposal systems, housing and institutions, land use, recreational health, water supply systems, solid waste management, biosolids application, tattoo, body piercing and permanent cosmetics, public nuisances, vector control and others; recommends changes and gives instruction for correction of deficiencies and violations; prepares cases for further legal action if necessary, to obtain compliance.

May train entry level and journey level Environmental Health Specialists in environmental health field duties, policies and procedures by implementing a division-wide environmental health training and education program for environmental health specialists; assesses training needs; plans and organizes workshops; develops training program agenda and lesson plans with concurrence from the Environmental Health Supervisor.

EXPERIENCE:

Three (3) years of experience in Environmental Health and Safety regulation and enforcement; considerable and responsible experience directly related to the specific program assignment.

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

A Bachelor's degree, from an accredited four-year college or university, which meets the requirements of the California Health and Safety Code, Division 104, Part 1, Chapter 4, Article 1, Section 106600 (et sequiter).

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