Environmental Health Specialist I/II/III - Land Use Programs (Open & Promotional)

  • County of San Mateo, CA
  • Redwood City, California
  • Sep 07, 2019
Full Time Environmental Services Planning and Development Real Estate Redevelopment
  • Salary: $76,232.00 - $118,435.20 Annually

Job Description

Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on September 19, 2019 to extend the Final Filing Date. This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."

County of San Mateo Health's Environmental Health Services Division ensures a safe and healthful environment in the county's 20 cities and unincorporated areas through education, monitoring and enforcement of a variety of regulatory programs, as well as ongoing services to the community.

The current vacancy is a regular position in Environmental Health Services Division'sLand Use Programs. The position is located in San Mateo, CA, but will travel/drive throughout the County to perform duties of the job.

Environmental Health Specialists (EHS) provide servicesto the county and some local communities, including inspection, consultation, surveys, investigations and enforcement of regulations in activities relating to water, food, air, wastes, housing, bathing places and safety.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Perform inspections of proposed well and septic locations, observe soil percolation testing, as well as inspection of well and septic system installations, for compliance with environmental health laws and regulations.
  • Perform inspection of confined animal and exotic animal facilities.
  • Investigate and resolve citizen complaints.
  • Conduct enforcement activities.
  • Give instructions for correction of violations.
  • Advise and instruct business owners, builders, architects, engineers, public officials and other individuals on interpretation and application of environmental health laws and requirements.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence.
  • Other relevant duties as assigned.
Applicants must submit the following documentation with application to confirm they meet the requirements of the position:

EnvironmentalHealthSpecialistI - Letter of Approval as an Environmental Health Specialist Trainee from the State of California Department of Health Services. (Appointments to Environmental Health Specialist I positions may not be continued longer than three years, and failure to qualify as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist within that period will necessitate termination of employment in that classification.)

EnvironmentalHealth Specialist II andIII - California Certificate as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist(REHS).

EnvironmentalHealth Specialist I -$6,108 - $6,829 Monthly
EnvironmentalHealth Specialist II -$7,157 - $8,944 Monthly

EnvironmentalHealth Specialist III -$7,595 - $9,490 Monthly

NOTE: The eligible listgenerated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified,and regular classifiedvacancies.

Li censure/Certification :
- possession of a Letter of Approval as an Environmental Health Specialist Trainee from the State of California Department of Health Services. A copy of the letter must be submitted with the application.

EHS IIand EHS III -possession of a California Certificate as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist. A copy of the certificate must be submitted with the application.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:

EHS I level:A bachelor's degree which has included a minimum of 30 semester units of basic sciences.
EHS II level:One year of experience in general inspections and investigations in the environmental health field.

EHS III level:Two years of journey level experience in environmental health inspections and investigations.

Knowledge of :
Principles of biological and physical sciences; principles and practices of environmental health sanitation; techniques of environmental health inspection, investigation and control; general community health problems and governmental programs designed to control or alleviate them; research, evaluation and statistical methods; laws, regulations and ordinances governing environmental health in California; and provisions of the Penal Code relating to public nuisances.

Skill/Ability to :
Interpret laws, regulations and data; define difficult problem areas, analyze complex data and make valid recommendations; advise and instruct others in the principles of sanitation and environmental health; enforce local ordinances and state law; work independently and as a team member; keep complex and accurate records; prepare clear, concise reports and correspondence; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; speak effectively and communicate in situations requiring instruction and persuasion; represent the division as an expert in area of specialty; and assist in the training and orientation of new personnel.
Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply.Anyone may apply. Current County of San Mateo and County of San Mateo Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition toour regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted 5 days in advance in the County of San Mateo Human Resources Department.

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

A copy of a Letter of Approval as an Environmental Health Specialist Trainee from the State of California OR a copy of a current California Certificate as Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) must be submitted by attaching to the online application .

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to https://jobs.smcgov.org/ to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions.Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview(weight: 100%), which may include a written or performance exercise. Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification . All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in County of San Mateo, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

Combined Civil Service and Departmental Panel Interviews: October 9 and/or 10, 2019

The County of San Mateo is a diverse, inclusive workplace, where employees are valued and respected for their different perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and contributions.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

HR Analyst: Yvonne Alvidrez (090619) (Environmental Health Specialist I/II/III- J048/J046/J049)