PH5688EFIRST DAY OF FILING:
Friday, March 19, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., Pacific Time (PT)
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice. This announcement is being reposted to add COVID-19 vaccination information in the Additional Information section.TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
No out of class experience will be acceptedDefinition
Directs the environmental health services in one of the several health services regions; or has immediate charge of a major division of the Environmental Management organization.Classification Standards:
The positions allocable to this class work under the direction of an Environmental Health Branch Director in one of the several branches and perform one of the following assignments:
Environmental Health Services Manager- Division Support Branch:
The positions allocable to this assignment directs programs which provides departmental management with the following services: Analysis and recommendations on revision or development of public health laws, policies, programs and methods of program implementation; evaluation of program statistics; coordination of industry technical and advisory committees; development and preparation of environmental impact reports on health projects. Serves as the Ombudsman, oversees citation compliance, Consultative Industry Services, Workforce Development, Quality Assurance and Community Engagement activities. This branch is generally staffed with Chief Environmental Health Specialists and 8-10 Environmental Health Specialists assigned to each program.
Environmental Health Services Manager-Specialized Surveillance & Enforcement Branch; and/or Environmental Protection:
Positions allocable to this assignment direct a division consisting of several units, each of which provides specialized environmental inspection or consumer protection services throughout the County. Positions directs units providing sanitation and consumer protection in the following specialties: transient housing and institutions; food processing and manufacturing enforcement; and vector control and entomology. The other positions directs several units providing specialized environmental protection in the following specialties: solid disposal; sanitation in mountain and rural areas; water service and cross-connection pollution control; public swimming pool inspection; and sewage, subdivision and water pollution control. Each one of the specialized units is headed by a Chief Environmental Health Specialist and has a staff of approximately 8-12 Environmental Health Specialists performing specialized enforcement activity.
Environmental Health Services Manager - District Surveillance and Enforcement Branch:
Under the direction of the branch director, the positions allocable to this assignment has immediate responsibility for directing Chief Environmental Health Specialists assigned to this branch. This branch is comprised of the four regions covering Los Angeles County: North, West, East and Central that have 7 district offices each. The Environmental Health Services Manager in this assignment functions within established departmental guidelines and policies ensuring: uniformity and consistency in the interpretation and application of State and local health and safety regulations; internal inspection standardization, audits, and reviews compliance investigations are conducted without bias and findings and recommendations are factual; and the provision of technical food safety assistance to the food service industry. Each of the district offices is supervised by a Chief Environmental Health Specialist and staff of approximately 8 Environmental Health Specialists and Technicians that perform the food, housing, tobacco, pet food stores and laundry mat inspections daily.
Essential Job Functions
Assesses the quality of inspection and enforcement activities being provided and determines the effectiveness of subordinate staff at the program, region, and district level. Recommends to a Branch Director the addition of new and the modification of existing environmental health laws and, following adoption, formulates program, policies and procedures and participates with subordinate Chief Environmental Health Specialists in their development and implementation. Supervises Chief Environmental Health Specialists who exercise supervision over the activities of registered Environmental Health Specialist staff and acts as resource expert for subordinate staff on policy, administrative and procedural matters; provides guidance, counseling and advice on techniques of staff supervision, problem solving, policies, and methods of enforcing environmental health laws. Reviews the work of and prepares formal performance evaluations on subordinate staff; recommends promotion and transfer of staff members to better use personnel and promote individual growth and development; takes disciplinary action including verbal and written reprimands, suspensions or discharges. Occasionally resolves the more difficult problems which arise from consumer complaints lodged through City Councils or the Board of Supervisors in order to mitigate any loss of good will while ensuring continued application of applicable public health laws. Standardizes methods and procedures to provide for uniform application of City, County and State health laws and ordinances. Drafts recommendations on proposed health legislation and ordinances which affect the methods and procedures of the activities in any of the assignments. Coordinates with other functions of the environmental management program and meets with administrative personnel in governmental agencies, private industry, and citizens groups for the purpose of establishing program or policy refinements such as a more direct means of submitting complaints or requesting advice, to discuss proposed health legislation, or to keep apprized of health trends, demands and needs of the community. Occasionally meets with members of the press and other news media concerning problems of community interest such as rodent control, sewage disposal, water pollution or the safety of food supplies and consumer protection. Prepares preliminary budget requests and recommends new or revised programs and policies by analyzing statistical data and reports prepared by subordinate staff. Represent the Environmental Health Deputy or the branch director of District Environmental Services at periodic regional or community group meetings, as needed.
Requirements Selection Requirements:
Two (2) years of work experience at the level of Los Angeles County class of Chief Environmental Health Specialist* or higher.Required Certificate:
Certificate as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist issued by the California State Department of Public Health.
- Attach a legible copy of the required Certificate (not the pocket license) as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist issued by the California Department of Public Health to your application online at the time of filing or email to HRExams@ph.lacounty.govwithin fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of application submission.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation to carry out job-related essential functions.Physical Class:
2 - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.Special Requirement Information:
- *Chief Environmental Health Specialist in the County of Los Angeles is defined as one who directs the environmental health program activities in a health district; or has immediate responsibility for a specialized County-wide environmental health program and has been a Registered Environmental Health Specialist for at least four (4) years.
- **In order to receive credit for any type of college or university degree, such as a Master's Degree or higher, you must attach a legible copy of the Official Diploma, Official Transcript(s), or Official Letter from the accredited institution, which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarded, with Registrar's signature and school seal, to the application or emailed to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission .
- Foreign degrees must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited institutions standards by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or The Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). (see Employment Information under Accreditation Information)
- All documents must be attached to your application at the time of filing, or e-mailed to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission or your application may be rejected as incomplete.
- Experience is evaluated on the basis of a verifiable 40-hour week.
Credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications.
- A Master's Degree** or higher, from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Environmental Health, Business Administration, Public Administration, or in a closely related field.
- Experience at the level of Los Angeles County class of Chief Environmental Health Specialist* or higher beyond the Selection Requirements.
Additional Information Examination Content:
Once we have determined that you meet our experience requirements described above, our examination process will consist of an evaluation of experience based on application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire at the time of filing weighted 100%.
Applicants must meet our experience requirements described above and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added to the Eligible Register (hiring list) for consideration of employment.
Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.Vacancy Information:
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.What to expect next:
• We ask that you submit an application through the "Apply" link at the top of the opportunity posting using your own user ID and password (using a family member or friend's user ID may erase a candidate's original application record). Applications must be filed online only. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
• Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score on the examination will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
• The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of promulgation. All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department. Fair Chance Employer:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individual assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed. Equal Employment Opportunity:
It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will follow all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.
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Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
Exam Number: PH5688E
Department Contact Name: Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone: (323) 914-8488
Department Contact Email: HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov