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Environmental Health Specialist I/II/III

Ventura, CA, US
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COMPANY: VENTURA COUNTY

JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime, PartTime

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$47,928.41 - $82,427.99 Annually























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Description







Under immediate supervision (Environmental Health Specialist I), general supervision (Environmental Health Specialist II), or direction (Environmental Health Specialist III), performs progressively complex professional environmental health activities involving investigation, inspection, data collection and analysis, enforcement action, report preparation and public contact; assists in environmental health program administration; and performs related duties as required.



Each level differs from the preceding level in that work is done more independently with less supervision. Each level has increasingly responsible public contact; interaction with public and private entities; conflict resolution; and a wider range of environmental health projects at a higher level of complexity (i.e., understanding concepts relating to environmental, biological, water, wastewater, etc.). Each succeeding step in the job series is expected to function at a higher level of individual initiative, creativity, self-direction, and independent judgment.



The ideal candidate will have strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; work efficiently and effectively under pressure; display initiative and be detail oriented and adaptable to shifting priorities. The candidate must be able to provide written reports that detail violations of state law and provide appropriate corrective actions for compliance. The candidate must be comfortable and have the confidence to provide education and enforcement in regulated businesses to ensure understanding and compliance.



APPROXIMATE SALARY:



Environmental Health Specialist I: $23.04 - $32.24 (hourly)

Environmental Health Specialist II: $2,036.49 - $2,843.19 (biweekly)

Environmental Health Specialist III: $2,259.79 - $3,170.30 (biweekly)



Incumbents may be eligible for an educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's degree that is not required for the classification.



Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending on the applicable memorandum of agreement and needs of the department. In order to qualify for this incentive, incumbents in eligible positions must take and pass the applicable bilingual fluency examination with a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher.



Environmental Health Specialist I is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and is eligible for overtime compensation.



Environmental Health Specialist II/III are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and are not eligible for overtime compensation.









Examples Of Duties







Depending on the level, duties may include but are not limited to the following:





+ Performs inspections of various facilities and properties to determine conformance with applicable State laws and County Ordinance Code sections.

+ Prepares written reports and makes recommendations for completion of environmental health projects.

+ Researches, compiles, synthesizes, analyzes and interprets information and data necessary to meet environmental health objectives.

+ Coordinates environmental health projects, defines problems and alternative solutions, and sets objectives.

+ Provides general information to the public in response to questions about projects, environmental health programs, applicable ordinances, policies and procedures.

+ Makes oral presentations to public groups and governmental bodies to explain and clarify environmental health reports and recommendations.

+ Coordinates and/or negotiates with other individuals, developers, groups, sections, divisions, departments and agencies on various technical or legal aspects of environmental programs, some of which may be controversial or politically sensitive.

+ Conducts field investigations of various sites in order to have first-hand knowledge of the location under study.

+ May participate in enforcement activities which include civil or criminal cases and may involve issuance of citations, collection of evidence and court appearances.

+ Performs other duties as assigned.





























Typical Qualifications







These are entrance requirements to the exam process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.



EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE



ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST I:



Some experience in environmental health which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge and abilities. The required knowledge and abilities can be obtained by completion of a bachelor's degree in environmental health science or a related field and one of the following:





+ Proof of eligibility letter (ONLY Options III, IV, or V), as determined by the California Department of Public Health, to take the state license examination for Environmental Health Specialist

+ Proof of a bachelor's degree in environmental health from a program approved by the California Department of Public Health with the ability to obtain a letter of eligibility to take the required state license examination prior to appointment (ONLY Options III, IV or V accepted). The following is a list of programs approved by the California Department of Public Health:







California State University, Fresno



California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Northridge

California State University, San Bernardino

Loma Linda University

University of California, Los Angeles

San Diego State University-Graduate School of Public Health



ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST II:



Some experience in environmental health which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge and abilities. The required knowledge and abilities also can be obtained by completion of a bachelor's degree in environmental health science or a related field and one (1) or more years of progressively responsible environmental health experience. For positions in Community Services, registration in California as an Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) is required.



Substitution: A Master's degree in environmental health science or a related field and/or registration as an E.H.S. (Environmental Health Specialist) in California may each substitute for one (1) year of experience.



ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST III:



Considerable experience in environmental health which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge and abilities. The required knowledge and abilities also can be obtained by completion of a Bachelor degree in environmental health science or a related field and three (3) or more years of progressively responsible environmental health experience. For positions in Community Services, registration in California as an Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) is required.



Substitution: A Master's degree in environmental health science or a related field, and/or registration as an E.H.S. (Environmental Health Specialist) in California may each substitute for one (1) year of experience.



NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS



+ Must possess at the time of appointment, and maintain thereafter, a valid California driver license.

+ Candidates appointed as an Environmental Health Specialist I level in Community Services positions are REQUIRED to show proof of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist prior to completion of the probationary period.





DESIRED



+ Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) from the State of California Department of Health Services.

+ Some experience in one of more program areas within the Environmental Health Division that may include but not limited to; inspection of retail food facilities, public swimming pools, hazardous materials or hazardous waste facilities, solid waste facilities, etc., along with enforcement of state laws in these facilities.







KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES



This position requires (depending on level in the series):



Some to comprehensive knowledge (depending on level in the series) of: chemistry, microbiology and environmental health science; federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to environmental health programs and functions.



Working to thorough knowledge (depending on level in the series) of: environmental research and statistical methods; interagency relationships; field tests and analytical procedures within environmental health program areas; investigative techniques; and sample collection.



Some to working ability (depending on level in the series) to: perform inspections; collect, analyze, and interpret data; formulate recommendations; solve problems at increasingly complex levels; speak and write clearly and concisely; prepare technical reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and staff of other agencies; provide information and coordinate environmental health efforts; coordinate projects and programs; train staff.



Supplemental Information:



Work is performed in an office environment and in the field and may require occasional exposure to hazardous conditions and moderate physical demands while making inspections.



This posting is for the Ventura County Resource Management Agency; vacancy location is Ventura and/or Simi Valley and may require travel throughout Ventura County.









Recruitment Process







FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time once sufficient qualified applications are received to meet business needs. First review of applications is anticipated to occur on or around April 16, 2018. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.



To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at #removed#/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.



Sufficient information must be provided under the Education/Work experience portion of the application and supplemental questionnaire, if applicable, to thoroughly and accurately demonstrate your qualifications in order to determine eligibility. Work history must accurately reflect time frames and responsibilities for each position including promotions. A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.



INFORMATION FOR TRANSFER CANDIDATES



NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil services" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here for additional information.



SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this exam AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining qualifications for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire will result in removal of the application from further consideration.



APPLICATION EVALUATION - qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether the stated requirements are met. Applicants meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the examination process.



WRITTEN EXAMINATION - 100%: A job-related written examination will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating candidates' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Candidates must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for the placement on the eligible list. Candidates invited to the written examination will receive written confirmation.



Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill present and future regular, temporary, fixed-term, intermittent and extra-help vacancies in any of the Environmental Health Division Program sections.



NOTE: If appointed at the lower level, incumbent may be promoted to the higher level without further exam upon meeting the minimum requirements, demonstrating satisfactory performance, and in accordance with the business needs of the department.



BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information, and driving record is required for this position.



For further information about this recruitment, please contact Liz Sandoval by e-mail at #removed# or telephone at (805) 654-2482.































YOUR BENEFITS AS A COUNTY OF VENTURA EMPLOYEE



Service Employees International Union (LOCAL 721)



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In addition to your annual salary, the County of Ventura offers you an extensive benefits package, including:







FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PROGRAM: Employees can allocate the County's non-taxable biweekly contribution among several benefit options. Employees regularly scheduled to work 60 hours or more biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $447.00. Employees regularly scheduled to work 40-59 hours biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $313.00.







Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. Current premium amounts can be found on the Benefits website (#removed#/benefits).







Flexible Spending Accounts which increase your spending power by reimbursing you with pre-taxed dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.







Pre-tax Salary Reduction available if the costs for the benefit options you select exceed the County's contribution. This saves you taxes by lowering your taxable income.







Cash added to your biweekly taxable pay, depending on the selection you have made.







Employees in Optimum Census Staffing positions receive medical coverage under the Ventura County Health Care Plan, and earn limited benefits such as vacation and sick leave.







EMPLOYEE HEALTH SERVICES CLINIC: Available to you for treatment of minor illness or injury.







10 PAID HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and one 8-hour floating holiday. Holiday time is pro-rated for permanent part-time employees.







PAID VACATION: 14 days earned each year, increasing in increments after 5 years of service to 24 days per year after 15 years of service. You may accumulate up to 400 hours. You may redeem a portion of the accrual annually, after 10 years of service. You will be paid the value of your accrued credits upon retirement or termination. Earned vacation hours are pro-rated for permanent part-time employees.







PAID SICK LEAVE: 80.08 hours earned per year. You may accrue up to 800 hours and will be reimbursed annually for 25% of the number of hours over the maximum. A cash payment of 25% of unused hours will be made if you retire or terminate with more than 10 years of service. Earned sick leave hours are pro-rated for permanent part-time employees.







MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT: You receive mileage reimbursement at the standard rate established by the Internal Revenue Service for each mile driven on County business.







UNIFORM PROVIDED: The County will provide uniforms or uniform allowance when required.







TEXTBOOK AND TUITION: When courses have been satisfactorily completed, the County will reimburse you to a maximum of $900 per fiscal year for tuition and books for off-duty, job-related courses. Other maximums apply to Exempt employees, Nursing Care Coordinators, and Clinical Coordinators. This benefit is prorated for part-time employees.







EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: The County may provide up to a 5% incentive pay for educational attainment if not specifically required by your job. You may only receive one form of incentive pay or premium pay and will receive that which provides the greatest incentive.







DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAM: You may choose to contribute to one or both of the County's deferred compensation plans (established under Internal Revenue Code Sections 401(k) and 457). If you participate in the County sponsored 401(k) plan, the County will match a part of your contribution up to 1.75% of your salary, on a pay period basis. You must be regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours each pay period to be eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan. These plans enable you to build long-term savings while deferring current federal and state income taxes. In addition to pre-tax contributions, you are also able to make after-tax contributions through the Roth option available in the 457 plan.







RETIREMENT/SOCIAL SECURITY: Both the County and you contribute to the Ventura County Employees' Retirement Association (VCERA) and Social Security. VCERA is a defined-benefit pension plan that provides a lifetime retirement after being vested and meeting eligibility requirements. Benefits vest after 5 years of service. Employees hired to work less than 64 hours biweekly participate in a Safe Harbor retirement plan in lieu of VCERA and Social Security.





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STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE (SDI): This program provides weekly benefits in the event of short term disability. Premiums are automatically deducted from your pay.







OPTIONAL WAGE SUPPLEMENT PLAN: You may purchase short-term disability coverage in weekly benefit amounts of $45 or $80. You must be regularly scheduled to work 40 hours or more each pay period to participate, and must enroll within 90 days of employment).







DEATH BENEFIT: Your department will provide a $1,000 death benefit payable to your designated beneficiary in the event of your death if you are enrolled in the Flexible Benefits Program.







OPTIONAL GROUP LIFE INSURANCE: If you are a regular County employee with a regular work schedule of at least 40 hours per pay period you may purchase term life insurance coverage for either $10,000 or one times your annual base salary, without evidence of insurability, if you enroll within your first 90 days of eligibility. You may also be eligible to purchase term life insurance at group rates for two or three times your annual salary, subject to evidence of insurability. Dependents life insurance is also available for employees who purchase optional life insurance coverage.







OTHER BENEFITS: The County also offers an Employee Assistance Program, a Wellness Program, and a Work/Family Program which includes child care and elder care referrals.







This Summary is informational only, and cannot modify or affect your benefits in any way, nor shall you accrue any rights because of a statement or omission from this Summary. Please note that Optimum Census Employees and Per Diem Pool employees are only eligible for limited benefits. Please refer to Plan Brochures and Memorandum of Agreement for details.





Links to SEIU Memorandum of Agreement 2016-2019 Professional Classifications



Union Codes: UPA, UPC, UPE, UPH, UPI, UPJ, UPT, UWS





































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Are you a Registered Environmental Health Specialist as determined by the California Department of Public Health? If yes, provide a copy of your registration certificate, indicate your registration number & send a copy of your certification card by any of the following options: 1) Fax to Kim Borel at (805) 654-2630; 2) Email a copy to Kim Borel at #removed#; or 3) Attach a copy of your scanned certification card to your application.



Yes_____ (#________________) No_____





















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If you are not a Registered Environmental Health Specialist in California, do you have a letter of eligibility from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to take the State of California registration examination for Environmental Health Specialist under Options III, IV, or V only pursuant to the California Health and Safety Code, Section 106635? If yes, provide a copy of your letter with your application by any of the following options: 1) Fax to Kim Borel at (805) 654-2630; 2) Email a copy to Kim Borel at #removed#; or 3) Attach a copy of your letter of eligibility to your application.



Yes____ No____



Please note: Applicants with a letter from CDPH indicating eligibility is limited to Options I or II of the California Health and Safety Code, Section 106635 will not be considered for this position.






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+ No



















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If you are not a Registered Environmental Health Specialist in California and do not have a letter from the California Department of Public Health to take the exam as stated in #2 above, have you completed your Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health Science from one (1) of the seven (7) universities listed in the Typical Qualifications section of this job announcement? If yes, which one? (Please provide a copy of your degree or letter from the university by any of the following options before the recruitment closes: 1) Fax to Kim Borel at (805) 654-2630; 2) Email a copy to Kim Borel at #removed#; or 3) Attach a copy of your scanned degree or letter to your application.)






+ No




+ Yes, California State University, Fresno




+ Yes, California State University, Fullerton




+ Yes, California State University, Northridge




+ Yes, California State University, San Bernardino




+ Yes, Loma Linda University




+ Yes, University of California, Los Angeles




+ Yes, San Diego State University-Graduate School of Public Health



















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I possess or will be able to obtain and maintain a valid California Driver License prior to hire?






+ Yes




+ No



















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The Resource Management Agency maintains Environmental Health Division offices in both Ventura and Simi Valley. Are you willing and able to work in both Ventura and Simi Valley?






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+ No



















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Are you fluent in both English and Spanish?






+ Yes




+ No



















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What is the most important Public Health aspect of Environmental Health?



















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Ventura, California, 93009



























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