Environmental Health Specialist, Senior
Company: Butte County Environmental Health
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Public Health has regular help and term vacancies. These
positions are flexibly staffed and may be filled at the
Environmental Health Specialist, Associate, Environmental Health
Specialist, or Environment Health Specialist, Senior level
classification. For terms and conditions concerning the appointment
of a Term employee, see Section 6.13j of the Butte County Personnel
Regular full time position. Located in Oroville. Reviews and
regulates land use projects and applications, such as well permits
and onsite wastewater treatment systems. Includes field work such
as site visits to properties.
Regular full time position. Located in Oroville. Regulates
facilities, such as food, body art, public pool and small water
system facilities. Includes field work such as onsite inspections
Term full time position ending 6/30/2024. Located in Oroville.
Reviews and regulates land use projects and applications, such as
well permits and onsite wastewater treatment systems. Includes
field work such as site visits to properties.
- Term full time position ending 6/30/2022. Located in Oroville.
Regulates facilities, such as food, body art, public pool and small
water system facilities. Includes field work such as onsite
inspections of facilities.
Note: A training and experience evaluation may be utilized to
determine an applicant's ranking among qualified candidates. Based
upon information provided in this application including responses
to supplemental questions, an applicant's education, training and
experience may be evaluated. Applicants should provide thoughtful
and thorough responses to supplemental questions as they play an
important role in this recruitment process. All qualifying work
experience that is described or included in responses to
supplemental questions MUST also be included and detailed in the
"Work Experience" section of this application. "See Resume" is not
an acceptable response for any supplemental question.
Under general supervision, assists the business community and
assures the health of the public by regulating designated
activities and performing environmental health inspections; assures
effective enforcement of federal, state, and local laws,
regulations and legal codes.
Essential Job Functions
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with
Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks,
knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows
is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide
a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.
Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and
may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
- Manages complex and sensitive studies and investigations to
prevent or eliminate environmental and sanitation health hazards;
may be assigned to regulate water and wastewater systems, land use
and sewage, or food facilities; manages hazardous materials
inspections and response strategies; approves applications and
- Guides and assists Environmental Health Specialists; 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 a liaison between the department and various
organizations and agencies; serves on committees and task
- Inspects commercial businesses and residences for compliance to
safety and sanitary regulations; enforces health and safety laws
and regulations; investigates a variety of complaints.
- Develops working relationship with the residential and business
communities; provides customer service in compliance with
- Prepares and maintains records of inspections, and analyzes
statistical reports; gathers evidence for appropriate enforcement
action by the department; recommends corrective actions, warnings,
notices of violation and citations.
- Updates and maintains a variety of files, records, charts and
other documents; gathers, compiles and synthesizes data; maintains
appropriate records and prepares reports as required.
- Presents outreach programs; speaks to community groups
regarding program services.
- Reviews, recommends designs and inspects sewage systems for
residential, commercial and agricultural projects; approves
applications and permits for septic systems; researches soil
samples and site location; performs site inspections; examines
engineered designs for alternative systems.
- Responds to public health complaints; determines code
violations; contacts owner; initiates abatement procedures for
violations; writes and issues letters and citations; appears in
court and presents evidence.
- Analyzes and approves well applications and permits; conducts
site inspection for proper placement and construction of wells;
collects samples and tests water from multi-user private
- Examines applications and plans for parcel maps, subdivisions,
mergers, permits and zoning variance; monitors ground and public
- Addresses concerns of citizens; provides consultation on
environmental health issues; educates the general public,
contractors and property owners on environmental health issues and
- Inspects and monitors operations of alternative and large
community sewage disposal and treatment systems; performs review of
plans for permit approval; conducts regular site inspections.
- Conducts food facility inspections to assure compliance to
regulations; identifies and documents violations outlined by
California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law (CURFFL); prepares
reports; conducts follow-up visits to assure compliance as
- Conducts regular inspection of public and community pools and
surrounding areas; analyzes and monitors chemical levels; performs
follow up visits as necessary.
- Performs onsite inspections of special events; contacts event
organizers and meets with vendors; disseminates public health
information, regulations and requirements to food handlers.
- Conducts epidemiological investigations; responds to foodborne
illness complaints; develops statistical data to determine causes
of foodborne illness and prevent future outbreaks.
- Assists in teaching food safety certification program;
participates in food recalls and exchange information with other
agencies to assist in tracking questionable food manufacturers and
- Inspects and monitors operations of hazardous materials,
hazardous waste, and underground storage tank facilities.
- Responds to emergency incidents involving release of hazardous
materials and/or hazardous waste. Acts as an advisor to the Butte
County Interagency Hazardous Materials Response Team.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Biological Science, Chemistry, Public
Health or related field.
- Three (3) years experience as an Environmental Health
- Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an
Environmental Health Specialist issued by the California State
Department of Public Health.
- Valid State of California driver's license is required.
Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements
- Work is performed in an office environment, and in internal and
external environments with exposure to inclement weather, varying
temperatures, and uneven footing.
- May be exposed to hazardous chemicals.
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