County of MarinSan Rafael 94903
Full Time

Conducts inspections of food facilities, recreational facilities, and other functions and establishments subject to Public Health and Environmental Health laws.

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Environmental Health Specialist I

County of Marin
Full Time 3501 Civic Center Dr STE 308, San Rafael, CA 94903, United States
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Overview

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT AND DIVISION
The mission of Marin County Environmental Health Services is to protect public health and the well-being of all Marin County residents, workers, and visitors by preventing injury and the spread of disease. We identify potentially dangerous and unhealthy situations and promote sound environmental health practices through education and the enforcement of public health statutes and regulations. Environmental Health is one of five divisions that make up the Community Development Agency. 


At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” Read on to find out more about this opportunity:

BENEFITS-THE BASICS
The County of Marin offers a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement savings. Eligible employees are provided with an allowance that can be used to purchase health benefits including medical, dental, and vision as well as life and long-term disability insurance. 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Transit Benefits
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability 
  • Supplemental Retirement Options 
ABOUT THE POSITION

The Marin County Human Resources Department and Marin Community Development Agency - Environmental Health Services Division are announcing a recruitment for the position of Environmental Health Specialist (EHS) I in the Consumer Protection Program. There are two (2) Fixed-Term positions (duration up to two (2) years) which may be filled at either the I or the II level. 

Under supervision of a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, the EHS I conducts inspections and investigations involving the enforcement and interpretation of Public Health and Environmental Health laws and regulations. Tasks are performed on a trainee basis, under continuing supervision, until the trainee develops the increased skills necessary to qualify for testing and registration as an Environmental Health Specialist with the State of California. Training will occur in all specialties, however, the EHS I will be assigned to Consumer Protection. The primary duties will be to work with the EHS Consumer Protection staff to conduct routine inspections of permitted facilities in the food, swimming pool and possibly housing programs. This position requires travel between various County and business-related locations.

MAJOR PROJECTS

  • Conducts inspections of food facilities, recreational facilities, and other functions and establishments subject to Public Health and Environmental Health laws.
  • Advises or instructs individuals, businesses, institutions and public officials in the prevention and correction of nuisances and unsanitary conditions.
ABOUT YOU

The Highly Qualified Candidate: The highly qualified candidate will have some previous experience conducting environmental health inspections and utilizing technology for research and record keeping. In addition, the ideal candidate will be customer-focused and possess excellent communication (oral and written) and negotiation skills.

The Minimum Qualifications Are: Any combination of education and training which would provide the knowledge and abilities to perform as an Environmental Health Specialist I. Typically, a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college including 30 semester units of basic science which meets the education requirements of the California State Department of Public Health (CDPH) for registration as an Environmental Health Specialist. The Environmental Health Specialist I is in training to qualify for testing and registration as an Environmental Health Specialist with the State of California. Appointments to Environmental Health Specialist I positions are not expected to be continued longer than two years. Failure to qualify as a registered Environmental Health Specialist within that period will necessitate termination of employment. For more information regarding the duties, please view the class.
 
Note: To meet minimum qualifications for this position, applicants will be required to provide a letter from the California State Department of Public Health which establishes eligibility and conditions for becoming an Environmental Health Specialist trainee. This letter must be uploaded to the Attachment section of the application by the filing deadline, Monday, October 16th, 2023

For information regarding California’s Registered Environmental Health Specialist program and instructions on how to request an eligibility letter, please click here:  

Incumbents may be eligible to advance to an EHS II when they have met the requirements for work experience of the California State Department of Public Health and possess a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in the State of California.

Highly desired: Bilingual* Spanish Speaking and Writing skills

*Bilingual Testing/Certification:

Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in both Spanish and English prior to being placed in a bilingual assignment. If the selected candidate has not taken the test, a bilingual proficiency exam will be administered to ensure the candidate possesses the appropriate skill level to meet the requirements. Additional 5% provided for bilingual skills assignment.


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