County of Contra CostaMartinez 94553
Full Time +

Training on dealing with difficult people, de-escalating situations, or similar subjects Experience and training writing reports and other correspondence from scratch.

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Environmental Health Specialist I

County of Contra Costa
Full Time, Permanent Contra Costa Health Services, 50 Douglas Dr #310, Martinez, CA 94553, United States
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Overview

**This job posting will remain open until all positions are filled. We encourage interested individuals to apply immediately **
The Board of Supervisors have authorized the following future salary increases: 5% on July 1, 2023 | 5% on July 1, 2024 | 5% on July 1, 2025
The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is offering an excellent employment opportunity for qualified individuals interested in the Environmental Health Specialist I position. The department currently has two (2) vacancies in the Environmental Health Division located in Concord, CA. You will be required to travel to various locations within Contra Costa County, and work on-call and on weekends as needed.
 
Contra Costa Environmental Health is the prevention, preservation, and improvement of environmental factors affecting the health and safety of our community. It comprises a wide variety of programs designed to protect and promote the health of the people of Contra Costa County by regulating food, drinking water, sewage disposal, solid waste handling, and other matters. Legal authority to operate these programs is derived from the Health and Safety Code, Government Code, Public Resources Code, Water Code, and California Code of Regulations.

We are looking for someone who is:
  • Able to clearly communicate concepts and directions both verbally and in writing to the public and public officials
  • Assertive and able to conduct enforcement and other tasks confidently with minimum supervision
  • Able to provide and promote excellent customer service for both internal and external customers
  • Able to prepare clear and concise reports
  • Organized, can budget time effectively, and prioritize duties to ensure that all assignments are completed by established deadlines
What you will typically be responsible for: 
  • Conducting inspections and completing relevant inspection reports
  • Providing excellent customer service when conducting tasks and responding to inquiries
  • Completing review and approval of various documents, applications, and plans
  • Investigating various complaints related to the codes Environmental Health enforces
  • Taking enforcement action for non-compliance
  • Accurately interpreting codes and appropriate enforcement based on those codes
  • Providing education to operators and the public
  • Collecting samples for laboratory tests
A few reasons you might love this job:
  • You will enjoy interacting with others and helping them succeed
  • You will be out in the field for approximately 80% of your day
  • You will get to collaborate with other agencies when working on various tasks
  • The field of Environmental Health is very broad; there will be opportunities to learn new subjects and programs
  • You will serve an integral part in protecting public health and the environment
A few challenges you might face in this job:
  • You will need to communicate effectively to gain voluntary compliance
  • You will be de-escalating situations when dealing with an irate customer
  • You will need to learn regulatory code sections and apply them to enforcement actions
Competencies Required:
  • Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims
  • Delivering Results: Meeting organizational goals and customer expectations and making decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks
  • Reading Comprehension: Understanding and using written information
  • Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations
  • Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications
  • Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
  • Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability
  • Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue
  • Writing: Communicating effectively in writing
  • Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships
  • Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace
  • Political & Organizational Savvy: Working skillfully with politics, procedures, and protocols across organizational levels and boundaries

To read the complete job description, please visit the website: .
 
The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months. 
Minimum Qualifications

License: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License will be accepted throughout the application process.

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in an environmental health or science curriculum which meets the education requirements of the California State Department of Health for Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist.

Certificate: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the State of California.

 
Desirable Qualifications:

  • Training on dealing with difficult people, de-escalating situations, or similar subjects
  • Experience and training writing reports and other correspondence from scratch
Selection Process
  1. Application Filing and Evaluation:  Applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of application, applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process. 
  2. Training and Experience Evaluation:  At the time of filing, within the supplemental questionnaire, candidates will be required to complete a training and experience questionnaire. Candidates that clearly meet the minimum qualifications, as described above, will have their training and experience responses evaluated. The training and experience questionnaire is designed to measure candidate’s relevant education, training, and/or experience as it relates to the Environmental Health Specialist I classification. (Weighted 100%). 
 The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.For recruitment questions, please contact Health Services Personnel, Recruitment Team at . For any technical issues, please contact the GovernmentJobs’ applicant support team for assistance at +1-855-524-5627.
CONVICTION HISTORY

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.


DISASTER SERVICE WORKER

All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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