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Environmental Health Specialist I - 1447...

Police Force:San Diego County Sheriff Department
Location:County of San Diego, California
Salary:$50,668.80 - $62,233.60 Annually

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Job Title:Environmental Health Specialist I - 14472101
Closing Date/Time:Fri. 05/02/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$50,668.80 - $62,233.60 Annually
Job Type:Regular - Full time
Location:County of San Diego, California

Excellent Professional Career Opportunity in Environmental Health
County of San Diego - Department of Environmental Health

Hazardous Materials Option


The County of San Diego is currently accepting job applications for Environmental Health Specialist I, Hazardous Materials Division Option, to establish a twelve-month eligibility list.

The County's Department of Environmental Health (DEH) enhances San Diegans' quality of life by protecting public health and safeguarding environmental quality, educating the public to increase environmental awareness, and implementing and enforcing local, state, and federal environmental laws. DEH regulates the following: retail food safety; public housing; public swimming pools; small drinking water systems; mobile-home parks; onsite wastewater systems; recreational water; aboveground and underground storage tanks and cleanup oversight; and medical and hazardous materials and waste. In addition, DEH serves as the Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency, prevents disease carried by rats and mosquitoes and helps to ensure safe workplaces for County employees. For additional information on DEH, please click here.

An Environmental Health Specialist I is responsible for conducting inspections of hazardous and medical waste generators to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations pertaining to waste storage, treatment, handling, transporting, disposal and record keeping. An Environmental Health Specialist I also inspects establishments that treat hazardous waste to verify compliance with tiered permitting requirements; conducts hazardous materials business plan and disclosure inspections to ensure proper reporting and management of hazardous materials; inspects above-ground storage tanks to ensure compliance with the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act; and inspects underground storage tanks and their monitoring equipment to verify compliance with applicable laws and regulations. For additional information on this job class, please click here.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency with at least 30 semester units of basic biological, physical, or environmental science courses including at least one laboratory course in one of the following fields: chemistry, physics, microbiology, biology, and a mathematics course of college algebra or higher; AND,

1. One (1) year of experience investigating and enforcing environmental, public health or sanitary laws and regulations for a recognized public health agency or private company; OR,
2. Six (6) months of experience as an Environmental Health Specialist Trainee with the County of San Diego.

A master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in a science field such as: biology, chemistry, environmental health, environmental engineering, ecology, or geology may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.

Applicants are required to attach a copy of their official or unofficial college/university transcript during Step 1 at the time of application submittal.

Note on Certifications
All Environmental Health Specialists (EHS) in the Hazardous Materials Division (HMD) of the Department of Environmental Health must possess the following certificates within 180 days of hire or transfer:

  • Current ICC "California UST Inspector" certification, which must be renewed every 24 months.
  • Current APSA "Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act" certification.
  • Evaluation Process:
    Qualified applicants will be placed on a twelve (12) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in the supplemental questionnaire. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application form will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

    Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

    Site link:For the full job application please click here.
    Job ID:34511


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