Environmental Health Specialist III

Employer Name County of Monterey   Address 1270 Natividad Rd
Job Type Full-time   Address 2
Experience 2 - 5 Years   City Salinas
Education Masters Degree   State California
  Zip Code 93906

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Job Description

Monterey County Health Department
Salinas, CA 93906

Environmental Health Specialist III
Final Filing Date: November 16, 2018
Exam #18/30J31/11LPC

The Environmental Health Bureau sits within the County of Monterey's Department of Health and consists of six major environmental health regulatory programs: Consumer Health Protection Services, Drinking Water Protection Services, Environmental Health Review (Land Use) Services, Hazardous Materials Management Services, Recycling and Resource Recovery Services, and Solid Waste Management Services. Also within the Bureau is Animal Services, which provides Animal Control, Rabies Surveillance and Pet Adoption services.

The Environmental Health Bureau is seeking to fill one full-time Environmental Health Specialist III (EHS III) for Environmental Health Review (Land Use) Services and two full-time EHS III for the Hazardous Materials Management Services, which will work with the new Environmental Health Cannabis Operations program.

The Environmental Health Review Services (Land Use) program is responsible for review of subdivisions and lot-line adjustments; planning projects; administrative, zoning and coastal permits; building permits; regional and long-term planning, and general plan update. Responsible for nuisance noise control, wastewater treatment facility and nitrate monitoring; standard and alternative onsite wastewater treatment systems; grey water disposal; and winery wastewater disposal program.

The Cannabis program is responsible for implementing environmental health related programs to permitted Cannabis Operations in the unincorporated and incorporated areas of Monterey County. This includes but is not limited to Hazardous Materials, Solid Waste, Water Quality, Land Use and Food Safety. The Cannabis program is also the primary point of contact within the Health Department to respond to unpermitted, illegal cannabis activities that involve violations related to the programs stated above. The Cannabis program includes elements of performing permit approvals, plan review, routine inspections, complaint response, public outreach and enforcement of applicable codes and regulations.

The EHS III provides leadership, analytical support and assistance in the promotion of environmental health laws and principles. This is the advanced journey/lead worker level and is responsible for conducting routine and complex filed inspections, investigations, staff training, surveys, and special studies to determine compliance with Federal, State, and local codes. Other important duties include reviewing permit applications; issuing health permits; providing technical program information and policy interpretation to the public and business community; serving as subject matter resource to other professional staff; and serving as a lead worker in the program.

A list of eligible candidates resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future full-time or temporary vacancies as they arise.

The County offers an excellent benefits package (H Bargaining Unit)
The County of Monterey offers a premium benefit package. A summary of benefits for this position can be viewed on the County website. This information is intended to provide you with a general summary of benefits available and is not legally binding. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies & Practices Resolution or "H" MOU prevails over this listing.

Required Skills

Experience: Two years performing the duties in a class comparable to an Environmental Health Specialist II with Monterey County.


Education: Completion of all core courses leading to a Master's degree in Environmental Health, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biology, or closely related field.


Experience: One year performing a full range of duties in general environmental health inspections and enforcement actions.

Condition of Employment:
As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:
Pursuant to Section 514-534 of the California Health and Safety Code, incumbents must possess a valid Certificate of Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services.
Possess and maintain a valid California Driver's license.
Be available to work a flexible schedule including on-call nights, evenings, weekends, holidays and during times of disaster or emergency.
The Health Department will conduct thorough background and reference checks which include a Department of Justice fingerprint check.

Desirable Qualification:
Bilingual English/Spanish skills

Description of Benefits: Salary / Commissions / Bonuses / Other

Salary: $5,777.72 - $7,887.19 Monthly