County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Supervising Environmental Health Specialist

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on June 10, 2018

Supervising Environmental Health Specialist

$6,764 - $8,219/Monthly.

About the Position:

As a vital part of Environmental Health leadership, the Supervising EHS plans, directs, and coordinates the work of the Consumer Protection Program and is the first line supervisor of the EHS team.

Specific duties include:

  • Training, developing, and leading program staff.
  • Advising, educating, and assisting individuals and community groups with environmental health issues.
  • Conducting complex field observations in conjunction with law enforcement.
  • Conferring with local and state officials concerning environmental health, sanitation methods, and public health issues.
  • Assisting with the development and improvement of Environmental Health programs.

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Lead or supervisory experience.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • Strength in coaching, leading, developing, and motivating staff.
  • The ability to assess a situation and recommend appropriate solutions in a complex regulatory environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience that would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities stated herein. Normally, this would include graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in environmental health science, biology, chemistry, physics, microbiology, or related subjects, as required by state law, and two years of working level professional experience, or one year of advanced working level professional experience, in the field of environmental health and safety regulation and enforcement (e.g. working as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, a Registered Sanitarian, an Environmental Sanitarian, a Public Health Sanitarian, a Certified Environmental Health Professional, or as an equivalently recognized professional). Some lead or supervisory experience is desirable. A Master's degree in Public Health, Health Science, or Public Administration is desirable.

License: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist as required by the State of California's Health and Safety Code.

Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required, depending upon assignment, to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of: sanitation science, requirements and procedures and the methods and procedures used in inspecting, investigating and correcting unsanitary or hazardous conditions; federal, state and local laws and regulations governing environmental health and safety; principles and practices of public health; hazardous materials management and emergency response protocols; current methods, means and technologies used for training in the environmental health field.

Considerable knowledge of: principles of general chemistry, physics, microbiology and biology; environmental research and statistical methods; methods of gathering and analyzing data; basic building construction materials and principles relating to environmental health requirements.

Working knowledge of: principles and practices of organization, management, and supervision.

Ability to: plan, organize, and carry out research, analyze and evaluate data, and make recommendations based on findings; prepare and maintain complex, comprehensive reports and records; communicate verbal and written ideas clearly and logically; establish and maintain effective relationships with other governmental officials, the public and administrative and professional personnel.

Equal opportunity employer.