This class is responsible for administering a statewide program which resulted from the implementation of the Federal Safety Modernization Act. This position will be responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing a produce safety program to include conducting outreach, education, technical assistance, training, sampling and enforcement activities. Incumbent administers program related grants including reporting, budgeting and monitoring. Additionally, they will provide technical guidance to a wide variety of fruit and vegetable producers and serve as point of contact for farmers, trade associations, school districts, farmers markets, state agencies and the public.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Coordinates, plans and reviews all activities within technical and environmental health project areas or health unit.
- Analyzes and evaluates effectiveness of programs at the unit and bureau level.
- Consults with staff, Bureau, local/private agencies and the public to ensure compliance to Federal and State rules and regulations. Enforces compliance to all rules and regulations through staff field investigations. Provides technical assistance to agency staff, industrial, commercial and professional personnel and others regarding compliance issues.
- Trains, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of professional and other personnel.
- Promotes environmental health to consumers, community organizations, State and Federal agencies and industry. May conduct public meetings and/or testify at public hearings on environmental health issues.
- Investigates consumer complaints and conducts studies in program areas.
- May review plans and blueprints on alteration or construction of facilities and make recommendations as required.
- May draft new and revised regulations and procedures for program areas and provide quality assurance.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Environmental Health Specialist III
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Life, Physical, or Health Science or related field.
Three years experience in conducting on-site inspections to identify, assess and control actual or potential environmental health risks.
- Three years experience in enforcing compliance with laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
- Six months experience in narrative report writing.
- Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
- Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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