To perform difficult and highly complex evaluations, investigations, inspections and design, review and approval for the implementation and enforcement of Federal, State and local statutes, ordinances and regulations governing environmental health; to ensure compliance with environmental health requirements enacted to protect public health.
Receives direction from higher level management or supervisory staff.
May exercise technical and functional supervision over assigned technical, clerical and less experienced professional staff.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assess subdivision development proposals to determine the feasibility of on-site sewage disposal, availability of ground water resources and potential impacts to ground water quality.
- Train and lead subordinate staff in plan review and enforcement activities.
- Perform review of geotechnical and hydraulic conditions effecting onsite water disposal system design; review reports and provide guidance regarding onsite soil and groundwater contamination and potential public health concerns for proposed land use changes; provide regulatory oversight of investigations and remediation activities for impacted sites.
- Evaluate design of wastewater disposal systems and inspect wastewater disposal installations in complex cases.
- Evaluate and approve drinking water well sites and inspect drinking water well installations in complex cases.
- Instruct public to take necessary corrective actions to correct deficiencies and violations.
- Provide environmental health review in land use planning activities such as general plan amendments, variances, rezoning, conditional use permits and environmental impact reports.
- Perform or review specialized geologic/engineering work on selected projects as needed.
- Provide technical expertise and coordinate with others within the Environmental Health Division, other County departments and divisions and other public agencies as necessary.
- Prepare reports and make presentations at public meetings, including appeal hearings; prepare and maintain accurate records and files.
- Process building permits for septic system installations, septic system repairs, swimming pools, and public and private ground water wells, and monitoring wells; review technical reports regarding geologic/engineering aspects of solid waste facilities and contaminated soil and ground water sites.
- Respond to inquiries and complaints from the public; including at the public counter, by telephone, or in person at field sites.
- Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
Experience and Training: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Two years of responsible journey level planning experience with environmental and other land use activities, or as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Civil Engineer, or a Professional Geologist performing extensive land development and/or on-site sewage disposal work.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban, regional, or environmental planning; civil engineering; environmental health science; geology; hydrology or a related field.
License or Certificate: Depending on area of assignment, may require possession of valid certificate of registration issued by the State of California as a/an:
May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.