Land Use and Water Resources
|Salary||$36.79 - $45.95/hour; $6,376.93 - $7,964.67/month; $76,523.20 - $95,576.00/year|
|Department||Health and Human Services|
|Date Opened||1/4/2022 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||1/19/2022 5:00:00 PM|
Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Auburn (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
|Additional Forms Required||
Veterans DD214 (if applicable)|
|HR Analyst||Suzanne Messina|
The Health and Human Services Department – Environmental Health Division is currently accepting applications for the classification of Associate Registered Environmental Health Specialist for the Land Use and Water Resources section. Under supervision, the Associate Registered Environmental Health Specialist performs scientific and professional level office and field work to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations. The primary responsibility of staff assigned to the Land Use and Water Resources section is to ensure compliance with state and local regulations pertaining to septic systems and water wells.
Note: As an Associate Registered Environmental Health Specialist, you may be required to participate in the Stand-By-Rotation for emergency response.
Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.
For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.
To administer and enforce federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances and regulations related to public health and sanitation; to encourage sound sanitary and environmental health practices; and to protect the environment and the public.
This is the second level class in the Registered Environmental Health Specialist series. This class is distinguished from the Assistant Registered Environmental Health Specialist by the assignment of more complex duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit and are often assigned special projects requiring advanced knowledge of statues, ordinances, and regulations related to public health and sanitation. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Assistant level upon demonstration of competency and knowledge involving the administration and enforcement of statutes, ordinances, and regulations related to public health and sanitation. In some cases, depending on the complexity of duties and job performance, an employee may remain classified as an Assistant Registered Environmental Health Specialist indefinitely.
The Associate Registered Environmental Health Specialist is distinguished from the Senior Registered Environmental Health Specialist in that the latter is an advanced journey level where incumbents perform the most complex and specialized work in environmental health and act in a lead capacity assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of an environmental health team.
Receives direction from the Supervising Environmental Health Specialist and may receive technical and functional supervision from the Senior Registered Environmental Health Specialist. 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:
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.
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 (2) years of responsible environmental health administration and enforcement experience performing duties similar to an Assistant Registered Environmental Health Specialist with Placer County.
Training: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in any of the biological or physical sciences, environmental health science, engineering, or a related field.
Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.
Required License or Certificate:
Training & Experience Rating (100%)
Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.
Length of Probation:
Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.
The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.
Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.