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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGER I

Recruitment #20-TK4-01

Introduction

Definition

THE JOB: Under direction, plan, organize, coordinate and direct one or more environmental health programs, including the inspection and enforcement of federal, State, and local environmental health and safety laws, ordinances, and regulations; maintain liaison with federal, State, regional and local agencies and other County departments to formulate and administer environmental policies and procedures; and perform other work as required. The current vacancy is within the Hazardous Materials (CUPA) and Site Mitigation Program. Duties include directing a team of hazardous materials inspectors and site mitigation professionals and performing various administrative and technical tasks to assist in the administration and implementation of the Unified Program as well as the Site Mitigation (site cleanup) program. Desired experience would include direct experience and/or knowledge of both the Regulator and Business portals of the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS), the EnvisionConnect data management system, the Envison Connect Remote field inspection system, and the CERS Integration Wizard data exchange application. Familiarity with contaminated site data management systems such as Geotracker and EnviroStor is also desired. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current and future vacancies throughout the life of the eligible list to fill full-time, part-time and extra-help positions.

Employment Standards

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Equivalent to three years of experience as an Environmental Health Specialist; a Master’s Degree in Environmental Health or a related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the California State Department of Health Services. Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California Driver License.

Special Working Conditions: Potential exposure to variable temperatures; slippery surfaces; loud noises; sunburn; dust and pollen; bee stings; infections such as tick-borne Lyme disease or mosquito-borne encephalitis; angry or hostile persons; hazardous materials; wetness, such as while walking in the rain or through a stream on a site inspection; raw or partially treated sewage; inadequate ventilation; live electrical wires; aggressive dogs; fleas, cockroaches, and rodents.

Other special requirements: Be physically and mentally capable of performing the classification’s essential functions as summarized in the typical tasks section of the specification.

Note: Specialized training may be required by the Department within a certain time period for any of the Management units.

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of scientific investigation, inspection, and resolution of unsanitary conditions; principles and practices of environmental health inspections, regulations, and enforcement in one or more of the following areas: land use, water supply, consumer protection, waste management, or hazardous materials, and some knowledge of the remaining areas; functions and relationships of federal, State, regional, and local regulatory agencies responsible for investigating violations of environmental health and safety laws; proven techniques and methodologies to conduct some scientific and regulatory investigations; environmental health and safety codes; principles of environmental health and sanitation; state laws, local ordinances, and regulations governing environmental health and sanitation; a particular area of specialization such as public water systems, hazardous materials management, housing inspection, solid waste management, plan check reviews, alternative sewage systems, land use, sensitive site and environmental condition reviews; proven techniques and methodologies to conduct scientific and regulatory investigations. Working knowledge of principles and techniques of project leadership and training; methods and technologies used to sample, transport, identify, and analyze health-threatening organisms and substances, and associated personal protective equipment; microbiology of organisms of public health significance and of the principles of chemical reactions which compounds undergo in the environment, such as oxidation, photo oxidation, reduction, hydrolysis, and conjugation. Some knowledge of the principles of supervision and training; theories, principles, goals, and objectives of environmental health program planning, development, evaluation, and administration; and emergency response planning.

Ability to: Analyze situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others; prepare clear and concise reports; learn to detect unsanitary conditions and public health hazards, secure corrective action through education or voluntary compliance or legal enforcement; learn to provide instruction in the methods and procedures of sanitary inspection and correction of unsanitary conditions; learn to understand conditions and develop alternatives for soils and percolation problems; learn environmental health and safety codes; learn the principles of environmental health and sanitation; learn to apply federal and State laws, local ordinances and regulations governing environmental health and sanitation; obtain additional training pertaining to environmental health; learn to input, access, and analyze data using a computer; learn to make public presentations; plan, coordinate, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; detect unsanitary conditions and public health hazards, secure corrective action through education or voluntary compliance or legal enforcement; provide instructions in the methods and procedures of sanitary inspection and correction of unsanitary conditions; understand conditions and develop alternatives for soils and percolation problems; input, access, and analyze data using a computer; make public presentations; obtain additional training pertaining to environmental health; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; respond to emergency calls pertaining to environmental health during work and non-work hours; resolve unsanitary conditions and public health hazards; obtain additional specialized training pertaining to environmental health; deliver accurate and respectful risk communication to the public; apply specialized knowledge and expertise to complex assignments; plan, organize, and carry out research, analyze and evaluate data, prepare comprehensive reports, make recommendations based on findings; coordinate and standardize a specific program; develop and conduct training modules; provide consultative advice to various groups and agencies; guide and advise EHS I/II/III co-workers in difficult field inspections; interpret and apply provisions of federal, State, and local environmental health legislation, rules, and regulations; plan, coordinate, and supervise the investigation, evaluation, and enforcement of environmental health regulations and procedures; respond to environmental health emergencies, assess the risk to human health and the environment, and take appropriate corrective actions; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a wide variety of persons contacted in the course of work.

Benefits

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:
VACATION - 16 days 1st year, increasing to 31 days per year after 15 years of service. Available after 1 year of service.
ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE – One week advanced upon appointment; two weeks accrued each year; can be taken in cash or time off. HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year.
SICK LEAVE - Six days per year.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state.
MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans.  For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents.
DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage.
VISION PLAN - The County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage.
RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years.  County participates in Social Security. 
LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $50,000 term policy.  Employee may purchase additional life insurance.
LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - Plan pays 66 2/3% of the first $13,500, up to $9,000 per month maximum.
DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay for qualifying child or dependent care expenses may elect this pre-tax program.
H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program.
HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) – Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees.

Selection Plan

THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training, and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement.  If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants.  If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months, and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.  

HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now!  Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.  For information, call (831) 454-2600.  Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711.  Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways:  1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. 

Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. 

To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.

Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation.

 

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

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