6108 Environmental Health Technician I

Recruitment #CBT-6108-903273

Introduction

CLASS 6108 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN I

Under supervision, the Environmental Health Technician I conduct investigations, routine inspections city-wide and responds to public health complaints involving vector related issues, hazardous materials, solid waste, and other general unsanitary conditions.

Essential functions include:

  • Investigating complaints and advises the public on the elimination of unsanitary conditions;
  • Inspects domestic, commercial and industrial properties;
  • Issues notices and citations and recommends corrective actions;
  • Informs supervisor of unsanitary and unsafe conditions observed;
  • May appear as a witness in court hearings; and
  • Performs other duties as required.

Nature of Positions:

Positions are located with the Department of Public Health's Environmental Health Branches. The candidates selected for these positions will be assigned to any of the following programs:

  • Healthy Housing Program
  • Hazardous Materials/Solid Waste Programs
  • Consumer Protection Program
  • Medical Cannabis Program
  • Smoking Control Program
  • Tattoo/Massage Program

Special Working Conditions:

Duties may include sustained physical effort involving working, bending, crawling, and climbing in conducting inspections, with exposure to health and safety hazards, stressful and unpleasant conditions, and dealing with difficult persons and situations. Positions require the ability to travel to various locations throughout San Francisco.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Completion of twenty-four (24) semester units from an accredited college or university in engineering, mathematics, physical, natural and/or biological sciences AND

Experience:

Two (2) years, within the last six (6) years, of work experience involving direct public contact.

NOTE: 

  1. Experience must be gained no earlier than May 2016.
  2. One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Employee may need to successfully complete and maintain the following for continued employment as an Environmental Health Technician I:

1. As required by the program, successful completion of the vector control exam series given by the State of California within two years of the start date of employment;

2. As required by the program, obtain Lead Inspector/Assessor’s Certification issued by the State of California within one year of the start date of employment;

3. As required by the program, obtain Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certification (HAZWOPER) as defined by California Code of Regulations Title 8 Section 5192 within one year of the start date of employment.

Substitutions:

  1. Two (2) years of experience in a public health/environmental agency or a related regulatory service agency performing duties similar to those described above may substitute for the required education and experience. OR
  2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with the completion of at least twenty-four (24) semester units in engineering, mathematics, physical, natural and/or biological sciences may substitute for the required experience.

Desirable Qualifications:

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Possession of a California Driver's License

Verification:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice.  As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.    

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Lillian Louieby email at Lillian.Louie@sfdph.org

 

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying):

Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Written Examination: Weight = 100%

Candidates deemed qualifying will be sent a Supplemental written exercise designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of field inspection and enforcement techniques; knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations; written communications, interpersonal relations, and organizational skills.  

Eligible List/Score Report:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To find Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246.

Certification:
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4.  Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement.  Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

Requests:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities
Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

Physical Examination:

Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test.

Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.

Exam Type:  ENTRANCE
Issued:  May Day, 2021
Carol Isen
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: CBT-6108-903273
DPH/LL/DHR Pos Nos 01081539/00801038

 

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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