9910 Public Service Trainee

Environmental Health Specialist Trainee

Recruitment #TEX-9910-111115

Introduction

CLASS 9910 PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINEE

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST TRAINEE

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

APPOINTMENT TYPE:

Temporary Exempt- This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer, and the duration of the positions shall not exceed 36 months.

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

The San Francisco Department of Public Health is accepting applications for two (2), temporary, full-time trainee positions in class 9910 Public Service Trainee (Environmental Health Specialist Trainee). The 9910 Public Service Trainee will receive training required for taking the State of California Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) exam. 

LOCATION: 49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA, 94103.

WORKING HOURS: Full-Time, Monday to Friday, business core hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Shift assignments are subject to changes depending on the operational needs of the division. This position may require occasional work during the evenings and weekends.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Under the guidance of Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) including the Program Manager and Environmental Health Staff, the 9910 Public Service Trainee (Environmental Health Specialist Trainee) will be trained to perform the following essential duties:

  • Provides support to Environmental Health Branch programs;
  • Conducts surveys and assists with inspections of regulated facilities;
  • Participates in projects involving databases used by the State Board of Equalization permits, local Health Department Permits and the San Francisco Tax collector;
  • Conducts compliance checks and distribute regulatory information to Department of Public Health permitted facilities;
  • Compares data and generate reports;
  • Provides office administrative assistance such as processing permit applications, answering phone calls and filing;
  • Provides information to the public regarding Environmental Health Branch programs;
  • Assists in the investigation of public health and safety hazards. Primary program areas in the Environmental Health Branch will include: massage and body art, retail tobacco and smoking, noise, air quality and antenna compliance.

The 9910 Public Service Trainee (Environmental Health Specialist Trainee) also performs other related duties as assigned.

Nature of Position: These positions may require sustained physical effort involving continuous walking with some bending and stooping in conducting inspections with occasional exposure to health and safety hazards and other unpleasant conditions.

NOTE: The qualified applicant pool will be used to fill various positions located at different locations in the next six months.

Minimum Qualifications

1.    Completion of twenty-four (24) semester units from an accredited college or university in engineering, mathematics, physical, natural and/or biological sciences. (attach transcript to application as a pdf)

Substitutions:

1.  Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, environmental health, mathematics, or the physical, natural or biological sciences; OR

2.    Letter from the California Department of Public Health qualifying candidate to be an Environmental Health Specialist trainee (attach letter to application as a pdf).

NOTE: Candidates who are in the process of getting the Letter from the California Department of Public Health at the time of submitting an application must obtain and provide a copy of the letter prior to appointment.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Eligibility to be deputized as a peace officer. Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Able to work independently or as a member of a team.
  • Bilingual fluency in Cantonese and/or Mandarin.
  • Experience using Access databases, email, word processing and spreadsheet (Excel) programs.
  • Possession of strong verbal and written communication skills.

Verification of Experience: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.  

Verification of Education: If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://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

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE (WEIGHT: QUALIFYING)  

Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as a part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire is a self-report checklist that is designed to evaluate if candidates meet the minimum qualifications for this position.  

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.  

Applicants meeting the minimum requirements are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.

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.

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.

Note on Electronic Health Records: The Department of Public Health (DPH) has implemented a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.  

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing. Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.  

Exam Type:  ENTRANCE
Issued:  April 30, 2021
Carol lsen
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TEX-9910-111115
DPH/LL/DHR Pos. Nos. 01147721/01142819

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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