Environmental Health Specialist, Supervising
Salary: $32.59-$39.78 hourly / $5,668-$6,919 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction, plans, organizes, supervises
and evaluates the work of subordinate personnel in the enforcement
of Environmental Health and Safety laws, rules and regulations; and
performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the first supervisory level
in the Environmental Specialist series. Incumbents are responsible
for supervising the daily operations of an assigned work unit in
such areas as land use and development, liquid waste, water systems,
solid waste and food sanitation. This class is distinguished from
Program Manager classes in the Environmental Health Division by the
latter's responsibility for management of community health or
hazardous materials programs.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Plans, directs and assigns the work of subordinate professional
and clerical staff; trains staff; evaluates job performance; makes
recommendations regarding hiring, promotion and disciplinary actions
as necessary and appropriate.
2. Ensures that inspections and investigations are completed in
accordance with the appropriate laws and divisional policy;
interprets and implements policies, regulations, procedures and
programs for the work unit; establishes and maintains uniform
methods of inspection and investigation, enforcement procedures,
collection and processing of samples for laboratory examination.
3. Assists in the formulation of operational policies, programs and
procedures; identifies operational problems or inefficiencies and
recommends corrective action.
4. Represents the Environmental Health Division before community
groups, political and appointed bodies; hears complaints and makes
decisions regarding their disposition.
1. Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in the State
of California and two years of experience as a registered
Environmental Health Specialist or its equivalent in a public health
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California Class C
Driver's License at the time of appointment.
Knowledge of: principles and practices of Environmental Health
inspection, regulation and enforcement; State and Federal laws and
regulations governing Environmental Health and Safety; effective
public information and public relations methods.
Ability to: plan, direct, supervise and evaluate the work of others;
read, interpret and explain applicable policies, laws and
regulations; define problem areas, interpret and evaluate complex
technical data and draw valid conclusions; evaluate situations and
respond effectively in emergencies; assess violations of codes and
pursue abatement; evaluate effectiveness of program elements and
recommend changes in technical aspects of program; communicate
effectively both verbally and in writing with people of diverse
socio-economic backgrounds and temperaments; plan and deliver
presentations and training programs to staff and at public meetings;
communicate and interact in situations requiring instruction and
persuasion; prepare and present clear and concise written narrative
and statistical reports; establish and maintain effective working
relationships with staff, other departments and the general public;
demonstrate tact and diplomacy.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Lead or supervisory training and
experience is desirable.