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Environmental Health Specialist III-Food & Housing

County of San Diego
San Diego County, California, US
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Summary

County of San Diego

Department of Environmental Health and Quality


Food and Housing Option

The County of San Diego is currently accepting job applications for Environmental Health Specialist III - Food and Housing Option. Employees in this job class serve as lead workers and may provide technical guidance and training to Environmental Health Specialists or may perform the most difficult inspection, investigation, enforcement, community outreach or other program services and education activities. Employees in this class may also be directed to independently perform studies and develop or lead special projects based on areas of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

* All positions in the Department of Environmental Health and Quality's Food and Housing Division at, and above, the full journey-level classification of Environmental Health Specialist II require the possession of a valid certificate as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist in the State of California; AND;
* A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency with at least 30 semester units of basic biological, physical, or environmental science courses including at least one laboratory course in one of the following fields: chemistry, physics, microbiology, biology, and a mathematics course of college algebra or higher; AND, four (4) years of experience investigating and enforcing environmental, public health or sanitary laws and regulations for a recognized public health agency or private company, OR, Two (2) years of experience as an Environmental Health Specialist II with the County of San Diego.

Note: Possession of a master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in a science field such as: biology, chemistry, environmental health, environmental engineering, ecology, or geology may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.

Condition of Employment

In accordance with County of San Diego policies and the California Department of Public Health Order dated August 5, 2021, depending on work location, employees must adhere to one of the below requirements:

1. Provide a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination ORundergo weekly COVID-19 testing and observe all other infection control requirements, including face coverings; OR,

2. All employees that work in healthcare facilities are required to be vaccinated. A requirement of employment is to provide a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination at time of appointment.

(In regard to #2 above) Must have either the first dose of a one dose regime or the second dose of a two-dose regime by September 30, 2021* in accordance with CDPH order dated August 5, 2021.

* There may be exemptions to the vaccination mandate.

Evaluation Process

The names of qualified applicants will be placed on a six (6) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment and supplemental application.

Please ensure all information is complete and accurate, as the responses you provide on the supplemental application questionnaire will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

The County of San Diego and its employees embrace the Live Well San Diego vision: A region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving. For more

Under California Government Code Sections 3100 - 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers. The term "public employees" includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law.

The County of San Diego is committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion because our diverse workforce is our greatest asset and our customers are our number one priority.
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