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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN

Employer
The County of Los Angeles
Location
Textile Finance, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 19, 2022

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Aquarium / Zoo / Botanical garden
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Conservation science
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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN

Salary

$41,636.88 - $56,011.68 Annually

Location

Los Angeles County, CA

Job Type

Full time

Department

PUBLIC HEALTH

Job Number

PH5668C
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Position/Program Information

EXAM NUMBER:

PH5668C

FIRST DAY OF FILING:

March 17, 2022 at 8:30 a.m., Pacific Time (PT)

Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:

Open Competitive Job Opportunity

Position Information:

Under close supervision, assists Environmental Health Specialists in performing routine tasks associated with the inspection and enforcement of environmental health and consumer protection laws.

Classification Standards:

Positions allocable to this class receive administrative and technical supervision from a Chief Environmental Health Specialist and may receive lead supervision from an Environmental Health Specialist. These positions perform one of the following assignments: Incumbents assigned to a Countywide specialized environmental program perform routine surveys and assist Environmental Health Specialists in more complex assignments to identify and solve environmental health problems in areas such as the following: water and sewage, garment and laundry facility inspection, solid waste, water pollution, vector control and authority to collect invalid and revoked licenses and permits, issue violation notices to correct situations, and conduct re-inspections to ascertain compliance, which may impact upon public health and the environment, within the limit of their legal authority. Incumbents assigned to a District Environmental Services perform general surveys of the community to locate new establishments, verify appropriate licenses and permits, as well as review the routine complaint investigations. They issue orders to correct unhealthful situations, within the limit of their legal authority.

Essential Job Functions

Conducts surveys of food establishments and housing, inventories and reviews Treasurer/Tax Collector documents in order to identify errors and discrepancies in permits and licenses issued.

Collects revoked or invalid licenses and permits.

Conducts routine complaint investigations such as the following: mosquitoes, trash, stables, and vacant lot problems.

Issues orders for clean-up if required.

Conducts initial surveys of laundries to ensure proper permits are exhibited.

Assists Environmental Health Specialists in routine environmental inspections of food establishments.

Inspects restrooms and trash facilities, relating findings to an Environmental Health Specialist.

Performs initial surveys for rodent presence.

Assists property owners in planning controls, selects, and on limited occasions may apply rodent poisons under supervision, and monitors progress of rodent control program.

Assists Environmental Health Specialists in routine inspections by securing and monitoring equipment being used to determine levels of noise, dust, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and illumination.

Provides materials to the public related to departmental regulations, policies, and procedures; reviews forms submitted by the public for completeness.

Diagrams facilities indicating areas where monitoring occurs, reporting findings to Environmental Health Specialists.

Conducts required live mosquito trapping and collects samples.

Assists Environmental Health Specialists in the plague surveillance program by trapping rodents, placing and maintaining dusting stations, and applying pesticides under supervision.

Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Completion of 12 semester units or 18 quarter units in Chemistry, Zoology, Microbiology, or Biology from an accredited college or university*.

A copy of official transcripts must be submitted to verify the required courses.*

License Requirement:

A valid California Class C Driver License is required to carry out job-related essential functions.
  • A copy of your valid California Class C Driver License must be submitted with your application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov .
  • Successful applicants for positions that require driving must obtain and present a copy of his/her driving record from the California Department of Motor Vehicles before final appointment. Applicants should not present a copy of their driving history until asked to do so by the hiring department. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether an applicants driving history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job. License must not be currently suspended, restricted, or revoked.

Physical Class:

3 - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

Special Requirement Information:
  • *In order to receive credit for any type of college or university course work you must attach a legible copy of the Official Transcript(s) from the accredited institution, with Registrar's signature and school seal, to the application.
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited institutions standards by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (https://www.naces.org/) (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (http://aice-eval.org/) (AICE). (see Employment Information under Accreditation Information)
  • Official Transcript is defined as a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's registrar office. A printout of the classes from the school's website is NOT considered official transcripts and will not be accepted and may result in your application being incomplete and rejected.
  • All documents must be attached to your application at the time of filing, or e-mailed to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission or your application may be rejected.

Desirable Qualifications

Credit will be given to candidates who possess the following desirable qualifications:
  • Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree or higher in Chemistry, Zoology, Microbiology, or Biology from an accredited College or University.
  • A copy of the official diploma or copy of official transcripts that states the degree was awarded will be needed to verify the degree.
  • Experience conducting surveys, such as personal interviews, written questionnaires, quantitative and qualitative surveys, etc. for data collection purposes.
  • Experience working in a Health Organization.
  • In the County of Los Angeles Health Organization is defined as the organization of people, institutions and resources that deliver health care services to meet the health needs of target populations.

Additional Information

Examination Content:

Once we have determined that you meet our education and license requirements the examination process will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based on application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire information submitted at the time of filing weighted 100%.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination (evaluation of education and experience) to be added to the Eligible Register (hiring list).

Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

Eligibility Information:

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

Complete applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.

Vacancy Information:

The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.

Available Shift:

Any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Application and Filing Information:

Applications must be filed ONLINE ONLY. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will NOT be accepted. Any required documents and/or additional information, if any, must be received with your application at the time of filing online or sent to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:00 p.m., PT deadline, on the last day of filing as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on the County of Los Angeles Job Opportunities Website (http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty) , you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button located on this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Applicants must submit their completed applications before 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing.

Please make sure you put in the time and effort when filling out your application and supplemental questions completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements as listed on this job bulletin. Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any relevant education, training, and job experience you include. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job/position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work and duties performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be REJECTED.

Important Notes:
  • Please note that ALL information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination and selection process.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification(s) and/or Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application will be dispositioned as INCOMPLETE and will not be accepted.
  • Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered a valid response; therefore, using such statements will also result in your application being rejected as INCOMPLETE.

Computer and Internet Access at Public Libraries:

For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County. You may refer to their website (https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening) for more information regarding the reopening of some libraries with limited hours throughout Los Angles County.

Social Security Number:

Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

Do Not Share User ID, Email, And Password:

All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

Fair Chance Employer:

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will follow all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.

Department Contact Name: Exam Analyst

Department Contact Phone : (323) 659-6546

Department Contact E-mail: HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 659-6546

Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099

Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077

For detailed information, please click here (http://hr.lacounty.gov/benefits/)

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Many important notifications including invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add hrexams@ph.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.
  • Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from Los Angeles County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County. Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into governmentjobs.com and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices. It is the applicant's responsibility to take the above steps to view correspondence.
  • Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notifications to be a valid reason for a late test administration or rescheduling of an exam component (if applicable).
  • I have read and understand the above information and instructions.

    02

    The information you provide on this supplemental questionnaire will be evaluated and used to determine your eligibility to participate in the next phase of the examination process.

CHECK YOUR ANSWERS CAREFULLY.

Please be advised that failure to provide the complete and correct information in your application and supplemental questionnaire may result in not accepting your application, even if you possess the qualifying experience or education.

Be specific as possible and include all information requested. Comments such as "see resume or application" will not be considered as a response.

All information is subject to verification at any time in the examination and hiring process. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or dismissal.
  • I have read understand the above information and instructions.

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    Minimum Requirements:

    Have you completed 12 semester units or 18 quarter units in Chemistry, Zoology, Microbiology, or Biology from an accredited college or university? If YES, Official Transcript(s) that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's registrar office must be attached to your application. A printout of the classes from the school's website is NOT considered official transcripts and will not be accepted and may result in your application being incomplete and rejected.
  • Yes, I have attached a copy of my official transcripts to my application.
  • Yes, I will email a copy of my official transcripts to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days of my application submission.
  • No, I have not completed the required courses.

    04

License Requirement:

Do you have a valid California Class C Driver License?
  • Yes, I have attached a copy of my valid California Class C Driver License to my application.
  • Yes, I will email a copy of my valid California Class C Driver License to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days of application submission.
  • No, I do not have a valid California Class C Driver License.

    05

    Desirable Qualifications: (Q. 5-7)

Do you have an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree or higher in Chemistry, Zoology, Microbiology, or Biology from an accredited College or University?
  • Yes, I have attached a copy of my official degree or official transcripts to my application.
  • Yes, I will email a copy of my official degree or official transcripts to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days of application submission
  • No, I do not have a degree in those areas of study.

    06

    Describe in detail your experience conducting surveys, such as personal interviews, written questionnaires, quantitative and qualitative surveys, etc. for data collection purposes.

If you do not have this experience please indicate "Not Applicable".

NOTE: For each experience please indicate the following information:
  • Name and Address of Employer
  • Position/Title Held
  • Date From: (MM/DD/YYYY), Date To: (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Describe experience in detail

You will not receive credit for your response if you have missing requested information.

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Describe in detail your experience working in a Health Organization. In the County of Los Angeles Health Organization is defined as the organization of people, institutions and resources that deliver health care services to meet the health needs of target populations.

If you do not have this experience please indicate "Not Applicable".

NOTE: For each experience please indicate the following information:
  • Name and Address of Employer
  • Position/Title Held
  • Date From: (MM/DD/YYYY), Date To: (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Describe experience in detail

You will not receive credit for your response if you have missing requested information.

Required Question

Agency

County of Los Angeles

Address

* * * * ** Los Angeles, California, 90010

Website

http://hr.lacounty.gov

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