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Supervising Environmental Health Specialist

County of Ventura
La Conchita, California, US
Closing date
Aug 7, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Description Under direction, the Supervising Environmental Health Specialist plans, organizes and administers assigned program areas; supervises professional and technical staff; and performs related duties as required. The successful candidate will be able to communicate verbally and in writing across a wide range of groups effectively and tactfully. The candidate will have the ability to lead, direct, and train subordinate staff and possess strong interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will also have program lead or supervisory experience, the ability to oversee special projects and deliver program services including education, permitting, inspection, investigation, enforcement and/or response to environmental health. The candidate will be enthusiastic and innovative and able to identify and solve problems in an environment of changing priorities. The candidate will have a strong understanding of the regulatory framework related to multiple Environmental Health programs. NEW HIRE/RETENTION/REFERRAL INCENTIVES Upon request of the appointing authority and the CEO or their designee, subject to the applicable section of the SEIU 721 MOA 2019-2022, Amendment #6 (Secs. 3801 - 3803): Upon request of the appointing authority and the CEO or their designee New hires may be eligible for the following: * New hires may be eligible for a one-time New Hire Incentive up to 10% of the current annual base wage
* In compliance with specific requirements, a regular employee may be eligible for an Employee Referral Incentive of $500
* Once hired upon meeting specific criteria a regular employee may be eligible for an Employee Retention Incentive of up to 10% of the current annual base wage EDUCATIONAL/BILINGUAL INCENTIVES: Incumbents may be eligible for an educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification. Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill. Resource Management Agency, Environmental Health Division, Supervising Environmental Health Specialist is represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and is not eligible for overtime compensation. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary, Fixed-Term), Intermittent, and Extra Help and similar vacancies within the Resource Management Agency. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy within the Environmental Health Division. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OPENING DATE:May 12, 2022 CLOSING DATE:Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs. It is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible. Examples Of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: * Supervises professional and technical Environmental Health staff;
* Interprets and implements state and federal program mandates;
* Prepares and reviews reports for state and federal agencies;
* Responds to inquiries and provides program information;
* Researches, analyzes, and interprets information and data;
* May make oral presentations to public groups and governmental entities; and
* Performs other related duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications These are entrance requirements to the exam process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list. EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Considerable professional environmental health experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge and abilities. The required knowledge and abilities can typically be obtained by a Bachelor's degree in environmental health science or related field and six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in environmental or occupational health. For some positions experience in geology, hydrology or hazardous materials may also be required. Substitution: A Master's degree in environmental health science or a related field and/or registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in California may each substitute for one (1) year of experience. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: * Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid California driver license.
* Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in California is required for this position. DESIRED: * Supervisory and/or Environmental Health program lead experience.
* Experience with Environmental Health program development.
* Experience with developing, evaluating and updating policies and procedures.
* Ability to interpret and implement complex regulatory requirements and initiate administrative or legal action.
* Experience effectively communicating program goals, administrative policies, and technical information to staff and the general public.
* Experience with database maintenance and process development.
* Experience participating in external organizations and technical advisory groups or committees. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of: administrative principles applicable to public and environmental health programs, chemistry, microbiology, environmental health, geology, and/or hydrology; federal, state, and local laws pertaining to assigned program area. Working knowledge of: research and statistical methods; interagency relationships; field tests and analytical procedures; and investigative techniques. Working ability to: plan, organize, instruct and supervise staff; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; maintain records and prepare reports; establish and maintain effective workings relationships. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION For some positions experience in geology, hydrology, or hazardous materials may also be required. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Work is performed primarily in an office environment but may involve field inspections and occasional exposure to hazardous conditions. Recruitment Process FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. To apply on-line, please refer to our website at /jobs . If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009. Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application. NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please clickhere(Download PDF reader)for additional information. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in removal of the application from further consideration. APPLICATION EVALUATION - qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process. TRAINING & EXPERIENCE EVALUATION:A Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) is a structured evaluation of the job application materials submitted by a candidate, including the written responses to the supplemental questionnaire. The T&E is NOT a determination of whether the candidate meets the stated requirements; rather, the T&E is one method for determining who are the better qualified among those who have shown that they meet the stated requirements. In a T&E, applications are either scored or rank ordered according to criteria that most closely meet the business needs of the department. Candidates are typically scored/ranked in relation to one another; consequently, when the pool of candidates is exceptionally strong, many qualified candidates may receive a score or rank which is moderate or even low resulting in them not being advanced in the process. NOTE: The selection process will likely consist of an Oral Exam, which may be preceded or replaced with the score from a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E), contingent upon the size and quality of the candidate pool. In a typical T&E, your training and experience are evaluated in relation to the background, experience and factors identified for successful job performance during a job analysis. For this reason, it is recommended that your application materials clearly show your relevant background and specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities.It is also highly recommended that the supplemental questions within the application are completed with care and diligence. Responses such as "See Resume" or "Refer to Resume" are not acceptable and may disqualify an applicant from further evaluation. ORAL EXAMINATION - 100%:A job-related Oral Examination will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating candidates' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Applicants must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list. If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, an oral examination will not be conducted. Instead, a score of seventy percent (70%) will be assigned to each application, and each applicant will be placed on the eligible list. Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for up to a period of one (1) year. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information, and driving record may be required for this position. For further information about this recruitment, please contact Liz Gonzalez by e-mail at Liz.Gonzalez@ or telephone at (805) 654-3611.
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