Placer Employment Opportunities

Environmental Health - Trainee

Recruitment #2017-14518-01

Introduction

This is to announce a future Environmental Health Trainee recruitment that is scheduled to open mid to late February.

Click here to review the job description.

This is a paid trainee position in the environmental health specialist series. To be considered for this position, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications by possessing both the equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in any of the biological or physical sciences, environmental health science, engineering or a related field AND a letter of approval issued by the State of California Department of Public Health verifying eligibility for training. Please note that this letter is a minimum requirement for the Environmental Health Trainee classification and applicants must possess a valid letter at the time of applying for this recruitment to move forward in the recruitment process.

Individuals who do not possess the required letter by the State of California, but are interested in pursuing a future career as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, are encouraged to click HERE or visit http://www.cpshr.us/exams/envhealth/index.html for more information.  CPS HR has been contracted by the CA Department of Public Health to provide transcript evaluation services for Environmental Health Specialist (EHS) trainee, Options I-IV.  All questions regarding transcript evaluation must be directed to CPS HR, Placer County Human Resources does not provide transcript evaluation services. 

Individuals who are currently registered as an Environmental Health Specialist are encouraged to submit an electronic interest card to receive notification of upcoming Assistant and Associate Registered Environmental Health Specialist recruitments, also anticipated to open in mid to late February. Click HERE to review the job descriptions and minimum qualifications for Assistant and Associate Registered Environmental Health Specialist. Click HERE for instructions on how to sign up to receive a notice when recruitments for classifications in the environmental health series open.

POSITION INFORMATION

The Department of Health and Human Services – Environmental Health Division is currently seeking candidates for the Consumer Protection, Hazardous Materials and Solid Waste Programs. Under supervision, the Environmental Specialist trainee learns scientific and professional level office and field work to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations. The primary responsibility of staff assigned to the Consumer Protection inspection and permitting programs involves compliance with regulated food facilities, body art facilities, swimming pools, public drinking water systems and camp grounds. The primary responsibility of staff assigned to the Hazardous Materials program  is to ensure compliance with laws and regulations at business facilities that handle hazardous material and hazardous waste, operate underground storage tanks and above ground storage tanks that store hazardous materials or hazardous waste, emergency response to hazardous chemical releases, planning and site mitigation.  Staff assigned to the Solid Waste program conduct compliance inspections and support solid waste disposal facilities and resource recovery and recycling programs, waste tire management, medical waste management and nonhazardous waste recycling programs.

The position may need to travel to the Tahoe-Truckee area on occasion to support the Division's satellite office.  Upon completion of the State of California Environmental Health Trainee requirements and issuance of a State of California Environmental Health Specialist registration, applicants will be eligible to be promoted to Assistant Registered Environmental Health Specialist.  As an Assistant Registered Environmental Health Specialist you may be required to participate in the Stand-By-Rotation for emergency response.



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