6122 Senior Environmental Health Inspector

Recruitment #TPV-6122-059595



Permanent and Provisional applicants are encouraged to apply. Provisional appointee must be successful in the Civil Service examination for this classification in order to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three years.


San Francisco Department of Public Health, Environmental Health, Food Safety Program is accepting applications for a full-time position in class 6122 Senior Environmental Health Inspector.


SHIFT: Monday – Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.



Under direction from the Principal Health Inspector, the Senior Environmental Health Inspector conducts complex reviews, evaluations and various inspections of food facilities, and other Food Safety Program Plans in order to enforce established regulations of the California Retail Food Code and the San Francisco Health Code. This position requires the ability to develop professional working relationships with designers, architects, contractors, trade workers, City Department staff and applicants, and possession of working knowledge of construction requirements per Cal-Code, organizational skills to maintain projects and account for program fees. It also requires the ability to assimilate, evaluate and calculate     

technical information and data, and the ability to enforce requirements to ensure compliance to Cal-Code, SF Health Code and other applicable codes. Essential functions include:

  • Enforcing local ordinances and applicable State and Federal codes;
  • Providing all administrative tasks and support for assigned projects;
  • Keeping accurate and timely cost tracking for each project;
  • Entering daily time reports into the data base in an accurate and timely basis;
  • Completing all assigned projects and tasks in a professional and timely manner and updating computer abilitie as needed by the Plan Check Program;
  • Reviewing and writing up requirements on plans and documents in accordance to policy and guidelines;
  • Communicatiing effectively and professionally to ensure compliance to codes for all projects and to assure good client services.
  • Approving/disapproving and requiring contingencies on building permit applications for DPH;
  • Conducting field consultations, field evaluations, construction inspections and other inspection per policy and guidelines so that all health codes are met;
  • Interfacing with the Building Department and Port Building Inspections to gather and complete projects;
  • Attending and participating at meetings, making plan check presentations as assigned and attending approved educational training courses and conferences;
  • Issueing citations and preparing cases for hearings;
  • Making referrals to other city agencies;
  • Testifying as a witness in court litigations;
  • Completing all records and required documents accurately to include receipts, charge slips and refund forms;
  • Tolerating heights to conduct inspections;
  • Climbing ladders that meet current EH safety policy;
  • Walking, bending, stooping, climbing and carrying 30 lbs of plans and equipment for up to ten minutes at a time;
  • Wearing protective clothing and equipment as required at construction sites or field services;
  • Assuming additional duties when needed by the lead Senior Plan Check Inspector with approval of the Principal Inspector;
  • Coordinating with environmental health staff in joint projects and providing technical support to staff and other City Agencies;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned/required.


The employee may be assigned a city vehicle for official use at the discretion of EH management, or must provide private vehicle for mileage and expense reimbursement.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a B.A./B.S. from an accredited college or university in environmental health science or related field; AND
  2. Two (2) years of verifiable professional environmental health experience equivalent to class 6120 Environmental Health Inspector (SF), in a public health/environmental health agency or a related regulatory/service agency; AND
  3. Possession of a valid REHS (Registered Environmental Health Specialist) Certificate issued by the  State of California Department of Health Services, Environmental Management Branch as required by the Health and Safety Code, Article 5, Section 519; AND
  4. Possession of valid State of California Driver License; AND 
  5. Eligibility to be deputized as a peace officer in accordance with Sec. 1029-1031 of the Government Code (see *Note below: Deputizatio)


Deputization – Eligibles may be subject to a background investigation prior to appointment.  A conviction by any State of a crime, which is a felony or of any offense in any other State, which would have been a felony if committed in this state, will automatically disqualify the applicant for employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession or completion of job requirements and maintain eligibility throughout the length of employment may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.


Experience in Plan Check Review, Evaluation, and Inspection.

How To Apply

City and County of San Francisco employment applications may be filed online only.  This recruitment may close at any time when sufficient numbers of applications have been received. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process by registering an account.


·         Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information

·         Click on “I am a New User” or “I have Registered Previously”

·         Follow instructions given on the screen


If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Kenny Wong, Principal Environmental Health Inspector via email at: Kenny.Wong@sfdph.org


Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Make sure you get there no later than 4:30 p.m. if you need assistance from staff.



Verification of education, certification/training and/or qualifying experience may be required prior to appointment.  When requested: Verification (proof) of education, licensure and/or certification, must be submitted. Applicants must submit a photocopy of their degree and/or transcript from an accredited college as proof of qualifying education.  Failure to submit the required verification of education when requested may result in ineligibility for the recruitment.


Verification of all experience must be on the employer's letterhead indicating the name of the applicant, job title, duties, hours per week with dates of service and must be signed by the supervisor or an appropriate representative.  City employees do not need to submit verification of qualifying City work experience if experience gained is from the class which appointed.  Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules.  City employees relying upon qualifying work experience gained outside the City and County of San Francisco must submit written verification of such experience as described above. Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain.  Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained.  Failure to submit the required verification or request for a waiver in a timely manner may result in rejection of the application.


Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.


Applicants meeting the minimum requirements are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.



1.   Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted.  The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date. 

2.  Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test, and a medical examination. 

3.  Remember to indicate:  “Attn:  TPV-6122-059595 Senior Environmental Health Inspector” on all correspondence.

4.   Ensure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment.  Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes.  Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not  be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

5.   Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this process must contact the analyst by phone (415) 206-8627 (voice) or, if hearing-impaired, (415) 557-4810 (TDD), or in writing (specify Class number and Title, DPH) at the address listed above as soon as possible.


The Department of Public Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply


Issued: November 13, 2012
Announcement No.: TPV-2430-059595

Department of Public Health

Team DPH/RN (415) 206-8627  (01122145)

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, typically a 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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