Supervising Environmental Health Specialist

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Environmental Services Public Health
  • Salary: $7,224.53 - $8,781.07 Monthly USD

Job Description

Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Plan, supervise and evaluate, staff assigned to development, monitoring, and enforcement of programs.
  • Provide advice on the interpretation and application of laws, ordinances, regulations, and policies.
  • Instruct staff in methods of inspection and enforcement procedures of environmental health standards.
  • Serves on Boards, associations, committees, and task forces as required.
  • Advises and assists unit staff in dealing with and solving difficult environmental health problems.
  • Coordinates inspections and investigations with other government agencies and civic groups.
  • Assists staff with planning and conducting public education programs.
  • Gathers evidence of violations of laws; appears in court as a witness; and holds office hearings.
  • Provides administrative assistance in compiling workload and distribution information.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience:

Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in environmental health inspection and control.

Education:

Graduation from college with a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in biology, chemistry, environmental health, environmental resource management, microbiology or other related field.

Licenses:

Possession and maintenance of appropriate Environmental Health registration issued by the State Department of Health Services.

Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.
Essential Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Operate a personal computer and other modern office equipment.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
  • Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate conclusions.
  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
  • Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines and under stressful conditions.
  • Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Represent the County with the community and other agencies; Make presentations.
  • Conduct inspections over uneven surfaces and under various environmental conditions.
  • Train, evaluate and supervise staff.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination; Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.


Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of environmental quality and health control, and public health.
  • Federal, State and local laws and regulations governing environmental health inspection and control.
  • Methods and procedures used in inspecting and correcting, unsanitary conditions problems.
  • Functions and operations of other government agencies with responsibility for environmental health.
  • Principles and techniques of supervision, training and management.


Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, supervise and coordinate the work of assigned staff.
  • Oversee the detection of environmental health problems and obtain correction through education, voluntary compliance or legal enforcement.
  • Instruct staff in proper inspection and enforcement methods.
  • Develop and carry out program goals and objectives.
  • Assist with the preparation of grant applications and grant administration.
  • Represent assigned programs with community groups, the public, and other government agencies.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.


HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
MANAGEMENT LEAVE:


May receive, depending upon classification, 96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).

VACATION:

10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours). Optional annual sell back of a portion of accumulated vacation leave hours (maximum - 20 hours).

SICK LEAVE:

.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.

HOLIDAYS:

Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.

INSURANCE
HEALTH INSURANCE:


County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.

County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.

DISABILITY INSURANCE:


Management Disability Plan includes a comprehensive Short/Long Term Disability plan paid for by the County.

LIFE INSURANCE:

$30,000 County-paid Management Life Insurance coverage. $5,000
County-paid Life Insurance coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.


RETIREMENT
DEFERRED COMPENSATION:


The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.

EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.


MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION


The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)


Horizon Health EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services. For more information go to Horizon Health EAP Services

EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS

The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.

For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary


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Do you Possess an Environmental Health registration issued by the State Department of Health Services?
  • Yes
  • No


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Job Address

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