SENIOR PHYSICIAN (Environmental Health)

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 05, 2024
Full Time Environmental Services Public Health
  • Salary: $219,744.00 - $321,264.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Position/Program Information


Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 8:30 a.m., Pacific Time (PT)

Open Competitive Job Opportunity

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

All person appointed to the position of Senior Physician (Item No. 5456) who have obtained certification by the appropriated American Medical Specialty Board in the specialty to which he/she is assigned, shall receive an additional compensation of a flat-rate monthly bonus equal to 5.5 percent of the step on the appropriate E Schedule to which they are entitled based upon experience. Such bonus shall only be given for certification in one specialty.

Incumbents in these positions are licensed physicians that have immediate charge of a small medical section within a larger medical unit of a medical facility or a small program of a medical facility.

Positions allocable to this classification report to a Chief Physician and have full technical and supervisory responsibility for a small program or a unit within a larger program.
  • These positions work independently under general supervision and have administrative responsibilities including budget preparation, control for the program or unit, and development and execution of policies for the particular unit or program.
  • The position incumbent is responsible for the supervision and coordination of professional staff development and in-service training programs and for the preparation, review, and approval of medical and technical diagnoses, decisions, records, and reports.

Essential Job Functions

  • Evaluate toxicological information related to environmental chemical exposures using advanced scientific knowledge in environmental toxicology to ensure accurate and timely dissemination of information to the public and other stakeholders to prevent/ minimize adverse health effects.
  • Provide technical guidance and support on environmental exposure and health outcome and dissemination of information pertaining to the health effects of toxicological and environmental hazards to protect public health.
  • Communicate scientific or technical information to the public, organizations, or internal audiences through oral briefings, written documents, workshops, conferences, training sessions, or public hearings.
  • Develops policies and procedures for coordinating resources during toxic environmental emergencies and assists with conducting follow-up epidemiological studies/investigations to prevent/mitigate adverse health effects to the public.
  • Performs administrative duties such as preparing budgets for the section, determining equipment and supply needs, addressing personnel-related issues, developing and revising work procedures for expediting workload or improving levels of service, and screening work.
  • Formulates policies and plans and directs the programs and medical work of the section or assists in such activities for a division of a medical department
  • Examines, diagnoses, and prescribes treatment for patients and reviews the care prescribed by staff physicians, resident physicians, and interns.
  • Participates in the training of interns and resident physicians.
  • Coordinates the work of the section with that of other medical and paramedical services.
  • Confers with consultants regarding care of patients and medical and diagnostic work performed, and coordinates the work of consulting physicians with the work of the section.
  • Supervises the maintenance of records and the compilation and preparation of reports.


Completion of a residency approved by an American Specialty Board* in one or more designated specialties** or equivalent training***


One (1) year of experience in medical practice, post graduate training, teaching or investigative work.


Specialty certification* in M edical Toxicology or O ccupational and Environmental Medicine


Board certification* in P ublic Health and General Preventive Medicine , I nternal Medicine , P ediatrics , or F amily Medicine including 2 years of experience working on environmental health issues in a public health agency or organization, or an academic setting.

  • California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate* authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
PHYSICAL CLASS III - MODERATE: This class requires that the incumbent stand or walk most of the time with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.


You must POSSESS and CLEARLY EXPRESS detailed years of experience performing relevant duties, related to the requirements within your online job application under the "Experience" area .

*License/Certificate Information : In the license/certificate section of your application, be sure to give the title of your required certificate, number, date issued, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency. The required license and/or certificate must be active and unrestricted or your application will not be accepted. In addition, applicants MUST attach a current legible copy of all certificates to the application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of application submission to

**Residencies may include the following specialties:

SPECIALTIES: Family Practice
Int Med-General
Int Med-Endocrinology
Int Med-Cardiology (Non-Invasive)
Int Med-Critical Care
Int Med-Gastro (Invasive)
Int Med-Gastro (Non-Invasive)
Int Med-Hematology/Oncology
Int Med-Infectious Disease
Int Med-Nephrology
Int Med-Pulmonary (Invasive)
Int Med-Pulmonary (Non-Invasive)
Int Med-Rheumatology
Medical Toxicology
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine-Public Health and General Preventive Medicine

Equivalent training is defined as that training which the appropriate American Certifying Board formally recognizes in writing as being equivalent. Equivalent training for appointments to the specialty of Emergency Medicine will be that training and/or experience approved by the Director of Public Health.

  • Use of advanced scientific knowledge in environmental toxicology to develop and ensure timely dissemination of accurate information for the public and other stakeholders to prevent or reduce any potential adverse health effects.
  • Experience in developing policies and procedures for coordinating resources during toxic environmental emergencies and assisting with conducting follow-up epidemiological studies/investigations to prevent/mitigate adverse health effects to the public, and other assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Experience with human health risk assessment
  • Experience in toxicology
  • Experience with Environmental Health crisis and emergency risk communication
  • Experience in applying epidemiological principles in environmental health response
  • Experience interpreting environmental science

Additional Information

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

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

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

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.


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


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


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

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 w ithin fifteen (15) calendar days from application submissio n .

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.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:00 p.m. deadline 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, 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.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS. Fill out the application and Supplemental Questionnaire accurately and completely to receive full credit for any relevant education and/or job experience you include. In the space provided on the application for education, include names and addresses of schools attended, dates attended, degree(s) received, and degree major. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job/position title, start and end dates, the number of hours worked per week, and detailed description of work and duties performed. If the application and/or Supplemental Questionnaire is/are incomplete, the application will be REJECTED.

  • 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.
  • 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.
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 for more information on hours and locations throughout Los Angeles County.

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

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.

The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the in equalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.

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.

Department Contact Name: Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone: (323)659-6546
Department Contact E-mail:

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (323)659-6546
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099

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