Environmental Health Specialist Trainee

  • San Andreas, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Environmental Services Public Health
  • Salary: $53,664.00 - $65,228.80 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 65228 USD Annually

Job Description

Position Description

Under direct supervision, to assist with environmental sanitation studies, inspections and investigations; to prevent or eliminate environmental sanitation health hazards; and to do related work as required.

Example of Duties

  • Assists County Public Health and Environmental Health service providers.
  • Plans and performs routine surveys, investigations and inspections to determine environmental health problems and needs.
  • Inspects food handling and processing establishments, camp sites, trailer courts, swimming pools, housing and dwelling units, schools, public and private buildings and installations for compliance with sanitation laws and regulations.
  • Reviews and approves development plans.
  • Investigates complaints relating to insect problems, animal bites, unsanitary waste disposal and related problems.
  • May advise public on laws and regulations and works to secure voluntary compliance.
  • Appears as witness in court if needed.
  • Work with community agencies in promoting sanitation and public health standards.
  • May prepare ordinances and makes presentations to Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.
  • May coordinate air pollution activities and over sees conformance of State and Local air pollution regulations.
  • May prepare reports.
  • Assists Registered Sanitarian as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Basic principles of physical, biological and social sciences used in environmental quality control; functions and operations of related agencies and community organizations; State and Local laws and regulations governing public health

sanitation and public health; methods and techniques of investigation, inspecting and resolving unsanitary conditions; general principles and practices of environmental health and sanitation; principles of research, statistical analysis and report writing.

Ability to:

Analyze situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others; prepare clear and concise reports; plan, organize and carry out research; analyze and evaluate data and make recommendations based on findings; detect unsanitary conditions and public health hazards and secure their correction through education, voluntary compliance or legal enforcement; coordinate public health needs and goals.

Education, Training, and Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelors degree in environmental health or a related field. Possession of an approved authorization from the State of California Department of Environmental Health to participate in a Trainee Program.

Special Requirements

Possession of an appropriate California driver's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles may be required; written certification from the State Department Health Services that educational background meets State requirements; and state authorization to work as a trainee has been granted.

Bargaining Unit 7 - Service Employees International Union Local 1021

For available Health/Dental/Vision insurance please visit the County BENEFITS WEBPAGE. Please note that Extra-hire positions that are benefitted, are only offered our CORE medical plan and are not offered dental or vision.

NEW * Assist-To-Own program to help Couny employees purchase a home.

Program Highlights:
  • Down Payment Assistance, up to 5.5% of the Total Mortgage Loan.
  • Available with purchase of a primary residence.
  • Variety of Mortgage Loan options (FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Loans).
  • No first-time homebuyer requirement to qualify.
  • Flexible guidelines: Minimum FICO 640; Maximum DTI 50%.
  • Flexible income limits, up to moderate income levels; no income limits for FHA and VA.
For more information, vists Calaveras County Assist-to-Own

Boot Allowance: $150 per year and is distributed once a year, in the first full pay period in the month of December.Qualifying Classifications: Registered EH Specialists, EH Techs, OSS Engineers, Fleet Manager, Junior Engineer, Mechanic series, Sheriff's Mechanic, Public Works Inspector, Road Maintenance Worker series, Integrated Waste Worker series, AG Techs, and AG Biologists, and Recycling Program Coordinator I/II, Permit Tech I/II, Engineering Tech I/II assigned to the Rock Creek Landfill facility, and Air Pollution Control Tech.

Uniform Allowance:$600 per calendar year split into monthly payments.Payments will be made monthly on the second pay check.Qualifying classifications: Custodian series, facility maintenance worker series, facilities maintenance engineer.

Extra-hire employees are not eligible for step advances, vacation, seniority rights, holiday pay or other certain employee benefits. They are entitled to 24 hours of sick leave per year and eligilbe for the county's CORE Medical plan but not eligible for dental or vision insurance.

Vacation days:

0 - 3 complete years = 80 hours per year.

After 6 months you can take your first week.

3 - 10 complete years = 120 hours per year

10 years+ = 160 per year

Holidays:13 paid holidays per year.

Life Insurance: $50,000.00 County paid

Sick Leave: 12 days annual sick leave accrual with unlimited accumulation.

Sick leave is accrued at 3.69 hours for each full 80 hours of payroll period.

60 hours of sick leave can be used for immediate family, parent spouse, child or sibling.

Merit: After successfully completing twenty-six (26) pay periods, a 5% merit increase may be granted.Merit increases may be granted annually thereafter to the top step.

Probation Period: New employees remain in a probationary status for 26 pay periods..

Longevity Incentives @ 2.5% for each of the following:
  • 5.5 years (if hired before March 28, 2005)
  • 6 years
  • 10 years
  • 15 years
  • 20 years
  • 25 years

Bi-Lingual pay:$75 per month for specific approved job classifications.

Flexible Spending: Pre-Tax Medical Reimbursement - Max contribution of $2,500 annually

Flexible Spending:Pre-Tax Dependent Care Account - Max contribution of $5,000 annually

Section 125 Plan:Additional insurance is available through the Section 125 plan and may be purchased from a representative during open enrollment or by appointment when they are on-site.


Heart & Stroke Insurance

Cancer Insurance

Accident Insurance

Universal Life Insurance

Short Term Disability Insurance




Extra-Hire's will be enrolled into Public Agency Retirement System (PARS) unless you are already a member of CalPERS.

Additional Retirement Plan:

The County offers a 457 Government plan. Employees can contribute u to this deferred compensation plan (Pre or Post Tax options).The County utilizes VALIC.

Participating employees will receive a County paid match of up to $50 a month.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

San Andreas, California United States View Map