Environmental Health Technician I/II/III

  • San Andreas, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Engineering Environmental Services Public Health
  • Salary: $43,867.20 - $61,464.00 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 61464 USD Annually

Job Description

Position Description

Environmental Health Technician I: $21.03 - $25.60

Environmental Health Technician II: $22.33 - $27.11

Environmental Health Technician III: $24.32 - $29.55

Under general supervision the Environmental Health Technician series is a non registered classification and is called upon to assist Registered Environment Health Specialist staff. This class may perform inspections and investigations in the field of Environmental Health without direct oversight of registered staff where a certificate or registration as issued by the State Department of Health Services is not required.


This is a technician position series that does not require certification from the State of California Department of Health Services. The series requires a scientific background in Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry or other closely related field. Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public; ability to work independently and make sound and reasonable judgments when working in the field and the ability to quickly learn new skills are high desirable.

Example of Duties

  • Performs inspections on water wells, tire generators.
  • Assists in the remediation of illegal waste tire disposal sites.
  • Participates in vector control activities, including but not limited to, trapping and identification of mosquitoes species.
  • Assists in grant writing activities.
  • Supports Registered Environmental Health Specialists as necessary in inspections and investigations.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Windows NT operating system; GIS and GPS software applications; modern office methods and practices including common software applications; business English, including vocabulary, correct grammatical usage and punctuation; modem filing methods; common office machines and their operation, including use of personal computers.

Ability to:

Work under general supervision; complete tasks and assignments with deadlines; work independently; assist in the developing and implementing of goals, objectives, work sites, policies, procedures, and work standards; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education, Training, and Experience:

Environmental Health Technician I

This is the entry level position in the series and requires a minimum of a two-year college with an AA or AS Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry or other closely related field.

Environmental Health II

In addition to the requirements set forth in the Environmental Health Technician I position, this position must have a minimum of two (2) years experience in the field of Environmental Health.

Environmental Health Technician III

In addition to the requirements set forth in the Environmental Health Technician I position, this position must have a minimum of three (3) years experience in the field of Environmental Health.

Special Requirements

Possession of an appropriate California driver's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.

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