Environmental Health Specialist II - Street Vending Education and Enforcement

  • San Bernardino, California
  • May 26, 2024
Full Time Education and Training Environmental Services Public Health
  • Salary: $69,888.00 - $93,808.00 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

The Department of Public Health , Environmental Health Services (EHS) Division is recruiting Environmental Health Specialists (EHS) II for the Street Vending Education and Enforcement program who will perform health inspections. Duties include: inspecting street vending activities, establishments for compliance with environmental health laws and regulations; investigating citizens' complaints; issuing correction notices; monitoring corrective or cleanup activities; assisting in preparation of legal actions and prosecuting offenders of environmental health laws; and assisting with community disease and environmental control programs. Positions may be assigned to district offices located in San Bernardino, Hesperia, or Rancho Cucamonga.


Street Vending Education and Enforcement coordinates with the community as well as city and county code enforcement agencies to ensure that street food vendors are in compliance with state and local laws, regulations and ordinances.

Key responsibilities for these positions may include:
  • Educate street vendors and the public regarding laws and regulations for the safe handling of food sold to the public.
  • Enforce California Health and Safety Code regarding safe food handling practices.
  • Embargo food when it is determined that the food is unsafe or not from an approved source.
  • Investigate non-permitted street vending activities throughout San Bernardino County in cooperation with county and city code enforcement.
  • Participate with code enforcement staff during enforcement activities.
  • Through applicable Memorandums of Understanding, work with cities to assist them with education and enforcement of non-permitted street vending activities to ensure food safety and address the public health and safety concerns associated with street vending.
  • Enforce provisions of the California Retail Food Code (CalCode) related to mobile food facilities, temporary food facilities and compact mobile food operations as well as other related and applicable sections of CalCode.

For more detailed information, refer to the Environmental Health Specialist II job description.

As an alternative to the traditional benefits package, you may also be eligible to elect the Modified Benefit Option (MBO) that provides an increased base rate of pay ( $1.75 per hour above the base rate of pay ) with modified benefits. For more detailed information on the MBO for Professional Unit, refer to the MBO - Professional BbOU - Benefits Summary Guide .


Work Schedule: Incumbents hired into these positions are required to work evenings, weekends, and on-call. 4-10 work schedule may be permitted.

Physical: May be required to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, or hike when necessary during the investigation process.

Travel/License: Travel throughout the County is required to perform duties in the community. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation and may be required to use personal vehicles (mileage reimbursement is available). At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced and maintained for the individual providing the transportation.
Pre-Employment Process: Prior to appointment, applicants must pass a background investigation which includes verification of employment history and education, fingerprinting, physical exam, and drug screening.
Visa Sponsorship: San Bernardino County is not able to consider candidates who will require Visa sponsorship at the time of application or in the future. Candidates must be able to present their legal right to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet both of the following certification and experience requirements:

Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid certificate of registration as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) issued by the State of California Department of Public Health (CDPH).


Experience*: One (1) year of full-time equivalent experience as a REHS performing environmental health inspections and investigations for a public agency in California.

*Note: ALL experience must be clearly detailed and explained on the Work Experience section of your application in order to be evaluated. Experience as a Trainee must be clearly separated from REHS Journey-level experience on the application.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal incumbent will possess four (4) or more years of full-time equivalent experience** as an REHS, which includes at least one (1) year in two (2) or more Environmental Health Services programs (Food Protection, Recreational Health, Insect and Vector Rodent Control, Housing and Property Improvement, Land Use, Water, Waste Water, and Waste Management) in a public agency.

**Note: ALL experience must be clearly detailed and explained on the Work Experience section of your application in order to be evaluated. Experience as a Trainee must be clearly separated from REHS Journey-level experience on the application.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the application and supplemental questionnaire. It is to your advantage to be explicit in your responses on the application and supplemental questionnaire.

Application Procedure : Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed periodically. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

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EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans’ Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans’ Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

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Professional Unit

The County of San Bernardino offers a range of benefit programs for employees and their eligible dependents. These include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a variety of voluntary benefits. Programs and benefit amounts vary and are based on bargaining unit, family size, hire date, plan selection, and number of hours worked.

For a summary of benefits,* please click here .

Refer to the appropriate MOU, contact the County's Employee Benefits and Services Division at (909) 387-5787 or visit the Benefits website for more detailed information at hr.sbcounty.gov/employee-benefits/ .

*Retirement benefits subject to change.

Job Address

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