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Environmental Health Technician

City of Vernon logoCompany: City of Vernon

Location:  City of Vernon, CA

Date Posted: November 1, 2018

Application Deadline:  November 18, 2018

Employment Type: Full time

Salary:  $4,267 - $5,187 Monthly Range


Environmental Health Technician

About the Position

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH THE CITY OF VERNON
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN

MONTHLY SALARY: $4,267 -$5,187 
PLUS AN EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE

FINAL FILING DEADLINE: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018, 11:59 PM

THIS RECRUITMENT IS TO FILL ONE FULL-TIME VACANCY IN THE VERNON HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL DEPARTMENT AND TO ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBILITY LIST TO BE USED FOR FUTURE VACANCIES.

SUMMARY: Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical assignments involving office and field review, inspections, investigations, permit processing, enforcement and interpretations relating to environmental and health laws and regulations.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Environmental Health Technician is distinguished from the professional Environmental Health Specialist series in that Environmental Health Technicians support the professional work conducted by Environmental Health Specialists. The technical support work may involve elements of the professional work. However, the technical support work requires less than full professional competence in the field.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. This job announcement does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conducts inspections, investigations and research on environmental health or sanitation problems and their control.
  • Performs initial and follow-up inspections of garment manufacturing establishments and issues applicable notices of violations.
  • Performs Certificate of Occupancy inspection at non-food facilities and issues applicable notice of corrections.
  • Collects and transports samples following established protocols.
  • Performs intake reviews and processes permit applications for food facilities, manufacturing establishments, solid and liquid waste disposal, and water wells in conformance to state and local laws and regulations
  • Assists with Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA) related inspections, audits and complaint responses.
  • Performs initial surveys and complaint investigations of water supplies, landfills and dump sites, gas stations, waste facilities, industrial and commercial facilities using or storing hazardous or toxic materials as well as private premises; identifies problems and recommends solutions; Assists or independently conducts environmental health surveys or inspections.
  • Processes construction permit applications and conducts preliminary site reviews for underground tanks, in conformance to state and local regulations
  • Performs pre plan check review of plans for food facilities and underground storage tanks.
  • Performs initial and follow up field surveys on non-operating food facilities; verifies accurate labeling or advertising by field testing/measuring of food or beverage products. Collects water and sewage samples for submission to the laboratory; collects recalled products from businesses.
  • Performs initial investigation of complaints of environmental nuisances and blight; investigates requests for non-conforming use business permits; issues notice to abate; performs surveys to verify compliance with permit requirements.
  • Researches zoning maps, general and community plans, and planning regulations to determine and inform the public of requirements and restrictions relating to the use of property or the location of water wells.
  • Records and maintains data on soil characteristics and percolation rates; reviews bacteriological and chemical analysis of public water wells and compares to standards. Monitors reports of waste haulers.
  • Receives and screens complaints about a variety of public health and environmental control issues and refers as appropriate.
  • Performs simple maintenance and calibration of equipment.
  • Uses computers to establish and maintain permit data bases and research parcel information.
  • Maintains logs and records, collects fees, writes reports and correspondence, and assists in preparation for court hearings.
  • Assists the public and answers inquiries about department services, programs and records; explains rules, policies, and procedures, and researches database and files; refers matters requiring policy interpretation to supervisor for resolution.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES: 
Fifteen (15) semester (23 quarter) units of completed college coursework in Environmental Health, Public Health, Health Science, Environmental Science/Studies, Water Treatment, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, and/or Ecology or a closely related field and six (6) months experience performing technical support work in a regulatory, public health or environmental service environment. 

LICENSE & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 
A valid California State Class C Driver’s License.

How to Apply 

SELECTION PROCESS: 
Following the final deadline, all applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to meet or exceed the requirements of the position on the basis of experience, training, and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for the position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Applications must be submitted online. If you submit multiple applications, only the most recent application will be considered. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitution for a completed application. To view the complete job description, please visit our website at www.cityofvernon.org. The City of Vernon is an equal opportunity employer.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify the Human Resources Department of any changes to their contact information.
To apply for this position, please visit our website at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vernon
If you have any questions, please contact:
City of Vernon Human Resources Department
Lisette Grizzelle, Senior Human Resources Analyst
lgrizzelle@ci.vernon.ca.us
(323) 583-8811, ext. 166