Land Use Environmental Health Specialist I, II, & Senior

Company: County of Sonoma

Location: Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Date Posted: June 22, 2022

Application Deadline: Apply Now-Continuous

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $72,673 - $102,477/Annually*

Land Use Environmental Health Specialist I, II, & Senior   

About the Position

Grow your environmental health specialist career with the County of Sonoma.

Starting salary up to $49.10/hour ($102,477/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!* Permit Sonoma is currently recruiting to fill a Land Use Environmental Health Specialist position at either the I, II, or Senior level. If you are interested in applying at the other levels of this opportunity, you must apply to the separate, concurrent recruitments being conducted for those levels.

Sonoma County contains numerous soil types and is at the forefront of innovative and experimental septic systems. Currently, across the county, approximately 4,000 permitted, non-standard systems are being monitored. As a Land Use Environmental Health Specialist in Permit Sonoma, you will provide a unique level of expertise in the evaluation and permitting of septic systems and water well construction. You will also work with the public to encourage sound sanitary practices; assess and approve permits for land development, including private sewage systems and water wells; and provide consultation, information, and educational services regarding soils and groundwater concerns. Additionally, Senior Land Use Environmental Health Specialists plan check and conduct inspections of assigned geographic areas.


Please note that since the State of California Department of Public Health oversees the REHS process for this position, applicants without current REHS certification will not be considered as qualified for this position. For additional information about how to meet CA requirements, and how out-of-state equivalency determinations are made by the State, please visit

How to Apply

*Salary is negotiable within the established range and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Apply Now