COVID Environmental Health Technician I/II - Extra Help
COUNTY OF SHASTA
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF
TECHNICIAN I/II – EXTRA HELP
CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH BRANCH OF
THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 2020
SEE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENT” SECTION REGARDING POSSESSION
OF A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE
SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS
FINAL FILING DATE: AUGUST 14, 2020 AT 5:00 PM
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN I: $2,415 - $3,082 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY / $13.93 - $17.78 APPROXIMATE HOURLY
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN II: $2,796 - $3,568 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY / $16.13 - $20.58 APPROXIMATE HOURLY
ABOUT THE POSITION
This position will assist the Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Branch to conduct a community response to COVID-19. Examples of some duties might be developing community education materials, answering calls from medical providers and answering health-related questions from community members, gathering information from persons who may have symptoms of coronavirus, assisting with tracking and tracing of contacts, and other duties as assigned. We are looking for candidates who are willing to work both traditional and non-traditional hours.
Under close supervision, to learn to perform a variety of technical paraprofessional environmental health inspections and tasks related to the enforcement of laws and regulations; and to do other related work as required.
ABOUT SHASTA COUNTY
Shasta County offers all of the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small town atmosphere. With its natural beauty, diversified culture, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) partners with communities to protect and improve the health and well-being of Shasta County residents. Established in 2006, the HHSA is organized into four branches: Children's Services, Adult Services, Public Health and Economic Mobility, with a centralized administration. The HHSA promotes optimal health for all. The frail, the abused, the mentally ill and those without resources look to the HHSA for services and resources to meet their basic needs, and to protect their health and safety. This transformation improves efficiency, avoids unnecessary duplication of effort, encourages collaboration among programs and organizes the HHSA's services to be more responsive to the needs of the public.
Public Health focuses on community-wide prevention of communicable disease, chronic disease, injury, substance abuse, family violence, and lead poisoning. Public Health helps the community develop policies and support community environments that encourage healthy behaviors. It promotes nutrition and physical activity, healthy aging, worksite wellness and healthy communities. Public Health is also where the HHSA's emergency response unit is headquartered, and its laboratory provides testing services for Shasta and numerous other Northern California counties.
Environmental Health Technician I: This is the entry level paraprofessional class and incumbents are trained to perform routine field inspections and follow up on complaints which do not require the skill and knowledge of a Sanitarian. Incumbents work under direct supervision or independently within fixed guidelines.
Environmental Health Technician II: This is the journey level sub-professional class and incumbents perform technical field inspections and follow up on routine complaints which do not require the skill and knowledge of a Sanitarian.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Environmental Health Technician I: Under the supervision of the Director of Environmental Health, learns to perform follow-up inspections of restaurants, markets, bakeries, and other food establishments to determine compliance with initial inspections conducted by a Sanitarian or Environmental Health Technician II; investigates the more routine complaints and conducts follow-up inspections, if needed, in the areas of housing, vector control, public nuisances, noise abatement, water quality, sewage systems and swimming pools; inspects non-conventional sewage disposal system monitoring program; collects water samples from public water systems and private wells for testing by laboratories; administers and interprets dye studies relating to water and sewage systems; performs final inspections for sewage disposal system permits; sets up and maintains file systems and records relating to environmental health programs and functions; advises the public on a variety of environmental health regulations; performs a full range of clerical support functions which includes relieving the Administrative Secretary as needed.
Environmental Health Technician II: Under the supervision of the Director of Environmental Health, performs ongoing inspection of records and monitoring instruments of underground storage tanks; investigates the more routine complaints and conducts follow-up inspections, if needed, in the areas of housing, vector control, public nuisances, noise abatement, water quality, sewage systems and swimming pools; inspects non-conventional sewage disposal system monitoring program; collects water samples from public water systems and private wells for testing by laboratories; administers and interprets dye studies relating to water and sewage systems; performs final inspections for sewage disposal system permits; sets up and maintains file systems and records relating to environmental health programs and functions; advises the public on a variety of environmental health regulations; performs a full range of clerical support functions which includes relieving the Administrative Secretary as needed.
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
Environmental Health Technician I:
Knowledge of: Recordkeeping and reporting procedures; basic federal, state and local environmental health laws and codes; departmental office procedures and policies.
Ability to: Learn to make technical environmental health field inspections; apply applicable environmental health rules, regulations and codes; deal with and advise the public in a tactful and courteous manner; maintain accurate and detailed records; operate a variety of water testing equipment.
These employment standards are typically attained with one year of experience dealing with the public in environmental health matters. Completion of fifteen (15) semester units of course work in chemistry, biology or a related field may be substituted for the experience requirement.
Environmental Health Technician I:
Knowledge of: Methods and procedures of conducting environmental health inspections; recordkeeping and reporting procedures; federal, state and local environmental health laws and codes.
Ability to: Make technical environmental health field follow-up inspections and determine if operators are in compliance; apply applicable environmental health rules, regulations and codes; respond to complaints and deal with and advise the public in a tactful and courteous manner on a multitude of environmental health procedures; maintain accurate and detailed records; operate a variety of water testing equipment.
These employment standards are typically attained with one year of experience equivalent to an Environmental Health Technician I in Shasta County.
Possession of an appropriate California driver license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Employee may be required to wear a respirator or self-contained breathing apparatus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may need to wear protective clothing including an encapsulating chemical protective suit. Employee must have a driver license, may need commercial license (a physical is required for commercial license).
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee may be exposed to snakes, bees, poison oak, and other allergens.
- All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
- Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
- As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
- Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
- Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flier.
- In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00p.m., on August 14, 2020. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.
Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.
Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.
Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.
SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515