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Position Details
Job Code #: JC-63078
Position #(s): 580-750-0765-018 | 580-750-0765-010
Classification: SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST (SPECIALIST) | $5,888.00 - $7,324.00 
# of Positions: 2
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Job Description and Duties
The Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) (SES) conducts environmental health surveys and reviews construction plans of adult and youth correctional facilities, mental hospitals, developmental centers, schools for the blind and deaf, and other facilities that are operated by State agencies in order to determine compliance with federal and State health and safety laws, regulations, industry standards, and safe operating practices. The SES works with the management and operators of these facilities to assure safe and healthy operating conditions, provide training, and offer consultative services to correct deficiencies. This position requires heavy travel up to 70 percent of the time and has overnight stays.

Application Instructions
Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.

Final Filing Date: 5/25/2017

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.
How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (Applications and any applicable or required documents) must be submitted electronically through your CalCareer account at

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at
  • All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Other - Registration as a California Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) is REQUIRED. Please attach a copy of your REHS certificate.

Applications without a copy of a valid REHS certificate will not be considered.
Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications
In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
The incumbent should have knowledge and skills associated with providing consultative environmental health compliance support in the areas of food service operations, housing, vector control, water treatment, waste disposal, cross connection control, medical services, medical waste management, worker safety, ergonomics, and hazardous materials management

Contact Information
The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Juan Perez
(916) 449-5631
Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Office
(916) 445-0938
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Application Submission

A completed State application (STD. 678) and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of degrees, resume, etc.) should be submitted electronically via your CalCareer Account. Please reference Job Control # 63078 and indicate the basis of your eligibility in the Examination(s) or Job Title(s) section. SROA and surplus candidates should submit a copy of their letter with their application. Please remove any confidential information (i.e. social security number, date of birth) from your documents prior to submission.

If you are unable to submit your application electronically through your CalCareer account, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance and a CDPH Human Resources staff member will contact you to assist with the online application process.

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