SanDiegoCountyDEHSan Diego County, CA Department of Environmental Health

Environmental Health Specialist I-Land & Water Quality-17472103LWQ

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Opening Date/Time:  Fri. 04/07/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:  Fri. 04/28/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary:  $53,372.80 - $65,540.80 Annually

Location:  County of San Diego, California

The Department of Environmental Health is currently accepting applications for the position of:

Environmental Health Specialist I - Land and Water Quality

This is a series recruitment that may be subject to suspend on April 28, 2017.


As an Environmental Health Specialist I in the Land and Water Quality Division, you will be responsible in reviewing design proposals for construction of on-site wastewater treatment systems and inspecting sites throughout the installation process; reviewing of water well permit applications and inspection of well construction; conducting inspections of mobile-home and RV parks and organized camps; reviewing design proposals for the construction of recycled water distribution systems; performing sampling, data analysis, investigations and posting of advisories and closures at recreational beaches; reviewing geologic reports pertaining to the assessment and remediation of contaminated properties; and other duties related to land and water quality reviews and inspections.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency with at least 30 semester units of basic biological, chemical, physical, or environmental science courses including at least one laboratory course in one of the following fields: chemistry, physics, microbiology, biology, and a mathematics course of college algebra or higher; AND,
One (1) year of experience investigating and enforcing environmental, public health or sanitary laws and regulations for a recognized public health agency or private company; OR,
Six (6) months of experience as an Environmental Health Specialist Trainee with the County of San Diego.


A master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in a science field such as: biology, chemistry, environmental health, environmental engineering, ecology, or geology may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

All Environmental Health Specialist (EHS) positions in the Department of Environmental Health's Land and Water Quality Division that are assigned responsibilities to perform cross connection inspections and testing for the Recycled Water Program are required to have a current Cross Connection Control Specialist certification issued by the American Water Works Association.

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The names of qualified applicants will be placed on a twelve (12) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained on their employment and supplemental applications.  Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application form will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system.  If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

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