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PUBLIC HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST
Salary: $3,077.00 - $3,698.00        Date Posted:04/22/2013
Working Title Position Number
None Specified 580 - 750 - 0762 - 904
Location
Sacramento
Timebase Tenure County
Full Time Permanent   month(s) SACRAMENTO
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
05/06/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Environmental Management
P.O. Box 997377, MS 7404
Sacramento, 95899-7377
Chariss Cardenas-Miller
(916) 449-5661
Chariss.Cardenas-Miller@cdph.ca.gov
Special Requirements:
Job Description & Additional Information
The position requires the incumbent to be a registered environmental health specialist as described in the California Health and Safety Code, Sections 106600-106735. The incumbent must possess a valid driver’s license, insurance for private vehicles, a good driving record, and be physically able to drive a motorized vehicle to work sites.

Job Summary: The environmental scientist (ES) 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 ES 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. The ES is required to provide consultative and professional environmental health services 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.

This position requires heavy travel with incumbents required to travel 50% of the time. The incumbent must possess a valid driver’s license, insurance for private vehicles, a good driving record, and be physically able to drive a motorized vehicle to work sites.

The position requires the incumbent to be a registered environmental health specialist as described in the California Health and Safety Code, Sections 106600-106735.

Supervision Received: The ES works under the general direction of the Environmental Health Services Section Chief.
Supervision Exercised: None
Description of Duties: Percent of Time, Essential Functions 65% Conducts environmental health surveys and construction plan reviews of adult and youth correctional facilities, mental hospitals, developmental centers, schools for the blind and deaf, and other facilities in order to determine compliance with federal and State health and safety laws, regulations, industry standards, and safe operating practices. Participates in entrance and exit conferences with management of the facilities to review and discuss the results of the surveys. Prepares comprehensive environmental health survey reports that document and identify deficiencies observed during the surveys and furnishes recommendations for correction of those deficiencies. Plans, provides, and implements the more complex as well as the routine general and specialized inspections, investigations, or studies of environmental health and safety operations and practices. Performs preliminary and secondary analyses, research, surveys, and investigations 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.
10% Provides technical assistance and consultation to the administrators of State facilities to assure program understanding and compliance with federal and State health and safety laws, regulations, industry standards, and safe operating practices. Responds to inquiries from institutions, local enforcement agencies, or other interested parties. Assists administrators and environmental health professionals with the development of short and long term strategies to resolve environmental issues. Provides recommendations for corrective actions and may assist with the preparation of corrective action plans.
5% Prepares annual reports for each of the State agencies served by the Institutions Program. Coordinates and provides training for administrators and other professionals employed by institutions regarding proper environmental health management practices. Prepares technical documents or handouts for use by the administrators and other professionals regarding proper environmental management practices. Maintains a clearinghouse of technical information for contract customers, the public, and other interested parties.
10% Prepares routine and complex correspondence, special reports, and other assignments. May prepare bill analyses, issue memorandums, controlled correspondence, and legislative reports.
Percent of Time, Marginal Functions 5% May represent the California Department of Public Health at workshops, public meetings, and conferences. Makes presentations to institutions, local government, and other interested parties regarding the environmental health surveys and other environmental health concerns.
5% Other duties as required or assigned.

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