Under immediate supervision, performs
unskilled and semi-skilled office and field work to assist professional staff with
various environmental health programs; and performs related duties as required
in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3, of the Civil Service Rules.
Incumbents in this class assist Registered
Environmental Health Specialists in their various investigative, inspection and
enforcement activities by performing the more routine office and field duties. Incumbents initially work in a training
capacity but as experience is gained, they may be given a broader range of
assignments and have greater latitude for decision-making.
Receives training in assisting Environmental
Health Department professional staff in a variety of environmental health investigations,
inspections and enforcement activities; learns to detect routine violations; may
be assigned to any of the environmental health program areas while learning to
perform semi-skilled and technical work as needed and directed.
professional staff with routine sanitation inspections, pollution surveys, well
and septic inspections, underground tank removals, and other environmental
health activities; may issue permits as authorized.
professional staff with field investigations to determine compliance with
applicable codes; assists with the preparation and issuance of compliance
professional staff in gathering data, information, and materials; learns to
collect water, soil, or other environmental samples and deliver them to the
laboratory for testing.
professional staff in the preparation of studies and reports; assists with routine
recordkeeping, data entry, and other clerical activities.
Provides routine information to the public regarding
health ordinances, regulatory requirements and other matters pertaining to
environmental health regulations and compliance; performs public health and
Education: Possession of a high school diploma,
G.E.D., or equivalent.
Six months of technical support or public contact work in a public
health, environmental services, or other regulatory setting.
Completion of fifteen college semester (or equivalent) units, including
at least six units in physical or biological sciences, may be substituted for
the required experience.
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
Basic biology, chemistry and mathematics; basic
methods of interviewing and gathering information; basic principles of public
relations; basic principles and areas of environmental health.
Learn and apply specific laws and regulations; assist
professional staff in general environmental health activities, including the
proper collection of samples for laboratory analysis; gather general
information, maintain basic records, and prepare routine reports; make visual
observations and accurately report results; follow oral and written directions;
communicate effectively, both orally and
in writing; develop and maintain effective working relationships with those
contacted during the course of work, including other staff and the general