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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST III- BUREAU OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAND USE PROGRAM

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
TRANSFER OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
TRPH5672-14
VACANCY INFORMATION
Environmental Health
5050 Commerce Ave
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Essential Job Functions
Position allocated to this class reports to the Chief Environmental Health Specialist of the Land Use Program, and performs a variety of duties including but not limited to:
Reviews plans for installation or repair of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS), Conventional and Non-Conventional types for residential, commercial and industrial projects. This includes consultation, site evaluation and review of geology reports including percolation test, soil profile and groundwater data for determination of approval.
Conducts complaint investigations related to OWTS/NOWTS, pumper trucks and portable toilets.
Performs field inspections to assess feasibility of new land use proposals, parcel and tract maps, conditional use permits, zone changes, etc., for the Department of Regional Planning.
Inspects sewage cleaning/carrying vehicles, chemical toilet rental agencies.
Provides technical assistance to the public and members of OWTS industry.
Implements departmental requirements in accordance with the State mandated OWTS Policy and/or Non-Conventional Onsite Wastewater Treatment (NOWTS) Ordinance (pending BOS approval) by performing the following: Conducting leak test and start-up inspections of supplemental treatment units of NOWTS.
Reviewing covenant & agreements and contracts with service providers.
Issuing operating permit for all NOWTS and conduct inspection of each site to ensure compliance with all applicable requirements (pending).
Reviewing effluent sample analysis reports.
Reviewing telemetry/monitoring reports submitted by service providers.
Evaluating new NOWTS technologies during Demonstration Phase to determine Departmental acceptance of the proposed system.
Perform other duties as assigned by Chief EHS or designee.
A valid California Class C Driver's License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential job functions.
May be required to lift and carry up to 25 pounds frequently. Must be able to write complete comprehensive inspection reports, bend, kneel, crawl, stoop, climb stairs/steps, sit, stand, walk, reach above shoulder, twist, grasp, push and pull, to carry out job-related essential job functions at various locations throughout Los Angeles County.
Requirements
Must currently be a permanent Los Angeles County employee who holds the payroll title of Environmental Health Specialist III.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be a self-starter.
Possess effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as a team-player.
A positive attitude.
Flexibility in handling work assignments.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of Public Health License/Permit procedures.
Computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs).
To be considered email the following information to
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Last two performance evaluations
Prime Variance time history report for the last 24 months
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About Los Angeles County
With a population of over ten million people, the County of Los Angeles has more residents than any county in the nation, and within its boundaries are 88 cities. It is rich in cultural diversity and home to world renowned museums, theaters, the nation’s motion picture industry, major universities, and numerous five-star restaurants. The mountains, deserts, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, along with some of the world’s finest urban recreational attractions, are freeway close.
The County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors (Board) who are elected on a non-partisan basis and serve four-year staggered terms. As the governing body, the Board serves as both the executive and legislative authority of the largest and most complex county government in the United States. There are 34 appointed department heads that report to the Board.  There are also three elected officials (Assessor, District Attorney, and Sheriff) for a total of 37 major administrative units or departments that currently serve the needs of the County’s residents.
Selected by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers of 2016, the County’s annual budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 is $29 billion, with funding for approximately 108,000 positions to serve its diverse population.
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