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Environmental Health Specialist EHS III / Toxics Epidemiiology/Lead Program

Los Angeles, CA

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Job Description
Environmental Health
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 90022
Essential Job Functions
The position allocated to this class reports to the Chief EHS of Program Planning and duties are not limited to:
Coordinates lead awareness training activities to community groups, local businesses, governmental agencies and professional organizations.
Attends meetings with various government agencies and community groups to encourage primary prevention of lead poisoning.
Conducts inspections for children with elevated blood lead levels to identify possible environmental sources and assure appropriate interventions.
Collects samples of paint, water, soil, dust, dishware, toys and other items and submit them for lab analysis for lead content.
Utilizes XRF testing device to identify lead levels in paint/dust/soil.
Investigates complaints of unsafe lead work practices and issues Stop Work Orders.
Participates in scheduled outreach activities at night and on weekends.
Informs and educates families how to minimize or avoid exposure to environmental lead hazards and to report unsafe work practices.
Identifies problems requiring intra-agency and interagency cooperation and work toward solutions of joint problems.
Attends seminars and conferences which are designed to update lead related professionals on policies and procedures, new requirements, current issues, and new technologies.
Conducts research and special projects as needed.
Becomes State DPH certified as Lead-Related construction Inspector Assessor.
Monitors properties to ensure that only safe lead practices are utilized.
Participates in hardware and home improvement store outreach.
Participates in local Lead Program or EH committees.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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. Must be able to write complete comprehensive inspection reports, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, sit, stand, walk, reach above shoulder, grasp, push and pull, to carry out job-related essential job functions at various locations.
Must currently be a permanent Los Angeles County employee who holds the payroll title of Environmental Health Specialist III.
Have effective verbal and written communication skills.
Must be self- motivated.
Be able to work independently and as a team-player.
Have a positive attitude.
Be flexible in work assignments.
Have strong organizational and administrative skills.
Be able to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines.
To be considered email the following information to
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Request for Lateral Transfer form
Last two performance evaluations
Prime Variance time history report for the last 24 months
Administrative Liaison Unit
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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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