Goverment Jobs
January 9, 2019
Ukiah, California
Job Type


The Position

*Class Specifications updatedeffective 10/17/18.

The current vacancy is in Ukiah. The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions should they occur. Bilingual English/Spanish encouraged to apply.

Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical functions to assure compliance with hazardous materials laws and regulations, including: inspecting facilities; reviewing plans and blueprints for new construction for underground storage tanks; reviewing applications; and issuing permits.

Environmental Health Technician is a single class position, in which incumbents perform administrative and technical duties related to environmental health, permitting, or related hazardous materials program duties. The incumbents work within established laws, policies, and procedures with limited discretion and refer results to professional staff as appropriate.

This class is distinguished from the professional level Environmental Health Specialist series in that Environmental Health Technician classification performs less varied, complex, or technical tasks, while incumbents in the latter have met the minimum standards as an Environmental Health Specialist trainee with the California Department of Health Services or have received their California Registered Environmental Health Specialist certification.

Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications

All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.

  • Conducts compliance inspections of businesses that use and/or dispose of hazardous materials/waste, including solid waste facilities.
  • Reviews blueprints and plans for new construction of underground storage tank facilities and issues permits.
  • Reviews applications, issues permits, and conducts field inspections related to soil boring projects and monitors well sites to assure proper construction and destruction practices.
  • Reviews hazardous materials business plans for completeness and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Meets with contractors, business representatives, the general public, etc., to explain applicable laws, regulations and fees, and assist in completing business plans.
  • Maintains and calibrates equipment and meters, including: scheduling maintenance and taking inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Reviews lab reports from soil and water samples and determines appropriate action.
  • Collects evidence at potential environmental crime scenes, reviews analytical lab reports to determine if investigation is needed and forwards information to law enforcement officials.
  • Responds to complaints regarding hazardous materials and solid waste.
  • Updates and maintains computer database information and related documents, records and files.
  • Maintains and upgrades knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars, meetings and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications.
  • Prepares routine and non-routine reports as requested utilizing a variety of software; receives, sorts, and summarizes material for the preparation of reports; prepares work reports; and relays and interprets administrative decisions, policies and instructions.
  • Reports administrative and/or operational problems to supervisor.
  • Disseminates a variety of information and/or reports to various agencies, divisions, or departments via telephone, mail, email or fax.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in any field; or,

Associate's degree or equivalent in a science related field from an accredited college or technical school or,

High School Diploma or GED Equivalent, and two (2) years of progressively responsible clerical or technical experience in an industrial or regulatory setting such as environmental compliance, hazardous materials business plan implementation, operation or maintenance of a hazardous materials facility, or other work in which one would gain basic knowledge of regulations related to the use, proper handling, and disposal of hazardous materials/waste.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Drivers License

Knowlege, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, codes, laws, rules and regulations and legislative issues.
  • Basic principles of physical, biological and social science as related to public health and environmental quality control.
  • Methods and techniques of inspecting and making investigations of hazardous material handlers, facilities and criminal violations.
  • Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • County and internal departmental policies and procedures.
  • External governmental bodies and agencies related to area of assignment.
  • All computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.
  • Standard business arithmetic, including percentages and decimals.
  • Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.
  • General office procedures, policies and practices, as well as knowledge of computer and other general office equipment.

Skill in:

  • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Using a computer to accurately and rapidly enter and retrieve data and information.
  • Communicating orally with internal staff, citizens, and other departmental staff in order to give and receive information in a courteous manner.
  • Interacting professionally and respectfully with customers, including difficult, hostile, or distressed customers.
  • Operating and routine maintenance of general office machines such as copiers, facsimile machines, telephones, and two-way radio base stations.

Mental and Physical Abilities:

  • Compile and evaluate data and make recommendations.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and so forth.
  • Understand and carry out written and oral instructions, giving close attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to: walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; speak and hear; and push, pull, move, or lift above and below the neck objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is occasionally required to lift and/or move 25 to 50 pounds.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to ascend and descend ladders, stairs, ramps and the like using feet and legs or hands and arms and to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or running on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to use color, sound, texture, odor and shape perception and discrimination.
Selection Procedure

Important Application Information:

  • It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply.
  • You must complete all sections of the application. A rsum or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application. Blank applications that contain only a rsum or those that reference "see rsum" will be rejected as incomplete.
  • Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.
  • Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application.
  • You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character.
  • Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address. Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.
  • The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative. Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan. Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.
  • The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
Examination Process: All complete applications will be reviewed with those judged most qualified progressing further in the selection process. Based on the number of qualified candidates, an oral examination (weight 100) or an unassembled exam, consisting of an evaluation of education and experience as stated on the application form, will be administered. The examination process will test the knowledge and abilities described above. A minimum score of 70 must be attained for placement on the employment list.

Special Testing: If you require special testing arrangements to accommodate a disability or religious conviction you must contact Human Resources at 707.234.6600 prior to the test date to make your requirements known. You must provide enough advance notice to allow Human Resources to properly review and evaluate your request.

Special Requirements: Employment with the County may require the successful completion of a pre-employment background and/or medical examination and may include drug screening and/or fingerprinting.

This announcement is a synopsis of duties and requirements of this job. To review the complete classification specification and benefits, please see the HR website. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the final filing date.

The County of Mendocino is an Equal Opportunity Employer

This information is a summary of general benefits. Benefits listed in Mendocino County Resolutions or Memorandums of Understanding prevail over this listing. This information is not legally binding, nor does it constitute a Contract.

Compensation is based on a five-step salary range, with annual merit-based increases within the salary range.

Covered under Social Security and the 1937 act; both employees and the County pay into the retirement fund. For the most current information regarding County Retirement please go to:

Mendocino County observes 11 paid holidays per year. Employees are granted 24 ? 48 hours of personal leave annually, depending upon Bargaining Unit.

Accrues at the rate of two weeks per year for three years. Three weeks per year after three years, four weeks after eight years and five weeks after 15 years.

Paid sick leave accrues at the rate of 1.25 days per month, or 15 days per year. Accruals are pro-rated for part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week. Part-time employees working less than 20 hours per week, and extra-help employees receive up to 24 hours (or 3 days) of paid sick leave annually.

The County and the employee share the cost of an employee selected health care plan; enrollment in the plan includes $20,000 Life Insurance.

For the most current information regarding Health Insurance please go to:

For the most current information regarding Employee Assistance please go to:

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