The Environmental Specialist III is the advanced journey and/or lead, applying scientific theory and methods to identify, research, and resolve environmental issues in the areas of regulatory compliance, public health, environmental health and pollution prevention.
Examples of Knowledge and Abilities
Either: 1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with major in health science, public health, natural science, physical science, environmental science, or a related field.
Two years of professional experience in environmental regulation, analysis, or environmental research performing journey level duties and responsibilities equivalent to the Environmental Specialist (Level II) class in Sacramento County service.
Or: 2. Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in health science, public health, natural science, physical science, environmental science, or a related field.
One year of professional experience in environmental inspections, enforcement, regulation, analysis, and/or research performing journey level duties and responsibilities equivalent to the Environmental Specialist (Level II) class in Sacramento County service.
Note: Up to one year of the required education may be substituted with full time or equivalent part time experience similar to that described, on the basis of 173.6 hours = 21.7 days = 1 work month = 3 semester or 4.5 quarter units.
Note: The word "experience" referenced in the minimum qualifications means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.
Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here (Download PDF reader) or speak to someone in our office before the final filing or cut-off date listed in this notice.
License Requirement: A valid California Driver License, Class C or higher is required prior to appointment to this class. Failure to maintain a valid License may constitute cause for termination from this class in accordance with Civil Service Rules. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis
Special Skills: Some positions may require the ability to speak, read, and/or write a language, in addition to English, or knowledge of a specific culture, such as Black Culture, Mexican/Spanish Culture, or Asian Culture.
Physical Requirements: Ability to stoop and kneel to conduct inspections, take water and other environmental samples, and inspect equipment; climb fences, stairs, and ladders; walk rough terrain and muddy fields; work in an underground environment; climb in and out of swimming pools under construction; wear protective clothing; normal hearing; normal verbal communication ability; visually distinguish between colors; calibrate and use technical and monitoring instruments; read gauges and meters; and see in dimly lit areas.
Work Schedule and Conditions: Incumbents are subject to work in adverse weather conditions, emergency situations, and perform duties outside of normal working hours, as necessary.
Professional Certification / Registration Requirements: Some positions require possession of a valid certification as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) issued by the State of California.
Some positions require possession of a valid certification as a Registered Dairy Inspector, issued by the State of California.
Some positions may require possession of valid certifications, as deemed necessary by legislative mandate or appropriate regulatory authority in the State of California.
NOTE: Failure to maintain required certification/registration constitutes cause for suspension or termination from the class in accordance with Civil Service Rules.
The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.
Application and Testing Information
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.
County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.
Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%)
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.
This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.
All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their governmentjobs.com inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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