Environmental Health Aide ITULARE COUNTY HR & DEVELOPMENT
Collect information on environmental health problems under the supervision of a registered Environmental Health Specialist; inspect sanitation units provided for labor crews at construction and field work sites; conduct routine inspections and test public swimming pools for clarity, proper pH chlorine levels, and safety equipment; collect water samples from public water systems for bacteriological and turbidity laboratory analysis; investigate complaints of garbage, illegal dumps, littering, and other public health nuisances; conduct follow up inspections; assist in rabies control; prepare necessary reports on inspection activities; keep records of work activities and maintain food, water, and well files; verify accuracy of information through computer; distribute public health information and material.
Equivalent to completion of two years of college with major coursework in environmental health science or a closely related field.
Experience working with environmental health issues is highly desirable
Basic math including fractions, decimals and percentages. Aseptic water sampling techniques; basic principles of chemistry, biology and bacteriology.
Read and understand state environmental health laws and regulations; observe and record data; write clear, concise, and accurate reports; follow written and verbal instructions; retain and recall information; communicate with people from various socioeconomic and educational backgrounds; use patience, tact and courtesy in dealing with the public, including in confrontational situations; file accurately. Apply state environmental health laws and regulations; perform pH and chlorine tests; obtain information through interviews; establish priorities and schedule daily activities; adjust to changes in workloads and assignments.
DESIRABLE EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Departmental policies, priorities and procedures; State and local statutes, ordinances, regulations and standards governing public health and environmental quality control.
Possession of, or ability to obtain an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Candidates selected will be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Additionally, a background investigation may also be conducted. Some job classes may also require a physical exam.
College Cost Reduction Access Act
This may be a qualifying position for student loan forgiveness through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA). Only student loan payments made after October 1, 2007 and in a qualified repayment plan are eligible. For more information you are encouraged to speak with your student loan servicer or visit: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation.