Goverment Jobs
Published
March 8, 2019
Location
Lake County, California
Category
Job Type

Description

General Recruitment Information

Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 -12 months).Any person on a promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list.
The County of Lake only accepts applications for permanent positions when actively recruiting.Only online applications are accepted.It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements.
The County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer.Veteran's Preference.
To apply for County examinations - All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County's online application system.A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application.All permanent County recruitments will be posted at www.co.lake.ca.us with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting.When a limit is posted, the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date.Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes.All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered ? resumes and other attached documents will not be used to qualify an applicant.Relevant experience and/or education may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details. Important Notice - The provisions listed on job postings, job descriptions, or other recruitment materials do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.Benefits may vary between bargaining units.Any provisions contained within job postings, job descriptions or other recruitment material may be modified or revoked without notice. All County of Lake applicants who are given a conditional employment offer must comply with the County's pre-employment medical review program before they may be appointed to the County position.
Salary Information and Training and Experience

Training and Experience:
Completion of at least thirty (30) semester units from an accredited college or university, which included a minimum of six (6) semester units in the basic sciences.
OR
One (1) year of experience performing a variety of office or administrative support work in a field related to environmental health, and experience in a position requiring substantial public contact.
Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain an appropriate, valid California Driver's License.
Full Job Description

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AIDE
DEFINITION
Under general supervision, to perform a variety of paraprofessional and office support tasks in the field of environmental health; to enter data into a variety of software systems; to update and maintain specialized environmental health records; and to do related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is a specialized Environmental Health Aide classification that is responsible for a variety of office, administrative, and general support work related to environmental health.Incumbents assist Registered Environmental Health Specialists in the performance of semi-skilled tasks requiring a basic understanding of science and/or environmental health.This is a discrete classification.
REPORTS TO
Office Services Supervisor; Environmental Health Director; Health Services Director.
CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED
This is not a supervisory classification.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
Provides clerical and administrative support for the Environmental Health Division; assists the public with submission of over-the-counter permit applications and other paperwork; performs basic reviews of materials and documents submitted by the public; answers routine legal and technical questions for other County staff and the public regarding land development, permit processing, and other environmental health functions; interprets environmental health laws, regulations, and similar written materials for members of the public; operates computer systems used in the County; organizes and enters data into various software, spreadsheets, and word processing programs;prepares written reports; observes and records field situations in Environmental Health; performs initial and follow-up fieldwork to determine compliance with existing laws and written notices; serves as a liaison and/or coordinator between Environmental Health Specialists and the public; performs special assignments related to Environmental Health, as assigned.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in an office environment; occasionally works outside; continuous contact with other staff and the public.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
Basic mathematics
Basic knowledge of chemical, biological, physical, and environmental sciences.
Modern office methods and procedures.
Correct English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Good public relations techniques.
Maintenance of files and information retrieval systems.
Computerized methods used by the Department for maintaining and updating records.
Ability to:
Read, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures regarding environmental health inspections, compliance and enforcement.
Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Prepare and present clear and concise reports.
Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.
Analyze situations accurately and determine effective courses of action.
Deal tactfully and courteously with the public and other staff when explaining the functions and policies of the work area where assigned
Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
Effectively represent the Environmental Health Division of the Health Services Department in contacts with the public, other County staff, and other government agencies.
Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
Constantly demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers/clients.
Training and Experience:
Completion of at least thirty (30) semester units from an accredited college or university, which included a minimum of six (6) semester units in the basic sciences.
OR
One (1) year of experience performing a variety of office or administrative support work in a field related to environmental health, and experience in a position requiring substantial public contact.
Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain an appropriate, valid California Driver's License.
The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment.The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein.The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice.Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a "meet and confer" process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.

RETIREMENT - County employees are members of the California Public Employee Retirement system (CalPERS).CalPERS provides a defined benefit pension at retirement for County employees.The pension formulas and employee contribution amounts may vary by bargaining unit, date of hire, prior qualifying service, and classification. Please contact Human Resources for more information.

HEALTH AND INSURANCE BENEFITS - Medical, dental, hospital, vision, life and disability coverage is available to employees and their dependents. The County contributes $800 of the monthly premiums for the insurance plan options.

VACATION ACCRUAL may be adjusted for current city or county government employees.

VACATION ? 80 hours per year during the first five years of service, 120 hours per year after five years, and additional accruals based on years of service beyond fifteen years. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SICK LEAVE - Accrues at a rate of 96 hours per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

HOLIDAYS- An average of twelve paid 8-hour holidays per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SALARY - Lake County has an adopted salary schedule. The salary range for most classifications is in five increments with a provision for longevity increases. Appointments are normally made at the first step of the salary range.

SOCIAL SECURITY - County employees participate in Social Security.

CALIFORNIA STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE ? SDI is available to some County employees.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS and CREDIT UNION MEMBERSHIPS are available to County employees.

01
I understand that all of my relevant education and experience must be included on the application form, and that an unofficial transcript MUST be included in order to use my education as credit toward the minimum qualifications of the job description. Furthermore, I understand that only information contained and submitted on the application will be used when screening my qualifications against the minimum requirements of the position, and failure to include relevant information may eliminate me from consideration for this position.

  • Yes
02
I have a DD-214 and I have been honorably discharged from military service. I will provide it by fax at 707-262-1843, mail to Human Resources 255 N. Forbes St. Lakeport CA 95453, or in person. It is an applicant's responsibility to provide a DD-214 by the closing date of this recruitment.

  • Yes
  • Not Applicable
03
Have you completed at least thirty (30) semester units from an accredited college or university, which included a minimum of six (6) semester units in the basic sciences?

  • Yes
  • No
04
Do you have one (1) year of experience performing a variety of office or administrative support work in a field related to environmental health, and experience in a position requiring substantial public contact?

  • Yes
  • No
05
Do you have, or can you obtain, a valid California Driver's License by date of hire?

  • Yes
  • No
06
I certify that to the best of my knowledge, my answers to the supplemental questions are true and accurate and that all relevant experience, education, certifications, licenses, and trainings are included on my application form. I understand that my answers are subject to verification and that any intentional misrepresentation may be sufficient cause to eliminate me from further consideration for this position.

  • Yes

* Required Question