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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
$6,764 - $8,219/Mo. 
Santa Rosa, California
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
IH Specialist: Single site
IH Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Environmental Services, Government / Public Sector
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Supervising Environmental Health Specialist (Industrial Hygiene)

Sonoma County is a wonderful place to live, work, and play!

We welcome applicants to join us in developing cooperative working relationships with the community and other regulatory agencies to protect public health and promote sound environmental practices.

The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services is seeking qualified individuals to fill two Supervising Environmental Health Specialist positions.

Supervising Environmental Health Specialists oversee, plan, and direct the work of the Consumer Protection Program. He/she supervises the Environmental Health Specialist team in the education of the public and the enforcement of state and county laws and regulations; assists the Environmental Health Director/Program Manager in the development of Environmental Health programs; leads and develops program staff and encourages professional growth; provides recommended program improvements; advises and assists community groups on environmental health issues; conducts complex field observations in conjunction with law enforcement and confers with local and state officials concerning environmental health, sanitation methods, and public health problems.

The ideal candidates will function as a vital part of the Environmental Health leadership team and will possess the creative vision necessary to advance the Section's goals and services. He/she will be a progressive, responsive, and service oriented supervisor that demonstrates the ability to perform as a leader, who develops and coaches staff.

Qualifications for this position normally include graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in environmental health science, biology, chemistry, physics, microbiology, or related subjects, as required by state law, and two years of working level professional experience; or one year of advanced working level professional experience, in the field of environmental health and safety regulation and enforcement (e.g. working as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, a Registered Sanitarian, an Environmental Sanitarian, a Public Health Sanitarian, a Certified Environmental Health Professional, or as an equivalently recognized professional). Some lead or supervisory experience is desirable. A Master's degree in Public Health, Health Science, or Public Administration is desirable.

License: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist as required by the State of California's Health and Safety Code.


In addition to the training, opportunities for advancement, variety of work, camaraderie, and generous starting pay, you can look forward to some excellent benefits, including:

  • A cash allowance of approximately $600/month for full-time staff;
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $850;
  • Eligibility for a 5% salary increase after 1040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a 5% salary increase every year thereafter for good work performance, until reaching the top of the salary range;
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, and 11 paid holidays per year;
  • Defined benefit plan fully integrated with Social Security; and
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits.
*Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

Sonoma County offers a rare and compelling array of scenic, recreational, and geographic options – including inspiring coastline and beaches, the Russian River, and majestic redwoods. The County encompasses over one million acres of land and water, rich with parks, campsites, lakes, and open space. Sonoma County is also home to 500,000 residents and offers a wide variety of restaurants, art and music festivals, farmer's markets, and concert venues. Local schools continually rank high on California's Academic Performance Index. Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University offer higher education opportunities.

Continuous filing until the positions are filled! 
To view the complete position details and apply online, visit us by clicking the "Apply for this job" link above, or phone Human Resources at (707) 565-8059. EOE