Environmental Health Specialist III

Company:  County of Santa Cruz

Location: Santa Cruz, CA

Date Posted: May 15, 2017

Application Deadline:  June 9, 2017

Employment Type: Full time

Salary:  $6,493 – 8,219 / Month

Environmental Health Specialist III

About the Position

Under direction, inspect and investigate environmental health conditions to enforce Federal, State, County and local environmental health and safety laws, ordinances and regulations; obtain compliance or corrective action;  educate the public concerning environmental health and safety; and do other work as required. Environmental Health Specialist III is the professional level expert and/or project leader in the Environmental Health Specialist series. Under direction, incumbents work independently, respond to emergency calls, and are responsible for specialized complex environmental health programs such as water supply, land use, hazardous materials management, housing inspection, plan checker, solid waste management or alternative sewage systems. Additional certificates/training for appropriate specialty areas may be required.  Environmental Health Specialist III positions may be assigned in one of the following units: Consumer Protection, Hazardous Materials, Site Mitigation, Land Use, Sewage Disposal & Waste Water, and Water Resources.


Four years of professional environmental health field experience (after registration). Special Requirements/Conditions: License Requirements: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist issued by the California State Department of Health Services. Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License. Note: Out of state candidates may apply and go through the recruitment process, however, California certificates/licenses must be provided at the time of appointment. For other requirements and more information go to

How to Apply

Apply online at or mail/bring an application to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY# 711.  

Applications will meet the final filing date if received:  

1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date,

2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.