Environmental Health Specialist I-Iv

Port Of Long Beach Long Beach , CA 90802

Posted 2 weeks ago


Applications are available online beginning Friday, August 5, 2022, through 4:30 pm, Friday, August 19, 2022.


The City of Long Beach requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the City of Long Beach's Human Resources Department for the duration of the vaccine mandate.

Salary Information:

Grade I- $1,984.32 - $2,692.40 biweekly

Grade II- $2,304.32 - $3,129.20 biweekly

Grade III- $2,423.44 - $3,293.20 biweekly

Grade IV- $2,613.84 - $3,549.28 biweekly

Some positions in this classification qualify for a Recruitment Incentive ofup to $6,000. For more information on the City of Long Beach's Recruitment Incentive Program pleaseclick here.


This classification is currently used in the Health Department. The Health Department is seeking to fill vacancies at grades I-IV. Of the current vacancies, there is five (5) Grade I-II, one (1) Grade Level III, and one (1) Grade Level IV vacancies in the Health Department.


Under general supervision, performs and/or assists in regular and special inspections of establishments, institutions, dwellings and facilities subject to state and local health laws; inspects establishments and special events engaged in the manufacturing, processing, handling or dispensing of food; inspects public swimming pools; inspects dwellings, institutions and other establishments subject to public health licensing; investigates citizen complaints regarding community sanitation; collects samples of food, water, beverages and other matter for laboratory analysis; issues notices of violation; performs analyses, studies and surveys; prepares reports; may inspect food facilities for disposal of fats, oils and greases; may inspect food street vendors and other mobile food operations; may appear as a witness in legal proceedings relating to enforcement of local and state sanitation laws; may advise representatives of business concerns, institutions or government on the prevention and/or correction of nuisances and unsanitary conditions; may perform educational outreach to commercial food workers and members of the public on food protection and safe food handling; performs other related duties as required.


Applicants must meet one of the following options A, B, or C:

A. A valid California State Certification as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (proof required) *.

B. Evidence of acceptance to take the State of California Examination for Registered Environmental Health Specialist (proof required) *.

C. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Environmental Health, Sanitation, Sanitary Engineering, Public Health, or a closely related field and documentation of California State Department of Health review of college transcripts, as required for eligibility to participate in the Environmental Health Specialist examination.

The ability to complete an intensified study and training program in order to qualify by examination as an Environmental Health Specialist within two (2) years of appointment date.

A current evaluation letter from the State of California, Department of Public Health, stating that the education qualifications specified in the State of California, Health and Safety Code Section 106625 have been met to be employed as an Environmental Health Specialist Trainee (proof required) *.


  • Knowledge and experience with computer software and personnel computers.

  • Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with the public; effectively communicate orally and in writing.

Willingness to work an irregular schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

A valid driver's license is required by the hiring department.

As specified in the State of California, Health and Safety Code Section 106625, candidates who qualify under Option B or C must obtain their State certification within three years of working as an Environmental Health Specialist trainee. Employment will be subject to termination if certification is not received within three years.

  • Proof of required documents, such as degree or transcripts, must be uploaded to the online application at the time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristics on the form.

    Degrees must indicate the field of study and transcripts must indicate a field of study and degree conferred date. Candidates who possess degrees from colleges or universities outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalence at the time of filing.


Application and Supplemental Application Qualifying

Screening of applicants will be conducted on the basis of application and required supplemental application submitted. This selection procedure will be conducted using a continuous non-competitive process, which means applications are evaluated solely on training, experience, education, or certification.

All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be placed on an eligible list. Applicants receiving Veteran's Credit will be placed on the eligible list first and then in the order in which applications were filed. This is a continuous eligible list, which means eligible lists may be established periodically and may expire six months from their effective date.

Applicants may apply only once during a four-month period. Applications received by August 19, 2022, will be placed on Test #01 established eligible list. Based on the number of applications accepted, the selection procedure may be changed. In the event a revision is necessary, the affected persons will be notified.

If you have not received notification of the status of your application within two (2) weeks of the close of application filing period, please contact the Civil Service Department at (562) 570-6202.

The City of Long Beach is committed to creating a workplace where every employee is valued for who they are. Having our workforce reflect the diversity of our community at various levels of the organization is a continuous goal embraced by our departments, management staff, and policymakers.

To support efforts of fairness and diversity, City Leadership is committed to incorporating equity and inclusion into our work by supporting staff and community partners. We are committed to promoting transparency by publishing updated demographic information for employees, including workforce diversity data and pay by race and gender.

In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer, or Tagalog) are desirable for some position interacting with the public.

This information is available in an alternative format by request at (562) 570-6202. If special accommodations is desired, please contact the Civil Service Department two (2) business days prior to the test at (562) 570-6202. For hearing impaired, call (562) 570-6638.An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Environmental Health Specialist I-Iv

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