Supervising Environmental Health Specialist

Ventura County Resource Management Agency
Until Filled

$76,584.13 - $107,485.35 Annually, plus Benefits

Under direction, the Supervising Environmental Health Specialist plans, organizes and administers assigned program areas; supervises professional and technical staff; and performs related duties as required.

The successful candidate will be able to communicate verbally and in writing across a wide range of groups effectively and tactfully.  The candidate will have the ability to lead, direct, and train subordinate staff and possess strong interpersonal skills.  
The ideal candidate will also have program lead or supervisory experience, the ability to oversee special projects and deliver program services including education, permitting, inspection, investigation, enforcement and/or response to environmental health. The candidate will be enthusiastic and innovative and able to identify and solve problems in an environment of changing priorities.  The candidate will have a strong understanding of the regulatory framework related to multiple Environmental Health programs.

Upon request of the appointing authority and the CEO or their designee, subject to the applicable section of the SEIU 721 MOA 2019-2022, Amendment #6 (Secs. 3801 – 3803):
Upon request of the appointing authority and the CEO or their designee New hires may be eligible for the following:
  • New hires may be eligible for a one-time New Hire Incentive up to 10% of the current annual base wage 
  • In compliance with specific requirements, a regular employee may be eligible for an Employee Referral Incentive of $500
  • Once hired upon meeting specific criteria a regular employee may be eligible for an Employee Retention Incentive of up to 10% of the current annual base wage

Considerable professional environmental health experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge and abilities. The required knowledge and abilities can typically be obtained by a Bachelor's degree in environmental health science or related field and six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in environmental or occupational health. For some positions experience in geology, hydrology or hazardous materials may also be required.

A Master's degree in environmental health science or a related field and/or registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in California may each substitute for one (1) year of experience.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid California driver license. 
  • Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in California is required for this position.

  • Supervisory and/or Environmental Health program lead experience. 
  • Experience with Environmental Health program development. 
  • Experience with developing, evaluating and updating policies and procedures. 
  • Ability to interpret and implement complex regulatory requirements and initiate administrative or legal action. 
  • Experience effectively communicating program goals, administrative policies, and technical information to staff and the general public. 
  • Experience with database maintenance and process development.
  • Experience participating in external organizations and technical advisory groups or committees.

To apply on-line, please refer to our website at . If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
Note to Applicants:  It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

NOTE: The selection process will likely consist of an Oral Exam, which may be preceded or replaced with the score from a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E), contingent upon the size and quality of the candidate pool. In a typical T&E, your training and experience are evaluated in relation to the background, experience and factors identified for successful job performance during a job analysis. For this reason, it is recommended that your application materials clearly show your relevant background and specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is also highly recommended that the supplemental questions within the application are completed with care and diligence. Responses such as "See Resume" or "Refer to Resume" are not acceptable and may disqualify an applicant from further evaluation.   

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Liz Gonzalez by e-mail at or telephone at (805) 654-3611.