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Live & Work Where Others Play!

Land of blue skies, green trees and golden opportunities captures the essence of the quality of life in beautiful and historic Tuolumne County. Rolling hills, towering green pines, graceful oaks and the snow-covered Sierra peaks provide the backdrop for a lifestyle that is hard to beat.

The area enjoys a mild, four-season climate. While a light snow may fall a few times a year, winters are relatively mild and above the fog of the San Joaquin Valley.

This rural setting lies only a half an hour from local ski resorts and mountain recreation, 120 miles from San Francisco, a few hours south of Lake Tahoe and within an hour of Yosemite National Park.

Local Recreation

Tuolumne County is home to endless year round recreational opportunities. During winter, you can ski and snowboard at Dodge Ridge, snowmobile in the high country, or ice skate at Long Barn.

You’ll never be bored in the summertime! Our county is home to boating and fishing on Lake Don Pedro, New Melones Reservoir, Lake Tulloch, Cherry Lake, Lyons Lake, and smaller high country lakes which can be reached by hiking or during a pack trip into the Emigrant Wilderness. Go whitewater rafting on our world famous Class 1 – 5 rapids, or take a lazy float trip in neighboring Knights Ferry. Camping, hiking, biking, and off road vehicle opportunities are endless.

We’re also the proud home of historic Columbia State Park, the best preserved Gold Rush town in the Mother Lode region, and historic Railtown 1897 State Park in Jamestown, where you can ride the train at one of the last operating railroad roundhouses.


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Environmental Health Specialist I/II

Location: Community Resources Agency | Sonora, CA | Environmental Health
Open Until: December 31, 2017 at 03:27 PM PST
Job Status: Full-Time
Details: I: $23.06 - $28.15, II: $25.48 - $31.10 Per Hour
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The Position


Under general supervision, performs a variety of inspections, investigations, and enforcement activities to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local environmental laws and regulations; and performs related duties as assigned.


Receives direct or general supervision from the Director of Environmental Health. Exercises no direct supervision over staff. May provide technical and functional direction to assigned staff.


Environmental Health Specialist I: This is the entry-level of this series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform a variety of duties related to environmental health inspections and code enforcement activities. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied and are performed with greater independence. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the II level, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise. This class is flexibly staffed with the Environmental Health Specialist II.

Environmental Health Specialist II: This is the journey-level of the series registered by the State of California, competent to independently perform the full scope of duties required. This class is flexibly staffed with the Senior Environmental Health Specialist. Positions at this level are distinguished from the I level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the Senior level in that the latter is the specialist level which performs the most difficult, technical, complex and specialized health enforcement and project/program coordination which requires a higher degree of independent judgment on diverse and generalized assignments with a greater degree of accountability and ongoing decision making responsibility.

These positions in the Environmental Health Specialist class series are flexibly staffed and positions at the II level are normally filled by advancement from the I level requiring one (1) additional year of experience and after gaining the knowledge, skill, and experience which meet the qualifications for and after demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class

Minimum Qualifications

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Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in in environmental health, biological or natural science or closely related field, which meets the minimum standards and qualifications for registration as an Environmental Health Specialist under the applicable provisions of California law.

Environmental Health Specialist I: No experience.

Environmental Health Specialist II: One (1) year of increasingly responsible professional experience in an environmental health department, or one year as an Environmental Health Specialist I in Tuolumne County.



Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record, and

Environmental Health Specialist I:

Ability to meet eligibility requirements for registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in the state of California, and possession of a Letter of Eligibility stating that those requirements have been met.

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in the state of California (per California Administrative Code, Title 17, Sections 7941-7941.5) within two years of appointment.

Environmental Health Specialist II:

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in the state of California (per California Administrative Code, Title 17, Sections 7941-7941.5).

Additional Information

To be eligible for consideration for this position you must:

  • Possess certification of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in the state of CA, or
  • Possess a Letter of Eligibility from the CA Department of Public Health, or
  • Have submitted your transcripts to CPS HR Consulting for evaluation (This option may qualify you for an interview, but you will not be eligible for hire until you have received a Letter of Eligibility. Use of this option will be at the Department's discretion based upon candidate pool and operational need.) 

For information on meeting the above requirements, see the links below:

Click here for information on how to become registered as an Environmental Health Specialist in the state of California.

Click here for information on CPS HR's Environmental Health Specialist Transcript Evaluation process and requirements, options I-IV.

Click here for information on CPS HR's Environmental Health Specialist Transcript Evaluation process and requirements, option V.