Environmental Health Specialist 3 (EHS 3)-SOM: Department of Public Health Sciences- Sacramento Campus
This is a full time career position with an end date of December 31, 2023 for funding purposes only. This position reports to the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) in the Department of Public Health Sciences. The core activities of COEH are to educate future leaders in occupational and environmental health, develop new knowledge, and bring the resources of the University of California to people affected by health hazards in their workplaces or communities. The Department of Public Health Sciences is a large, complex teaching, research, and clinical department in the UC Davis School of Medicine. The mission of the Department of Public Health Sciences is to improve the health of people using approaches based in epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, and behavioral science through research, educational programs, clinical programs, public service, and policy development. The mission of the Emergency Preparedness contract is to develop and support statewide preparations and response to public health emergencies in partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
Job Summary Final Filing Date : 4/23/2021 Salary Range : $2,329.50 to $4,678.16 (Career Tracks Grade 22) Salary Frequency : Bi-Weekly Appointment Type : Career Percentage of Time : 100% Shift Hour : Varied Location : Public Health Sciences City : Sacramento Union Representation : No Benefits Eligible : Yes
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY
Responsibilities This position serves as an Environmental Health Specialist 3 for state and local environmental health emergency preparedness programs in a liaison role between the CDPH Center for Environmental Health and local health and environmental health departments and works directly with staff in the CDPH Center for Environmental Health and the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH) to develop and deliver environmental health-focused emergency preparedness plans, procedures, and training statewide. The Environmental Health Specialist 3 uses an All-Hazards approach for improving preparedness and response capabilities for CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) incidents impacting health and safety. The incumbent serves as a resource for CCDEH leading efforts to develop the statewide Emergency Support Function (ESF 8) Public Health and Medical system and related mutual aid plans and processes. The incumbent works independently or under general guidance, to assist state and local agencies develop/update disaster plans, health and safety guidance, prepares/reviews plans and reports related to emergency preparedness programs, conducts trainings, delivers presentations, and provides other essential support to local environmental health programs, as needed.
Advanced environmental health education/or equivalent experience or training necessary to effectively comprehend and communicate technical information.
Must have excellent written communication skills to prepare documentation, presentations, and reports for a variety of audiences.
Emergency management experience including emergency planning and program evaluation.
Presentation and training development/delivery experience for diverse audiences.
Proficiency with internet and software tools including Microsoft Office applications (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).
Organizational skills to work effectively to achieve timely progress on multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Must be able to exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with others to secure necessary information and cooperation from a variety of people.
Must be able to employ sound judgment to solve complex problems.
Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills to effectively express ideas assertively, clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.
Must be able to work independently or under general guidance.
California Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) certification.
Incident Command System knowledge.
Strong project management experience.
Experience with general state/local government processes and policies.
In the case of a declared public health emergency (activation of the Medical Health Coordinator Center and/or State Operations Center), the EHS Specialist 3 may work extended hours and on weekends/holidays in support of the CDPH emergerncy operations and response.
Occasional travel throughout California may be required.
This may require driving and/or overnight stays. Valid CA driver's license required and must participate in the DMV Pull Notification program.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
EEO The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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