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Approximate Salary:
$28.28 - $35.23 per hour 
Los Angeles, California
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Technician
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
EH&S Advisor/Auditor
EH&S Consultant
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
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IH Specialist: Single site
IH Specialist: Multi-site
IH Advisor/Auditor
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EH&S-related internship or entry-level
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Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Safety Advisor/Auditor
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Training: Safety/EH&S-related
Industry Segments:
Academic/Educational sector, Environmental Services
Experience level:
0-1 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Environmental Health Specialist (EHS)

Environmental Health Specialist (Health)

FILING DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019


The ideal candidate for Environmental Health Specialist will possess strong professional and technical environmental health and safety experience. S/he will possess the technical knowledge and ability to research, collect and analyze data pertinent to environmental health and safety regulations with minimal supervision. S/he will demonstrate a passion for the field and keeps current with best practices, industry trends and professional knowledge. 

The ideal candidate possesses strong communication skills, written and oral, to communicate clear and concise technical information. And can use Microsoft Office Word and Excel software to prepare clear and concise reports/documents. The ideal candidate is responsible and thrives in a work environment that requires customer service and accountability. S/he is able to work independently; Has excellent self-management skills to effectively and efficiency handle a variety of work assignments, field work and field testing at schools/locations throughout the District. S/he Is able to act quickly and appropriately in stressful situations; And thinks critically and uses good judgment to recognize when to take action or defer to others, as appropriate.

Typical duties of this position include participating in the activities of various environmental health programs by performing a combination of the following duties:

  • Performing field work (e.g., site inspections, audits, and investigations) related to occupational safety and health, environmental assessment, or compliance;
  • Performing field tests using direct read instruments (e.g. multi-gas meters and noise dosimeters) to determine the presence of harmful materials;
  • Responding to emergency calls related to chemical spills, fires, or other hazardous materials/conditions and takes appropriate action as directed.
  • Conducting employee exposure monitoring of designated staff, using appropriate sampling methodologies;
  • Calibrating, operating, and maintaining integrated sampling equipment, and direct-reading instruments;
  • Providing technical information related to environmental health and safety issues to employees, students, and the public;
  • Writing technical and narrative reports and documents. 

We are LAUSD. We are at the forefront of innovation in public schools, with the serious work of tailoring the learning environment to better serve our community. Here, you will have the opportunity to exercise your potential in the business of education. We are technical professionals, skilled workers, support staff, executives, and community champions.We do our jobs with a sense of integrity, accountability, and pride in shaping the future. 


The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) is dedicated to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for students to learn, teachers to teach, and employees to work. This mission is supported through periodic inspections of existing District facilities, and careful review of all proposed school sites to ensure a school environment that is health-protective and conducive to learning.


At Los Angeles Unified School District, an Environmental Health Specialist performs environmental health and safety investigations, surveys, and audits; and prepares written reports and correspondence. This position receives general supervision from a supervisory or management employee such as an Environmental Health Manager.

For additional information about the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS), visit www.lausd.net, Home page, find the “Offices” at the top of the page, then find the department under “E” in the Index. There is currently one (1) 40 hours/week, "E-Basis" vacancy available. "E-Basis" positions work 8 hours per day/234 days per year over 12 months. Paid time off is adjusted accordingly.


Insurance: Paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans.

Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS).

Vacation: Two weeks of paid vacation to start. Three weeks after five years of year-round paid service.

Paid Holidays: 12 days.

NOTE: Positions in this job classification may be offered on a 10 or 11 month basis - salary and paid time off for 10 or 11 month positions will be adjusted accordingly.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree preferably in environmental and occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, environmental engineering, or a closely related field. Any qualifying experience performing environmental health and safety investigations may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis provided that the requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent is met. 


This position requires a valid California Driver License and use of an automobile. 

*Requires wearing a negative pressure respirator;
*Employment is subject to medical clearance;
*Positions in this classification are subject to pertinent provisions of the
General Industry Safety Orders of the California Code of Regulations
regarding protective equipment when exposed to hazardous materials
including, but not limited to, asbestos or lead;
*Employees in this class are subject to call at any hour.


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