Grow your environmental health specialist career with the County of Sonoma. Become a Land Use Environmental Health Specialist with Permit Sonoma.
Starting salary up to $47.79/hour ($99,743/year) depending upon position level, a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!*
$5,894 - $8,311/Monthly*
Land Use Environmental Health Specialist I, II & Senior
Currently Permit Sonoma is recruiting to fill their position at either the I, II, and/or Senior level. If you are interested in applying at the other levels of this opportunity, you must apply to the separate, concurrent recruitments being conducted for those levels.
Join Permit Sonoma
Sonoma County contains numerous soil types and is at the forefront of innovative and experimental septic systems. Currently, across the county, approximately 4,000 permitted, non-standard systems are being monitored. As a Land Use Environmental Health Specialist in Permit Sonoma, you will provide a unique level of expertise in the evaluation and permitting of septic systems and water well construction. You will also work with the public to encourage sound sanitary practices; assess and approve permits for land development, private sewage systems, and water wells; and provide consultation, information, and educational services regarding soils and groundwater concerns. Additionally, Land Use Environmental Health Specialists’ conduct plan check and inspections of assigned geographic areas. Please visit Permit Sonoma’s website to learn more about the valuable services they provide the community we serve - our community!
Please note that qualified candidates for this position must be certified by the State of California as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), per California Health and Safety Code Sections 106600-106735. Additionally, the ideal candidate will also possess:
Since the State of California Department of Public Health oversees the REHS process for this position, applicants without current REHS certification will not be considered as qualified for this position. For additional information about how to meet CA requirements, and how out-of-state equivalency determinations are made by the State, please visit
What We Offer
When you join Permit Sonoma's challenging and rewarding work environment, you become a valuable team member and gain the satisfaction of knowing you're working together to better your community. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:
*Salary is negotiable within the established salary range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. This recruitment is open continuously and may close at any time without notice. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.
For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply use the Apply Now link on this posting or call 707-565-2331.
The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and we are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve.
$70,732 - $99,743 Per YearJob Category:
EHS Multi-site, Environmental Multi-site, Environmental Single-site, EHS - West Coast regionPosition Type:
2 - 5 yearsEducation:
Associate DegreeIndustry Segments
Government / Public Sector