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​Environmental Health

Classifications in this field administer programs that protect the public from unsafe drinking water; regulate the generation, handling, and disposal of medical waste; oversee the disposal of low-level radioactive waste; protects and manages food, drug, medical device, and radiation sources and license manufacturers of medical cannabis.

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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch
The mission of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch is to eliminate childhood lead poisoning by identifying and caring for lead-burdened children and preventing environmental exposures to lead. The Branch offers multi-layered solutions to this complex problem and provides information for individuals and families, health care providers, lead professionals and public health workers.

​​How to apply

Step 1: Create or Login to Your CalCareer Account

With a CalCareer account, you can take state civil service examinations, store different versions of your application, apply for vacancies, track your application status and save your resume all in one place.

Step 2: Take Examination/Assessment

Before you can work for the State, you need to take and pass an examination for the job type (classification) that you wish to be considered for employment. The assessment process can take many forms (i.e. self-assessments or written exams) and maybe required to be completed in-person or online. Examination Bulletins list the minimum qualifications and the steps required to apply and/or complete the examination/assessment. If you have current or past state experience, you may have Transfer Eligibility or Reinstatement Rights.

Health Education Consultant II$5,884.00-$7,725.00Multiple5H11112/16/2022
Health Education Consultant III (Specialist)$6,465.00-$8,484.00Multiple5H17512/16/2022
Health Program Specialist I$6,061.00-$7,587.00Multiple0PBHCContinuous
Health Program Specialist II$6,658.00-$8,334.00Multiple0PBHJContinuous
Materials and Stores Specialist$3,572.00-$4,891.00Multiple6PB03Continuous
Environmental Scientist$4,145.00-$7,926.00Multiple9PB01Continuous

​Step 3: Search and Apply for Jobs

Once you have taken the examination or established eligibility for the job type that you wish to be considered for employment, you may be considered for open positions in that job type by applying for job vacancies. Login to your CalCareer account, locate the job posting you wish to apply for and click on “Apply for This Job” and follow the prompts.

Career Executive Assignment - Level B - Chief, Division of Environmental Health Laboratories$11,102.00-$13,226.00Non-Tenured Full TimeContra CostaJC# 3350321/11/2023JC# 335032
Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) - Senior Enforcement and Compliance Specialist$7,336.00-$9,126.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesCA Childhood Lead Poison Prevention Branch - RichmondContra CostaJC# 33646512/20/2022OPBDJContinuous
Environmental Scientist - LHRS Environmental Scientist$4,145.00-$7,926.00Permanent Full TimeCenter for Healthy CommunitiesCA Childhood Lead Poison Prevention Branch - RichmondContra CostaJC# 34274912/22/20229PB01Continuous
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