The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) enhances San Diegans' quality of life by protecting public health and safeguarding environmental quality, educating the public to increase environmental awareness, and implementing and enforcing local, state, and federal environmental laws. DEH regulates the following: retail food safety; public housing; public swimming pools; small drinking water systems; mobile-home parks; onsite wastewater systems; recreational water; aboveground and underground storage tanks and cleanup oversight; and medical and hazardous materials and waste. In addition, DEH serves as the Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency, prevents disease carried by rats and mosquitoes and helps to ensure safe workplaces for County employees.

Watch this video to learn how DEH inspects restaurants to make sure the food you're served is cooked, prepared, and stored safely.
And find out how DEH protects public health and safeguards our environment with everything from restaurant inspections to testing water at our beaches and from underground storage tanks to HazMat response in this brief video.

The recruitment for Chief, Departmental Operations - 14092711U has re-opened!

This is an open recruitment

Further information may be obtained and online applications can be found at this link:

Chief, Departmental Operations – Environmental Health Option– Hazardous Materials

This recruitment will be suspended on Sunday, May 10, 2015 so please submit your application by that date.

NOTE: If you previously applied for this position with this same recruitment number (14092711U) you don’t need to re-apply; your application is still valid. 

The recruitment for Deputy Director, Environmental Health is now open!

This is an open recruitment

Further information may be obtained and online applications can be found at this link:

Deputy Director, Environmental Health

The first review of applications will take place Friday May 1, 2015 so please submit your application by that date 

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