Department of Health
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 64085193
$30,988.62 - $34,087.48
Posting Closing Date:
The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County in its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its vision to be the healthiest state in the nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.
This position is an Environmental Specialist I performing outdoor compliance work, conducting site evaluations collecting information inspecting and investigating for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that adversely affect either the environment, property, or the health of the population. Uses knowledge of various scientific disciplines to take action based on data derived from measurements or observations and other sources. Communicates with the public in a clear, concise, understandable, tactful and professional manner. Provides accurate written reports as required and participates in hearings and court cases as required.
Performs work related to the on-site sewage treatment and disposal systems program. Includes but not limited to performing site evaluations (new, modifications and repairs), construction and final inspections. Enters work into the Environmental Health Database (EHD) system. Approves final construction for on-site sewage disposal system.
Inspects Storage Tanks and prepares reports in the DEP Storage Tank Program.
Attends various professional conferences and short course seminars to further knowledge and keeps abreast of new developments in the field of Environmental health. Performs inspections of Tanning, Mobile Home & RV Park Facilities and Investigates sanitary nuisance complaints.
Performs other work as assigned. Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position: Knowledge of Florida Administrative Codes governing Storage Tanks, Limited Use Wells, Pools, Sanitary Nuisances, MHPs, and ability to learn others as needed. Knowledge of office computer software. Knowledge of DEP software FIRST. Knowledge of DEP Task Assignment and procedures required by Contract. Skill in the use of personal computers. Skill with hand tools and manual labor implements such as a shovel. Ability to use soil testing equipment. Ability to read blueprints and surveys. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to use laser equipment. Ability to lift 58 pounds or more. Ability to solve problems using mathematics and scientific methods. Ability to maintain a valid FL Driver’s License. Ability to use measuring devices. Ability to record data by writing legibly and drawing to scale. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to work independently. Ability to apply advanced problem solving skills.
Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite): Certified Environmental Health Professional (CEHP) in OSTDS pursuant to Florida Administrative Code 64E-18Other job-related requirements for this position:
Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural. Confidentiality: Incumbent may have access to records containing social security numbers in the performance of their job duties.
- Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic submission process.
Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days
Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade.
Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, visit http://www.sss.gov.
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Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to positions within the Career Service).
Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise. Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.