Requisition No: 37726
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 64006965
Position Number: 64006965
Salary: $32,000 annual
Posting Closing Date: 08/09/2018
The incumbent in this position shall be responsible for multiple environmental health programs in Hendry and Glades Counties. This position requires vast technical knowledge within all environmental health programs. The incumbent must be able to exercise discretion and make independent professional judgments within all environmental health programs. Primary responsibilities include, conducting inspections of onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems, permitting, coordinating and conducting water-well construction inspections. Other responsibilities monitoring and conducting routine inspections of summer food facilities, mobile home, lodging, recreational vehicle parks, recreational camps, investigating complaints and preparing reports, legal notices and other documents. Position functions independently and under the direction of the Environmental Manager. This position is headquartered at the Florida Department of Health in Hendry County, Division of Environmental Health, and reports directly to the Environmental Manager. The incumbent in this position is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of Chapter 60L-36, Florida Administrative Code
Bachelor’s degree from an U.S. accredited college or university with minimum of 30 credit hours in a related field (Environmental Health, Environmental Science or a Physical or Biological Science) is required. A valid Florida driver’s license and reliable transportation are required. This position requires that the incumbent have the ability to lift 60 pounds and be able to move freely around construction sites and undeveloped property in high heat and humid conditions. Incumbent is expected to work beyond the normal work day in the event of a disaster or as needed. 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. Certification in Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal System Program is required by Florida Statute 381.0101. Certification must be obtained within six months of hire and recertification every two years as required.
Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat thereof, man-made or natural.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts initial and final inspections of installations for the onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems.
Reviews applications, plans, and well construction forms and insures compliance for permitting.
Issues permits and monitors construction of all wells to meet compliance
Drafts appropriate correspondence for compliance and enforcement actions.
Reviews and recommends action on license applications for mobile home, lodging, recreational vehicle parks, and recreational camps.
Perform routine compliance inspections on mobile home, lodging, recreational vehicle parks, and recreational camp.
Perform inspections and nuisance complaint investigations and initiate compliance, and enforcement actions when appropriate for assigned facilities and locations regulated under the Community Environmental Health or Environmental Health programs as assigned
Perform compliance inspections on summer food facilities.
Conduct required maintenance on equipment and assigned vehicle, as needed.
Participate in in-service training programs as required and within time specified.
Remain aware of Security Policy protocols.
Perform as assigned any other duties within the scope of environmental health as directed by the supervisor.
Enter Daily Activity Records on a daily basis.
This position may be required to present expert witness testimony and represent the Department in legal proceedings involving noncompliant person or facilities with Hendy and Glades Counties.
Performs other related duties as assigned, including disaster preparedness assignments.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES DEEMED ESSENTIAL TO THIS POSITION:
Knowledge of basic computer skills, the Environmental Health Database program and Environmental Health Database Mobile App.
Knowledge of field equipment required, including but not limited to, digital camera, and other equipment as deemed necessary to perform facility inspections.
Incumbent will be assigned a county vehicle and will be responsible for maintaining and operating the vehicle per state and county regulations.
Knowledge of environmental principles, practices, & procedures
Knowledge of correct spelling, punctuation & grammar usage
Skill in using basic water testing equipment and procedures
Skill in using GPS Unit
Ability to speak both English and Spanish
Ability to operate general office equipment.
Ability to frequently use, telephone, computer, copier, and small hand tools, i.e.: stapler, scissors etc.
Ability to follow office procedures & practices
Ability to handle telephone calls in a courteous & effective manner
Ability to communicate effectively verbally & in writing
Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships
Ability to understand, interpret & apply applicable rules, regulations, policies & procedures
Ability to prioritize individual workload
Ability to frequently bend, kneel, reach, and sit or stand for long periods of time
Ability to lift & carry up to 60 pounds as needed
Ability to work with occasional loud noises indoors and/or outdoors
Ability to work outdoors with various temperature changes
Ability to walk for long periods of time or great distances
Ability to locate information that is listed alphabetically & numerically
Ability to follow instructions
Ability to review data for accuracy & completeness
Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision.
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 (DOH) 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. Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may upload their supporting documentation to People First when applying. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.
** Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. **
This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
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, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.
The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility. Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
The State of Florida is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.
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.