The State of Florida - DeLand, FL (30+ days ago)3.7

Requisition No: 38145

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 64086178

Position Number: 64086178

Salary: $30,988.62 annually

Posting Closing Date: 06/22/2018


Must have a bachelor’s degree or higher in Environmental Health from an accredited college or university; OR Do you have or will have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering or public health by June 15, 2018. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be willing and physically able to lift 50 lbs and work outdoors in extreme environmental conditions. Must be willing and physically able to use a hand auger to auger soil borings to a depth of 72 inches.

The position primarily performs onsite sewage treatment and disposal system inspections and site evaluations as assigned. Conducts site evaluations and prepares permit specifications and restrictions for commercial and residential onsite sewage disposal systems. Reviews sewage disposal-related applications and project plans submitted by developers, engineers and governmental entities for compliance with Chapter 381 Florida Statutes. Enters permit specifications and inspection findings into the Environmental Health Database (EHD) system. Prepares permits with specification and restrictions for commercial and residential onsite sewage disposal systems. Works outdoors to perform inspections and site evaluations for onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems in a wide variety of environments. Conducts inspections of onsite sewage treatment and disposal system installations. Maintains all records required in the proper performance of these programs. Completes assigned work and prepares reports of activities within required timeframes. This position may also perform inspections on other facilities such as food, mobile home parks, pools and tanning. This position is assigned to the Deland office.


Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather in heat and cold for extended periods.
Ability to lift fifty pounds.
Ability to use a hand auger to auger soil borings to a depth of 72 inches.
Knowledge of terminology, principles of analytical techniques, physical and natural sciences.
Knowledge of food hygiene laws, regulations and inspection procedures
Knowledge of food, water and vector-borne disease investigation techniques and control measures
Knowledge of Florida public swimming pool laws, regulations and inspection procedures
Knowledge of Onsite Sewage Treatment & Disposal System (OSTDS) program including construction and operating permits, soils identification, water table determination, and common equipment used for OSTDS systems.
Knowledge of chapter 381 Florida Statutes and associated regulations.
Skilled in interpreting applicable codes and ordinances, detecting violations and identifying and implementing effective measures to achieve compliance.
Skilled in use of environmental health laws, rules and procedures to conduct an accurate and objective inspection and implementing effective measures to achieve compliance.
Skilled in communicating with co-workers and the public in a professional manner.
Ability to collect, evaluate, analyze and interpret scientific and technical data.
Ability to write reports, communicate effectively verbally and in writing, problem solving, planning and organizations.
Ability to use the Environmental Health Database Program to review and prepare permits and review data.
Ability to operate electronic/field sampling/testing equipment and associated computers and software used for routine inspection work.
Ability to identify a sanitary nuisance and prepare enforcement-related documents.
Ability to apply applicable rules, statues, and policies to daily work activities.
Ability to safely use a county or personal automobile for daily work.
Ability to read a permit application, use a laser transit and utilize USDA soil evaluation methodology skills to perform a site evaluation.
Ability to use Microsoft Office 2013 programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to perform daily duties such as preparing reports and spreadsheets and making presentations.
Ability to independently schedule daily work activities in an efficient and time-effective manner.
Ability to present professional image at all times.

All applications must be completed online through People First. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.

**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 participation in direct deposit.

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.

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:

State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required
9 Annual paid holidays
Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)
Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)
Health insurance for individual or family coverage
Life insurance
Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.
Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
Tuition waiver available

Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums. Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums!

Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO:
Single coverage is $50

Family coverage is $180

Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $15

Family coverage is $64.30

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.