FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
IN ORANGE COUNTY
JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE AGENCY APPOINTMENT
Class Title: Environmental Specialist I
Position Number: 64003266
Base Salary: $1,271.70 Biweekly
Location: 1001 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200 - Environmental Health
Orlando, FL 32803
**Position subject to continued funding.
**NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. **
Starting January 1, 2012, tobacco products (use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products) will not be allowed to be consumed on Orange County Health Department property including buildings (interior and exterior), parking to comply with the Tobacco Free policy on any facility, campus, or building that is owned or leased by, or on behalf of, OCHD including: buildings (interior and exterior), walkways, parking lots, public and private vehicles parked in the lots, and any public sidewalks that fall within the OCHD facility boundaries. Any person who violates the Tobacco Free policy may be subject to disciplinary action.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in environmental health, environmental science, or a physical science or biological science. The degree must already be obtained at the time of application to this position.
A total of at least 30 semester hours or 40 quarter hours of undergraduate coursework in environmental health, environmental science, or a physical science or biological science. The hours of science must already be completed at the time of application to this position.
Receive OSTDS certification within 6 months of hire.
A valid FL driver’s license OR a valid driver’s license from another state (will be required to get a FL driver license within 30 days of hire).
Must have access to a personal vehicle to complete site inspections in Orange County.
Must be able to kneel, bend, lift and carry 50 pounds, maneuver different types of terrain, and use fine motor skills to obtain soil, water and other samples.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for site evaluations, plan review, permitting, inspections, re-inspections and violation enforcement of onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems to ensure compliance with Chapter 64E-6 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) and site evaluations must also comply with State Health Office memos 05-014 and 06-003. This would include consultation with professional engineers, contractors, installers, clients and the general public in applicable matters. This would also include maintaining contact and coordination of activities with other concerned agencies such as the Department of Environmental Protection or Orange County Environmental Protection Department when necessary. Incumbent must have a valid FL driver's license and access to a personal vehicle in order to carry out inspections within Orange County.
Conducts compliance inspections in assigned area for Industrial/Manufacturing, Commercial and Aerobic Treatment Unit (ATU) operating permits to ensure system, site conditions, facility and all associated paperwork are in compliance.
Complete and return all paperwork pertaining to job duties legibly and in proper order. This would also include timely submittal of timesheets, mileage and EARS.
Investigate all nuisance complaints assigned by supervisor and follow up as necessary.
This position is responsible for improving environmental health performance by completing their assigned community Environmental Health expectations.
Performs all other duties as required.
Maintains confidentiality and security of records as specified by department regulations and laws.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES, INCLUDING UTILIZATION OF EQUIPMENT, REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to determine work priorities, assigns work, and ensures proper completion of work assignments.
Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems.
These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.
Talking to others to effectively convey information.
Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.
Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to the OSTDS program.
Ability to understand and follow legislative policy direction as established in FL Statutes.
Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to environmental programs.
This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. A background screening will be completed on each applicant selected for a position designated as "sensitive" and a drug test will be conducted on each applicant selected for positions designated as "safety sensitive" in accordance with department policies (Background Screening DOHP 60-5-08 and Drug Free Workplace DOHP 60-9-99). 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. Incumbent may be required to perform emergency duty before, during and/or beyond normal business hours and/or days. We request that all applications be completed online with People First. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.