The State of Florida - Bartow, FL3.7

Requisition No: 48149

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AIDE - 64049966

Position Number: 64049966

Salary: $12.50 - $13.00

Posting Closing Date: 11/19/2018

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Polk County. If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida. We hope you decide to join our team! Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Polk 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 assigned to the Environmental Health Division under the supervision of the Environmental Supervisor II in the Facility Programs Unit. Work involves a variety of complex and technical duties for Environmental Health support, Environmental Supervisors, and Environmental Specialists. Duties performed require initiative, independent decision making, and obtaining solutions by operating with policies, laws, rules, and guidelines.

Receives and screens applications and supporting documentation that is submitted to this Agency for licenses and permits. Reviews each application for completeness and accuracy. Assists with permit application process in accordance Department guidelines, and provides information to appropriate staff members.
Inputs facility information and technical data into the Environmental Health Database (EHD) for DOH Environmental Health Programs, DEP OCULUS, DEP ORACLE, and other pertinent databases. Acts as lead in Facility Programs scanning of documents into approved database(s).
Assists with the technical review of plans and specifications for the construction and operation of Facility Programs facilities in conformance with applicable State and Local laws or codes.
Prepares correspondence, memorandums, legal notices, and field reports. Proofreads material for correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Assists in the maintenance of records and files corresponding to facility programs. Assists with review and preparation of documentation in permitting and enforcement.
Initiates complaint records in EHD for investigation, and route to the appropriate inspector.
Participates in enforcement action as requested, including assistance in preparing enforcement letters.
Accompanies inspectors in the field to assist as needed. Collects environmental samples.
Completes mandatory Department trainings within required time frames. Completes and submits Employee Activity Reports (EARs), timesheets, and other required paperwork within Department required timeframes and guidelines.
Incumbent works as back-up at switchboard that handles calls for all Environmental Health services throughout the county. The incumbent answers the switchboard, screens, and directs incoming phone calls, and assists with inquiries. Deals directly with clients by telephone and is responsible for managing a high volume of incoming telephone calls and must respond promptly to client inquiries. Provides basic and accurate information in-person and via phone/email. The incumbent also greets persons entering the building, and directs them appropriately.
Performs other duties as required, including performance of additional interpreter duties, consistent with skill level, and as needed.

Physical requirements:
This position may include a limited field work component where the employee performs field duties in all conditions including high summer temperatures. Position duties may involve frequent walking and standing. Some locations and sites may require the ability to walk over uneven terrain for significant distances.
Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

Knowledge of environmental field work and the practical application of scientific principles and techniques.
Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to environmental programs.
Skill in maintaining and organizing files and records.
Ability to communicate and work effectively with clients, coworkers and the public.
Skill in reviewing forms and documents requiring close attention to detail
Ability to plan, organize and schedule work assignments.
Skill in the operation of a personal computer and the use of common software applications
Licensure/registration/certification requirement (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

Valid Florida Driver’s License
A high school diploma or its equivalent.
***Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.

***Note: Confidentiality: Incumbent may have access to records containing Social Security numbers in the performance of their job duties.

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.

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.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

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 on 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.

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.

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