ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64000217

Employer
State of Florida
Location
Sebring, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Ref
2129627641
Discipline
Permitting
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Requisition No: 320101

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64000217

Position Number: 64000217

Salary: $31,000 - $39,000

Posting Closing Date: 05/03/2021

DESCRIPTION:

The incumbent, an Environmental Specialist II, is an employee of the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County (DOH Highlands). The Environmental Specialist II is expected to work relatively independently, but under the supervision of the Environmental Health Program Consultant, in accordance with inspection standards and timeframes mandated by the agency. The incumbent conducts advanced Environmental Health Program inspections, investigations, and enforcement of Environmental Health programs assigned, to ensure that minimum requirements of the Florida Administrative Codes are maintained. The incumbent in this position will be required to confer with and/or educate both the public and private sector with respect to long-range public health matters and disease control for the good of the community. This position will be required to confer with engineers, public officials, and community leaders. When violations of Administrative Codes or threats to public health are identified, this position initiates and then uses progressive legal enforcement to seek corrective action. Appropriate documentation of investigative and case work is essential, as well as the use of the various data bases.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education: This position requires a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, with 30+ credit hours of science courses reviewed and approved by the FDOH Facility Programs Section, as needed.

Emergency Duty: 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.

Use of equipment, supplies, technology related to the position. May be required to lift items up to 40 pounds or use tools to move those items.

Weather and Other Environmental Conditions: May be required to work outside in all types of weather extremes, both hot and cold, or in wet conditions caused by rains or other water-related events.

Licensure- FDOH Bureau of Environmental Health certification in Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal and Food Protection or Registered Sanitarian status. Incumbent must possess a valid Florida Driver License, or the ability to obtain one prior to hire.

This position requires a security background check and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

Onsite Sewage Treatment And Disposal Systems: Perform necessary site evaluations, review plans, and approve the issuance of new construction and repair permits in a timely manner in accordance with Chapter 64E-6 FAC Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems, Florida Administrative Code (FAC). Provide advice to homeowners and builder on Florida Statute (FS) and FAC permitting.

Mobile Home Parks, Recreational Vehicle Parks, and Migrant Farm Labor Camps: Perform routine inspections and review plans and applications for operating permits to determine compliance with F.S. and FAC.

Food Service Establishments: Perform inspections of Department of Health (DOH) regulated food service facilities to assure compliance with FAC. Review plans and make recommendations for new and remodeled establishments to insure compliance with F.S. and FAC.

Swimming Pools and Bathing Places: Perform routine inspections and review plans and applications for operating and permits to determine compliance with F.S. and FAC. Collect water samples for bacteriological analysis, as needed.

Biomedical Waste Facilities: Perform routine inspections and review plans and applications for operating and permits to determine compliance with F.S. and FAC.

School Facilities: Perform inspections of all public and private schools including food service operations to assure compliance with F.S. and FAC.

Nuisance Complaint Investigations: Investigate reports of sanitary nuisance complaints. Follow up and assure corrective action has been taken or take necessary legal action.

Body Art: Perform routine inspections and review plans and applications for operating and permits to determine compliance with F.S. and FAC.

SuperAct and Well Surveillance Program: Performs routine inspections and review plans and applications for operating permits for public water systems to determine compliance with F.S. and FAC. Coordinate and collect drinking water samples in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Protection and DOH- Bureau of Toxicology for groundwater chemical contamination. Assist all agencies and the public in remediation of contaminated wells.

Perform other related duties as required by supervisor

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES ESSENTIAL TO THIS ROLE:
  • Knowledge of Statutes, and Rules and Regulations that pertain to the programs. The incumbent in this position is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is subject to provisions of Chapter 60K-15, Career Service System Rules.
  • Use of equipment and supplies related to the position. Incumbent must be able to work outdoors for most of the day.
  • Lead People: Motivate, provide constructive feedback, positive recognition, and organize activities to improve the team skills and performance;
  • Manage Processes: Integrate and effectively utilize all components of the strategic planning process to help DOH Highlands achieve its vision. Appropriately assesses and allocates resources (financial, human, equipment and supplies) develop, implement and evaluate business plans;
  • Human Relations: Work with others in a professional, considerate and helpful manner. Projects a positive image of DOH Highlands and self;
  • Initiative: Be self-confident, motivated, and enthusiastic drive to perform current job duties and undertake duties of greater responsibility;
  • Responsive to Direction: Take and give direction; accept and deliver constructive criticism; and respond and implement suggestions for improvement;
  • Flexibility: Accommodate changing situations or plans for satisfactory performance of the job. Able to change easily from one task to another;
  • Technology: Navigate the Internet, use office suite and assorted software, and use of technology equipment;
  • Communication (Oral & Written): Takes the initiative to communicate accurate, up-to-date plans and information to subordinates, peers, and management. Expresses thoughts clearly, both verbally and in writing. Listens and understands the views of others;
  • Creative Thinking: Develops new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes;
  • Team Building: Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently develops and sustains cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with customer groups; fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust. Develops leadership in others through coaching, mentoring, rewarding and guiding employees;
  • Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others; relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations;
  • Customer Service: Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing excellence in products and services.
  • Time Management: Manages a variety of responsibilities in a timely, efficient manner and is able to prioritize tasks, input of data into data base in a timely manner.


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.
  • Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:
  • State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required
  • Nine 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

Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position. Responses such as "see resume" or "see application" and incomplete applications are subject to disqualification.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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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