ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64004212

Employer
State of Florida
Location
Jacksonville, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 01, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Ref
2134566352
Sector
Government
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Requisition No: 326021

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64004212

Position Number: 64004212

Salary: $36,467.60

Posting Closing Date: 05/03/2021

REQUIREMENTS

Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in environmental health, environmental science, or a physical, natural or biological science. Must have a valid driver's license, free of infraction

Must have at least six months experience working in an area related to the physical/biological/natural/environmental health sciences. Must have at least six months experience communicating or educating the public.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITES

Ability to understand and apply specific rules, regulations, and policies and procedures relating to the safety and sanitation inspections of regulated facilities. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to deal with the public in a professional and courteous manner. Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques as well as utilize computer skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, and the Environmental Health Database System.major infractions, and the ability to use your own four-wheel vehicle.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for enforcing applicable Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Codes and Departmental Policies

and Procedures related to sanitation, safety and control of communicable diseases and hazards to humans in the following

programs: Food Hygiene, Group Care, Mobile Home Parks, Biomedical Waste, Body Art, Tanning as well as other Environmental

Health Programs. The position will play a role in the Divisional Outreach Initiative which will include educating the public on

environmental health and safety issues.s.

Public Health Competency Domain 1: Analytical /Assessment Skills

Conducts regulatory/sanitation inspections at assigned food hygiene and group care facilities for compliance with Florida Statute 381.0072 which consist of Schools (Public, Private, Charter and Colleges), Assisted Living Facilities, Adult Day Care Centers, Transitional Living Facilities, Intermediate Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Fraternal/Civic Organizations, Detention Facilities, After School Meal Program Sites, Bars without food preparation, and Limited Food Operations. These inspections are conducted quarterly, tri-annual, Semi-annual, or annually according to provisions of the appropriate Florida Statues, Florida Administrative Codes, and the Environmental Health Program Manual. The incumbent will coordinate efforts with Local, State, and Federal Health and Safety Agencies as needed.

Conducts sanitation inspections of all Foster Homes, Group Homes and Adoption Placement Homes for compliance with the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Children and Families Interagency agreement. Inspects all assigned permitted and Exempt generators of biomedical waste in Duval County at least once annually between October 1 and September 30 (for permitted Facilities) each licensing year for compliance with Florida Statue 381.098 and Chapter 64E-16 Florida Administrative Code. Exempted Facilities will be inspected once every 3 years. Inspections consists of a review of the generating facility's biomedicals waste policy and procedures, yearly staff training, and manifest receipts from licensed transporter of waste removal as per Chapter 64E-16, F.A.C. Documents any violations observed during each inspection in the appropriate manner prescribed.

Conducts Mobile Home Park inspections per Florida Administrative Code 64E-15 and Florida Statues, 513.

Inspects all tanning facilities in Duval County at least twice a year during the permit year per Florida Administravie Code and Environmental Health Program Manual for compliance with Florida Statute 381.89 and Chapter 64E-17 F.A.C. Documents all violations observed in the manner prescribed.

Public Health Competency Domain 6: Public Health Science Skills

Performs all assigned duties during disaster drills or actual disaster occurrence. Serves as one of the back-up on call staff for any biomedical waste spills/complaints.

Public Health Competency Domain 7: Financial Planning Management Skills

Position is responsible for completing all required reports inclluding Daily Activity Reports, Leave and Attendance, Mileage and Itinerary Sheets. All inspections required travel related duties.

This position performs travel related to all field work, assigned duties and training requirements.

Conducts Epidemiological investigations of food-borne diseases outbreaks, public health complaints, and other health threatening sitautions to which the general public may be exposed. Works with the Supervisor, Regional Epidemioloigst, Epidemiology and other Agencies as needed.

Must attend all mandatory training as required including but not limited to biomedical waste, body art, food hygiene, group care, and Mobile Home Parks. Certified Environmental Health Professional as required per Florida Statute 381.0101 (Food Hygiene Certification).

**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. 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

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.

BENEFITS:

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.