ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 64081130

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Employer
State of Florida
Location
Tallahassee, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 15, 2021
Ref
2213498115
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Requisition No: 383923

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 64081130

Position Number: 64081130

Salary: $46,381.00

Posting Closing Date: 06/13/2021

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - OPEN COMPETITIVE

This is pending reclassification to Environmental Consultant

Your Specific Responsibilities:

The Florida Department of Health is seeking a human health risk assessor to join its interdisciplinary Hazardous Waste Site Health Risk Assessment program. As part of one of the premier federally funded programs in the country, the position assesses and responds to site- and community-specific issues involving human exposure to hazardous substances in the environment by using on-line environmental health research and various risk assessment tools. The position evaluates the public health impact from exposure to these environmental contamination and ensures the citizens of Florida have the best information available to understand health risks and what can be done to reduces/eliminates health and exposure risk. The position serves as liaison, consults with and provides technical assistance to the public, county health departments, state laboratories, universities, and other state or federal agencies regarding environmental toxicology and contamination. The position provides interpretation of pertinent public health statutes, rules, policies, and standards and interprets Florida Statutes and regulations related to environmental programs. The position coordinates with local, state, and federal agencies on specific projects and participates in the planning, development, and implementation of interagency agreements, programs, and research projects related to the assessment of human health risk and potential impacts from exposure to environmental contaminants. The position represents the department at public meetings, hearings, and workshops and provides oversight for the implementation of a statewide environmental health program as well as assists state and federal agencies in developing environmental standards and risk communication for the mitigation or minimization of human health impact from exposure to environmental contaminants. The position also assists the Program Administrator in managing programmatic grant activities in accordance with program requirements including preparing grant application packages, projecting and scheduling projects and activities and preparing grant reports as well as makes recommendations to the program administrator on proposed and existing projects and activities, undergoing review for consistency with state laws, regulations and policies.

Qualifications:

The Florida Department of Health is seeking a candidate with a 4-year bachelor's degree from a college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences (e.g., biochemistry, biological science, chemical science, environmental science) or engineering and three years of professional experience OR a master's degree from a college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering and two years of professional experience OR a doctorate from a college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering and one year of professional experience.

In addition, the Florida Department of Health are seeking a candidate with experience or training in human health risk assessments, toxicology, and environmental investigations. Candidates should be proficient in technical report writing and working with diverse communities. Candidates should be able to determine work priorities and ensure proper completion of work assignments as well as be able to solve problems and make decisions. Out-of-town travel averages about one night a month.

Information

For additional information about the health risk assessment program please visit hazwaste.floridahealth.gov.

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values:

I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

Where You Will Work:

This position will be in Tallahassee, Florida.

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:
  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

Please be advised:

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. 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 Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

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.

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 agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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.

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 (department) 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 Department's 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.

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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