ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT - 64029768

Employer
State of Florida
Location
West Palm Beach, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 13, 2021
Closes
Jun 19, 2021
Ref
2247948691
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Requisition No: 383441

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT - 64029768

Position Number: 64029768

Salary: $46,381.14 -$55,351.66

Posting Closing Date: 06/17/2021

Internal Agency Opportunity

Applicants accepted only from Department of Health employees, (includes OPS, Career Service, SES or SMS employees). Applicants will not be accepted from outside the department.

Specific Responsibilities:

This position is an Environmental Consultant position serving as the lead quality assurance coordinator for the County's ambient air monitoring network which includes sites part of the national and state monitoring networks. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Environmental Administrator-HLTH. Requires independent judgment, initiative, applying general knowledge of business practices and skill in applying instructions to accomplish various job functions.

This position is designated as sensitive position and required to maintain confidential information in accordance with Palm Beach County Health Department (CHD) Information Security Policy, Protocols and Procedures.

Has access to Health Management System (HMS) for Daily Activity Report (DAR) entry only. Enters and updates information in Environmental Health (EH) database including inspections, permits, customer and billing information. May view, update and release information as needed.

Coordinates the setting up of the proposed water testing laboratory at the Department. Prepares budget for the laboratory. Coordinates with the general services section and vendors in completing the installation of the required instruments and other structures. Assists the supervisor in receiving the necessary approvals to commencing the laboratory.

Plan, organize, direct and oversee the operation of the water analysis laboratory. Responsible for the analysis of potable water for detecting the presence or absence of E. coli and total coliforms, and the analysis of sea water for the most probable number of enterococci for beach water monitoring.

Review and/or develop new or improved analytical techniques and instrumentation. Implement techniques and procedures which are most reliable and cost effective. Compile, calculate and categorize analytical data from bacteriological analysis. Performs calibrations, performance checks on water analysis instruments and support equipment in accordance with the state regulations. Performs routine maintenance on water monitoring instruments, support equipment including but not limited to, calibration and data management system, and makes repairs utilizing manufacturers' trouble shooting manuals and special diagnostic equipment.

Develop and maintain a laboratory database for data entry and retrievable lab results in accordance with state guidelines for water analysis. Develop operational procedures needed for the functioning of the laboratory.

Coordinate the first-time operator rans for achieving lab staff analysis capability certifications for the water Lab. Train laboratory staff in lab safety and best practices.

Participate in the standard activities; Outreach, Suggestions, and/or Teamwork.

Performs other duties as required

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of scientific instrumentation, and ability to operate and maintain water lab instruments and data management systems.

Knowledge of terminology, principles and analytical techniques of the physical or natural sciences;

Ability to operate and maintain scientific instruments utilized for monitoring environmental parameters;

Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to the quality assurance aspects of an environmental program;

Working knowledge of statistical techniques to determine the accuracy and reliability of data;

Ability to work independently, solves problems, and makes decisions.

Able to utilize Microsoft Office applications, DOH databases, and SciNote Electronic Laboratory Notebook application.

Qualifications:

Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

Per Chapter 403 F.S., A bachelor's degree from a college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering and five years of professional experience in environmental protection, regulation or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; or engineering; or

A master's degree from a college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering and four years of professional experience as described above; or

A doctorate from a college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering and two years of professional experience as described above; or

Four years of combined experience as an Environmental Specialist I or higher with the State of Florida; or

Five years of experience coordinating the planning administration, data analysis and research activities of an environmental related program; or

Professional experience in environmental protection, regulation, or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; or engineering can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Other job-related requirements for this position:

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.

This position requires possession of a valid Driver's License. Incumbent will be reimbursed for this travel to the extent provided for in applicable rules and regulations.

Must be able to lift to fifty pounds (50 lbs) and carry 15 ft or more for transporting equipment and supplies to our sites.

Working hours:

(A) Daily from 8am to 5pm

(B) Total hours in workweek 40

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:

Environmental Public Health

800 Clematis Street, 1st Floor

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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.

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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