ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64029549

Employer
State of Florida
Location
Sanford, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 17, 2021
Closes
Jun 26, 2021
Ref
2256809231
Sector
Government
Discipline
Permitting
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Requisition No: 397981

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64029549

Position Number: 64029549

Salary: $36,467.60 - 40,114.36

Posting Closing Date: 07/06/2021

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

IN SEMINOLE COUNTY

JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

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 of the department.


Class Title:Environmental Specialist II

Base Salary: $36,467.60 - $40,114.36

Location: Florida Department of Health in Seminole County

400 W. Airport Blvd

Sanford, FL 32773

Starting January 1, 2013, tobacco products (use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products) will not be allowed to be consumed on DOH - Seminole property including buildings (interior and exterior), parking lots, and all vehicles parked in the lots. The incumbent of this position will need to comply with the Tobacco Free policy on any facility, campus, or building that is owned or leased by, or on behalf of, DOH-Seminole including: buildings (interior and exterior), walkways, parking lots, public and private vehicles parked in the lots, and any public sidewalks that fall within the DOH-Seminole facility boundaries. Any person who violates the Tobacco Free policy may be subject to disciplinary action.

**NOTE: Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. . **

Florida Department of Health in Seminole County is looking for a self-motivated, hardworking individual to fill our Environmental Specialist II position located in Sanford, FL.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Current Florida Department of Health employee
  • Currently working as an Environmental Specialist I conducting septic system or sanitary nuisance inspections
  • 6 months of verifiable experience conducting septic or sanitary nuisance inspections
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, biology, chemistry or in the natural sciences.
  • Employee must be able to do the following:
  • Lift 50 pounds
  • Must be able to navigate difficult terrain
  • Must be able to bend, lift, and stoop to obtain soil samples to include digging.
  • Will need to be able to safely work out doors in inclement weather.
    • Travel in and around Seminole County up to 80% each day
    • Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License or a valid driver's license from another State and obtain a Florida Driver's License within 30 days of hire.
    • Florida Department of Health is 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 shelter or performing other emergency duties including but not limited to, response to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster man-made or natural.


    This is a professional position that conducts site inspections to evaluate applications to install modify or repair onsite sewage and disposal systems that generate up to ten thousand gallons of flow per day. This position conducts plan reviews to ensure applications for onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems meet permitting requirements of all pertinent laws and rules governing the installation, modification or repair on onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems. This position conducts compliance inspections and on-going monitoring, when required, to ensure that onsite systems are constructed, operated and maintained so as not to be a threat to the public health or degrade drinking, surface or ground water resources. This position coordinates with local and state agencies to ensure compliance with rules and regulations regarding onsite systems.

    This position will conduct site inspections, plan reviews, and construction compliance inspections for the permits to install, modify or repair onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems to ensure compliance with Chapter 381, Florida Statutes, Chapter 64E-6, Florida Administrative Code, and all other pertinent laws and rules. This position performs activities relating to permitting, monitoring and enforcement of businesses located in areas zoned for industrial/manufacturing use where onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems are utilized. Meets with property owners, engineers, developers, licensed septic contractors and others to discuss design criteria, propose solutions to abate violations and educate them as to the pertinent laws and rules governing onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems.

    This position will perform work in the septic section of Environmental Health to include permit review and processing, compliance inspections and site evaluations in all areas of the OSTDS program. This position will also issue permits that are in compliance with Chapter 64E-6, F.A.C.

    This position will be responsible for timely submittal of all paperwork pertaining to assigned programs including EAR's.

    This position will perform all other duties as required including inspections, sample collections, sanitary surveys and other compliance investigations.

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    This position may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required 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 disasters or threat of disaster, man-made or natural. This position will maintain confidentiality and security of records as specified by departmental regulations and laws.

    Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position: Knowledge of: Chapter 64E, F.A.C.; Ability to: be highly organized to ensure programs are effective in ensuring compliance with regulations; use computers for data entry, People First, Time Coding, ReHost, etc.

    Licensure/registration/certification requirements: Environmental Health Professional Certification required in the Septic program or attain with 6 months of hiring.

    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. Position requires physical ability to perform field duties including soil auger, transit, bending, lifting, difficult terrain and any other physical activity required for the Environmental Health program.

    This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. A background screening will be completed on each applicant selected for a position designated as "sensitive" and a drug test will be conducted on each applicant selected for positions designated as "safety sensitive" in accordance with department policies (Background Screening DOHP 60-5-08 and Drug Free Workplace DOHP 60-9-99). 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. Incumbent may be required to perform emergency duty before, during and/or beyond normal business hours and/or days. We request that all applications be completed online with People First. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

    PRIOR TO BEGINNING YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUALIFYING QUESTIONS:
  • Are you currently working as an Environmental Specialist I conducting septic system or sanitary nuisance inspections?
  • Do you have at least 6 months of verifiable experience conducting septic or sanitary nuisance inspections? (If not, are you willing obtain certification within 6 months of hire?)
  • Do you have a bachelor's degree in environmental science, biology, chemistry or in the natural sciences?


  • Are you able to lift 50 pounds?


  • Are you able to bend, lift, and stoop to obtain soil samples to include digging?


  • Are you able to safely work outdoors in inclement weather?


  • Will you be able to travel in and around Seminole County up to 80% each day in a County issued vehicle?


  • Florida Department of Health is 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 shelter or performing other emergency duties including but not limited to, response to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster man-made or natural. Are you willing to work before, during and or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency including working on special needs shelter or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including but not limited to, response to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural?
  • Are you a current Florida Department of Health employee?


  • 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.