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State of Florida
Naples, Florida, US
Jul 17, 2021
Aug 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Requisition No: 409461

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64004341

Salary: $40,154 Annual

Posting Closing Date: 08/02/2021

This vacancy has been re-announced. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to re-apply.

Environmental Specialist II 64004341

Naples, Florida

Thank you for your interest in a career opportunity with the Florida Department of Health in Collier County. We have a long-standing history of excellence in service delivery and strong involvement with the community. Our dedicated staff strives to be on the cutting edge of public health practice, regardless of the programmatic focus area. Working as a team, we integrate performance excellence throughout the organization, guided by the Baldrige/Florida Sterling Framework. We work collectively to ensure public health accreditation readiness, improve customer satisfaction, participate in activities that foster workforce engagement, contribute to quality improvement efforts, and participate in activities that contribute to improved health outcomes. Join us and become a valued member of our committed, hardworking team of public health professionals. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

The Florida Department of Health's mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.


This is a professional position in the Environmental Health Division of the Department of Health (DOH) in Collier County. This is primarily a field-based position that is responsible for conducting inspections of Onsite Treatment Sewage and Disposal Systems (OSTDS) and Mobile Home Parks (MHP) to ensure the safety and health of the general public in Collier County. The duties of this position require the incumbent to be able to be relied upon to work independently and manage their time in order to meet deadlines. This position is responsible for performing inspections, data entry, reporting, record keeping, providing education and completing these tasks in accordance with Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, and Department policies. This position works under the supervision of the Environmental Supervisor II and is headquartered in Naples.


A bachelor's degree from an U.S. accredited college or university with a minimum of 30 credit hours in a related science field (Environmental Health, Environmental Science or a Physical or Biological Science) is required. A valid Florida driver's license and reliable transportation are required. This position requires that the incumbent can lift 50 pounds and be able to move freely around construction sites and undeveloped property in high heat and humid conditions. This position spends most of the day outdoors in Southwest Florida during peak heat hours year-round, bugs and high humidity are encountered daily. American Heart Association cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification (CPR) required. Certification in OSTDS is required by Florida Statute 381.0101. Certification must be obtained within six months of hire and recertification every two years as required.

Incumbent is expected to work beyond the normal workday in the event of a disaster or as needed.

Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs shelters; or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.


•Conducts field OSTDS inspections, ensuring compliance with environmental health rules and regulations as outlined in Chapter 64E-6, F.A.C. and Florida Statute 381. These inspections will occur as called in for OSTDS "construction" permits, annually for OSTDS "service" providers and annually for "operating" permits. Inspections will be done to ensure compliance with 64E-6 F.A.C. "Operating" inspections will be done to ensure adherence to the original permitted conditions. All inspections also include appropriate interaction and education with clients and the general public.

•Maintains records of all inspections and site visits performed by entering them into the Environmental Health Database (EHD) and by submitting all completed inspection reports to supervisor by the following workday. Maintains records and files associated with assigned facilities including but not limited to, inspections, reports and correspondence. All job activities (hours worked, and services performed) must be recorded in accordance with DHP 50-21, into HMS (Health Management System) by the end of the next business day.

•Conducts field MHP inspections, ensuring compliance with environmental health rules and regulations as outlined in Chapter 64E-15, F.A.C and Chapter 513 Florida Statutes. These inspections will occur semi-annually or more frequently if necessary and will be done to maintain a clean drinking water supply, sufficient sewage disposal and keep the possible occurrence of vector-borne disease at a minimum.

•Performs site evaluations for OSTDS according to environmental health rules and regulations as outlined in Chapter 64E-6 F.A.C. and the DOH Basic Soils Training Manual.

•Investigates sanitary nuisance complaints within two business days and assists with enforcement actions. Maintains records of all activities that occur with a sanitary nuisance file by keeping a file and by entering the information into the Environmental Health Database (EHD).

•Performs other related duties as required.


•Knowledge of Florida Administrative Codes and Florida Statutes related to the duties of the position.

•Knowledge of septic system components and functionality.

•Skill in the use of computer and Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Access, and Environmental Health Database (EHD) or comparable programs.

•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and clients.

•Skill in the use of equipment relating to OSTDS inspections (soil auger, laser level, sharpshooter shovel, soil probe, and other equipment as needed).

•Skill and ability to use a Munsell Color Chart to determine soil characteristics.

•Ability to perform field work, write reports, and prepare legal notices when necessary.

•Ability to prepare and present information to educate clients, the general public, and community partners.

•Must be able to lift 50 pounds and must be able to move freely around inspection sites, schools, bars, etc., and work outside in high heat and humid conditions.

•Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.

•Ability to utilize continuous quality improvement techniques and tools to increase efficiency and enhance programmatic outcomes.

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. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration.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.

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.