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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AIDE - 64057640

Employer
State of Florida
Location
Defuniak Springs, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 4, 2021

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Sector
Government
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Requisition No: 426939

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AIDE - 64057640

Position Number: 64057640

Salary: $40,000 Annually

Posting Closing Date: 08/02/2021

POSITION IS PENDING RECLASS TO AN ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II

Job posting category: Open Competitive

Your Specific Responsibilities:

Work is performed under the supervision of the Environmental Manager and involves enforcement of laws, ordinances, and regulations. This is independent professional environmental work conducting basic and advanced application/project reviews, site inspections or surveys; conducting project evaluations and coordinating these with the department and other state, or federal agencies; reviewing and/or preparing comparable environmental work including sample collection, data entry and analysis, report writing or preparation of correspondence. This position is subject to on-call duties in reference to: animal bite reporting, sewage spills, Foodborne or waterborne outbreaks. Adheres to Information Security Policies & Procedures This position is expected to perform inspections, investigations and enforcement duties in general Environmental Health programs to ensure compliance with state standards. These include: food service facilities, group care facilities, mobile home/RV parks, tanning facilities, migrant labor camps, commercial swimming pools, and Limited Use Wells. Consults with owners and builders regarding installation of sewage systems. Investigates the conditions of the proposed sewage disposal system location: perform soil analysis tests, and site surveys to determine size of sewage system. Conducts installation inspections and final inspections for permitted septic systems to verify compliance with permit conditions Investigates sanitary nuisance complaints and initiates enforcement actions by drafting non-compliance and warning letters and assisting with other enforcement documents. Conducts biological analyses of water samples. Participates in the care and maintenance of laboratory equipment and facilities; initiates purchase orders for laboratory equipment and supplies. Develops and prepares laboratory procedures and methods to be used in conducting water analyses. Initiates enforcement actions by drafting non-compliance and warning letters and assisting with enforcement documents. Represents the department in meetings and negotiations with other state agencies, federal agencies, and other parties to resolve the department concerns with proposed activities, projects and land use plans. Responsible for the accuracy of DAR. At the end of each day, submit completed forms to account for all work activities performed. DAR coding will be entered and certified into HMS at the end of every day 90% of the time. Timesheets are to be submitted the morning following the pay period end date 98% of the time. Attends and actively participates in staff training, departmental trainings, monthly staff meetings, strategic planning meetings as scheduled 95% of the time. Performs related work as required Reports for duty as requested in the event of a disaster situation.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural or physical science. Must have a valid Florida driver's license. Must be willing to work outside all day if needed. Knowledge of Florida Administrative Codes and Florida Statues pertaining to Environmental Health programs. Knowledge of Environmental Health Database. Ability to auger 72" below ground level. Knowledge of data collection and analysis principles and procedures. Ability to collect, evaluate, analyze and interpret scientific or technical data. Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to environmental health programs. Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner. Ability to work independently and exercise discretion. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques. Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to environmental programs. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

Qualifications:

Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural or physical science. Must have a valid Florida driver's license. Must be willing to work outside all day if needed.

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:

Walton County

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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