ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64086018

Employer
State of Florida
Location
West Palm Beach, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 27, 2021
Closes
Aug 05, 2021
Ref
2342982281
Sector
Government
Discipline
Permitting
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Requisition No: 406402

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64086018

Position Number: 64086018

Salary: $36,467.60

Posting Closing Date: 08/03/2021

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.

Duties and Responsibilites

This is a professional position responsible for conducting inspections, reviewing applications for permitting, complaint investigations and enforcement in bio-medical and hazardous waste programs. Work is performed under the supervision of the Environmental Manager - SES. This position 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 a sensitive position and is required to maintain confidential information in accordance with Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Palm Beach County Health Department (CHD) Information Security Policy, Protocols and Procedures. Has access to Health Management System (HMS) for entering Daily Activity Reports (DARs). Has access to Environmental Health Database (EHD) including inspections, permits, customer and billing information. May view, update and release information as needed. Environmental Health Data Set and the following information: epidemiology reportable disease reports, physician reports, laboratory test results, epidemiology health investigations and records containing patient identifiers for environmental health hazardous waste investigations.

Inspects biomedical waste generators, transporters, storage and treatment facilities for compliance with current State and County rules and regulations, makes field interpretations and decisions for compliance and permit conditions.

Inspects hazardous waste generators with current Federal, State and County rules and regulations; makes field interpretations and decisions for compliance and permit conditions. Coordinates with local fire departments and environmental agencies to develop and maintain a current list of all toxic and hazardous waste substances utilized in Palm Beach County.

Reviews applications for proposed biomedical and hazardous waste facilities to determine compliance with Federal, State and local Regulations. Maintains records and updates the database with current permit information and maintain a permitting list of hazardous and biomedical waste facilities in a designated geographic area of Palm Beach County. Enters inspection records into the Environmental Health Database (EHD) in a timely manner.

Investigates and report all types of complaints involving hazardous waste and biomedical waste, conducts field investigations, and prepares reports for enforcement actions.

Participate in outreach, suggestion and/or teamwork activities.

Performs other duties as necessary

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
    • Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques of the physical or natural sciences.
    • Knowledge of data collection and analysis principles and procedures.
    • Ability to collect, evaluate, analyze and interpret scientific or technical data.
    • Ability to prepare technical reports.
    • Ability to use personal computers.
    • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to environmental programs.
    • Ability to understand and follow legislative policy direction as established in Florida statutes.
    • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
    • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.


Educational Qualifications.

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical sciences or natural sciences or engineering and two years of professional experience in environmental protection, regulation or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; or engineering.

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:

West Palm Beach

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.