State of Florida
Kissimmee, Florida, US
Jul 29, 2021
Aug 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Requisition No: 416003

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 64000011

Position Number: 64000011

Salary: $30,988.62 - $57,854.03

Posting Closing Date: 08/06/2021

All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. **

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.

Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

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.

This position required 85% travel

  • Willing to work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. This may include working in a special needs or Red Cross shelter, 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
  • Have a current valid driver's license or State ID. If out of state a Florida driver's license or State ID will be required within 30 days of hire
  • Able to work in inclement weather (heat, cold, rain, etc.)
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Bachelor's Degree in science or 30 hours of Biological Sciences
  • At least 6 months' experience with soil types or have a geology background
  • At least 6 months' experience with computers or tablets for data entry
  • Willing to travel to various locations in Osceola county


Performs site inspections of regulated facilities to ensure compliance with regulations.

Performs inspections of water well installations for compliance with regulations.

Performs inspections of OSTDS installations for compliance with regulations.

Performs re-inspections of facilities as scheduled or notes in the file.

Maintains and updates data systems utilized for program management.

Reviews permit applications, identify environmental impacts with associated activities, assists in the resolution of environmental issues, drafts proposed agency action.

Investigates complaints and prepares reports, legal notices, logs photos and other documents.

Drafts appropriate correspondence for compliance and enforcement action.

Performs related work as required

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, evaluates, analyze and interpret scientific or technical data. Ability to prepare 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 use problem solving techniques.

Other job-related requirements for this position:

Working hours: (A) Daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.)

In the event of an emergency, this health department is required to perform emergency operations functions. You may be required to work before, during and/or beyond your normal work hours or days in a special needs shelter, red cross shelter, emergency operations command center (EOCC), or to perform other emergency functions.

Participation in the direct deposit program is a condition of employment for all persons employed in state government. If you are not already participating in the direct deposit program, you will be expected to enroll within 31 days of employment.

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.

This position is in the Career Service System. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment for Career Service positions and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please fax your supporting documentation to People First at (888) 403-2110 by the deadline date.

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.