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SENIOR SANITATION AND SAFETY SPECIALIST - 64047452

Date: Dec 14, 2017

Location: MIAMI, FL, US, 33128

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Requisition No: 24058 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR SANITATION AND SAFETY SPECIALIST - 64047452

Position Number: 64047452 

Salary:  $36,000.00-$38,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/21/2017 

SENIOR SANITATION AND SAFETY SPECIALIST

Position# 64047452

 

Open and Competitive Opportunity

**Note:  All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.**

 

Description:

This is professional work involving the prevention of environmental illness and injury in group residential and non-residential care facilities, public and private schools and facilities preparing and serving food.  This also involves the prevention of and investigation concerning environmentally related disease and safety in the noted facilities.  The incumbent in this position is responsible for conducting inspections in various program areas, acting independently with minimal supervision and assuming leadership for special projects.  Inspects and re-inspects, as necessary, regulated facilities for environmental sanitation and safety as set forth in Florida Administrative C ode 64E Series, Chapter 381, and 386 of the Florida Statutes particularly E.H. Manual 150-4 as they apply to preventing food illness hazards in all stages of food preparation and service.  Inspects facility premises to determine compliance with general sanitation and safety. 

Conduct compliance inspections for these facilities include, but are not limited to: schools, theatres, bars, residential facilities, afterschool meals, detentions, summer food sites, swimming pools/spas, biomedical waste and mobile home parks as assigned by supervisor. Take samples including water and food as applicable when required or scheduled for quality control or investigation. Inspects new construction or remodeling operations to insure compliance with plan review requirements. Makes inspections of food items being exported so that they can be certified as meeting standards for domestic consumption abroad.  Issues stop sale and condemnation notices on unwholesome or unsafe products as required.

Complete routine Community Environmental Programs inspections in a timely manner using the inspection frequency set for each program and or facilities within the applicable permit cycle. This is measured using the Quota Report in the Program Manager of the Crystal Reporting Center in the Environmental Health Database. 

Re-inspect facilities with unsatisfactory inspection on date specified on the inspection report or note of explanation on file. Supervisor will review all re-inspections in order to review explanations on file. This is measured using the Re-inspection Report in the Program Manager of the Crystal Reporting Center in the Environmental Health Database.

Coordinates duties to ensure timely response, accuracy and proper documentation of environmental complaints and inspection requests to assure accurate recording and reporting in the Environmental Health Database system. Provides a daily review of office and field activity and the required supporting documentation.

Investigates food-induced illness and environmental sanitation nuisance complaints.  Investigates and abates sanitary nuisances endangering public health and safety.  Advises individuals and organizations concerning environmental health safety and fire safety.  Responds to service requests as required.  Confers with and educates the public, builders, owners, public officials and civic groups concerning disease control, sanitation and health regulations.  Participates in the execution of the overall department’s strategic plan, and, in particular, the strategic plan for Environmental Health.  This includes, but is not limited to, client satisfaction, data collection and analysis, seminar and training attendance, process management, employee satisfaction, Perform initial nuisance complaint investigation within two (2 )Business Days of assignment.   This will be measured by using a Sanitary Nuisance report in the Environmental Health Database. (# of complaints done within 2 Days / total # of complaints X 100).

Performs other related work as required. (Performs plan reviews for clients requesting to change ownership, name, relocation of facility, and capacity increase.)

Assist in the training of new employees, as necessary.

Represents the Division and coordinates activities with other agencies for events requiring inter-agency response.  Coordinates the Division’s sanitary nuisance complaint activity and data management.

Initiates and participates in legal actions to obtain compliance when violations are noted and are not corrected or when conditions require immediate closing of facilities to protect health, safety and the welfare of patrons.  Coordinates activities with federal, state and municipal environmental safety and health agencies, as needed.  Conducts joint investigations with other local regulatory agencies, as required.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic principles of environmental health or one of the natural or physical science, like biology, environmental studies, chemistry, including knowledge of scientific terminology and technology.
  • Skill in methods of data collection including the ability to collect, record, and analyze technical data relating to environmental health.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policy and procedure related to environmental health, including enforcing regulation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community leaders and others in a stressful environment while providing total quality environmental health services.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing plus the ability to read and interpret written materials.

 

Licensure/Registration/Certification Requirements:

  • Certification (or eligibility to become certified within six months of hiring) as required by FS 381.0101 as an Environment Health Professional.

 

 

Other Job-Related Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle to conduct compliance inspections

 

 

**Special Notes:

  • 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.
    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.

 

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 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.  

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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