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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AIDE - 42003132

Date: May 14, 2018

Location: APALACHICOLA, FL, US, 32320

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Requisition No: 35921 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AIDE - 42003132

Position Number: 42003132 

Salary:  $24,063.52 

Posting Closing Date: 05/28/2018 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AIDE

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF AQUACULTURE

SHELLFISH HARVESTING AREA CLASSIFICATION PROGRAM

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

 

CONTACT:

Jill Fleiger, (850) 617-7600

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A high school diploma or its equivalent and one (1) year of experience in environmental or public health field or laboratory work, engineering, a physical or natural science or experience related to the marine environment.

College education from an accredited institution can substitute at the rate of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours for the required experience.

Vocational/technical training in one of the experience areas described above can substitute at the rate of 720 classroom hours for the required experience.

Requires possession of a valid Driver License.

Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history,
hours worked and formal education are required to be considered in
qualifying for this position.  Responses to Qualifying Questions must be
verifiable in the Candidate Profile.  Resumes and other documentation
can be attached to provide additional information.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities.  Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasional travel required.

This position has regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of s. 112.313, Florida Statutes, and Section 60L-36.003, Florida Administrative Code.

 

NOTES:

Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.

 

JOB DUTIES:

Conducts the following monitoring of coastal waters at established stations, as directed by the Environmental Administrator and Environmental Specialists:  collects bacteriological water and shellfish samples; measures and records time of sample collection, water depth, wind direction and wind velocity; measures and records surface and bottom salinity, temperature and dissolved oxygen.  Uses technical field equipment and outboard motorboats. 

Assists Environmental Specialists in conducting shoreline surveys to assess the actual and potential impact of point and nonpoint pollution sources on shellfish harvesting areas.  Provides written reports to Environmental Specialists.   

Coordinates, performs and logs repair and routine maintenance of instruments, boats, motors, trailers, vehicles and facility.  Files administrative reports and requisitions supplies.

Assists laboratory staff by cleaning and shucking shellfish prior to analysis.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic.
  • Knowledge of the basic standards of sanitation.
  • Ability to collect and record technical data relating to environmental health.
  • Ability to maintain records. 
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetical calculations. 
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to environmental health standards. 
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. 
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.

    SPECIAL NOTES:

     

     

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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