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Date: Mar 8, 2018

Location: CHIPLEY, FL, US, 32428

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 31154 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64082916 

Salary:  36,467.60-39,646.36 

Posting Closing Date: 03/22/2018 

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Duties and Responsibilities

This position performs general environmental health duties working under the supervision of the Environmental Manager.


Water Program:  Plan review, approval, and inspections of limited use and registered public water systems within department and regulatory guidelines.  Coordinates and performs S.U.P.E.R. Act program activities with the Florida Department of Health.  Responsible for collecting water samples, interpreting test results, and enforcement actions as required for Limited Use and SUPERACT Program regulations, process, and policy.


Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal System:  Responsible for assisting applicants in completing and submitting septic tank application packages and insures all required documents are complete and adhere to deadline requirements.  Reviews OSTDS applications and performs site evaluations and issues permits for new systems, modifications, and repairs in accordance with EH Manual 50-4 requirements during the performance evaluation cycle.  Performs inspections of constructed septic tank systems for compliance with permit specifications during normal business hours.


Facilities:  Plan review, approval and inspections of community health programs (group care, mobile home parks, food service, biomedical waste, tanning salons, tattoo and body piercing parlors) within department and regulatory guidelines.  Performs inspections according to the provisions set forth in applicable rules and assures compliance with the standards set forth by these rules relative to schools, mobile home parks, assisted living facilities, tanning bed facilities, biomedical waste generators, and tattoo and body piercing parlors,  Food service responsibilities are included when applicable.


Sanitary Nuisances:  Conducts investigations, evaluate for validity and initiates action, according to departmental and regulatory guidelines, to eliminate the problem in all Environmental Health program areas under the responsibility of this department as stipulated by Florida Statute 386.


Telephone and Public Contact:  Responsible for providing information to the public concerning the rules and laws governing all environmental health programs.  Forward call to appropriate staff or agency as necessary.  Advises state and Environmental Manager of pertinent information.


Rabies Program:  Responsible for processing animal bites reports.  Investigates these reported exposures and makes the appropriate response.  Notifies the laboratory of specific shipments.  Completes require paper and ReHost database reporting.


Performs other duties as assigned such as disaster response, timely entry and certification of EARS entered into the Health Management System’s (HMS), completing DOH required and technical trainings needed to maintain certification as EH professional.


Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.


Minimum Qualifications: 

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering and two (2) years of professional experience in environmental protection, regulation or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; or engineering; or

A master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering and one (1) year of professional experience as described above; or

A doctorate from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering

Optional RequirementsCompleted a minimum of 30 semester or 40 quarter hours in environmental health, environmental science, a physical or a biological science, or public health.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening, and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct the 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:


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 on the date of your retirement.


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 (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 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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