Sanit & Safety Specialist-DBPR/Hotels & Restaurants-Miami/Dade County**Open Competitive**

Date:  Nov 8, 2023

DORAL, FL, US, 33166

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Requisition No: 815835 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: Sanit & Safety Specialist-DBPR/Hotels & Restaurants-Miami/Dade County**Open Competitive**

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 79000396 

Salary:  $42,997.50 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/15/2023 

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Sanitation and Safety Specialist (Health Inspector)

Position Number: 79000396
Hiring Salary: $42,997.50 Annually


**Open Competitive Announcement**



PLEASE NOTE: Completion of candidate work history on the State of Florida Employment Application is required in order to be considered. Submission of a resume cannot be accepted in lieu of the completed work history but can be included with your application.

If you have at least 1 year of restaurant or lodging experience and meet minimum qualifications, you are a preferred candidate!  On-The-Job Training provided. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in any area; or
  • Two year Associate degree in culinary or hospitality management; or
  • One or more years of industry-related experience.

 **Industry-related experience is considered to be hotel or restaurant management, restaurant or lodging operations, field or laboratory experience in environmental or public health, food sanitation or quality control. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid driver license; and
  • Must be able to stand for long periods; bend, lift, climb, stoop, and carry work equipment; and
  • Must be able to work independently and complete assigned health and safety inspections each workday.
  • Must be able to successfully complete an internal training program.


The Work You Will Do 

This position is located with the Division of Hotels and Restaurants and conducts sanitation and safety inspections of hotels and restaurants and investigations of food-borne illness complaints.

  • Conducts inspection and inspection related activities. 
  • Conducts regulatory, standardized inspections of public food service establishments and lodging facilities for compliance with environmental health and sanitation regulations, and other safety or sanitation-related areas as deemed necessary.
  • Investigates food borne illness and environmental sanitary nuisance complaints and investigates and takes administrative action against unlicensed activity. Works with other city, county and state agency officials to secure compliance of state regulations.
  • Participates in the inspection and licensing of temporary events.
  • Conducts routine inspections on iPad and prepares accurate facility inspection reports relating to safety, sanitation and misrepresentation violations, daily activity reports, time sheets and travel reimbursement reports.
  • Prioritizes all assigned work according to department guidelines to insure compliance with state laws and rules.
  • Prepares and submits legal documents to secure compliance through administrative actions by following department guidelines, and attends and testifies as needed in formal and informal hearings. Also delivers legal documents in person to facility operators to secure “Good Service” as required.
  • Communicates with the district office and supervisor as necessary or required.
  • Maintains Continuing Education Units, Certified Food Manager Certification, FDA standardization and Florida driver’s license.
  • Maintains state issued equipment in proper working condition.
  • Participates in meetings and training sessions as required.
  • Provides a high standard of customer service.
  • Performs other work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

  • Knowledge of laws and rules pertaining to sanitation and safety inspections.
  • Experience in a variety of inspection activities.
  • Ability to work on a team and participate in team activities.
  • Ability to stand for long periods, bend, lift, climb, stoop, and carry work equipment.


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;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!  For a more complete list of benefits, visit


Applicant Note: If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, you may be required to place your license in an inactive status.



  • This position requires a security background check, physician assessment, drug screening, and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.
  • Applicants are required to apply online through the People First system by the closing date.  All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement. If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.


The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation is committed to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and improving employment outcomes.



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 upon the date of your retirement.

The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation values the sacrifices veterans and their family members have given to our country and support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

A candidate for veterans’ preference who believes he or she was not afforded employment preference may file a complaint in accordance with Rule 55A-7.016, F.A.C., with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Veterans’ Preference Coordinator, 11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311, Largo, FL, 33778. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has also established an email where people can electronically file claims or ask questions. The email is

We hire only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. 




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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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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