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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 64054361 1

Date: Nov 30, 2021

Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33315

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Requisition No: 459241 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 64054361 1

Position Number: 64054361 

Salary:  $35,487.66 

Posting Closing Date: 02/08/2022 

OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN BROWARD COUNTY

64054361 ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I

 

 

 

 

 

We request that all applications be completed with People First - no faxed or mailed applications to the agency.

Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information

contained in your application.

 

When completing the online application, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school

must be explained (approximate date, month, and year) identifying company name or if unemployed.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

 

 

POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This is an independent professional position.  The incumbent has received a wide variety of in office and in field training.  This position will conduct environmental site inspections to assure compliance with state and local laws and rules, and recommending issuance or denial of permits. 

 

Inspects public swimming pools and bathing places regulated by the Department of Health to assure compliance with 64 E-9,FAC to assure compliance with state water quality, safety, and operating standards to protect the public health.  Activities include permitting, field chemical testing, inspecting water treatment components (pumps, filters, chemical feeders, flow rates, etc.), complaint investigation, consultation, and enforcement.

 

Inspects mobile home and recreational vehicle parks regulated by the Department of Health to assure compliance with 64 E-15,FAC.  Inspect group care facilities regulated by the Department of Health to assure compliance with 64 E-12,FAC, 6A-2 or FBC 468 to protect the health and safety of clients.

 

Investigates environmental nuisance complaints relative to solid waste, sewage disposal systems, disease vectors, and any other environmentally related threat to public health.  Efforts to secure abatement include consultation, referral, and enforcement.

 

Initiates and pursues enforcement actions as necessary by the issuance of Notices of Violation, preparation of evidence and supporting documentation, and by giving testimony before the County Health and Sanitary Control Board.

 

Participates in in-service training programs and continued education offerings related to the above.

 

Performs other related duties as required.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES

Use of field test kits for monitoring chemical water quality parameters, including pH and chlorine residual. 

Use of computer, fax, copier and mobile communication equipment. 

Knowledge of codes pertinent to the various Environmental Section Programs.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Bachelor’s degree or major coursework from an accredited college or university in public health, environmental health, environmental science, or a physical or biological science. Major course work must be no less than 30 semester hours or 40 quarter hours of class work.
  • Willing to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.

 

 

 

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values:

nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

 

 

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 www.myfrs.com);

  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

Please be advised:

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

 

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 Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

 

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.   

 

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 

 

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center                   (1-877-562-7287). 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. 

 

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 Department's 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. 


Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami