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Date:  Jun 25, 2022


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Requisition No: 625402 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64067391 

Salary:  $36,000.00-$39,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 07/08/2022 



Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental health, environmental science, or a physical, natural or biological science with no less than 30 semester hours or 40 quarter hours of major course work in environmental health, environmental science, or a physical or biological science.




This is a professional position responsible for the regulating, coordinating, permitting and inspecting of six (6) regulated industries within the Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal System (OSTDS) Program:  Industrial/ Manufacturing Zoned Facilities (IMZs), Septage Stabilization facilities, Land Application sites, Portable Toilet distributors, Septic Tank Manufacturers, and Aerobic Treatment Units (ATUs)/ Performance Based Treatment Systems (PBTSs).   This position is also responsible for conducting a comprehensive OSTDS Program as specified in Florida Administrative Code (FAC), Chapter 64E-6.  Coordinates septic tank contractors meetings, public education, and other forms of community outreach pertaining to the OSTDS program.  Daily work is performed independently with limited supervision by the OSTDS Environmental Manager.

Public Health Competency Domain 1: Analytical/Assessment skills

Public Health Competency Domain 3: Communication skills

Public Health Competency Domain 5: Community Dimensions of Practice skills

Public Health Competency Domain 6: Public Health Sciences skills

Public Health Competency Domain 7: Financial Planning/Management skills

Public Health Competency Domain 8: Leadership and Systems Thinking skills


Reviews applications for individual OSTDS.  Conducts site evaluations and performs soil log analysis on individual lots to determine soil characteristics, water table elevations, topographical conditions, and establishes benchmark locations as necessary.    Determines size and construction characteristics of OSTDS for residential and commercial facilities with capacities as per Chapter 64E-6 FAC.  Prepares permits for new construction, repair, existing, modification, and abandonment of OSTDS.  Issues denial letters and conducts inspections of system construction.  Assists other field personnel to address problem areas.  Responsible for all assigned IMZ/commercial facilities in Duval County.  Utilizes various databases to locate unpermitted facilities in Duval County and notifies facilities about permitting requirements.  Reviews applications for IMZ/commercial OSTDS to determine if facilities comply with Chapter 64E-6 FAC and whether an Annual Operating Permit will be required.  Maintains an IMZ/ commercial facility permit list in order to keep track of required annual inspections.  Performs annual inspections of permitted facilities to ensure compliance with Chapter 64E-6.  Maintains files on each permitted establishment and each file should include an application, business survey, correspondence, enforcement documentation and all inspections performed by the Department.  Determines size and construction characteristics of OSTDS for IMZ/commercial facilities with capacities as per Chapter 64E-6 FAC.  May be required to do door to door inspections in a predetermined WBID areas. Maintains a facility list in order to track required inspections.  Responsible for all facility files and documentation per DOHM 150-4 Section IV, Chapter K.


Public Health Competency Domain 3: Communication skills

Public Health Competency Domain 4: Cultural Competency skills

Public Health Competency Domain 5: Community Dimensions of Practice skills

Public Health Competency Domain 8: Leadership and Systems Thinking skills


Coordinates septic tank contractors meetings, public education, and other forms of community outreach pertaining to the OSTDS program.  Attends travel related training assignments and professional meetings.  This position requires a valid driver’s license and a four-wheeled vehicle to accomplish travel.


Public Health Competency Domain 2: Policy development/Program skills


Position is responsible for completing all required reports including Daily Activity Report, leave and attendance, mileage, and itinerary sheets. All inspections require travel related duties. Performs all assigned duties during disaster drills or actual disaster occurrence.




Maintains a valid State of Florida Driver License and has access to a four-wheeled vehicle.  Utilizes all OSTDS field equipment:  Munsell Soil Color Book, six foot auger with appropriate soil auger bucket, six foot tape measure, 100 foot tape measure, level, probing rod, laser level with stadia rod, soil survey of Duval County, engineer scale ruler, mobile phone, dye, etc.  Must have a good understanding of all applicable Florida Statutes and Administrative Codes.  Must have good math skills for this position and Class Code 4806.




Certified Environmental Health Professional as required per s. 381.0101, (OSTDS Certification)




Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency duty required of the imcumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.  All employees are expected to complete timesheets and EARs/DARs as required, both accurately and within the required timeframe.  All employees are expected to complete mandatory trainings within the required timeframe, as deemed necessary by the Department, the Delegated Authonity, grant requirements and/or Florida Statutes.


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


This position may be eligible for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program


This position requires a security background check 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


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 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.



Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:

•        State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required

•        9 Annual paid holidays

•        Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)

•        Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)

•        Health insurance for individual or family coverage

•        Life insurance

•        Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.

•        Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available

•        Tuition waiver available


Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums.  Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums!


Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $50

Family coverage is $180


Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $15

Family coverage is $64.30.



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. 

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville