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Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32211

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

Requisition No: 54077 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64068818 1

Position Number: 64068818 

Salary:  $1,402.60 Bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 02/25/2019 


The position is responsible for enforcing applicable Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Codes, Department Policies and Procedures related to sanitation, safety, and control of communicable diseases and hazards to humans in the following primary program areas:  Food Hygiene, Group Care, and Mobile Home parks as well as other Environmental Health and Safety Program areas. 


Incumbent will be able to understand and apply specific rules, regulations, and policies and procedures relating to the safety and sanitation inspections of regulated facilities. Has the ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.  Ability to work independently. Ability to deal with the public in a professional and courteous manner. Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques as well as computer skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, Power Point and the Environmental Health Database System.  Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communication.


A minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited College or University in Environmental Health, Environmental Science, or a Physical or Biological Science is required.  


Must have a valid Driver's License, free of major infractions, and the ability to use your own vehicle.


Must be willing and able to work outside in the elements which may include extreme heat or cold.


Experience working in an area related to the physical/biological/environmental health sciences and experience communicating or educating the public is preferred.


All applications must be completed online through People First.  No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.


**NOTE:  Your response 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 participation in direct deposit.


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.  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