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Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: LABELLE, FL, US, 33935

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Requisition No: 484253 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 64006965

Position Number: 64006965 

Salary:  $33,000 / Annual 

Posting Closing Date: 12/05/2021 

Open Competitive


Your Specific Responsibilities:


The incumbent in this position shall be responsible for multiple environmental health programs in Hendry and Glades Counties. This position requires vast technical knowledge within all environmental health programs. The incumbent must be able to exercise discretion and make independent professional judgments within all environmental health programs. Primary responsibilities include, conducting inspections of onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems, permitting, coordinating and conducting water well construction inspections. Other responsibilities monitoring and conducting routine inspections of mobile home, lodging, recreational vehicle parks, recreational camps, investigating complaints and preparing reports, legal notices and other documents. Position functions independently and under the direction of the Environmental Manager. This position is headquartered at the Florida Department of Health in Hendry County, Division of Environmental Health, and reports directly to the Environmental Manager. The incumbent in this position is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of Chapter 60L-36, Florida Administrative Code.

Conducts initial and final inspections of installations for the onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems for compliance with FAC, chapter 64E-6 within 48 hours of notification.

Reviews applications, plans, and well construction forms and insures compliance for permitting. Issues permits and monitors construction of all wells to meet compliance with Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 62-532 , in which the South Florida Water Management District has delegated the authority to the Hendry and Glades County Health Departments.  Drafts appropriate correspondence for compliance and enforcement actions.

Reviews and recommends action on license applications for mobile home, lodging, recreational vehicle parks, and recreational camps. Perform routine compliance inspections on mobile home, lodging, recreational vehicle parks, and recreational camps according to Chapter 64E-15. Completes inspection forms accurately and completely. Submit copy of inspection to owner/management company either in person, by fax, email, or regular USPS mail. Submit inspection report to supervisor for review.  Inform owner and/or management company of violations noted during inspection. Perform re-inspections as needed, following stated time frame. Implement the rules of Chapter 64E-15 to bring each facility into compliance. Keep supervisor informed of all progress.

Perform inspections and nuisance complaint investigations, and initiate compliance and enforcement actions when appropriate for assigned facilities and locations regulated under the Community Environmental Health or other Environmental Health programs as assigned.  Routine inspections performed to assure compliance with the Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Codes and interagency agreements. 

Conduct required maintenance on equipment and assigned vehicle, as needed.

Participate in in-service training programs as required and within time specified.  Remain aware of Security Policy protocols.

Perform as assigned any other duties within the scope of environmental health as directed by the supervisor.

This position may be required to present expert witness testimony and represent the Department in legal proceedings involving noncompliant persons or facilities within Hendry and Glades Counties.

Performs other related duties as assigned, including disaster preparedness assignments.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic computer skills, the Environmental Health Database program and Environmental Health Database Mobile App
  • Knowledge of field equipment required, including but not limited to, digital camera, and other equipment as deemed necessary to perform facility inspections
  • Incumbent will be assigned a county vehicle and will be responsible for maintaining and operating the vehicle per state and county regulations
  • Knowledge of environmental principles, practices, & procedures
  • Knowledge of correct spelling, punctuation & grammar usage
  • Skill in using basic water testing equipment and procedures
  • Skill in using GPS Unit
  • Ability to operate general office equipment.
  • Ability to frequently use, telephone, computer, copier, and small hand tools, i.e.: stapler, scissors etc.
  • Ability to follow office procedures & practices
  • Ability to handle telephone calls in a courteous & effective manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally & in writing
  • Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to understand, interpret & apply applicable rules, regulations, policies & procedures
  • Ability to prioritize individual workload
  • Ability to frequently bend, kneel, reach, and sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift & carry up to 60 pounds as needed
  • Ability to work with occasional loud noises indoors and/or outdoors
  • Ability to work outdoors with various temperature changes
  • Ability to walk for long periods of time or great distances
  • Ability to locate information that is listed alphabetically & numerically
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to review data for accuracy & completeness
  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision. 
  • Ability to read maps and drive in unincorporated areas of Hendry and Glades Counties.




  • CEHP certification must be obtained within 6 months of appointment and renewed per statute.
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural science or engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Valid Florida driver license
  • Taking Confidential Information Out of the Health Department:  Prior permission is granted to remove and transport confidential information from the premises of DOH-Hendry as defined in the current version of the FL DOH Information Security and Privacy Policy 7.  Employee must maintain the minimum required information in their control at all times in a lockable device.  Information should be returned to DOH-Hendry, by the close of same business day. If not feasible, prior permission by the supervisor must be granted to keep information until the next business day.
  • 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 incumbent 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.


Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


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


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


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.


Where You Will Work:

LaBelle, FL


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

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

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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: 


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.



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.  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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