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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64054209

Date:  Feb 1, 2023
Location: 

LARGO, FL, US, 33771


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Requisition No: 788361 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64054209

Position Number: 64054209 

Salary:  $1,478.06 biweekly or in accordance with FLDOH policy 

Posting Closing Date: 02/15/2023 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

 

The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County in its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its efforts and its vision To be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.

 

 

Job Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II -

Environmental Specialist II – Database Administration & Epidemiological Investigation Coordinator

 

This position is responsible for dealing directly with the public while working in multiple Environmental Health Programs and is expected to be highly organized in order to complete work assignments. The incumbent will demonstrate a high level of professional knowledge, secure and maintain all required certifications, and function with minimal direct supervision.

 

Your Specific Responsibilities Include:

 

Environmental Health (EH) Database Administrator:

 

• Acts in an administrative capacity overseeing database operations and management by reviewing new accounts and monitoring for accuracy. Performs routine QA activities in Environmental Health (EH) database system, eBridge file managment system, and through mock and annual program evaluations with management. Assists management in the development and review of local EH QI initiatives and standard operating procedures. Assists in the training of new support staff in data inputting and the routine operation of EH database. Trains support staff in setting up new accounts, billing and inspection input through the QA process. Updates and manages database fee schedules. Updates contact and facility information in database. Runs and modifies reports for management and field staff. Completes mail merge notification for client wide communications when required. Responsible for the invoicing of clients in the renewing of licenses and permits in Environmental Health programs. Updates and reconstructs zone and census data in database for the redistribution of zone work. Updates in house database entry applications to assist with program changes and database entry error reductions. Works with GIS staff to create new zone maps. Acts as liaison with Tallahassee and local IT in troubleshooting problems and ensuring for the proper functioning of database. Attends database workgroups/workforce development groups to aid Tallahassee in database system improvements. Attends regularly scheduled programmatic conference calls, webinars and meetings. Submits and assists with help desk tickets to Tallahassee and local IT to assist with database and mobile application system versions and updating staff laptops. 

 

Environmental Health Epidemiolocal Investigation Coordinator:

• Performs the functions of the division’s epidemiological investigation coordinator by performing and coordinating potential food, water and other reportable illness outbreak investigations. Acts as division’s liaison by coordinating and collaborating with state and regional environmental epidemiological staff, county epidemiological staff, and all other regulatory agencies in the state. Reviews epidemiological surveillance intake logs, forms and databases to determine investigation response based on case definition guidelines. Maintains records and logs associated with outbreak cases. Coordinates joint investigations with epi team member and assigned regulatory agency. Responsible for the procurement, maintenance, tracking and shipment of legionella test kits and sampling kits for investigations. Performs investigations and submits sporadic case notifications to FDOH regulated facilities. Assists epidemiology staff with sampling, notifications and/or media advisories, as needed. Completes investigation report and submits report summary to regional and county environmental epidemiologist for review. Assist with submittal of completed and accurate finalized report to all agencies with jurisdiction over the outbreak source. Assists county epidemiology staff in updating protocols and standard operating procedures. Trains and evaluates staff on procedures for investigating outbreaks as specified in EH program manual 150-4 Appendix C-E. Maintains all required FDOH certification(s) by completing twenty-four hours of approved training within the required timeframe. Acquires training hours in accordance with the FDOH-Pinellas Training Policy (these trainings may include, but are not limited to, the approved CEU courses. Attends all required epidemiological educational courses provided by program office. Attends regularly scheduled programmatic conference calls, webinars and meetings.

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

 

• Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques of the physical or natural sciences.

• Knowledge of data collection and analysis principles and procedures.

• Skills in problem solving.

• Skills in critical thinking.

• Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheets, database and word processing software.

• Ability to operate a personal computer with an understanding of application software and an understanding of the internet.

• Ability to analyze and prepare documents, reports, and correspondence.

• Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities.

• Ability to communicate effectively.

• Ability to collect, evaluate, analyze, and interpret scientific or technical data.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences.  College or University transcripts must be submitted with application.

• Certified Environmental Health Professional (CEHP) in Food Safety and Sanitation or Registered Sanitarian (RS).

• Experience working with the public.

• A valid driver's license. Access to a private automobile is required for work related activities. Incumbent will be reimbursed for travel to the extent provided by rules and regulations.

 

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.

Where You Will Work:

Mid County DOH-Pinellas at 8751 Ulmerton Rd, Largo FL 33771

 

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!

For a more complete list of benefits, 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. 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: 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.

 

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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