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Sr. Sanit. & Safety Specialist-DBPR/Hotels & Restaurants-Broward County *Internal Advertisement*

Date:  Feb 27, 2023

MARGATE, FL, US, 33063

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Requisition No: 796090 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: Sr. Sanit. & Safety Specialist-DBPR/Hotels & Restaurants-Broward County *Internal Advertisement*

Position Number: 79000358 

Salary:  $40,950 - $41,384.61 ANNUALLY 

Posting Closing Date: 03/29/2023 

                                                  POSITION NUMBER: 79000358                                                

HIRING SALARY $40,950 - $41,384.61 ANNUALLY



**You must be employed by the Department of Business & Professional Regulation to be considered**


Preference will be given to applicants with food service and/or lodging inspection experience.


Minimum Requirements

  • Valid driver license; and
  • Must be able to stand for long periods; bend, lift, climb, stoop, and carry work equipment; and
  • One of the following:
    • Two year Associate degree in culinary or hospitality management or
    • Two or more years industry-related experience**.

**Industry-related experience is considered to be hotel or restaurant management, restaurant operations, field or laboratory experience in environmental or public health, food sanitation or quality control.**


Please note: Applicants with a Bachelor degree in a health-related field or a Bachelor degree in any field and one year industry-related experience meets minimum requirements.


Duties and Responsiblities

The employee in this position is required to work a flexible work schedule to allow for inspections at temporary events, during peak service periods, holidays, and special events.  All flex time schedules must be approved prior to implementation of such schedule.  This position acts as field staff Team Leader and assists the Sanitation and Safety Supervisor in coordinating scheduling activities and workload distribution.  Acts as team leader and assists supervisor with coordinating & conducting new and current employee training, quality assurance, scheduling activities and workload distribution.

  • Inspects public lodging and food service establishments for compliance with environmental health and sanitation regulations, rules and regulations, and other safety or sanitation-related areas as deemed necessary.  Inspector maintains records and files for one year.  Conducts regulatory and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) inspections of public food service establishments and lodging facilities.  Provides consultation and prepares reports relating to safety and sanitation problems.  Prepares administrative reports and maintains inspection activity data reports on a daily basis.  Maintains appropriate continuing education requirements.  Identifies and licenses temporary food service events as required.  Responsible for performing technology duties which includes but is not limited to computer software and hardware, data systems and Versa:Regulation.
  • Investigates food borne illnesses and environmental sanitation nuisance complaints.  Collect penalties, delinquent license fees and uncollected fines as needed.  Gathers evidence and participates in legal actions.  Conducts inspections and prepares reports to document compliance or non-compliance of licensure; issues license or pursues appropriate compliance action.  Conducts routine investigations for procurement of evidence of unlawful operations.    Interviews, takes statements, collects evidence and prepares investigative reports for serious violations.  Testifies at court and administrative hearings. Serves and tracks legal documents. Works closely with local or state officials as needed to secure compliance.  Assist as requested with more complex investigations. 
  • Confers with and educates the public, builders, owners, public officials and civil groups concerning disease control, sanitation and health regulations. Issues licenses to public lodging establishments and public food service establishments. Conducts field studies to monitor health or sanitation standards. Provides consultation and prepares reports dealing with safety and sanitation problems. Coordinates activities with federal, state and municipal environmental safety and health agencies. Interprets and explains the significance of public health laws, rules and other related sanitation and safety standards.
  • Performs other work as required.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of laws and rules pertaining to sanitation and safety inspections.
  • Experience in a variety of inspection activities.
  • Ability to work on a team and participate in team activities


Applicant Note: If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, you may be required to place your license in an inactive status.


NOTE: This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.

Applicants are required to apply through the People First system by the closing date, by applying online.  All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement.  If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.


The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation is committed to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and improving employment outcomes.


Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DBPR Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 487-2074. DBPR requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.


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 Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation values the sacrifices veterans and their family members have given to our country and support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

A candidate for veterans’ preference who believes he or she was not afforded employment preference may file a complaint in accordance with Rule 55A-7.016, F.A.C., with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Veterans’ Preference Coordinator, 11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311, Largo, FL, 33778. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has also established an email where people can electronically file claims or ask questions. The email is

We hire only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. 

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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