Date:  Mar 27, 2024

MIAMI, FL, US, 33175

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Requisition No: 823403 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENGINEERING SPECIALIST II - 64002827

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 64002827 

Salary:  $45,000.00 - $48,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 04/19/2024 

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Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is professional work involving the prevention of environmentally related disease and safety concerns by the review of on-site individual sewage treatment and disposal systems.  The incumbent in this position conducts engineering reviews of applications for new and/or changes to existing and repairs to on-site disposal systems. Specific duties and responsibilities are as follows:


Reviews applications for construction permits to install, change or repair on-site sewage treatment and disposal systems.  Reviews plan and site evaluations for systems to ensure that proposals meet all requirements of Chapters 381, 386.01, 489 Florida Statutes and 62-6, Florida Administrative Code.  Establishes and sets minimum system criteria, including, but not limited to receptacle size, drain field size and elevation of the invert of the drain field in feet, above National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD).  Conducts plan reviews and enters approvals or disapprovals of plan reviews into the Miami-Dade County permit tracking system as necessary. Also, enters client data into the EHD system for OSTDS as appropriate. Also, review applications and issue well permits. Issues letters of denial to system proposals failing to meet requirements and advises clients on their right to a variance-hearing request.  Issues construction permits to proposals meeting requirements.


Conducts on-site soil evaluation and determines feasibility of issuing construction permits or denials.  Checks plans and specifications of proposed construction projects; checks architects’ and engineers’ plan on architectural and structural work prior to construction when OSTDS systems are required.


Inspects and re-inspects when required, all new installations and repairs to existing on-site sewage treatment and disposal systems.  Determines that the systems meet all requirements of Chapter 62-6, F.A.C., and the construction permits. Issues notices of final approval and permit to operate.  Conducts water well inspections (new, repair, existing and abandonment including complaint investigations) in compliance with Chapter 40E-3 Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C). Initiates and participates in legal actions to obtain compliance when violators noted are not corrected or when work is performed by a non-permitted person or without prior authorization from the Department. Data entry of inspection into data base.


Inspects all commercial establishments, ATU and PBTS, and systems located in industrial and manufacturing zones and septic tank manufacturers in accordance with Chapter 381 FS and the SHO/OSTDS program requirements.


Investigates sanitary nuisance complaints related to individual on-site sewage systems. Determines if a nuisance exist and takes actions to abate.


Completes the DARS/HMS daily or as required, completes other reports as required.  Maintains records and files of applications in the process of being reviewed and submits completed reviews to the secretary for filing.  Attends meetings related to work and training.


Performs other related duties as required.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of concepts, terminology, principles and analytical techniques in Environmental/Civil engineering specialty area.
  • Ability to read technical plans, engineering or architectural included but not limited site plans, floor plans, water and wastewater treatment and distribution system designs.                                                                          
  • Skill in using engineering tools, equipment and or instruments, including surveying equipment and engineering and architectural scales.                          
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.      
  • Ability to perform environmental inspections and complaint investigations.
  • Ability to apply engineering quantitative techniques.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate engineering information effectively.
  • Ability to solve problems relating to engineering.



Minimum –

Valid driver's license, reliable transportation to conduct work related duties, bachelor’s degree in engineering or science from an accredited college, incumbent in this position is required to be a Certified Environmental Health Professional within 6 months of hiring.


Where You Will Work:

11805 SW 26th Street, Miami, Florida 33175.


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.


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 (For more information, please click;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!


For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit


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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