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Environmental Specialist I - 64036670

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: ORLANDO, FL, US, 32809

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Requisition No: 51681 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: Environmental Specialist I - 64036670

Position Number: 64036670 

Salary:  $1,271.70 Biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 01/20/2019 






Class Title: Environmental Specialist I

Position Number: 64036670

Base Salary: $1,271.70 Biweekly

Location: 1001 Executive Center Drive – Environmental Health

                 Orlando, FL 32803                        

**Position subject to continued funding.

**This advertisement may be used to fill future vacancies as they become available.

**NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. **

Starting January 1, 2012, tobacco products (use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products) will not be allowed to be consumed on Orange County Health Department property including buildings (interior and exterior), parking to comply with the Tobacco Free policy on any facility, campus, or building that is owned or leased by, or on behalf of, OCHD including: buildings (interior and exterior), walkways, parking lots, public and private vehicles parked in the lots, and any public sidewalks that fall within the OCHD facility boundaries. Any person who violates the Tobacco Free policy may be subject to disciplinary action.



  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university AND a total of at least 30 semester hours or 40 quarter hours of undergraduate coursework in the natural sciences.
  • Physically able to lift up to 40 pounds, walk long distances, and work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Access to personal transportation in lieu of a county vehicle.
  • Currently have a valid FL driver’s license OR a valid driver’s license from another state.
  • Incumbent will need to obtain food protection and pool operator certifications within six months of hire.
  • Willing to work outside of normal working hours to perform site evaluations and inspections.
  • Emergency Duty


Conduct inspections and re-inspections of establishments assigned to the Facilities Section of Environmental Health to ensure compliance with state and local public health rules and regulations. The programs of the Facilities Section include: educational institutions, food preparation and storage, group care facilities, foster homes, swimming pools and spas.  Submit reports and maintain records of programs as required.  Review records periodically to determine progress, status of permits and overall condition of facility. Provide consultation to management of facilities and to the public as needed to disseminate information regarding violations, corrective actions, and rules and procedures regulating respective program operations.  Incumbent will need to have a valid FL driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle.

Conduct complaint investigations in assigned programs to ascertain validity and to achieve abatement of nuisances.  Conduct follow-up investigations and initiate legal action when necessary.  Assist in the investigation of suspected food borne and waterborne illnesses as needed or assigned.

Complete and return all paperwork pertaining to job duties legibly and in proper order.  This would include timely submittal of timesheets, mileage, and EARS.

This position is responsible for improving environmental health performance by completing their assigned community Environmental Health expectations.

Performs all other duties as required or assigned.

Maintains confidentiality and security of records as specified by departmental regulations and laws.



  • Ability to make decisions.
  • Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.
  • Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information.
  • Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.
  • Ability to understand and follow legislative policy direction as established in FL Statutes.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. A background screening will be completed on each applicant selected for a position designated as "sensitive" and a drug test will be conducted on each applicant selected for positions designated as "safety sensitive" in accordance with department policies (Background Screening DOHP 60-5-08 and Drug Free Workplace DOHP 60-9-99). 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. Incumbent may be required to perform emergency duty before, during and/or beyond normal business hours and/or days. We request that all applications be completed online with People First. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

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.



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: Orlando