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OPS Environmental Specialist I - 64948548

Date:  Nov 20, 2022

ORLANDO, FL, US, 32803

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Requisition No: 723762 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS Environmental Specialist I - 64948548

Position Number: 64948548 

Salary:  $18.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 02/24/2023 






Class Title: OPS Environmental Specialist I

Position Number: 64948548

Base Salary: $18.00 Per Hour

Location: 1001 Executive Center Dr. Orlando, FL 32803                        


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. As an OPS employee, the benefits below are available:


  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan (mandatory)
  • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements.  Consult with People First and/or the serving HR office)
  • Workers’ Compensation (mandatory, if needed)
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) (mandatory, if needed)
  • Deferred Compensation (voluntary)
  • Employee Assistance Program (voluntary)
  • And more!


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


**Position subject to continued funding.


**NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. All questions will be verified and must be documented on your application for it to be considered valid. **


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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Ability to kneel, bend, lift, walk long distances, carry up to 40 pounds, use fine motor skills to perform the duites of this job
  • Access to personal transportation in lieu of a county vehicle to perform stie visits
  • Travel throughout Orange County to perform site evaluations, inspections, plan reviews, etc.
  • Valid Driver's License 
  • Able to work outdoors in various weather conditions in order to perform the duties of this job
  • Able to work outside of normal working hours, occasionally
  • Florida Department of Health is 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 shelter or performing other emergency duties including but not limited to, response to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster man-made or natural.



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, 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. This position requires to have a valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle in lieu of a county vehicle to conduct inspections/site visits.

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.  

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

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.

These processes also require the physical ability to walk for long periods of time, lift up to 40 lbs and work outdoors in various weather conditions.

Talking to others to effectively convey information.

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.

Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information.

Working with new material or information to grasp its implications. 

Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to environmental programs.


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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Orlando