Date:  Apr 22, 2024


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Requisition No: 821425 

Agency: Department of Health


 Pay Plan: Temp

Position Number: 64853052 

Salary:  $35-$40 an hour 

Posting Closing Date: 05/02/2024 

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Job Category:  Open Competitive


Your Specific Responsibilities:

This position works for the Department of Health in Charlotte County.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Environmental Supervisor II - SES.  This is a professional environmental health position requiring the incumbent to perform tasks to include:  Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS) application and permit reviews; site inspections and environmental surveys; project evaluations and sanitary nuisance investigations; environmental sample collection; data entry and analysis and report writing.  This position performs duties in accordance with Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, EH Manual 150-4, and internal DOH –Charlotte Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Consults with owners and builders regarding the installation of OSTDS.  Investigates field conditions of proposed septic system installation locations. Performs soil analysis and site surveys to determine if septic system permits can be issued and what restrictions must be applied.  Issues septic system permits based on site survey information and 62-6, FAC and Chapter 381 F.S. requirements. This position conducts application and project reviews for the onsite sewage program and makes determinations and recommendations regarding the issuance and/or denial of permits.
  • Conducts required environmental health inspections and evaluations for compliance with applicable Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, Environmental Health Program Manual DOHM 150-4, Health Coding Guidebook CIS/HMC, and county ordinances in the OSTDS Program as directed by supervisor.
  • Processes annual permits, permit applications; completes inspections and re-inspections in accordance with applicable Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, Environmental Health Program Manual DOHM 150-4, and all pertinent county ordinances in The OSTDS Program as directed by supervisor.

                    - Completes all records, inspection reports, and correspondence as required in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

                    - Responsible for utilizing and possessing appropriate equipment, codes, forms, and documents necessary to perform assigned work.

  • Investigates sanitary nuisance complaints that may be a public health risk or public health nuisance and prepare reports, legal notices, and other documents relating to environmental health issues. Collects evidence, prepares legal notices, and initiates appropriate enforcement action when warranted.    Initiates enforcement actions by drafting non-compliance letters, warning letters, and assists with other enforcement actions.  Prepare documentation such as letters, pictures, and reports for submission to EH Supervisor.  Enter all case information into the Environmental Health Database and other local spreadsheets. Initiates appropriate enforcement action when warranted.
  • Maintains current certifications and knowledge base in assigned field (Literature, Laws, Rules, Regulations, and DOH and CHD Policy Interpretations) and in areas of specialization as directed by supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Statutes, Rules, and Regulations that pertain to the programs
  • Use of equipment and supplies related to the position
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Using mathematics and scientific methods to solve problems
  • Working with new material or information to grasp its implications
  • Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information
  • Generating a number of different approaches to problems
  • Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation
  • Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information
  • Identifying the nature of problems
  • Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience
  • Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
  • Talking to others to effectively convey information
  • Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
  • Knowledge of computer software including applications



  • A valid Florida driver’s license is required
  • Must be willing and able to work outdoors and lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Must be certified in Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS) under 62-6 FAC


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.


Where You Will Work:

Port Charlotte, FL


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 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. 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: 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.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers