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Date: Dec 5, 2017

Location: SANFORD, FL, US, 32773

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 24958 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64031199 

Salary:  $36,467.60 - $40,114.36 

Posting Closing Date: 12/14/2017 






Class Title: Environmental Specialist II

Position Number: 64068325

Base Salary: $36,467.60 - $40,114.36

Location: Florida Department of Health in Seminole County

                 400 W. Airport Blvd

                 Sanford, FL 32773                      




Starting January 1, 2013, tobacco products (use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products) will not be allowed to be consumed on DOH - Seminole property including buildings (interior and exterior), parking lots, and all vehicles parked in the lots. The incumbent of this position will need to comply with the Tobacco Free policy on any facility, campus, or building that is owned or leased by, or on behalf of, DOH-Seminole including: buildings (interior and exterior), walkways, parking lots, public and private vehicles parked in the lots, and any public sidewalks that fall within the DOH-Seminole facility boundaries. Any person who violates the Tobacco Free policy may be subject to disciplinary action.

**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. **

Florida Department of Health in Seminole County is looking for a self-motivated, hardworking individual to fill our Environmental Specialist II position located in Sanford, FL.  


Conducts inspections and re-inspections for compliance with the applicable codes and statutes of establishments in programs that are assigned to the Facilities and Water Sections of Environmental Health.  This position will regulate public and private schools, group care, public swimming pools, and bars/lounges. This would also include any sanitary nuisances or complaints associated with any of these programs to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.  Provide consultation to management of facilities and to the public as needed to disseminate information regarding violations, corrective actions, enforcement actions, and rules and procedures regulating respective program operations. 


Investigates disease outbreaks following proper epidemiological procedures.  Reviews technical summaries and reports to determine potential environmental causes of morbidity and mortality, especially those related to food or water borne illnesses and water safety issues.  Coordinates and interacts with Department of Business and Professional Regulation and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to ensure that food borne illness outbreaks are investigated properly and to determine the cause of the illness.  Prepares written reports of food borne illness investigation outcomes and provides prevention recommendations, based on investigation findings, to the Center for Disease Control.  Acts as an epidemiology team member with physicians, nurses, and toxicologists when such outbreaks occur. Evaluates and interprets laboratory results to recommend corrective action.  Collects samples for submission to laboratory


Submits required reports, maintains assigned records, completes and returns all paperwork pertaining to job duties accurately, legibly and in proper order. This would also 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. Maintains confidentiality and security of records as specified by department regulations and laws


Performs all other duties as required.


This position may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required 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 disasters or threat of disaster, man-made or natural. This position will maintain confidentiality and security of records as specified by departmental regulations and laws.


Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position: Knowledge of:  Chapter 64E, F.A.C.; Ability to: be highly organized to ensure programs are effective in ensuring compliance with regulations; use computers for data entry, People First, Time Coding, ReHost, etc.


Licensure/registration/certification requirements: Environmental Health Professional Certification required in the Septic program. 


Other job-related requirements for this position: 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.


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.

If you have difficulty apply for this position, please contact People First at 877-562-7287 for assistance.






  1. Are you currently working as an ESII conducting pool, food safety, schools, bars and sanitary nuisance inspections?
  2. Do you have at least 3 years of verifiable experience conducting pool, food safety, bar and sanitary nuisance inspections?
  3. Do you have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, chemistry or in the natural sciences?
  4. Do you have experience perform field duties of inspecting pools, wells, limited-use or sanitary nuisances?
  5. Are you willing to work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency? This may include working in a special needs or Red Cross shelter, 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? Emergency duties may also include in-state and/or out-of-state deployment


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. 

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