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Date: Nov 20, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 24415 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64053584 

Salary:  Agency to update 

Posting Closing Date: 12/15/2017 

***Anticipated Vacancy***


Requisition No: 24415
Position Number: 64053584
Salary: $45,173.00 - $63,244.00
Posting Closing Date: 12/15/2017

Florida Department of Health
Open Competitive


The Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental Health, Public Health Toxicology Section, Hazardous Waste Site Health Risk Assessment Program is seeking a full-time environmental administrator in Tallahassee, Florida. The successful candidate will lead and manage the Hazardous Waste Site Health Assessment program. Work focuses on planning, developing, conducting, monitoring, and evaluating the statewide program to assess the public health threat from hazardous waste sites. This program includes health assessments/consultations, community relations/education, and health care professional education. The position provides direction on the program mission, priorities, goals, objectives, and performance standards.

The successful candidate will consult with and provide technical assistance to county health departments, state laboratories, and other state and federal agencies regarding the public health significance of toxic chemicals in the environment. The position participates in the planning, development, and administration of interagency agreements, programs, and research projects related to the surveillance and control of toxic substances and hazardous waste. The candidate serves as team leader for site visits to hazardous waste sites and is the Department liaison to other related agencies and organizations.

In addition, this position develops and promulgates program related Department rules, regulations, and legislative proposals and reviews pending legislation. The successful candidate prepares budget reports, funding proposals, and grant applications to procure federal and state resources.


This position is responsible for the supervision of approximately four career service staff including appraisals, planning and directing their work, approving leave, and having the authority for hiring and taking disciplinary action or effectively recommending such actions.


This position requires a 4-year, undergraduate science degree (Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts) from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agency. This degree must be in agriculture, biochemistry, biological science, chemical science, engineering, environmental science, exercise physiology, geology, hydrology, medical sciences, meteorology, nursing, nutrition, oceanography, pharmacy, physics, soil science, or veterinary medicine. A Master's degree or higher is preferred.



  • Possesses existing technical competency in hazardous waste site assessments, toxicology, environmental risk assessment, and health assessments/consultations.
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal communication, organizational, analytical, technical writing, and planning skills with attention to detail and a high quality of work in a pressure environment.
  • Demonstrates transformational leadership skills to support and inspire staff within and outside of the program.
  • Can travel to support business needs.


  • Experience coordinating, planning, and executing projects.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Experience communicating scientific information simply and effectively in both written and verbal formats, and able to tailor communications to audiences at multiple levels of subject matter understanding.
  • Demonstrated experience or familiarity with related federal/state regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience with group facilitation.
  • Comfortable performing calculations using basic statistics.



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. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.


Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the American with Disability Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.


Applicant information provided as a result of this advertisement may be open to a public records request as allowed by Florida Statutes. All information submitted, including your application and responses to qualifying questions, is a public record unless otherwise exempted by law.


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.


Special Note:  Incumbent may be required to work during 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 to perform 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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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