Date:  Nov 4, 2023


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Requisition No: 804900 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 64028424

Position Number: 64028424 

Salary:  1,692.31 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 01/02/2024 


Your Specific Responsibilities:


This position is allocated to the Environmental Health Program of the Department of Health in Leon County (DOH-Leon). The incumbent in this position is regularly responsible or the compliance of onsite treatment and disposal systems with the appropriate Florida Statues, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C) requirements and any local requirements relating to permitting and construction of OSTDS.


-Regularly coordinated with the public and private engineers concerning the design and installation of OSTDS in the Leon County. Conducts routine site evaluation and performs soil sampling and related analysis in compliance with Chapter 381 F.S., Chapter 64E-6 F.A.C., Leon County Ordinances and the Leon County Health Department. Performs appropriate tests or analysis for the above and collects necessary samples as needed.



-Performs routine construction installation inspections, reinspection’s for OSTDS ensuring compliance Chapter 64E-6, F.A.C., and applicable local regulations with the Leon County Ordinance. Ensure proper documentation of system compliance or provides applicant and septic system contractor with documentation detailing the necessary corrective action.


-Reviews onsite sewage disposal system permit applications and site evaluation information to establish system construction criteria in compliance with appropriate Florida Statutes, Chapter 64E-6 F.A.C. and any local requirements applicable to the assigned counties.


-Investigates complaints and takes the necessary enforcement actions to gain compliance. Provides technical assistance and consults with the public, engineers and other governmental agencies to resolve any potential sanitary and environmental health hazards.



-This position may be required to function in other Environmental Health programs areas as assigned by the supervisor including providing emergency relief coverage in food program in extenuating circumstances.


-Other duties and assignment as requested by the supervisor or director



Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Use of personal vehicle required.  Required to use transit/builder’s level.  MUST become State certified in the Food Hygiene program during the probationary period. The Incumbent will obtain Onsite Treatment and Disposal Systems certification within 1 year from hire.  Knowledge of terminology, principles, and analytical techniques of physical/natural sciences. Knowledge of data collection and analysis. Ability to perform site inspections, collect or evaluate, analyze, and interpret scientific data. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques. Ability to determine work priorities.



Possession of a valid Driver’s License is required.  Certification in Food Hygiene Programs / 381.010 ss.  A bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences, environmental health, public health, or engineering.


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. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);

  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • 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.

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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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