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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 42003194

Date: Feb 27, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 55496 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 42003194

Position Number: 42003194 

Salary:  $36,467.60 

Posting Closing Date: 03/27/2019 

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II  

 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

 DIVISION OF AQUACULTURE 

 ***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY*** 

CONTACT:

Kim Norgren, (850) 617-7600

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences, engineering or allied health and one (1) year of professional experience in environmental protection, regulation or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; engineering; or allied health; or

A master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences, engineering or allied health; or

A doctorate from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences, engineering or allied health; or

One year of experience as an Environmental Specialist I with the State of Florida. 

Professional experience in environmental protection, regulation or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; engineering, or allied health can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Possession of a valid driver license.

Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history,
hours worked and formal education are required to be considered in
qualifying for this position.  Responses to Qualifying Questions must be
verifiable in the Candidate Profile.  Resumes and other documentation
can be attached to provide additional information.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities.  Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Moderate travel is required.

Must obtain State Standardization Certification within six (6) months of appointment.

This position has regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of s. 112.313, Florida Statutes and Section 60L-36.003, Florida Administrative Code.

NOTES:

Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.

JOB DUTIES:

Conducts shellfish processing facility inspections to assure compliance with state and federal regulations. Determines if facilities’ structures, equipment, methods, and controls meet regulatory safety and sanitation requirements for license certification. Performs re-inspections of facilities with unsatisfactory reports in accordance with Department policies and procedures. Documents all findings from inspections or investigations clearly and concisely, and in sufficient detail to fully support required corrective and enforcement actions. Collects and ships water and food samples as required. Provides technical assistance and educational outreach to the shellfish industry.

Prepares electronic and/or written reports of inspections and ensures timely updates to the main databases, as required.

Investigates foodborne illness reports in conjunction with other government agencies. 

Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the terminology and principles of molluscan shellfish safety and sanitation affecting food safety and related control measures. 
  • Maintains a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the National Shellfish Sanitation Program Model Ordinance, Rule 5L-1 Florida Administrative Code.
  • Ability to evaluate processing plant compliance with both the Model Ordinance and Rule 5L-1, F.A.C. by conducting on-site inspections. 
  • Ability to maintain FDA State Standardization certification.
  • Ability to document all findings from inspections or investigations clearly and concisely, and in sufficient detail to fully support required corrective and enforcement action.
  • Ability to understand and follow legislative policy direction as established in Florida Statutes.
  • Ability to complete and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to prepare and submit technical reports in a timely manner. 
  • Ability to investigate complaints of foodborne illnesses, complete related documentation, and conduct required follow-up activities.
  • Ability to collect data electronically in the field and ensure timely updates.
  • Ability to interact with the public, coworkers and other local, state, or federal employees in a tactful, courteous, and professional manner at all times.
  • Ability to effectively work independently as well as cooperatively with coworkers.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate personal work schedules.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively through all written and spoken means. 
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques at all times.
  • Ability to proficiently operate personal computers, printers, cell phones, vehicles, and all issued equipment.
  • Ability to work during times of emergency; including nights, holidays, and weekends.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.
  • Ability to implement aseptic sample collection techniques.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to the safety and sanitation inspections of regulated establishments.    

SPECIAL NOTES:

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. 


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee