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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 64030906

Date:  Nov 26, 2022
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399


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Requisition No: 726441 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 64030906

Position Number: 64030906 

Salary:  $43,151.16 

Posting Closing Date: 12/19/2022 

Open Competitive Opportunity

 

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

 

This is specialized professional environmental work researching radiation matters, evaluating and licensing uses of radioactive materials, reviewing radioactive materials inspections and initiating corrective actions, and developing proposed rules and guidance documents. Duties include:

 

Performs administrative and technical review of applications and requests for amendments to radioactive materials licenses for protection of the environment and the public. Interprets Florida Statutes and regulations related to radioactive materials.  Independently issues or denies licenses and amendments

 

Facilitates and coordinates the development of and provides technical and professional guidance, policies, procedures and processes for licensing and inspecting radioactive materials licensees.

 

Other related duties.

 

Available on a 24 hour-a-day basis for response to radiation emergencies. Perform duties as a member of the State Radiation Emergency Response Team. Must be able to lift 60 pounds of equipment. Must have a valid Florida driver’s license.

 

Must receive a minimum score of 70% on each written exam of the required core training modules and must attend all required core training courses designated in the training and qualification procedures.

 

The incumbent is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of Chapter 60L-36.003, Florida Administrative Code.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of the terminology, principles, chart of the nuclides, techniques of ionizing radiation physics, ionizing radiation detection instrumentations and hazard regulations; mathematical principals involving determining radioactive decay, ionizing radiation dose, and dose rates; naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) issues to include NORM generated in the phosphate, oil & gas industries and mineral sands mining in Florida; decontamination and decommissioning processes are techniques for facilities and property contaminated with radioactive materials; radioactive materials licensing and inspection processes to include licensing, inspection and office procedures; bureau’s organizational structure between field offices, programs and headquarters. Ability to: understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to ionizing radiation detection, measurement, evaluations, and control; collect, record, evaluate, and analyze technical data using scientific methods and techniques, mathematically determine radioactive decay, ionizing radiation dose and dose rates using a scientific calculator; travel via airplane; lift 60 pounds; respond to radiological emergencies. Skill in: mathematically determine radioactive decay, ionizing dose and dose rates; and perform radiological surveys to detect ionizing radiation.

 

Qualifications:

3-5 years of experience.

 

Travel Time: 1-25%

 

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

 

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

 

Values:

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:

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Building 4042, 2nd Floor, Tallahassee, Florida

 

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. 

 

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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. 

 

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.

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. 


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee