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Company: State of Florida
Location: Port Charlotte
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition No: 794615

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64041339 1 1 1 1

Position Number: 64006211

Salary: $43,200.00 to $45,587.39 Annually

Posting Closing Date: 03/09/2023

Open Competitive

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Consults with owners and builders regarding the installation of OSTDS. Investigates field conditions of proposed septic system installation locations. Performs soil analysis and site surveys to determine if septic system permits can be issued and what restrictions must be applied. Issues septic system permits based on site survey information and 64E-6, FAC and Chapter 381 F.S. requirements. Performs construction inspections to assure compliance with applicable codes. This position conducts basic application and project reviews for the onsite sewage program and makes determinations and recommendations regarding the issuance and/or denial of permits.
  • Conducts required environmental health inspections and evaluations for compliance with applicable Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, Environmental Health Program Manual DOHM 150-4, Health Coding Guide Book CIS/HMC, and county ordinances in the OSTDS/ Facilities Program as directed by supervisor.
  • Processes annual permits, permit applications; completes inspections and re-inspections in accordance with applicable Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, Environmental Health Program Manual DOHM 150-4, and all pertinent county ordinances in The OSTDS Program as directed by supervisor.
  • Investigates sanitary nuisance complaints may be a public health risk or public health nuisance and prepare reports, legal notices, and other documents relating to environmental health issues. Collects evidence, prepares legal notices, and initiates appropriate enforcement action when warranted. Initiates enforcement actions by drafting non-compliance letters, warning letters, and assists with other enforcement actions. Prepares documentation such as letters, pictures, and reports for submission to EH Supervisor. Enters all case information in to DOH EHD and other local spreadsheets and databases. Initiates appropriate enforcement action when warranted. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Statutes, Rules and Regulations that pertain to the programs
      • Use of equipment and supplies related to the position
      • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
      • Using mathematics and scientific methods to solve problems
      • Working with new material or information to grasp its implications
      • Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information
      • Generating a number of different approaches to problems
      • Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation
      • Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information
      • Identifying the nature of problems
      • Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience
      • Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
      • Talking to others to effectively convey information
      • Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
      • Knowledge of computer software including applications Qualifications:
        • Graduation from an accredited 4-year college or university with a degree or major coursework in public health, environmental health, environmental science, or a physical or biological science with a minimum of 30 semester hours or 40 quarter hours of classwork is required
        • A valid, unrestricted Florida driver's license is required- if out of state a valid, Florida driver's license is required within 30 days of hire
        • Ability to lift 50+ pounds and work outside all day in all forms of weather is required
        • Required to become certified in OSTDS within six months of hire
        • At least one year of work experience in Environmental Health and are currently a Certified Environmental Health Professional in the OSTDS program is preferred
        • Certification as an Environmental Health Professional in the OSTDS program is preferred
        • Must be proficient in computers, tablets, Microsoft Office Suite and Smart Phones
        • Able to travel to various locations in Charlotte County up to 100+ miles a day in all weather conditions
        • EMERGENCY DUTY: Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat thereof, man-made or natural. 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.


          I 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:

          Port Charlotte, FL

          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.

              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.

Keywords: State of Florida, Port Charlotte , ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 1 1 1 1, Other , Port Charlotte, Florida

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