Requisition No: 389803
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 64066746 1
Position Number: 64066746
Salary: $41,317.90 - $45,200.00
Posting Closing Date: 06/07/2021
Applicants accepted only from Department of Health employees,
(includes OPS, Career Service, SES or SMS employees). Applicants
will not be accepted from outside of the department.
This professional Environmental Specialist III position
functions independently for the Florida Department of Health in Lee
County (DOH-Lee) Environmental Health division in the Onsite Sewage
Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS) program. Program activities
include, but are not limited to, onsite sewage disposal and
treatment systems and mobile home/RV parks. The incumbent in this
position is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is
subject to the provisions of Chapter 60L-36, Florida Administrative
OSTDS Program: This position functions independently to oversee
the department's new construction permitting process. The position
is responsible for ensuring new construction permits are reviewed
and written within the guidelines and goals established in Ch.
381.0065 Florida Statutes, 64E-6 Florida Administrative Code, and
the Environmental Health Program Manual 150-4. The specialist will
review applications and plans and accept and issue permits for
systems. This position confers with state, city, and county
officials, contractors, professional engineers, and community
business personnel regarding OSTDS matters. The position may also
be required to present expert witness testimony and represent the
department in legal proceedings involving noncompliant persons or
facilities within Lee County.
This position assists in training new and existing staff. This
position reviews inspection records and supporting documents
generated by the staff. The environmental specialist will perform
site evaluations, abandonment inspections, sanitary nuisance
complaint inspections, enforcement duties in environmental
programs, and initial and final inspections of newly installed
systems and repaired, existing systems under the direction of the
department supervisor to ensure compliance with public health
standards. Field work involves heavy lifting and physical activity
in an often strenuous environment.
Mobile Home/RV Park Program: Regulates and enforces the laws and
rules pertaining to approved water and sewer connections,
conditions propagating sanitary nuisances and overcrowding, to
prevent environmentally transmitted diseases per Ch. 381.006 (14)
F.S., Ch. 513 F.S., and Ch. 64E-16 F.A.C.
The specialist is required to perform data entry of permit,
inspections and enforcement information into the Environmental
Health Database (EHD). Enters Daily Activity Reports daily and
submits time sheets as required and in timeframes specified.
Attends DOH mandatory training prior to assigned deadlines.
Responds to Everbridge emergency alerts within 60 minutes.
Performs other related duties as assigned
Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of
equipment, required for the position:
- Knowledge of basic computer skills and Environmental Health
Database program, Hosted Fax, and digital telephones
- Knowledge and skill in using field equipment required,
including but not limited to operating a laser level, shovel,
auger, Munsell Color Charts, drill, and other equipment as deemed
necessary to perform environmental health inspections
- Knowledge of office procedures and practices
- Knowledge of terminology, principles, and analytical techniques
of the physical or natural sciences
- Knowledge of standard business formats and styles for letters
and business forms
- Knowledge of correct language, spelling, punctuation, and
- Skill in using office equipment, including copier, printer, and
- Skill in operating and maintaining assigned county vehicle per
state and county regulations
- Ability to prepare technical reports
- Ability to interpret, understand, and apply applicable, rules,
regulations, policies, and procedures
- Ability to understand and follow legislative policy direction
as established in Florida Statutes
- Ability to train others
- Ability to assess employee work performance
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- Ability to review data for accuracy and completeness
- Ability to organize and maintain filling systems
- Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments
- Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure
completion of assignments
- Ability to work independently and prioritize workload
- Ability to utilize problem solving techniques
- Ability to handle telephone calls in a courteous and effective
- Ability to frequently bend, kneel, reach, and sit or stand for
long periods of time
- Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds as needed
- Ability to frequently use telephone, computer, copier, and
small hand tools, i.e., stapler, scissors, etc.
- Ability to work with occasional loud noises, disruptions, and
- Ability to locate information that is listed alphabetically and
- Ability to follow instructions
- Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision
- Ability to work outdoors with various temperature changes
- Ability to walk for long periods of time or great
- Ability to effectively maintain relationships with clients and
coworkers and to work with the public in a tactful and courteous
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED -
- Bachelor's degree from a U.S. accredited college or university
with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences or
engineering with a minimum of 30 credit hours in a related science
Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If
applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal
- Certified Environmental Health Professional in the OSTDS
program or Registered Sanitarian Certification FEHA or NEHA as
required by Florida Statute 381.0101. Certification must be
maintained every two years as required by Florida Statute.
- Positions in the Department of Health responsible for
performing environmental health and sanitary evaluations in a
primary program area of environmental health require certification
in accordance with Section 381.0101, Florida Statutes. Requirements
for certification are found in Chapter 64E-18.004(3), Florida
Other job-related requirements for this position:
- Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/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 performing other emergency duties including,
but not limited to, responses to threats involving any disaster or
threat of disaster, man-made or natural.
- Incumbent must possess a valid Florida Driver License and have
a reliable motor vehicle to carry out these duties.
- Selected immunizations or titers and/or periodic screening for
tuberculosis may be recommended for this position.
- This position will abide by all state and federal laws, rules,
and DOH Policies and Procedures.
Working hours: (A) Daily from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (B) Total
hours in workweek 40. May be required to work additional hours as
needed for emergencies or special projects.
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 (DOH) 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 Departments 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. Certain veterans and spouses of
veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by
the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and
spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are
encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference,
please attach supporting documentation that includes character of
service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply
for a vacancy. Applicants may upload their supporting documentation
to People First when applying. All documentation is due by the
closing date of the job announcement.
- Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position
must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic
- 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
- 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. Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized
alien workers will be hired.
- 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 DOH in advance
to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
If there are any problems applying online please call People
First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287
Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.
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
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.
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Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral