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Environmental Specialist III - 64066746 1

Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

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 Code.

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 grammar usage
  • Skill in using office equipment, including copier, printer, and computers
  • 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 manner
  • 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 distractions
  • Ability to locate information that is listed alphabetically and numerically
  • 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 distances
  • Ability to effectively maintain relationships with clients and coworkers and to work with the public in a tactful and courteous manner

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 field.

Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):

  • 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 Administrative Code.

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 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
  • 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 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: Fort Myers

Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral

Keywords: Florida Department of Transportation, Fort Myers , Environmental Specialist III - 64066746 1, Other , Fort Myers, Florida

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