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Requisition No: 39585 
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 64058543
Position Number: 64058543 
Salary:  $32,388.72 annually 
Posting Closing Date: 07/20/2018 
This position requires a Bachelor's of Science degree in Natural or Physical Science from an accredited college or university. Must have a valid Florida driver's license. Must be willing to work outside all day if needed. Must be willing to drive your personal vehicle at certain times when representing the Department. You will be reimbursed at the state rate for mileage when this occurs. Must be able to lift up to 60lbs.
Certified as a Florida Environmental Health Professional in the area of Onsite Sewage is preferred but not required.
This is a professional position in which the employee performs a variety of technical and skilled duties primarily conducting inspections in the OSTDS program, as specified in the rules of the Florida Department of Health and other state and local rules, regulations and ordinances. This position is in Columbia County, and is part of a multi county program to include Bradford, Hamilton, and Union Counties. The employee must be able to keep accurate, timely records, maintain required continuing education credits and training, perform field work requiring moderate physical effort in varied weather conditions both independently and in a team environment. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor as needed to meet public health needs in the community. An automobile is required in the performances in the duties of this position.
Performs plan reviews, client consultations, site evaluations, permit approvals, and system inspections for the Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Program. Coordinates with other staff, initiates enforcement, and any other aspects of this program as required by state law or administrative code. Inputs construction and inspection data into Rehost daily as field work is completed.
Inspects various establishments and facilities such as food hygiene, group care, swimming pools, mobile home parks, tanning, and migrant camps for compliance with environmental health and sanitation regulations.
Conducts drinking water investigations and limited use water system inspections under the direction of the Environmental Manager. Collects required water samples. Completes required paperwork for lab submissions and maintains necessary files for investigation. Provides assistance to other counties in the multi county program.
Performs rabies investigations for Columbia County as directed by the Environmental Health Director.
Investigates sanitary nuisance complaints, prepares enforcement letters, and initiates enforcement if necessary.
Performs other duties as required or assigned to maintain environmental health programs in the department.
All applications must be completed online through People First.  No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.
**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 participation in direct deposit.
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: ****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 **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.. 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.
Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required
9 Annual paid holidays
Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)
Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)
Health insurance for individual or family coverage
Life insurance
Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.
Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
Tuition waiver available
Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums.  Compare your current premium with the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. employee premiums!
Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO:
Single coverage is $50
Family coverage is $180
Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:
Single coverage is $15
Family coverage is $64.30
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. 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 **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. supports a Drug-****, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
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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