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Date:May 15, 2018

Location:BRADENTON, FL, US, 34208

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The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on ourE-Verify website.

Requisition No: 35926

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64028536

Salary: $38,154.00 annually

Posting Closing Date: 05/23/2018

Environmental Specialist II

Florida Department of Health in Manatee County

Bradenton, Florida

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County. If you’re looking to build a great career in public health – you’ve come to the right place. We hope you decide to join this team and make the Florida Department of Health your employer of choice. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

The Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

Under the general supervision of an Environmental Manager, the person occupying this position is responsible for conducting sampling, evaluations and investigations in a variety of specialized environmental health programs managed by Environmental Health Services. Compliance with Florida Administrative Codes (FAC), Florida Statues (FS), and/or Department of Health Environmental Health Manual policies and procedures is essential to completing assignments.

Duties & Responsibilities

Performs routine inspections of permitted migrant farm worker facilities according to department regulations and policies in the migrant farm worker housing program.

Performs routine inspections of public swimming pools, spas, and public bathing places according to department regulations and policies in the public pool program.

Performs routine inspections of mobile home parks and RV facilities.

Performs routine inspection of food hygiene facilities.

Investigates nuisance complaints per Florida Statue 386. Documents observations, possible remedies as necessary, an issues appropriate notices. Initiates enforcement procedures against confirmed sanitary nuisances as indicated in conjunction with department legal staff and immediate supervisor.

Complies with all department and division policies. Participates in training sessions, seminars and meetings as available to maintain timely and current knowledge of all environmental health regulations related to public health that are under the jurisdiction of the department.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of environmental health and related scientific theory and practices applicable to food protection, environmental contamination, communicable diseases, sanitation and health nuisance abatement.

Some knowledge of chemistry and bacteriology and its relation to water treatment and food sanitation.

Some knowledge of State laws, rules and administrative codes relative to Health regulated establishments to include the farm housing onsite sewage treatment and mobile home parks and private property sanitation.

Knowledge of math required.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to prepare reports.

Much of this positions time is spent outside therefore the ability to work in the heat and cold and the ability to physically access and inspect diverse locations is required.

The position requires stamina, agility and ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 30 pounds when setting up equipment.

Minimum Requirements

Incumbent must obtain Food Protection Program and Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS) Program Certifications per Chapter 381.0101 of the Florida Statutes within 6 months of hire. Preference will be given to applicants already possessing one or both required certifications.

Valid State of Florida Driver's License

Bachelor's Degree

Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the followingbenefits:

State of Florida Retirement package – 3% employee contribution required

9 Annual paid holidays and 1 personal day

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 – State pays 80% of premium.

Life insurance – State pays 80% of premium.

Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.

Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available

Tuition Waivers and Nurse’s Forgiveness Program

Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

Current State Employees - Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade.

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, visit

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

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 on 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.

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 clickinghere. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market:SarasotaNearest Secondary Market:Bradenton

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The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida and the sovereign state of Cuba. Florida is the 22nd most extensive, the 3rd most populous,[8] and the 8th most densely populated of the United States. Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The Miami metropolitan area is the eighth-largest metropolitan area in the United States.

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