|Title||Environmental Specialist I - 64001474 1|
|Company||The State of Florida|
Requisition No: 236741
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I64001474 1
Position Number: 64001474
Posting Closing Date: 09/28/2020
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The Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all
This professional Environmental Specialist position functions independently and performs duties under the direction of the Environmental Supervisor I of the Environmental Health Division of the Florida Department of Health in Lee County. This is primarily a field position responsible for inspections in the following programs (or as assigned by the Environmental Supervisor I): Biomedical Waste, Body Art – Body Piercing & Tattooing, Food Safety and Sanitation, Group Care, Migrant Farmworker Housing, Mobile Home/RV Parks, Tanning, and Public Swimming Pools. The incumbent in this position is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of Chapter 60L-36, Florida Administrative Code.
Public Swimming Pool Program: Regulate and enforce the laws and rules to reduce the transmission of disease and injuries to the patrons of public swimming pools and bathing places through engineering controls, routine health and safety inspections, water sampling, and education per Ch. 514 F.S.; Ch. 381.006(13); Ch. 64E-9 Florida Administrative code (F.A.C.); and Florida Building Code.
Food Safety & Sanitation Program: Inspect food service establishments, educate the operators, and enforce the public health requirements to ensure that facilities under the Department’s jurisdiction safely prepare and serve food to the public per Ch. 64E-11 F.A.C and Ch. 381.0072 F.S. Earn the CEHP in Food Protection within 6 months of hire; become standardized in Ch. 64 E-11 F.A.C. by the Food Hygiene Coordinator; and complete the required contact hours for the CEHP license every 2 years.
Biomedical Waste Program: Regulate and enforce the segregation, packaging, transportation, storage, and treatment of biomedical waste to reduce the incidence of exposure to disease and injury per Ch. 64E-16 F.A.C and Sec. 381.0098 F.S. Successfully complete Bureau approved training annually.
Group Care Program: Regulate and enforce the laws and rules pertaining to sanitation, control of communicable diseases, protection and safety of the public's health, and to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring in residential and non-residential FDOH facilities per Ch. 381.006(6) and (16) F.S.; Ch. 64E-12 F.A.C.; Ch. 64C-14 F.A.C.; Ch. 6A-2.004 F.A.C.; and Florida Building Code.
Mobile Home/RV Park Program: Regulate and enforce the laws and rules pertaining to approved water and sewer connections, conditions propagating sanitary nuisances and overcrowding, to prevent environmentally transmitted disease per Ch. 381.006(14) F.S.; Ch. 513 F.S.; and Ch. 64E-16 F.A.C.
Perform inspections and nuisance complaint investigations, and initiate compliance and enforcement actions when appropriate for assigned facilities and locations.
This position may be required to present expert witness testimony and represent the Department on legal proceedings involving noncompliant persons or facilities within Lee County.
Perform as assigned any other duties within the scope of environmental health as directed by the supervisor. Keep supervisor apprised of unusual activities or non-compliance issues.
Enter Daily Activity Reports daily and submit time sheets as required. Complete DOH mandatory training prior to assigned deadlines.
Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
Other job-related requirements for this position:
Working hours: (A) Daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (B) Total hours in workweek 40+40 May be required to work additional hours as needed for emergencies and 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.
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.
Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:
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.
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.
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