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Environmental Specialist I

Florida Department of Health
March 11, 2018
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This is an entry level position in the Environmental Health Division of the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County.  The employee in the position is responsible for enforcement of public health and environmental regulation of the State of Florida. Incumbent may be required to work outside in extreme conditions.  Two positions will be filled with this advertisement.

Positions are generally filled at the lower end of the pay range.  However, salary will be commensurate with experience.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Entering information into the Environmental Health Data Base program for all Environmental Health programs.
  • Addressing complaints on regulated establishments and following up on compliance discrepancies.
  • Reviewing plans and inspecting swimming pools, bathing places and recreational and mobile home parks as required.
  • Collecting water samples for bacteriological testing.
  • Inspecting tanning facilities, group care facilities and schools for safety and sanitation as required.
  • Participating in the rabies program, conducting quarantine inspections and preparing and transporting samples for lab.
  • Investigating complaints relating to sanitary nuisances.
  • Performing septic tank inspections and site evaluations.
  • Answering the telephone, waiting on customers and making appointments for inspections.

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.  You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct the 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:

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 (department) 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 department's 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.

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.

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 or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

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.

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