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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II – 64026471-Location: Homestead, FL 33128

DOH/DEPCS/Bureau of Radiation Control
September 13, 2017
Job Type


Description of Position:


This is specialized professional environmental work independently monitoring the environment around nuclear reactor sites, inspecting low-level radioactive waste shipments and maintaining and calibrating radiation detection equipment.


Duties include:


  • Plans and schedules environmental monitoring of radiation around nuclear power plants in coordination with facility staff.  Collects environmental samples and coordinates with laboratory staff to assure delivery and quality control criteria are met.  Conducts land use surveys of areas around the nuclear power plants to locate residences, gardens and milk animals.  Prepares and maintains reports on environmental sample collections.


  • Plans, schedules and completes X-Ray Tube inspections as assigned by the Miami Inspection Manager.  Total X-Ray tube inspections for the year to equal approximately 400.


  • Plans for and inspects low-level radioactive waste shipments before shipment to treatment, storage and/or disposal sites.  Prepares report of each shipment and any violations of state and federal regulations and corrective actions taken.  Reviews federal and state regulations to determine impact on the transportation of radioactive materials.


  • Calibrates and maintains air, water, and biota sample collection equipment along with radiation detection equipment needed to measure environmental radiation.


  • Maintains vehicle in a clean and orderly manner appropriate for environmental sampling activities and all inspections.


  • Serves as a member of Florida’s radiological emergency response team.


Minimum Qualifications, KSAs, and/or other Specific Information:


Knowledge of the terminology, principles, and analytical techniques of radiation.


Special Notes or additional information (not required, but may be preferred):


Available on a 24 hour-a-day basis for response to radiation emergencies.  Perform duties as a member of the State Radiation Emergency Response Team.  Must be able to lift 60 pounds of equipment.  Must have a valid Florida driver's license.  Upon qualification, as determined by supervisor, will serve as an on-call duty officer as scheduled by a duty roster.


Must receive a minimum score of 70% on each written exam of the required core training modules and must attend all required core training courses designated in the training and qualification procedures.


The incumbent in the position is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of Chapter 60L-36.003, Florida Administrative Code.



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


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.


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.


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 State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement

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: Miami

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