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Job Number: 64004737 1
Organization: Florida Department of Health, Polk County
Posted: 1/6/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Auburndale,  FL    USA
Position Description: This is a professional and technical position in the Stationary Tanks Inspection Program of the Environmental Health Division, responsible to the Environmental Supervisor II. The central function of this program is the completion of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) storage tanks compliance verification contract. The position requires a detailed knowledge of the construction and operation of regulated storage tanks systems, skill in describing and documenting field observations, and the review and interpretation of environmental records and data, along with a thorough understanding of Chapters 62-761 and 62-762, Florida Administrative Codes (F.A.C.), DEP contract requirements, and Polk CHD policies.

Performs routine compliance inspections of regulated storage tank system facilities, under the direction of the Environmental Supervisor II (program supervisor), to verify compliance with Chapters 62-761 and 62-762, F.A.C. The performance and completion of these inspections includes: inspection of all storage tank system conditions, with particular attention to possible sources of leaks or discharges, verification that release detection equipment is functioning properly and release detection procedures are followed, thorough review of facility records for completeness and any indication of potential system problems, identification and citing of all non-compliance items, photo documentation as specified by contract, on- site instruction and guidance to facility owner-operators, post-inspection follow-up as needed to determine or clarify any aspect of facility compliance, and preparation of standard inspection reports and correspondence within time frames specified by the program supervisor.

Tracks the status of violations cited during facility inspections, with emphasis on Significant Non-Compliance (SNC) items as specified in the DEP contract and pursues resolution of open violations through appropriate corrective action. Documents periodic contacts made to facilities to remind them of unresolved violations, and of the possibility of enforcement action resulting from failure to comply. Reviews records or documentation submitted in response to non-compliance notification to determine whether violations have been resolved. On notification of completed repairs or other physical corrections, performs re-inspections to verify resolution of violations. Forwards facilities with unresolved SNC violations for enforcement referral to the DEP Southwest District by the 90-day deadline stipulated in the contract.

Performs installation inspections and site visits to verify that new regulated storage tank systems or components are installed in accordance with Ch. 62-761.500 and 62- 762.501, F.A.C., including photo documentation, written reports, and correspondence.

Qualifications: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering and two years of professional experience in environmental protection, regulation or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; or engineering; or •A master's degree from an accredited or university in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering and one year of professional experience as described above •This position may require certification as outlined in Florida Statutes 381.0101 for either (1) Food Protection, or (2) Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS), or (3) both Food Protection and OSTDS programs. •To qualify for certification, the incumbent must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and must have successfully completed a minimum of 30-semester or 40 quarter hours in environmental health, environmental science, a physical or a biological science, or public health. •Valid Florida Class E Driver’s License •OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification and annual 8-hour recertification as required by DEP contract.

Organization Description: The Florida Department of Health in Polk County in its mission to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its vision to be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.

Closing Date: 4/6/2022
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Contact Name: Mimi Williamson,  ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II
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How to Apply: Please click here to apply: ENVIRONMENTAL-SPECIALIST-II-64004737-1-FL- 33823/829109100/

Additional Information: The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including: •Annual and Sick Leave benefits; •Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year; •State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options; •Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

(For more information, please click; •Flexible Spending Accounts; •Tuition waivers; •And more!

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