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Job Number: 64085313
Organization: Florida Department of Health, Polk County
Posted: 1/7/2022
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Bartow,  FL    USA
Position Description: • This is a lead position performing professional environmental work in the onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS) section of Environmental Health to include application review and processing, site evaluations, permit issuance, and compliance inspections in all areas of the OSTDS program in accordance with Chapter 381, Florida Statutes, Chapter 64E-6, F.A.C., and the Environmental Health Program Manual DOHM 150- 4. Primarily, this includes commercial and residential (OSTDS), OSTDS enforcement duties, inspecting septage pump trucks, septage treatment facilities, land application sites, and all other public health or environmentally regulated concerns. This position conducts compliance inspections and on-going monitoring, when required, to ensure that onsite systems are constructed, operated and maintained so as not to be a threat to the public health or degrade drinking, surface or ground water resources. Will serve as assistant training officer for the OSTDS program and train staff in proper procedures of issuing permits, inspections, knowledge of soil types, and use of equipment and legal aspects of enforcement. Will assist the Environmental Supervisor in making vital field decisions pertaining to the OSTDS program.

• Review plans, evaluate, and make recommendations for the design of proposed and existing residential and commercial OSTDS; recommend issuance or denial of permits and prepare provisos and restrictions. Meet with property owners, engineers, and developers to facilitate design changes.

• Serves as enforcement specialist for the OSTDS program to include complaint investigations, complaint investigation tracking, sanitary nuisance complaints, and septic tank contracting complaints. Enforcement duties include preparing reports, violation notices, and informal meeting notices, warning notices, and serving as the OSTDS program representative during enforcement meetings with Health Department legal staff.

• Manage OSTDS service permit program. Duties to include service permit application reviews, facility and truck inspections, and service permit updating and tracking.

• Assist supervisor with data collection and analysis, program planning, audit reviews, quality management, and any other duties as assigned by supervisor. Attends meetings, hearings, court appearances, educational conferences, and in- service training designed to maintain and improve professional knowledge and skills as assigned.

• Serves as the Information Custodian of assigned information sets; maintaining the confidentiality of the information in accordance with state, and federal statutes, rules, regulations and Department of Health Information Security Policies, Protocols and Procedures, in accordance with Protocol: Security - 3, V, Sec 1-3.

• Performs other duties as required such as inspecting regulated facilities where environmental and public health programs must be monitored, including performance of additional interpreter duties consistent with skill level, and as needed.

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 license.

Organization Description: Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

Closing Date: 4/7/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Mimi Williamson,  ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II
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How to Apply: Apply here: ENVIRONMENTAL-SPECIALIST-II-64085313-1-1-1-FL- 33830/830680800/

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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