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Job Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I
Job Number: 64029345
Organization: Florida Department of Health, Bartow, FL
Posted: 1/22/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Bartow,  FL    USA
Compensation: $35,000 - $37,000 annually
Position Description: This position conducts site inspections to monitor and regulate proposed and existing facilities that effect health and environment. This primarily includes inspection of food hygiene, group care, indoor air, and tanning facilities to address environmentally related public health conditions and concerns.

The Environmental Specialist I in this position must be well-organized, possess strong interpersonal skills, and must be able to work independently in the field and exercise good judgment. The position requires the Certified Environmental Health Professional (CEHP) certification in Food Protection, to be obtained within six months of hiring.

Inspections and follow-up duties:

Inspects assigned food hygiene, group care, and tanning facilities for compliance with all applicable State codes, statutes, and regulations. Performs these inspections within the required frequencies and conducts all inspections and other functions in accordance with EH Manual 150-4. Performs scheduled re-inspections to confirm corrective actions to address violations and verify return to compliance.

Tracks inspection progress for assigned facilities to ensure that all inspections are performed within required frequencies. Pulls quota reports and other reports from the Environmental Health Database (EHD) to ensure these inspections are on track throughout the permit year.

Maintains current, complete and accurate records of assigned facilities and all inspection activities. Ensures that all licenses and Environmental Health Database (EHD) entries are current and accurate.

Investigates reported complaints involving these facilities and prepare reports, legal notices and other supportive documents, and initiates enforcement action where necessary to achieve compliance. Utilizes EH Manual 150-4 complaint procedures.

Other program areas:

Duties may sometimes include similar inspection work as needed in the mobile home park, biomedical waste, tattooing, migrant labor camp, and water programs, and in the investigation of foodborne illness and sanitary nuisance complaints.

Qualifications: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering 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

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

Mission:

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

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values:

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.

Where You Will Work:

Bartow, FL

Closing Date: 4/23/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Mimi Williamson,  ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I
Contact Location: 2090 E Clower St

Bartow   FL  33830
United States
Contact Location: 2090 E Clower St
 
  Bartow   FL  33830
  United States
Contact Phone: 8635782004 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: mercedes.williamson@flhealth.gov
Web Address: Polk.FloridaHealth.gov
How to Apply: Must apply online at: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/BARTOW- ENVIRONMENTAL-SPECIALIST-I-64029345-FL- 33830/1120818400/

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