Requisition No: 210821
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 64041100
Position Number: 64041100
Salary: $1,390.00 biweekly
Posting Closing Date: 08/13/2020
Environmental Specialist I (pools)
$1,390.00 biweekly - 40 hours per week
Florida Department of Health in Collier County
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
Closing Date: 08/13/2020
Thank you for your interest in a career opportunity with the Florida Department of Health in Collier County. We have a long-standing history of excellence in service delivery and strong involvement with the community. Our dedicated staff strives to be on the cutting edge of public health practice, regardless of the programmatic focus area. Working as a team, we integrate performance excellence throughout the organization, guided by the Baldrige/Florida Sterling Framework. We work collectively to ensure public health accreditation readiness, improve customer satisfaction, participate in activities that foster workforce engagement, contribute to quality improvement efforts, and participate in activities that contribute to improved health outcomes. Join us and become a valued member of our committed, hardworking team of public health professionals. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.
The Florida Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.
The Environmental Specialist I is a professional level position in the Environmental Health and Engineering Division with the Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier). This is a field-based position primarily responsible for conducting regulatory inspections of Public Swimming Pools and Spas to ensure the safety and health of the general public in Collier County. The incumbent will conduct other inspections for Environmental Health Programs as needed. The duties of this position require the incumbent to be able to be relied upon to work independently and manage their time in order to meet deadlines. This position is responsible for performing inspections, sample collection, data entry, reporting writing, record keeping, providing education, preparing legal notices, and completing these tasks in accordance with DOHM 150-4, DHP 50-21 and Department policies. This position works under the supervision of the Environmental Supervisor II of the Water Programs of Environmental Health of DOH-Collier. Certain immunizations and TB testing may be required.
A valid Florida driver’s license and reliable transportation are required. Must be able to lift 20 pounds and must be able to move freely around inspection sites, including swimming pool decks, and work outside in high heat and humid conditions. Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours in the event of a disaster or as needed.
EMERGENCY DUTY: Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat thereof, man-made or natural.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Works in the Public Swimming Pools and Spas program, ensuring compliance with environmental health rules and regulations as outlined in Chapter 64E-9, F.A.C., Chapter 454.1, Florida Building Code, Florida Statute 514 and Collier County Ordinance Article IV Section 66-116.
- Schedules and conducts field inspections for all assigned facilities.
- Performs inspections semi-annually or more frequently if necessary and will evaluate water quality, operation and maintenance of recirculation and filtration equipment, adequacy of chemical feeders, compliance with posted bathing loads, provision/presence of required safety equipment and the cleanliness of shower and restroom facilities for all assigned facilities.
- Collects water samples from each pool or spa during routine inspection for laboratory testing. This includes appropriate interaction and education to customers.
- Performs data entry of completed inspection findings into the Environmental Health Database (EHD) and submits completed inspection reports to supervisor for review.
- Enters hours worked and services performed into Health Management System (HMS) within seven days (7) of completion in accordance with DHP50-21 (FDOH EH Coding Pamphlet).
- Maintains records and files associated with assigned facilities, including, but not limited to, inspections, reports and correspondence.
- Conducts other inspections for Environmental Health Programs as needed.
- Provides community education regarding public pool and spa safety and operation in-person as well as through emails and phone calls.
- Performs other related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES DEEMED ESSENTIAL TO THIS POSITION:
- Knowledge of Florida Administrative Codes, Florida Building Code and Florida Statutes related to the duties of the position.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and customers.
- Ability to work independently and prioritize workload to meet deadlines and to ensure completion of inspections as required.
- Skill in the use of computers including applications such as Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and the Environmental Health Database or comparable databases.
- Must be able to lift 20 pounds and must be able to move freely around inspection sites, including swimming pool decks, and work outside in high heat and humid conditions.
- Ability to effectively perform field inspections, to document findings, write reports and prepare legal notices as required.
- Ability to prepare and present information to customers, the general public and community partners.
- Knowledge of mobile home parks and tanning standards.
- Skill in the use of equipment relating to these programs (ex. Chemical test strips, thermometers, light meter, stopwatch, etc.).
- Ability to utilize continuous quality improvement techniques and tools to increase efficiency and enhance programmatic outcomes.
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 (DOH) 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 Departments 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. Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may upload their supporting documentation to People First when applying. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.
- ** 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. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. 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: http://www.sss.gov
- 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 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. Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
- Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
- The State of Florida is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
- Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.
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.