MyFlorida ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64049962 in MIAMI, Florida


Date:Oct 10, 2017

Location:MIAMI, FL, US, 33128

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Requisition No: 18137

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64049962

Salary: $36,467.60

Posting Closing Date: 10/24/2017



Position# 64049962


This is professional work involving the prevention of environmentally related disease and safety concerns by the review of on-site individual sewage disposal systems, and potable and non-potable water wells. The incumbent in this position is responsible for conducting inspections in various program areas, acting independently with minimal supervision and assuming leadership for special projects. Inspects and re-inspects, as necessary, regulated facilities for environmental sanitation and safety as set forth in Florida Administrative Code 64E Series, Chapter 381, and 386 of the Florida Statutes particularly E.H. Manual 150-4. Inspects facility premises to determine compliance with general sanitation and safety.Conducts water well inspections (new, repair, existing and abandonment including complaint investigations) in compliance with Chapter 40E-3 Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C). Initiates and participates in legal actions to obtain compliance when violators noted are not corrected or when work is performed by a non-permitted person or without prior authorization from the Department. Inspects and re-inspects, when required, all new installations and repairs to existing on-site sewage disposal systems. Determines that the systems meet all requirements of Chapter 64E-6, F.A.C., and the construction permits. Issues notices of final approval and permit to operate.

Reviews applications for construction, repair, modification, and abandonment of well systems for potable and non-potable water. Ensure that all requirements are met according to Chapter 40E-3, F.A.C., or more stringent State or County codes. Enter information on the wells database and keep database current and up to date at all times.

Reviews applications for construction permits to install, change or repair on-site sewage disposal systems. Reviews plans and site evaluations for systems and ensures that proposals meet all requirements of Chapters 381, 386.01, 489 Florida Statutes and 64E-6, Florida Administrative Code. Establishes and sets minimum system criteria, including, but not limited to receptacle size, trap size, drain field size and elevation of the invert of the drain field in feet, above Mean Sea Level. Issues letters of denial to system proposals failing to meet requirements and advises clients on their right to a variance-hearing request. Issues construction permits to proposals meeting requirements.

Conducts on-site soil evaluation and determines feasibility of issuing construction permits or denials. Checks plans and specifications of proposed construction projects; checks architects’ and engineers’ plans on architectural and structural work prior to construction when OSTDS systems are required.

Inspects all commercial establishments, systems located in industrial and manufacturing zones and septic tank manufacturers in accordance with Chapter 381 FS and the SHO/OSTDS program requirements.

Investigates sanitary nuisance complaints related to individual onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems. Determines if a nuisance exist and takes actions to abate.

Completes the DARS/HMS daily or as required, completes other reports as required. Maintains records and files of applications in the process of being reviewed and submits completed reviews to the secretary for filing. Enters approvals or disapproval’s of plan reviews and inspections into the Miami-Dade County permit tracking system as necessary. Also, enters client data into EHD system for OSTDS as appropriate.

Participates in the execution of the overall department’s strategic plan, and in particular, the strategic plan for Environmental Health. This includes, but is not limited to client satisfaction, data collection and analysis, seminar and training attendance, process management, employee satisfaction, etc.

Performs other related duties as required. Attends meetings related to work and training.


  • Knowledge of basic principles of environmental health or one of the natural or physical science, like biology. environmental studies, chemistry, including knowledge of scientific terminology and technology.

  • Skill in methods of data collection including the ability to collect, record, and analyze technical data relating to environmental health.

  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations. policy and procedure related to environmental health, including enforcing regulation.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community leaders and others in a stressful environment while providing total quality environmental health services.

  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing plus the ability to read and interpret written materials.

**NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. This language simply takes the place of previous language used that referenced the "State of Florida" application."


  • Certification (or eligibility to become certified within six months of hiring) as required by FS 381.0101 as an Environment Health Professional.


  • Valid Florida driver's license

  • Motor vehicle to conduct work related assignments


  • One year of experience working in a regulatory agency or conducting inspections

  • One year of experience working in Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS), solid waste, water or waste water facilities.


*NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement 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.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 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.

  • Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

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 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.

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 clickinghere. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market:Miami