MyFlorida OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64913345 in MIAMI, Florida
OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64913345
Date:Mar 12, 2018
Location:MIAMI, FL, US, 33128
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Requisition No: 31386
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 64913345
Position Number: 64913345
Salary: $18.21 per hour
Posting Closing Date: 03/26/2018
OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II
Duties and Responsibilities:
This is professional work conducting environmental surveillance activities for the prevention of environmental related illness and injury pertaining to Zika. The incumbent in this position will be predominantly conducting field inspections countywide using their personal vehicle. The incumbent will work with a diverse population and may deliver services in English/Spanish or English/Creole.
Engage in communication with city and county partners including but not limited to Mosquito Control, Code Enforcement, and City Officials
Conduct Environmental Health field assessments to determine mosquito breeding conditions
Vector control specific in mosquito breeding conditions
Utilize updates to gather information
Sharing, Storing and applying information
Strong software, internet, GIS application skills
Attending public meetings
Preparing and conducting presentations with PowerPoint
Liaison between Environmental Health and Epidemiology Divisions
In the event that Environmental Health is not actively engaged in Zika response, the incumbent will be conducting sanitation and safety inspections for the prevention of environmental related illness and injury for facilities in the Community Hygiene program. This includes but is not limited to inspections in the biomedical waste, tattooing, body piercing, and tanning programs.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in environmental health, environmental science, or a physical or a biological science.
Bilingual in English/Spanish and/or English/Creole.
Valid Driver’s license and access to a private automobile to travel while performing work related assignments
One year field experience conducting inspections or audits
Experience enforcing environmental health/public health rules, regulations, and/or policies
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with community leaders and others in a stressful environment while providing total quality services
Knowledge of basic computer skills to execute program related services
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing plus the ability to reach and interpret written materials
Ability to work under conditions that include extensive walking, bending, and working in hot weather, and lifting and carrying equipment and supplies while performing work duties
*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: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.
Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
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.
Nearest Major Market:Miami