Ops environmental specialist i

Company Name:
64908155-51374133 1505 Agency Name: Health
Broadband/Class Code: 19-2041-01
Position Number: 64908155-51374133
Annual Salary Range: $14.00 per hour
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB005
Closing Date: 10/28/2014
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NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application.
OPS positions are paid an hourly rate of paywith limited benefits.
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
The Environmental Specialist I is responsible for helping Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County achieve itsmissionof "To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts" and itsvision"To be theHealthiest Statein the Nation".
Values: (ICARE)
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.
This position is based at Port Charlotte and reports to theEnvironmental Supervisor I - SES.
Core Standards:
A. Courtesy: Treats customers, the public and staff with courtesy and respect and, presents a positive public image.
B. Communication: Keeps supervisor fully informed of activities, pertinent issues, upcoming events and potential problems. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills in daily work.
C. Team Work: Supports the goals of the unit, department, and organization and works with others in an effort to accomplish the organization's mission.
D. Safety: Adheres to established safety procedures and practices in the work area.
E. Information Security: Maintains client confidentiality in accordance with DOH policies and procedures by complying with information security policies, protocols, and procedures. Reports all suspected violations of information security within 24 hours to supervisor.
F. Supports Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County quality improvement initiatives.
Specific duties / responsibilities include:
This is a public health leadership position; as such the incumbent is expected to utilize current leadership skills. These include, but are not limited to: components of Emotional Intelligence (self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills); clear communication; leading by example; focusing on achieving the organization's vision; assisting in the evaluation of programmatic performance using strategic and operational measures to guide their Department/Program to success; fostering the learning and development of others; being a team builder (leads and participates).
The Environmental Specialist I is responsible for helping the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County achieve its vision ofLeading The Way To A Healthier And Safer Community, by leading Environmental Healthinensuring a Higher Quality of Life by Protecting the Environment. This is achieved through the inspection and permitting of all OSTDS with guidance from the supervisor, administrator, and Legal Counsel. The incumbent provides compliance inspections, complaint investigations, education and presentations for the Environmental Health OSTDS Program. This position reports directly to the Environmental Supervisor I-SES and works out of the Environmental Health Office.
Conducts required environmental health inspections and evaluations for compliance with applicable Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, Environmental Health Program Manual DOHM 150-4, Health Coding Guide Book CIS/HMC, and county ordinances in the OSTDS Program as directed by supervisor.
Processes annual permits, permit applications; completes inspections and re-inspections in accordance with applicable Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, Environmental Health Program Manual DOHM 150-4, and all pertinent county ordinances in The OSTDS Program as directed by supervisor.
Completes all records, inspection reports, and correspondence as required in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Responsible for utilizing and possessing appropriate equipment, codes, forms and documents necessary to perform assigned work.
Utilizes computerized information systems for reporting and retrieving data (HMS, EHD). Submits daily inspection reports, timesheets, and leave requests using People First and HMS accurately and timely.
Investigates complaints that may constitute a public health risk or nuisance. Collects evidence, prepares legal notices, and initiates appropriate enforcement action when warranted.
Represents the CCHD in private or community based teams/committees as needed. Represents the CCHD in presentations and public educational and outreach programs as directed by supervisor. Builds and maintains strong partnerships for successful and effective programs in the community.
All other duties as directed by the Environmental Supervisor I-SES
Cross Train in the facilities Programs
Maintains current certifications and knowledge base in (Literature, Laws, Rules, Regulations, and DOH and CHD Policy Interpretations) in areas of specialization as directed by supervisor
Participates in quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives
Responsible for proper maintenance of vehicles and all equipment assigned
Statutes, Rules and Regulations that pertain to the programs;

Use of equipment and supplies related to the position;

Program development;

Initiative: Is self-confident, motivated, and has an enthusiastic drive to perform current job duties & undertakes duties of greater responsibility;

Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others; relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations;

Technology: Navigates the Internet, uses office suite and assorted software, and uses technology equipment;

Time Management: Manages a variety of responsibilities in a timely, efficient manner and is able to prioritize tasks.

Communication (Oral & Written): Takes the initiative to communicate accurate, up-to-date plans and information to subordinates, peers, and management. Expresses thoughts clearly, both verbally and in writing. Listens and understands the views of others;

Creative Thinking: Develops new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes;

Customer Service: Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing excellence in products and services;

Flexibility: Accommodates changing situations or plans for satisfactory performance of the job. Able to change easily from one task to another;

Human Relations: Works with others in a professional, considerate and helpful manner. Projects a positive image of CCHD and self;

Lead People: Motivates, provides constructive feedback, positive recognition, and organizes activities to improve team skills and performance;

Manage Processes: Integrates and effectively utilizes all components of the strategic planning process to help CCHD achieve its vision. Appropriately assesses and allocates resources (financial, human, equipment and supplies) develop, implement and evaluate business plans;

Responsive to Direction: Takes and gives direction; accepts and delivers constructive criticism; and responds and implements suggestions for improvement;

Team Building: Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently develops and sustains cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with customer groups; fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust. Develops leadership in others through coaching, mentoring, rewarding and guiding employees.

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

A master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering; or

Professional experience in environmental protection, regulation or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; or engineering can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
Incumbent must possess a valid Florida Driver License and have a motor vehicle to carry out these duties.
Incumbents will complete mandatory trainings within required timeframes. Incumbent must obtain Incident Command System (ICS-100) certification within 60 days and National Incident Management System (IS-700) certification within 90 days of employment.
Incumbent must possess and maintain OSTDS certification under 64E-6 and attend training as necessary for CEU's.
This position is in compliance with and monitors compliance (when applicable) of the mandatory requirements in Section 215.422, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 3A-24, Florida Administrative Code:Emergency Duty:Incumbent is required to work during or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency operations functions required of the incumbent include, but are not limited to, Special Needs Shelters, Red Cross Shelters, or other emergency functions, including but not limited to responses to threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural. Property Custodian/Delegate:Assigned responsibility for control of department assets.
Required to have access to the information sets designated and knowledge of responsibilities on the attached Position Description Addendum for Information Security & Privacy.
Working hours:(A) Friday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (B) Total hours in workweek 40 + 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.) Variation in hours allows the provision of better customer service.
Contact Person: Human Resources
Male applicants born on or afterOctober 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 .
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.
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 agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center ( ). 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.
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