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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 42000170

Requisition No: 44315 


Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services


Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 42000170


Position Number: 42000170 


Salary:  $36,467.60 


Posting Closing Date: 09/27/2018 


ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES


DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES


OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY


CONTACT:            


Robert Guerra, (850) 284-4991


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering and two (2) years of professional experience in environmental protection, regulation, or health; 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 and one (1) year of professional experience as described above; or


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


One (1) year of experience as an Environmental Specialist I with the State of Florida.


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.


Possession of a valid Driver License.


Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history,
hours worked and formal education are required to be considered in
qualifying for this position.  Responses to Qualifying Questions must be
verifiable in the Candidate Profile.  Resumes and other documentation
can be attached to provide additional information.


The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities.  Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:


Frequent travel is required.


Incumbent must reside in required county(ies) Glades or Hendry throughout employment in this position.


The incumbent of this position is considered to have regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of Chapter 60L-36, FAC.


Must obtain restricted-use pesticide license within six (6) months of initial employment, and must maintain licensure thereafter. 


Will be subject to the requirements of the proper use of appropriate respirator and/or self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and must pass post-employment physical examinations to determine medical fitness for respirator and/or SCBA use.


NOTES:


Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.


JOB DUTIES:


Schedule and conduct inspections and collect samples as directed.  Perform these activities in order to determine compliance with Chapters 388, 482, 487, 576, 578 and 580, F.S., and rules 5E-1, 5E-2, 5E-3, 5E-4, 5E-9, 5E-13 and 5E-14, F.A.C.  Perform inspections and sample collections in accordance with established policies and procedures.


Conduct investigations in response to reports, complaints, violations or suspicious matters in order to collect, summarize and report evidence. Perform these activities in order to determine compliance with Chapters 388, 482, 487, 576, 578 and 580, F.S., and rules 5E-1, 5E-2, 5E-3, 5E-4, 5E-9, 5E-13 and 5E-14, F.A.C.  Perform investigations in accordance with established policies and procedures.


Prepare and submit written and electronic reports in a timely manner as required for activities conducted.  Prepare and submit reports in accordance with established policies and procedures.


Issue corrective notices as necessary in accordance with department policy.


Maintain knowledge of relevant state and federal regulations.  Read and interpret pesticide labels, regulations and legal descriptions.  Regularly review current versions of Chapters 388, 482, 487, 576, 578 and 580, F.S., and rules 5E-1, 5E-2, 5E-3, 5E-4, 5E-9, 5E-13 and 5E-14, F.A.C.


Participate in coordinated enforcement activities involving other department employees and government agencies as directed.  Participate in statewide enforcement operations as directed.


Serve as representative of the department in administrative hearings, court proceedings or meetings as necessary.


Participate in bureau and division meetings and training courses as required.


Perform other related duties as requested.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:



  • Ability to communicate effectively. 

  • Ability to work independently. 

  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.

  • Ability to use personal computers. 

  • Ability to lift, maneuver and carry sixty (60) pounds.


SPECIAL NOTES:
 


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. 




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