Requisition No: 246702
Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services
Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 42003189
Position Number: 42003189
Posting Closing Date: 10/19/2020
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
DIVISION OF AQUACULTURE
Nicole Martin, (850) 617-7600
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences, engineering or allied health and one (1) year of professional experience in environmental protection, regulation or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; engineering; or allied health; or
A master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences, engineering or allied health; or
A doctorate from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences, engineering or allied health; or
One 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; engineering, or allied health can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
Possession of a valid driver license.
To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed.
Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position.
Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Moderate travel required.
Must obtain State Standardization Certification within six (6) months of appointment.
This position has regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of s. 112.313, Florida Statutes, and Section 60L-36.003, Florida Administrative Code.
The nearest major markets for this position location are Gainesville and Ocala.
Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.
Inspects and evaluates shellfish processing facilities for license certification under appropriate state and federal regulations. Determines whether sanitary conditions comply with regulations. Collects and ships water and meat samples to central laboratory for analysis. Provides technical assistance and educational outreach to the shellfish industry. Reviews Shellfish Processing Certification applications.
Prepares electronic and/or written reports of inspections and sample collections.
Conducts food-borne illness investigations in conjunction with other government agencies.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the terminology and principles of molluscan shellfish public health protection.
Knowledge of aseptic sample collection techniques.
Knowledge of the National Shellfish Sanitation Program Model Ordinance, Rule 5L-1 Florida Administrative Code, and ability to evaluate processing plant compliance with both the Model Ordinance and Rule 5L-1 by conducting routine on-site inspections.
Ability to maintain FDA State Standardization certification.
Ability to collect, evaluate and summarize information.
Ability to prepare technical reports.
Ability to understand and follow legislative policy direction as established in Florida Statutes.
Ability to interact with the public, coworkers and other local, state or federal employees in a tactful, courteous and professional manner at all times.
Ability to effectively work independently as well as cooperatively with coworkers.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate personal work schedules.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively through all written and spoken means.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques at all times. Ability to proficiently operate personal computers, printers, cell phones, vehicles and all issued equipment.
Ability to work during times of emergency; including nights, holidays and weekends.
Ability to travel.
Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to the safety and sanitation inspections of regulated establishments.
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.
Nearest Major Market: Gainsville
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