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This is a professional position that conducts site inspections to evaluate applications to construct, modify, or repair onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (septic systems).  This position conducts plan reviews and site evaluations to ensure applications for onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems meet permitting requirements of all pertinent laws and rules.  This position conducts compliance inspections and on-going monitoring, when required, to ensure that onsite systems are constructed, operated and maintained so as not to be a threat to the public health or degrade drinking, surface or ground water resources.

This position will perform work in the septic section of Environmental Health to include application review and processing, site evaluations, permit issuance, and compliance inspections in all areas of the OSTDS program in accordance with Chapter 381, Florida Statutes, Chapter 64E-6, F.A.C., and the Environmental Health Program Manual DOHM 150-4.  Consults with property owners, engineers, and developers to facilitate design changes.
Inspect septic tank pump trucks, septage treatment facilities, land application sites, septic tank manufactures, and other regulated facilities.
Investigate nuisance complaints, prepare reports, violation notices, and initiate compliance actions in accordance with Florida Statutes, codes, Environmental Health Program Manual DOHM 150-4, and other department guidelines.

Performs other duties as required, including performance of additional interpreter duties, consistent with skill level, and as needed.
Employee must be able to lift 25 pounds, stand or walk for long periods of time (greater than 30 minutes), and be able to walk on rough or uneven terrain.  Employee must also be able to work in tight spaces with limited air movement and possible high temperatures, to work outdoors in various weather conditions (for example in typical Florida daily rain or heat), and be able to cope with an encounter of live or dead insects or animals when in the field or office.


About Florida Department of Health, Polk County

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

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