Duties and Responsibilities:
This is a professional position requiring certain educational prerequisites and/or specific related experience to enable the ability to adapt to certain State and County regulations and includes the following duties. This position may serve clients that speak only Spanish, Creole or other languages. It may require performance of interpreter duties, if bilingual, or implementation of the Department’s Limited English Proficiency Plan.
Review chemical reports, monitor and track chemical compliance for the Drinking Water programs, issuing violation notices as necessary. Ensure the update of computer and file records. Send monitoring requirement notifications to public water systems.
Act as the enforcement specialist for the public water, limited use water and public swimming pool programs. Take enforcement action on cases referred from division personnel and as needed. This enforcement action may include certified letters, warning notices, informal meetings, notices of violation consent orders, final orders or civil action.
Coordinate enforcement activities with Department of Environmental Protection and/or Department of Health legal staff. Prepare case studies as necessary. Serve as the department representative at all enforcement related activities involving public water systems, limited use water systems or public swimming pools.
Maintain records and files corresponding to enforcement actions. Maintenance shall include input of data into the public water system computer database and the comprehensive Environmental Health tracking database. All hard copy files shall be maintained in the Department’s centralized filing.
Perform inspections as necessary of public water systems, limited use water systems and public swimming pools to determine the status of compliance with enforcement requirements.
Perform other duties as required, including performance of additional interpreter duties, consistent with skill level, and as needed.
Attendance at workshops and public meetings as a representative of the Polk County Health Department as assigned by supervisor.
Using the FDEP database coordinate with other Drinking Water Program staff to document new and modified PWS facility specifications, well and plant specifications, storage tank certifications, and treatment requirements, issuing violation notices as necessary. Send monitoring requirement notifications to public water systems.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: •Skills using personal computers for word processing and/or data analysis. •Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of professionals. •Ability to plan and organize a complex workload. •Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures. •Ability to analyze and interpret scientific data. •Knowledge of government inspection procedures. •Knowledge of water chemistry and microbiology
Minimal Requirments: •B.S in a Natural or Physical Science, or Engineering Degree