Environmental Specialist (50 applicants max)

Recruitment #1910-ENVSPCCPP3-002


This Recruitment will be closed on 10/25/2019 OR once 50 applications are received.


Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


The Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management Division is seeking an Environmental Specialist to review commercial waste profiles for acceptance into the Solid Waste Management System and to conduct solid waste and recycling inspections on commercial facilities. The ideal candidate will have experience in the field conducting solid or hazardous waste inspections and be knowledgeable of applicable rules and regulations. Candidates will need strong interpersonal skills, intermediate skills working in databases, spreadsheets, and word processing programs; and the ability to write reports.


Performs professional and technical duties in an environmental laboratory or in the field.


A Bachelor's degree in a Natural Science.


An equivalent combination of relevant education (not less that possession of a High School diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted above.

Possession of a valid Driver License.


·        Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service

·        Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve

·        Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations

·        Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


·        Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


·        May require standing for long periods of time.

·        May require some time in a laboratory.

·        Possible exposure to chemicals and pollutants.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:

·        Investigates complaints on environmental pollution matters, conducts surveys, performs field sampling, and testing to detect violations of applicable County and State laws.

·        Operates field test equipment and records test results.

·        Determines the effect of pollution on plant and animal life.

·        Assists in performing routine laboratory analyses and tests and interpreting results.

·        Maintains inspection records and prepares narrative and statistical reports.

·        May serve violation notices or subpoenas as required.

·        Performs other related duties as required.


·        Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and County environmental pollution control laws and regulations.

·        Knowledge of environmental inspection, sampling and collection methods.

·        Skill in the use and operation of environmental collection, recording, and laboratory equipment.

·        Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.

·        Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.

·        Ability to use a computer and related software.

·        Ability to organize information into a logical presentation format.

·        Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

·        Ability to work effectively with others.



We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

Visit our Benefits page for more exciting details.

Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*