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Environmental Specialist

Company: State of Florida
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition No: 382504

Agency: Environmental Protection


Position Number: 37932055

Salary: $18.00/hr

Posting Closing Date: 06/02/2021

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - OPSState of FloridaDepartment of Environmental Protection

Our Organization and Mission: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the states lead agency for environmental management and stewardship - protecting our air, water and land. The vision of DEP is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Floridas natural resources and enhance its ecosystem.

Summary of Duties: This is an intermediate-level position responsible for reviewing, analyzing and evaluating permit applications submitted under Florida Administrative Codes and Statues in the Northwest District office located in Pensacola, FL.

The candidate can expect to:

Conduct site inspections and assessments of specifically assigned projects and prepare a report/or permit application appraisal on each proposed project.
Assist other staff in conducting wetland delineation determinations using methodology outlined in FAC 62-340.
Respond to inquiries from the general public regarding the program's permitting process and wetland issues.
Draft permits to include specific conditions and prepares appropriate documents to authorize use of state owned lands.
Conduct pre-application meetings with applicants, engineers, and consultants Counsels stakeholders, explaining the jurisdictional responsibilities and procedures of the agency.
Handle general inquiries concerning permitting requirements and sovereign authorizations to the public, applicants and consultants, governmental consultants, and other parties as necessary.

State 404 Program Duties include but are not limited to: (State 404 Program, the federal permitting program to regulate the discharge of dredged or fill material into wetlands and other Waters of the United States)

Complete documentation reviews and inspections relating to State 404.
Perform Certified Wetland Evaluations (CWE) for activities relating to State 404.
Participates in the drafting of permitting documents and meetings relating to State 404.
Supports, participates, and/or assists in the execution of permitting workshops for the regulated community relating to State 404.
Ensure consistency between District Permitting and Compliance and Enforcement staff relating to State 404.

Data Entry

Performs and coordinates accurate data entry into the appropriate Department computer databases and ensures timely entry of documents in Oculus.

Training and Safety

Gains the essential skills needed to determine the compliance status of regulated sites/facilities and to become knowledgeable within assigned program areas.
Understand the basics of rules, exemptions, permits and permit conditions and their applicability within assigned program areas.
Participate in safety events, job shadowing with peer inspectors and subject matter experts, on the job training, and team building initiatives as directed by management.
Responsible for proper use and care of state-owned property.
Attends workshops and training, as required.
Must Pass the OEP approved training course and have prior approval to snorkel for the Department. Snorkel as needed. Employee must adhere to the DEP Snorkeling Policy and Directive 710.

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques of the physical or natural sciences.
Knowledge of the Departments compliance and enforcement policies and procedures.
Skill and proficiency in computer operations and programs.
Ability to determine work priorities and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
Ability to understand and apply applicable regulations, policies and procedures relating to environmental programs.
Ability to communicate in a tactful and courteous manner both verbally and in writing.
Ability to evaluate, analyze and interpret scientific and technical data.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to physically conduct field inspections/investigations.
Ability to maintain a valid drivers license.
Ability to drive and travel, including some overnight.
Ability to work well with people.

Minimum Qualifications Valid Driver's License ESII - A Bachelors or higher degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a natural science (example, biology, geology) or engineering, and a minimum of one year of relevant professional work experience.

Position Specifics

Position Type - Other Personnel Services (OPS) Pay - $18.00/hr Weekly Hours - 40 hours a week Biweekly Payroll

For questions regarding this position please contact: Kenny DickeyEnvironmental Manager How You Will Grow: DEP encourages its leaders to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies. We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly.

DEP is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience, and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following email addresses:

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.

Keywords: State of Florida, Pensacola , Environmental Specialist, Other , Pensacola, Florida

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