Requisition No: 382504
Agency: Environmental Protection
Working Title: OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 37932055
Position Number: 37932055
Posting Closing Date: 06/02/2021
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - OPSState of FloridaDepartment of
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
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,
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
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
Ensure consistency between District Permitting and Compliance and
Enforcement staff relating to State 404.
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
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
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
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
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