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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 42003164

Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: APALACHICOLA, FL, US, 32320

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Requisition No: 54007 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 42003164

Position Number: 42003164 

Salary:  $36,467.60 

Posting Closing Date: 02/22/2019 

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF AQUACULTURE

SHELLFISH HARVESTING AREA CLASSIFICATION PROGRAM

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

CONTACT:

Jill Fleiger, (850) 617-7600

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences, engineering or allied health and one (1) year of professional experience in environmental protection, regulation or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; engineering; or allied health; or

A master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences, engineering or allied health; or

A doctorate from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences, engineering or allied health; or

One year of experience as an Environmental Specialist I with the State of Florida. 

Professional experience in environmental protection, regulation or health; one of the physical or natural sciences; engineering, or allied health can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Possession of a valid driver license.

Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history,
hours worked and formal education are required to be considered in
qualifying for this position.  Responses to Qualifying Questions must be
verifiable in the Candidate Profile.  Resumes and other documentation
can be attached to provide additional information.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities.  Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasional travel is required.

This position has regulatory responsibilities and is subject to the provisions of s. 112.313, Florida Statutes, and Section 60L-36.003, Florida Administrative Code.

JOB DUTIES:

Determines proper monitoring programs and performs in situ measurement of physical parameters and collection of water and tissue samples for laboratory bacteriological and chemical analysis; requires operation of state vehicles.  Uses technical field equipment and outboard motorboats.

Serves as professional specialist in conducting computer modeling of environmental water quality parameters for shallow inshore areas.  Responsible for collection of pollution source information and hydrographic and meteorology data for incorporation into water classification and management plans.  Prepares technical reports including charts, graphs, statistical analyses and interpretation for supervisory review.

Conducts shoreline surveys to evaluate actual and potential impact of point and nonpoint pollution sources for use in conjunction with hydrographical, meteorological and bacteriological data to develop management plans for existing shellfish areas and unclassified estuaries districtwide.  Establishes water sampling stations based on these surveys.  Evaluates, installs and maintains new and innovative water quality monitoring technologies and instrumentation.

Maintains district office, technical field instruments, boat equipment and vehicles.  Files administrative reports and requisitions supplies.

Attends meetings and reviews documents regarding water quality and shellfish.

Assists other districts statewide in performance of shoreline surveys, water quality monitoring and computer assisted statistical analyses.  Participates in the editorial review of other district office comprehensive shellfish harvesting area surveys.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques of the physical or natural sciences. 
  • Knowledge of data collection and analysis principles and procedures. 
  • Ability to collect, evaluate, analyze and interpret scientific or technical data. 
  • Ability to prepare technical reports. 
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to environmental programs. 
  • Ability to understand and follow legislative policy direction as established in Florida Statutes.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner. 
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. 
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques. 
  • Ability to use personal computers. 
  • Ability to work during times of emergency, including nights, holidays and weekends. 
  • Ability to travel. 

SPECIAL NOTES:
 

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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


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