Date:  May 20, 2024

LARGO, FL, US, 33771

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Requisition No: 826981 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER II - 64003038

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 64003038 

Salary:  $3,076.92 - $3,192.31 biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 06/03/2024 

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Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.


The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County in its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its efforts and its vision To be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.



Your Specific Responsibilities:

Professional Engineer for the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Petroleum Restoration Program (PRP).  Performs engineering work requiring licensure by the State Board of Professional Engineers. Duties include PRP technical engineering reviews to determine site and contaminant plume characteristics, and to advise on correct technical procedures and effective remediation strategies. Manages the performance of remedial action and monitoring activities for state-funded rehabilitation projects and non-program petroleum discharges under contract with the FDEP PRP, and under the requirements of Chapter 62-780, Florida Administrative Code (FAC).


PRP Professional Engineer Review & Technical Support

Serves as the lead engineer responsible for remedial action document reviews and approvals. Report reviews shall include, but are not limited to, the following report types: Pilot Test Plans, Pilot Test Reports, Remedial Action Plans (RAP), RAP Modifications, Operation & Maintenance Reports, Source Removal Reports, Natural Attenuation Monitoring Reports, Post Active Remediation Monitoring Reports, Site Rehabilitation Completion Reports, and laboratory analytical data related to the PRP. Provides technical oversight and professional certification of the remedial action documents, authorized by Chapters 471, FS and 61G15-26.001, FAC. Develops training plans in the remedial design review procedures, and instructs and trains others in these procedures. Develops program design criteria, procedures, and standards for various types of remediation technologies. Signs and seals contracts, reports, and other documents which require a Professional Engineer seal for public record.


Deliverable Reviews

Performs reviews of technical reports documenting site remediation activities, monitoring and progress towards site rehabilitation. Issues approval and comment letters addressing the standard of completed work and contractor recommendations for the ongoing site strategy. Reviews and approves contractor invoices for completed work at state-funded sites.


Site Management

Develops site specific scopes of work for state-funded restoration with the assistance of technical support personnel. Prepares these scopes for development into purchase requisitions under the PRP’s competitive procurement process. Provides recommendations for corrective actions, negotiates changes in the scope of work as required and prepares change orders. Prepares draft correspondence for issuance of FDEP Site Orders. Monitors the effectiveness of the rehabilitation of the site and the consultant’s performance in accomplishing established goals in a cost-effective and timely manner.


Monitors and makes recommendations on the rehabilitation of contaminated sites not eligible for state funding (non-program sites). Advises the owner and consultant regarding cleanup strategy and required progress towards site closure.


Maintains files and documentation of these activities in local program site files and also submits for indexing and entry into the FDEP Document Management System (OCULUS) electronic record. Manages data entry into the FDEP Storage Tank and Petroleum Contamination Monitoring (STCM) database.


Performs inspections of managed sites to document the status and condition of installed remediation equipment and monitoring wells, along with general site conditions. Completes FDEP inspection forms and takes documentation photographs for inclusion in the file record and OCULUS.



Completes time reporting documentation, required training and other administrative functions. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Required Knowledge Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of environmental field work, engineering and design principles, tools and equipment.

  • Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles and analytical techniques of an environmental engineering specialty area, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering.

  • Knowledge of engineering design, construction, and operations.

  • Skill in computer applications including document preparation, use of detailed spreadsheets and databases. Skill in communicating tactfully and effectively with clients and the general public, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret engineering data, construction drawings, electrical schematics, installation and services manuals, and to apply engineering quantitative techniques.

  • Ability to work independently, and to organize, prioritize, and schedule necessary tasks.

  • Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles and analytical techniques of an engineering specialty area.

  • Knowledge of engineering design, construction, production and/or operations. Skill in using engineering tools, equipment and/or instruments.

  • Ability to plan, design, evaluate and investigate engineering works and systems. Ability to apply engineering quantitative techniques.

  • Ability to monitor and inspect engineering projects. Ability to solve problems relating to engineering.

  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to communicate engineering information effectively.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


  • Valid Florida Class E Driver’s License

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in accordance with Florida Statute 471 and two years of post- registration experience.

  • Bachelors Degree

Other job-related requirements of this position:

Emergency Duty: Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

Confidentiality: Incumbent may have access to records containing Social Security numbers in the performance of their job duties.



Where You Will Work:

Mid-county center: 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo FL 33771



The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;

  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;

  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;

  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;

  • Tuition waivers;

  • And more!

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Please be advised:


Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  


This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check. 


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: 


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 


The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system.  E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.   


Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 


Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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. 


Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.    

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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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