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Date: Oct 12, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 462323 

Agency: Division of Emergency Management

Working Title: 4809 OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 31902385

Position Number: 31902385 

Salary:  UP TO $25.00 / HOUR 

Posting Closing Date: 10/25/2021 



***Our Mission***

"Working together to ensure that Florida is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them, and mitigate against their impacts."


The Division of Emergency Management plans for and responds to both natural and man-made disasters. These range from floods and hurricanes to incidents involving hazardous materials or nuclear power. The division prepares and implements a statewide Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, and routinely conducts extensive exercises to test state and county emergency response capabilities.

The division is the state's liaison with federal and local agencies on emergencies of all kinds. Division staff members provide technical assistance to local governments as they prepare emergency plans and procedures. They also conduct emergency operations training for state and local governmental agencies.

After a disaster, the division conducts damage assessment surveys and advises the Governor on whether to declare an emergency and seek federal relief funds. The division maintains a primary Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Tallahassee. The EOC serves as the communications and command center for reporting emergencies and coordinating state response activities. The division also operates the State Warning Point, a state emergency communications center staffed 24 hours each day. The center maintains statewide communications with county emergency officials.



The Historic and Environmental Preservation Specialist is responsible for coordinating/managing the environmental and historical review component of federal grant applications to ensure compliance with applicable environmental and historical laws. Specific duties include the following:

Review disaster and non-disaster grant applications to ensure projects comply with applicable federal, state and local environmental and historical policies.

Coordinate with state and federal agencies on project review for compliance with national and state environmental and historical laws, to include the Florida State Clearinghouse.

Participate in state and federal agency environmental project consultations.

Provide technical assistance to applicants both before application is submitted and during review.

Initiate environmental review meetings with sub grantees to help determine appropriate projects; conduct local site inspections and review potential projects for environmental compliance with NEPA and maintain records and databases of site visits.

Conduct environmental and historical review training workshops for state and local staff involved in preparing and managing projects with disaster-related environmental impacts.

Conduct literature searches of both primary and secondary resource material in order to obtain and assemble needed historical data about a given site, district, building, structure, or object.

Conduct title searches to determine present and past owner(s) of given sites, districts, buildings, structures, and objects.

Visits sites, locate and delineate same on maps, charts, and plots.

Photographs and makes necessary field notes detailing architectural significance of historic site.

Conduct surveys to locate and determine the historic significance of buildings and structures potentially affected by highway projects.

Inspect historic sites to determine modes of construction and identifies materials used.

Perform other duties as assigned to include disaster duties because of presidentially and non-declared disasters.



Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques of the historical value of sites, districts, buildings and structures.

Ability to review grant applications to assure they comply with applicable federal, state and local environmental and historical policies, as governed by federal and state laws and rules.

Ability to coordinate with state and federal agencies on project reviews for compliance with national and state environmental and historical laws.

Ability to provide technical assistance to state and local governments and other entities on environmental and historical projects and program related issues.

Ability to assist with program presentations and training workshops and project; good verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of government concerning projects and program issues.

Ability to conduct inspections, site visits, and to maintain records and databases of site visits.

Knowledge of research techniques and methodologies.

Ability to conduct literature and title searches of historical sites.

Ability to probe and obtain critical facts.

Ability to conduct independent research and analyze data.

Ability to organize and maintain historical data.

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Ability to travel overnight and to work non-traditional hours during emergency events and assume disaster related duties, as necessary.

Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques of archaeology and architectural history preferred.



In response to emergency events, Division of Emergency Management employees may be required to work irregular hours, to work more than 8 hours per day, to work extended periods (including weekends and holidays), to work at locations other than their official headquarters, and to perform duties in addition to those outlined in the employee’s position description.  Employees must be able to deploy to emergency sites with limited advance notice.

You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order for us to conduct the background check and to schedule your drug test.

All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida Employment Application.

REMINDERS:  Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service 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. 

“DEM appreciates the service and sacrifices made by veterans and their family members. Further, DEM recognizes the immeasurable value veterans bring to the workplace and is committed to increasing the number of veterans that serve in its workforce.”

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT:  It is the policy of the Florida Division of Emergency Management that any applicants who will be considered or recommended for an employment opportunity undergo Level 2 background screening.  This is in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment.
No applicants for a designated position will be employed until the Level 2 screening and drug test results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Agency.
Level 2 back ground screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for Statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.



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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee