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DEP-ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER - SES - 37020755-Div of Env Asmnt & Restoration

Date: Mar 8, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 31717 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: DEP-ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER - SES - 37020755-Div of Env Asmnt & Restoration

Position Number: 37020755 

Salary:  $3,865.10 monthly (commensurate with experience) 

Posting Closing Date: 03/25/2018 

Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration

Biology Program


Advertisement – Open Competitive Opportunity

**Anticipated Vacancy**


Environmental Manager - SES

Position Number 37020755

 This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants will be considered and do not need to reapply.


The Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration’s Biology Program is accepting applications for a full-time (40 hours per week) Select Exempt Environmental Manager position.


Summary of Duties: This is a highly technical and professional position in the DEP Laboratory Biology Program responsible for managing the Taxonomy Workgroup. Manages workgroup staff responsible for the preparation, analysis, and reporting of macroinvertebrate and algal samples and the review, interpretation, and reporting of biological and chemical data produced by the DEP Laboratory. The position serves as a contact for DEP algal bloom response, which includes but is not limited to receiving bloom reports, coordinating sample collection and analysis, and reporting results.


Directly supervises staff and performs human resource-related activities for the managed positions. Makes recommendations to maintain sufficient staffing levels for efficient and effective laboratory operations. Performs hiring as needed.


Supports quality assurance (QA) objectives. Ensures analyses are performed efficiently and in accordance with the Laboratory’s Quality Manual, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and Laboratory safety protocols. Ensures laboratory and field activities adhere to DEP SOPs. Evaluates the acceptability of routine analyses and performance, takes appropriate action in response to unusual or unexpected results, and documents action taken.


Ensures results are authorized, certified, and reported within laboratory deadlines. Coordinates analytical, methodological, and project activities with the program administrator, managers, and workgroup coordinators. This position participates in the laboratory freezer/refrigerator alarm monitoring.


Assists in designing, implementing, interpreting, and reporting on focused field and laboratory investigations in support of department program objectives. Analyzes and interprets biological and chemical data  Provides technical consulting services to agency programs and customers, performs technical reviews and evaluations, and participates on technical committees. Represents the Biology Program in department meetings and meetings with other agencies and stakeholders. Produces technical reports and presentations.


Stays abreast of developing analytical technology and methodologies. Makes purchasing recommendations for equipment and expenses. Ensures that program funds, equipment, and supplies are efficiently and effectively utilized.


Performs other duties as directed.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Essential):


  1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and management.

  2. Knowledge of the principles of taxonomy including identification of invertebrates, algae, and macrophytes from taxonomic keys.

  3. Knowledge in biological assessment methods, metrics, or indices.

  4. Ability to plan, organize, direct, and document workgroup activities.

  5. Ability to determine workload priorities and ensure proper completion of work assignments.

  6. Ability to use laboratory information management systems (LIMS) for sample processing and reporting.

  7. Ability to use QC measures to evaluate accuracy, precision and efficiency of biological methods and ensure high quality data.

  8. Ability to maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for analytical methods and laboratory procedures, including all necessary documentation to support quality control procedures.

  9. Ability to instruct, train, and monitor staff in the proper performance of taxonomic and laboratory procedures.

  10. Ability to prepare technical reports and presentations.

  11. Ability to effectively evaluate, report, and present complex scientific information and respond to questions from management, clients, auditors, and internal customers.

  12. Ability to think and work independently, and to work well in a group.

  13. Ability to participate in the laboratory freezer/refrigerator alarm monitoring.

  14. Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license and travel.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Preferred):  


15.  Advanced degree from an accredited university or college with a major course of study in biology or related natural science. An official transcript or diploma is required of the selected candidate to confirm qualifications for this position.

16.  Skill and experience with taxonomic methods for aquatic macroinvertebrates and algae.

17.  Skill and experience presenting complex scientific information through technical reports and presentations.

18.  Skill and experience in reviewing data and proposals for technical merit and environmental safety.

19.  Skill and experience in water quality sampling and performing biological assessments using methods, metrics or indices similar to the DEP Habitat Assessment (HA), Stream Condition Index (SCI), Lake Vegetation Index (LVI), Rapid Periphyton Survey (RPS), and Linear Vegetation Survey (LVS) tools.

20.  Ability to use statistical software (PRIMER, R, SAS or similar programs) to analyze taxonomic and water quality data.


Position Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in biology or related natural science and at least one year of relevant experience with biological assessment methodologies. An official transcript or diploma is required of the selected candidate to confirm qualifications for this position.  [Candidates may upload this document into their PF profile so it will show as an attachment when applying for the job.]

  • Successful completion of a level-two background check with fingerprinting

  • A valid driver’s license

  • Travel


Position location:                    Bob Martinez Center, Jerry E Brooks Environmental Laboratory

            2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400




Persons interested in applying for this position must submit a completed State of Florida Employment Application through the People First System.


For questions concerning this position, please contact:


Cheryl Swanson, Program Administrator


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