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DEP-OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPEC III - 37950028-Div of Env Asmnt & Restoration

Date: Sep 16, 2020

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Requisition No: 236581 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: DEP-OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPEC III - 37950028-Div of Env Asmnt & Restoration

Position Number: 37950028 

Salary:  19.69 per hour (base) 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2020 


Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
Watershed Services Program
GIS Section




Environmental Specialist III
Position Number 37950028


The Watershed Services Program is accepting applications for a full-time (40 hours a week), OPS Environmental Specialist III position. 


Summary of Duties

As a GIS analyst providing technical support to maintenance of the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and the mission of the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration (DEAR), this employee establishes and maintains effective working relationships with division staff and external agencies. Edits and maintains the Florida NHD per USGS guidelines. When necessary, inspects, converts and edits existing geospatial data to assure compliance with NHD, Departmental or program GIS quality control standards; applies existing or develops new analytical methods when appropriate and follows accepted cartographic conventions and data management procedures to produce maps or map products.


Creates, collects, inspects, converts, analyzes and edits geospatial data from a wide variety of sources both internal and external to FDEP to assure compliance with Departmental or program GIS quality control standards and its accuracy. Performs data creation and data integration; applies existing or develops new analytical methods when appropriate to support programs that need to develop spatial information for project areas. Supports the development of spatial analysis for the program's project; produces as needed paper maps, on-line maps or images; distributes coverages; creates models and applications to standardize and optimize processing tasks. Develops mechanisms to distribute analytical results to stakeholders.


Performs other duties as required.


 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Essential):

  1. Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques of the physical or natural sciences.
  2. Proficient in geographic data collection and analysis principles and procedures.
  3. Proficient in collecting evaluating, analyzing and interpreting scientific and geospatial data.
  4. Proficient in using Esri's ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro.
  5. Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  6. Skill in dealing with the public and coworkers in a tactful and courteous manner.
  7. Excellent customer service skills.
  8. Proficient in using Microsoft Excel
  9. Proficient in problem solving and troubleshooting
  10. Proficiency working independently and as member of a team.
  11. Experience with planning, organizing and coordinating and completing GIS projects.
  12. Experience staying current with technology and trends in the GIS field
  13. Proficient in organizing and documenting project methodologies and editing metadata
  14. Possess excellent communication skills.
  15. Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others.


 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Preferred):

  1. Skill in using ESRI's Model Builder and using ESRI's Web Mapping Applications
  2. Proficient in programming Python.
  3. Experience using the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) database model 

Position Requirement:
Bachelor's Degree in the Physical, Natural, or Computer Sciences or related field of study or equivalent experience. 


Persons interested in applying for this job must do so through the People First Service Center. 


For information about this position contact:
Janis Morrow at 850.245.8543 or





  • Any form of paid leave and paid holidays




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.