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Date: May 3, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 366821 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: ENGINEERING SPECIALIST I - 37020037

Position Number: 37020037 

Salary:  $41,200.00 

Posting Closing Date: 05/21/2021 

Division of Waste Management

Permitting & Compliance Assistance Program

Solid Waste Program & Permitting


If you have a desire to serve the people of Florida and help preserve our environment, a career with the Department of Environmental Protection will allow you to do so while offering an excellent array of benefits, including:

•             Health insurance (over 80% employer paid)

•             Basic life insurance policy (100% employer paid)

•             Dental, vision and supplemental insurance options      

•             First-rate retirement program

•             Vacation and sick leave

•             Nine paid holidays

•             Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement

•             Tuition waiver for public college courses

•             Training opportunities

•             Flexible work schedules




Assists with reviews, evaluations, and approvals of construction, operation, closure and renewal permit applications and prepares draft permit documents.  The facilities included in these activities are active, non-delegated Class I landfills and other solid waste facilities co-located at these landfills including solid waste operations such as Class III landfills, waste processing facilities, waste tire facilities, and construction and demolition debris disposal facilities.  It also includes solid waste permitting at WTE facilities and associated WTE disposal and co-located facilities. Ensures the permitting time clocks for these reviews are achieved. 


Prepares appropriate correspondence to applicants, local and state officials, local and state agencies, consultants and other in-house Department programs as required.  Coordinates with appropriate District office staff on these projects as needed.  Inputs application fees and related permitting data into appropriate Department databases.  Inserts documents into the Department’s electronic document management system and maintain project files.


Assists with the review of technical reports and analytical data to determine compliance with Department regulations and standards.  Provides assistance to District follow-up compliance and enforcement efforts at solid waste facilities by providing technical assistance about permit conditions and reporting requirements to appropriate district staff to help them prepare case documentation and other types of correspondence to persons responsible for compliance with Florida Statutes and Codes related to solid waste management facilities. 


Provides technical assistance to local governments, consultants and citizens concerning solid waste technologies and regulations governing Class I landfill and WTE facilities.


Performs other duties as assigned.




Knowledge of engineering principles and practices. 

Skills in the operation of personal computers and related software.

Physical ability to conduct solid waste management facility inspections.

Ability to successfully draft/evaluate complex and/or controversial permits or similar compliance concerns.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Department staff, other agency staff and the public.

Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

Ability to travel.

Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license.




Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering, environmental science or one of the natural sciences.

Valid Driver’s License.

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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee