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Date: Oct 5, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 20853 

Agency: Environmental Protection


Position Number: 37010432 

Salary:  $60,000.00 to $74,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/20/2017 

Environmental Administrator-SES

Position Number 37010432

Division of Water Resource Management

Drinking Water and Aquifer Protection Program


The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Resource Management’s Drinking Water Program is looking for a full-time Environmental Administrator (SES). This position supervises professional and specialized environmental staff. Duties include implementing the State of Florida’s Public Water System Supervision Program (PWSS) in accordance with the state and federal Safe Drinking Water Acts (SDWA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, and DEP rules.


The Source and Drinking Water Section implements provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act through regulation of public water systems. These regulations include the permitting of public water systems, regular water quality testing requirements, and physical plant inspections. The program is responsible for writing rules, developing policy, managing data and financial information, and overseeing special initiatives.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for administering the Source and Drinking Water Section for the State of Florida.
  • Supervises and directs technical and professional staff responsible for implementing the state Drinking Water Program as outlined in Chapters 62-500, 555, 560 and 599, Florida Administrative Code (FAC).
  • Supervises activities required for total program development, to maintain primacy for the program and to ensure uninterrupted continuance of the federal grant, as well as activities to protect the state’s drinking water consistent with federal requirements. 
  • Directs rule development and revisions, including the extensive regulations frequently promulgated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Responsible for revisions to the FAC to comply with federal and state mandates.
  • Responsible for assuring adequate rule implementation for the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (PL 93-523) and Florida Safe Drinking Water Act (FS 403).
  • Responsible for contracts, evaluations, budget development, analyses and tracking, workshop preparation, reporting, data management, and grant applications.  
  • Coordinates the Permitting, Compliance and Enforcement Workgroup, developing policy and technical guidance to ensure consistency in these areas. 
  • Acts as key liaison with the EPA to ensure proper program implementation and consistency with federal rules and policies.
  • Manages the Area-Wide Optimization Program including coordination with the EPA and Region 4 states, attending meetings and training sessions and implementing the program throughout the State to provide compliance assistance through optimization. 
  • Assists with training and policy development of the Capacity Development, Consumer Confidence, and Sanitary Survey Programs.
  • Assists with reviews of Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), regulatory districts, and Department of Health’s (DOH) “Approved County Health Departments’” Public Water System Supervision Programs to determine compliance with DEP/DOH Interagency Agreement.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of management principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the terminology, principles, and analytical techniques of environmental engineering as related to potable water treatment and distribution. 
  • Knowledge of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Knowledge of the principles of scientific computer programming.
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to determine work priorities, delegate tasks, and evaluate performance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to environmental programs.
  • Ability to solve conflicts, problems, and complex issues, and make decisions.

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