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ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT - 37010175 - PENDING RECLASSIFICATION

Date: Jan 15, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 49823 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT - 37010175 - PENDING RECLASSIFICATION

Position Number: 37010175 

Salary:  $41,000.00 - $60,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/28/2019 

The incumbent will be working in the Submerged Lands & Environmental Resources Coordination (SLERC) Program. The SLERC Program is responsible for the consistent implementation of the Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) Program, and the State 404 Program (after EPA approval) statewide. 

 

The ERP Program regulates activities in, on or over surface waters or wetlands, as well as any activity involving the alteration of surface water flows. The State 404 Program regulates dredge and fill activities under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The incumbent would be responsible for developing and assisting with the development of rules, procedures, guidance and training materials/presentations for Department and Water Management District staff for regulatory and proprietary rules/statutes regarding the ERP and State 404 Program process. The incumbent will also work to identify improvements and consistency initiatives that can be implemented within the Program.

 

Routine travel is required to training sites, meetings, and conferences. Field evaluations will take place under all types of weather conditions and may involve traversing rough terrain.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implements Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) and State 404 Program regulatory training programs conducted by the Submerged Lands and Environmental Resource Coordination Program, especially those implemented under the authorities of Chapters 403 and 373, F.S., including the rules of the Department and the water management districts adopted thereunder.
  • Coordinates with other state, tribal, and federal agencies, such as the State Historic Preservation Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Department of Transportation, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Army Corps of Engineers, etc., as required.
  • Provides guidance and technical assistance to ERP staff regarding the Endangered Species Act as it pertains to implementation of the State 404 Program.
  • Attends meetings, workshops, and conferences to develop and provide training related to the ERP and State 404 Programs.
  • Assists with the development and review of rules and legislation related to the statewide regulatory programs implemented by the Program.
  • Assists in ensuring programmatic consistency amongst the Department’s district offices, water management districts, and local delegated counties.
  • Provides guidance and technical assistance to district staff and the general public in the form of written and oral communication, and reviews and comments on various issues affecting the regulatory programs implemented by the Program.
  • Assists with the development of public education materials and presentations related to the Program’s regulatory responsibilities.
  • Assists with field evaluations and application reviews when needed.
  • Establishes and maintains positive and productive working relationships with agency colleagues as well as water management district staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Minimum of three years of experience related to the Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) Program (permitting, compliance, enforcement and state lands) or similar state or Federal Section 404 dredge and fill program or federal Endangered Species program experience.
  • Working knowledge of or experience with the federal Endangered Species Act.
  • Experience with the rules and statutes governing the State’s regulatory and proprietary programs.
  • Experience with Florida’s Delineation of the Landward Extent of Wetlands and Surface Waters rule, Chapter 62-340, Florida Administrative Code.
  • Experience with Florida’s Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method rule, Chapter 62-345, Florida Administrative Code.
  • Ability to represent the Department and provide public outreach.
  • Ability to provide effective presentations to staff and the public.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, and articulate procedures, rules, letters, and presentation materials.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possess excellent organization and coordination skills.
  • Possess good training techniques and principles.
  • Possess analytical capabilities.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and synthesize scientific and technical data.
  • Ability to understand and apply rules, directives, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to be detail-oriented.
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform training, participate in meetings, and give presentations.
  • Experience with GIS and Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in physical or natural sciences relative to environmental and wetland resources.
  • Minimum of three to seven years of professional experience in the field of environmental regulation, environmental or land management, habitat restoration, or biological sciences.
  • Valid driver's license.

 

Proposed Salary Range: $41,000.00 - $60,000 Salary commensurate with education and experience.

 

Position Location: Bob Martinez Center, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399 

 

Contact Information:

For more information, please contact Heather Mason at Heather.Mason@FloridaDEP.gov or (850) 245-8480

 

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. 


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