Date:  May 22, 2024


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Requisition No: 827345 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT - 37010675

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 37010675 

Salary:  Annual Salary: $54,000.00 - $57,000.00 (commensurate with experience) 

Posting Closing Date: 06/04/2024 

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State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection

Department of Waste Management



Our Organization and Mission:

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship - protecting our air, water and land. The vision of DEP is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystem. 


The Work You Will Do:

This Environmental Consultant position conducts advanced professional work under the direction of the Program Administrator for the Division of Waste Management Waste Cleanup Program located in Tallahassee, Florida. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to work independently and will have the technical knowledge to promote site cleanup through cooperative fiscal and contract management.


The Difference You Will Make:

The Environmental Consultant works directly with all program areas within the Waste Cleanup Program, coordinates with EPA, and with the Pollution Response Action Contractors under the Waste Cleanup Program.  The Environmental Consultant develops fiscal reports for outreach and legislative requests, and directly supports the Program Administrator with other duties as required. The Environmental Consultant also works with managers to plan and prioritize activities and projects in line with DEP’s strategic objectives and find integrated solutions on a variety of organizational challenges.


How You Will Grow:

DEP encourages its leaders to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies. We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly.


Where You Will Work:

Tallahassee - Tallahassee, Florida’s Capitol City, lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. Home to two major universities as well as state government, Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend. Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.



Annual Salary:  $54,000.00 - $57,000.00 (commensurate with experience)


Your Specific Responsibilities:

In carrying out the duties of this position, the incumbent is expected at all times to be aware of and abide by the Department’s Standards of Conduct, as well as any and all departmental and/or work unit rules, directives, policies, procedures, and/or general orders applicable to performing the duties of this position.


This is an advanced level Environmental Position:


Performs tasks associated with the general Pollution Response Action Contractors the Waste Cleanup Program.  Oversees management of contractors and reviews all task assignments, change orders, work directives, and invoices for compliance with contract requirements.  Oversees and maintains financial tracking databases to provide budgetary tracking, reconciliation, and projections of funding.  Updates standard operating procedures and guidelines associated with contract management and provides training on these items.


Assists the Administrator with project cost accounting and budget planning and tracking, including quarterly budget projections.  Assists with legislative budget requests and works with the Program and Division financial staff to prepare budget release requests.  Coordinates with OGC on cost recovery actions, assists with ERIC database revisions, and State/EPA Superfund coordination. Tracks and maintains database for U.S. EPA Superfund State Contract (SSC) financial commitments, budget, and payment information.  Reviews SSC contract language for conformity with department contract requirements.


The position reviews and evaluates scope, cost, schedule of cleanup activities including field investigations, and remedial actions.  This is accomplished through collaboration with technical staff and program managers.  The incumbent works with program staff and managers to establish funding priorities and ensures that cleanup projects are conducted in accordance with federal and state statutes, and in accordance with contracts and budgetary commitments. 


Assists the Program with periodic reporting from a Microsoft Access Database, including data entry, creating new and modifying existing queries, database management, and other reporting needs as requested.  Also works with the Department’s ERIC database on reporting and data management requirements.


Assists the Administrator in drafting rules, regulations, internal management policies, and contract procurement.  This includes preparation of legislative bill analyses, budget requests, staffing plans, and allocation of state trust fund monies. 


Confers with industry representatives, consulting engineers, government officials, environmental groups, and citizens regarding compliance with department rules and regulations.  Interprets state and federal statutes and directs staff in development of agency action regarding hazardous waste site cleanup. 

The incumbent performs other related duties as required.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of physical and natural sciences.

Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access.

Ability to coordinate aspects of an environmental program.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to access budgetary needs.

Ability to formulate policies and procedures.


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering, environmental science or one of the natural sciences and two years of verifiable related experience; or any combination of post-secondary education or verifiable related experience, as described above, for a total of six years.


Other Job Related Requirements for this position: 

A valid driver's license.


Contact Information:

Jennifer Farrell, Program Administrator

Waste Cleanup Program

Email: Jennifer.A.Farrell@FloridaDEP.gov

Phone: 850-245-8937


DEP is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience, and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following email addresses:




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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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