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Date: Sep 11, 2020

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Requisition No: 234222 

Agency: Environmental Protection


Position Number: 37001792 

Salary:  $40,948.18 - $43,200.00 (salary commensurate with experience) 

Posting Closing Date: 09/28/2020 

Department of Environmental Protection

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Environmental Specialist III – Position No. 37001792



This position provides critical financial review and related environmental support functions in the Division of Water Resource Management, particularly related to those program areas and functions where financial assurances are required for the performance of environmental obligations and liabilities. Example environmental responsibility areas include: 1.) non-mandatory phosphate mine reclamation programs under Chapter 62C-17, Florida Admin. Code; 2.) financial responsibility requirements for mandatory mine reclamation obligations under Chapter 62C-17, Fla. Admin. Code; 3.) wetland mitigation requirements under dredge and fill, and environmental resource permitting project under Chapter 62-330, Fla. Admin. Code; 4.) and financial assurance related support for underground injection control (Chapter 62-528, Fla. Admin. Code) and oil & gas (Chapter 62C-26, F.A.C.) permitting and compliance.  The position also provides review and tracking of closure cost estimates and financial assurance submittals for phosphogypsum stack systems under ss. 403.4154 and 403.4155, Fla. Stat., and Chapter 62-673, Fla. Admin. Code.  The position provides additional support assisting project managers with contracting, procurement, and administrative processes supporting special projects such as reclamation, wetland mitigation and maintenance, and closure of abandoned phosphogypsum stack systems.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Review and track financial assurance submittals for reclamation, wetland mitigation, mitigation bank, underground injection control, oil and gas, and phosphogypsum stack systems.
  • Prepare related financial institution/permittee review reports, summaries, and correspondence for management as needed.
  • Reconcile and track environmental expenditures and projected needs for processing financial assurance disbursement requests.
  • Coordinate with program staff on financial reviews of permittee and contractor information, including environmental reclamation, mitigation, remediation, and closure cost estimates for environmental management programs and plans, as assigned.
  • Assist with development of new contracts or other procurements mechanisms and with reconciling related contract budgets and expenditures with fiscal reports as needed.
  • Audit contractors' invoices or other environmental related expenditures for sufficiency and compliance with applicable agreements or regulatory provisions.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSAs):


  • Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles, and analytical techniques of the physical and natural sciences.
  • Skills in correspondence writing and computer usage.
  • Skills to perform basic arithmetic calculations and financial assurance bookkeeping.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to work as a team member to solve problems.



  • knowledge or prior experience evaluating, analyzing and interpreting regulatory and financial assurance performance data
  • ability or experience understanding and applying applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to environmental programs.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in environmental protection or regulation, one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering, or other related field.
  • At least three years of related professional experience.
  • A valid driver’s license.


Contact Information:

Mayra Folsom, HR Liaison



DEP offers an excellent array of benefits, including:                     

  • Health insurance for individual or family (HMO and PPO options with premiums starting as low as $50 per month)
  • Life insurance
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance      
  • Retirement benefits      
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for state university and Florida College System courses
  • Training opportunities
  • Tax deferred medical and childcare reimbursement accounts

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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