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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 37010860

Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 349021 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 37010860

Position Number: 37010860 

Salary:  $40,948.18 - $46,000.00 - Salary based on experience. 

Posting Closing Date: 04/23/2021 

Division of Waste Management

Waste Cleanup Program

Federal Programs Section

 

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

 

DESCRIPTION:

This is a highly technical, professional position that is responsible for providing technical and scientific support in the implementation of a statewide program for the assessment and remediation of Department of Defense (DOD) contamination sites. The incumbent is also required to participate in the medical monitoring program and maintain a valid Drivers' License.  The duties of the position include the following:

 

Serves as Remedial Project Manager (RPM) responsible for Department of Defense (DOD) contaminated site program management for multiple DOD installations and for Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS). Employee coordinates reviews and tracks assessment/cleanup operations at assigned DOD facilities in accordance with a formal partnership with the DOD and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Employee provides written and verbal guidance to assure statewide consistency is incorporated in cleanup of sites. As RPM, employee is empowered with decision-making authority related to site-specific work at assigned installations and FUDS.

 

Provides technical review of assessment and cleanup related documents, and project management review of other documents, generated by the DOD hazardous waste cleanup programs required by IRP, CERCLA, State law and rules.  Ensures and coordinates technical review of FUDS assessment and cleanup related documents, and project management review of other documents, generated by USACE required by CERCLA, State law and rules.  Provides and/or ensures and coordinates technical review of assessment and cleanup related documents, and project management review of other documents, generated by the DOD and USACE, for compliance with Chapters 62-780 and 62-777, F.A.C. 

 

Actively participates in partnering with DOD, USACE, and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff, as appropriate, to enhance and improve the achievement of State and Federal requirements, along with DOD, USACE, and EPA goals and objectives.  Provides guidance and clarification about State rules and regulations, along with Department policies.  As requested, attends meetings, conferences, and/or workshops and delivers presentations as needed.

 

Provides oversight and on-scene coordination of DOD and FUDS field activities as appropriate or as requested.

 

Performs special duty assignments and attends meetings at the request of supervisor.

 

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of Florida’s geology, hydrogeology, chemistry & Florida’s groundwater. 

Knowledge of site assessment techniques and methods, including monitoring well construction and sampling, especially for hazardous waste sites.  

Knowledge of regulatory oversight of DOD and FUDS activities. Ability to understand and apply appropriate state and federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to environmental programs.

Skill in evaluating, analyzing and interpreting comprehensive scientific/technical data.

Skill in using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Adobe and other general office software.

Ability to write effectively, in a well-organized and understandable manner. 

Ability to communicate orally in a clear and effective manner. 

Ability to evaluate comprehensive technical documents 

Ability to travel for field work, training & conferences

Ability to organize work load & manage time efficiently.

Ability to maintain a valid Driver’s License.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Minimum 3 years of related professional experience.

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. 


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