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Date:  Jun 22, 2022


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Requisition No: 645002 

Agency: Environmental Protection


Position Number: 37011197 

Salary:  $40,948.18 - $44,000.00 (Commensurate with experience) 

Posting Closing Date: 07/05/2022 


State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection

Division of Waste Management

Open Competitive – Career Service Opportunity

Multiple Vacancies - APPLY TODAY!


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:

The Environmental Specialist III performs professional work for the Petroleum Restoration Program (PRP) under the direction of the Environmental Administrator.  The candidate will possess the knowledge and skills to actively monitor and support assigned contracted local programs where a higher level of review is needed.


The Difference You Will Make:

The Environmental Specialist III monitors and supports state and county governments contracted to perform site management for cleanup of petroleum contaminated sites.


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, 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. Boasting proximity to the coast and centrally located to popular tourist destinations, 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;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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Salary: $40,948.18 - $44,000.00 (Commensurate with experience)


Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • This a highly technical environmental position.  The employee in this position will report to the Environmental Administrator for the Non-ATC Contracts team.  The position requires knowledge of the Petroleum Restoration Program (PRP) as well as the concepts and principles of contamination assessment and remediation, and evaluation of costs associated therewith. 
  • Serves as PRP liaison with Local Program contract offices by providing ongoing guidance, clarification, updates and training regarding PRP. Reviews Local Program contract work products for technical adequacy and conformance with Chapter 62-780, F.A.C. and applicable Department guidance and procedures. 
  • Reconciliation of previous year local program task assignment invoice review; verifying sites that were worked on, levels of effort for the sites and payments made to the local programs.
  • Provides technical assistance, and direction for development, implementation and evaluation of local program performance.
  • Assist Environmental Administrator in the training of PRP local program liaison staff.
  • Assists in the development of policies, procedures and standards to promote Program consistency.
  • Responds to correspondence and telephone inquires related to the PRP.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles of contamination site assessment, hydrogeology and contaminated site rehabilitation.
  • Skill in using personal computers for word processing and/or data analysis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with public in a courteous and respectful manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of professionals.
  • Ability to plan and organize a complex workload.
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret scientific data.
  • 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.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Three years of related professional experience.


Contact Information:

Susan Fields – Environmental Administrator


Phone: 850-245-8828


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