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Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 466522 

Agency: Environmental Protection


Position Number: 37020153 

Salary:  $34,501.48-$38,000.00 Based on experience 

Posting Closing Date: 12/07/2021 

Anticipated Vacancy

Open Competitive

Government Operations Consultant I

Position Number 37020153




                      Office of Environmental Services

                      3800 Commonwealth Boulevard

                      Tallahassee, Florida 32399





Persons interested in applying for this position must submit a completed State of Florida Employment Application through the People First System.


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 Office of Environmental Services (OES) is responsible for the administration of the Florida Forever Program, as well as the oversight of the land management of all conservation lands owned by the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund (BOT). In that capacity, OES conducts a variety of functions for, and on behalf of, the Division of State Lands (DSL) and other environmental entities.


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.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides support and assistance to the Florida Forever program and the Office of Environmental Services. Assists the Program Manager with the annual update and continuous improvement of the Florida Forever plan, including drafting/compiling project descriptions and management prospectus, coordinating with OES and DSL colleagues to obtain data needed for updating project changes. This task includes but is not limited to the related activities of assisting with logistics for new Florida Forever proposal site visits, and Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) agenda items. Assists in review and database input of Florida Forever proposals and processes initial applications. Assists with stakeholder engagement and developing outward facing communications for the Florida Forever program. Assists with the development and maintenance of Florida Forever information on the OES website  Additionally, this position will assist OES with posting advertisements to the Florida Administrative Register and newspaper notices.


Coordinates with other Department staff, as needed, and prepares appropriate correspondence. Tracks reviews and responses through requests and reports. Ensures that all outward facing information is in the appropriate technology. Assists in review of Florida Forever proposals and processes, updating and reporting them in the most current technology accessible. Assists in research and planning for meetings, conferences, seminars, ARC and special projects. Provides special assistance to the Office, Division and Department, coordinating, conducting and formulating technical and policy reviews and recommendations involving the state’s land conservation issues and programs.


Works with State-Owned Lands Inventory on improvements to relevant IT functions. Performs other related duties, as required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Kno        Knowledge of the methods of data collection and analysis.

Kno        Knowledge of basic management principles and practices.  

               Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, and principles of land use planning.

Kno        Knowledge of Florida’s natural communities and ecosystems.

Ability to produce all outward facing information in appropriate technology.

Ability to organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, documents and other written materials.

Ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data to develop alternative recommendations, solve problems, document work flow and other activities relating to the improvement of operational and management practices.

Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.

Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to operational and management analysis activities.

Ability to understand and communicate technical information verbally and in writing.

Ability to conduct fact-finding research.

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Skill in Professional writing, speaking and presentations

Skill in the use of personal computers, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat.

Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license.

Ability to travel as needed.



Other Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Travel.
  • Vendor Invoice Responsibilities according to Chapter 215.422 F.S.
  • Preferred:  A bachelor's degree from a college or university and at least 3 years of professional experience working in land conservation, planning or related discipline. A master's degree from a college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience. Professional or nonprofessional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


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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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