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Date:  Jan 20, 2023


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Requisition No: 780722 

Agency: Environmental Protection


Position Number: 37001945 

Salary:  $45,848.06 to $47,223.00 Based on Education and Experience 

Posting Closing Date: 02/05/2023 

Government Operations Consultant III

State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection

Open Competitive


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 Division of State Lands, as Florida’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship, serves as staff to the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund (Governor and Cabinet).  As such, the division’s role goes far beyond just acquiring lands for protection. It provides oversight for the management of activities on more than 12 million acres of public lands including lakes, rivers and islands. These public lands help ensure all Florida’s residents and visitors can truly appreciate the state’s unique landscapes.


The Difference You Will Make:

The Office of Environmental Services (OES) is responsible for the administration of the Florida Forever program, oversight of the land management of all conservation lands owned by the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund (BOT) and provides support for the Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC). In that capacity, OES conducts a variety of functions for the Division of State Lands 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.


Where You Will Work:

Tallahassee - Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital 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.



Deborah Burr


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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$45,848.06 to $47,223.00 Based on Education and Experience.  


Your Specific Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include compiling, writing and submitting legislatively mandated, quarterly, monthly and annual reports according to the annual schedule of Legislatively Mandated Reports. Responsible for ensuring each report meets its deadline and coordinates with internal and external stakeholders. Coordinates with Office of Environmental Services (OES), Division of State Lands (DSL) and Office of Cabinet Affairs (OCA) on report deadlines and related agenda/transmittal items. Proposes new and innovative ways to share and display reports and/or data.

Prepares Florida Forever Work Plan and Priority List for submittal to the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund (BOT). Posts monthly Florida Forever financial reports to the web provided by the Director’s Office Budget section. Updates and maintains on a regular basis information for the annual update to the Florida Forever Plan including working across the Division to publish on the web. Assists as needed with drafting and/or reviewing project evaluation reports and annual plan chapters for the Florida Forever program. Coordinates with OES, DSL and OCA on related agenda/transmittal items.

Reviews publicly facing documents and reports for accuracy for OES and the Division as requested. Coordinates and drafts content for bi-weekly Division e-newsletter. Works with the Division communications liaison to identify opportunities to highlight OES and Florida Forever program accomplishments. Coordinates with Land Stewardship team on reporting of short-term management goals for land management plans as needed.

Drafts and updates web content, including 508-compliant documents, for the Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC), Florida Forever and Land Stewardship webpages. Proactively works with the Bureau of State Owned Lands Inventory and across OES to assist with web content posting and improvements. Enters data into the Acquisition Process Information System as requested. Assists with ARC meetings including preparation and set up, and operating digital and virtual media formats for presentations.

Coordinates OES file retention and archiving. Works with Division property custodian to ensure retention is met and retained items are scanned and/or organized electronically. Performs research of historical program information. Assists with overall file organization on the network and in the office. Responds to public information requests and draft letters as needed. Composes and submits notices to the Florida Administrative Register and assists with drafting/submitting newspaper notices for public meetings. Performs other related duties as requested.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar
  • methods of data collection, analysis and presentation
  • environmental science; principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning and coordination
  • web publishing including principles of 508-compliance.

Skill in:

Ability to:

  • set work priorities and meet deadlines
  • communicate effectively with others, federal, state, and local government offices in writing and verbally
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to operational and management activities
  • organize data into logical and concise format for presentation in reports, documents and other materials
  • collect, evaluate and analyze data, solve problems, document work and other activities relating to the improvement of operational and management practice
  • develop approaches for implementing an idea, using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
  • work independently
  • demonstrate teamwork.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Travel may be required (use of State vehicle).


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