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Date:  Mar 19, 2023


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Requisition No: 792651 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: OPS ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I - 37920007

Position Number: 37920007 

Salary:  $18.00 Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 04/09/2023 

OPS Engineering Technician I

Position #37920007

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 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.


State-Owned Lands Inventory has three primary responsibilities:

• GIS mapping production services to the Governor and Cabinet for the Board of Trustees Land Document System (BTLDS), which functions as Florida’s title provider to the Board of Trustees. BSOLI has mapped 226,494 parcels described in 95,880 documents archived in BTLDS. These parcels form the basis of the FL-SOLARIS State Lands Inventory.

• Responsible for the development and operation of the legislatively mandated Florida State Owned Lands and Records Information System (FL-SOLARIS). This system serves as the State’s repository of State owned lands and facilities inventory data and has become a valuable resource for the effective management of over 22,000 facilities and 71,000 state owned land parcel records for state agencies, legislators, cabinet offices and the public.

• Responsible for the development and management of the legislatively mandated enterprise systems such as the Land Management Plan module (LMP), Conservation Land Easement and Recreation (CLEAR), Submerged and Uplands Revenue Systems (SUPRS), the Acquisition Process Information System (APIS) and the Board of Trustees Land Document System (BTLDS). The Bureau is challenged to keep all systems up and running while staying abreast of new technologies.


The Work You Will Do:

We are looking for a full time (40 hours per week) OPS GIS mapping technician. The job involves mapping land parcels to be included in the FDEP Division of State Lands GIS using ESRI ArcGIS software. Land Survey, or Land Title education or experience are desired, but we will train the right individual.


The Difference You Will Make:

The potential impacts of this job are vast.  The Division of State Lands’ Mission depends on the accuracy of information stored in Databases.  By ensuring proper communication of issues that arise during the information extraction process, you will play a major role in this mission. As information needs and requirements change, you will be working hand in hand with the end users to ensure the timely and accurate availability of reporting that will help guide the Division of State Lands in its fiduciary requirements to the Florida Taxpayer.   


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 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.  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.  Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you find yourself on the career ladder.   Office Location:  Carr Building, 3800 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s benefits package for eligible OPS employees includes:

For a more benefits information, visit

*Seasonal and part-time OPS employees (less than 30 hours average per week) refer to the links above for detailed eligibility requirements.



$18.00 Hourly


Your Specific Responsibilities:

Operates a PC based GIS workstation. Researches land records to determine record ownership. Interprets original survey notes for plotting parcel boundaries. Uses coordinate geometry to calculate the area of land parcels. Plots and checks center lines and right-of-way lines; computes horizontal curves; plots township and section lines as described in the public land survey system and plots parcels by aliquot part. Reviews title evidence interprets legal descriptions of real property and plots parcel boundary lines on computer-generated maps. Prepares and maintains maps and charts indicting the locations of State land parcels. Assists in the maintenance of multiple GIS databases. Maintains accurate production and tracking files. Researches and maps subdivision boundaries that are required to locate State land parcels. Utilizes desktop GIS to plot, view and analyze cadastral data. Uses spreadsheet and database applications to generate reports. Designs and plots CAD and GIS generated maps, reports and other graphics for display.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Knowledge of: Education or experience in the use of ESRI ArcGIS software and one or more of the following: land surveying, topographic mapping, or land records research.

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

Ability to: understand and communicate technical information verbally and in writing; plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.



Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: the concepts, terminology, principles and analytical techniques of Land Survey Drafting and Land Records Research; Geographic information Systems.

Skill in: the use of scanners, printers, plotters and other various office related equipment.

Ability to: analyze and interpret land survey data; apply Geographic Information System analysis techniques; research land records including property appraiser tax parcel data; read, interpret and plot land descriptions from deeds; use ESRI ArcGIS or AutoCAD for creating and editing polygons; create maps or other visual aids to display land boundary parcels. 


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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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee