Date:  May 4, 2024


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Requisition No: 822640 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 37933040 1

 Pay Plan: Temp

Position Number: 37933040 

Salary:  $15.00/hour 

Posting Closing Date: 01/01/2025 

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OPS Environmental Specialist I

State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection


This advertisement will be used to fill multiple vacancies.


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:

This is an OPS Environmental Specialist I position that will work with the Submerged Land Environmental Resource Coordination Program and the DEP Regulatory District offices to accurately record and log State 404 applications and assist in compiling data for an annual EPA report, along with other Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) duties and related tasks.


The Difference You Will Make:

Water and natural resources are the foundation of Florida’s communities, economy, and way of life. This position plays a critical role in helping to ensure Florida’s resources and populations are protected.


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. 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 benefits package for eligible OPS employees includes:

For a more benefits information, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.



$15.00/hour (40hrs./week)


Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Accurate and timely entry of required data and system information into agency databases and Oculus.
  • Provide customer service via phone calls as needed.
  • Create and maintain an internal tracking system for coordinating inspections and meetings with our stakeholders.
  • Maintain and update data systems utilized for program management.
  • Assist in the development of standard operation procedures within the Program.
  • Meet deadlines requirement.
  • Perform related work as required. 


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to understand and apply applicable regulations, policies, and procedures relating to environmental programs.
  • Ability to evaluate, analyze, and interpret technical reports and supporting documentation.
  • Ability to determine work priorities and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and leadership.
  • Ability to interact with customers in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to use personal computers.
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license.


Required or Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent, and/or two years of verifiable related work experience, as described in this posting.


Other Job-Related Requirements for this position: 

  • Valid Driver License.


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