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OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 37933029

Date:  Sep 28, 2022
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399


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Requisition No: 689825 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - 37933029

Position Number: 37933029 

Salary:  $20.00/hour 

Posting Closing Date: 10/10/2022 

OPS Environmental Specialist II – 37933029

State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection

 

 

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:

As an OPS Environmental Specialist II, you will assist the professional staff within the Stormwater and Technical Services Program with the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) inventory project and levels of service by supporting enhanced data accountability and transparency through timely and accurate data entry, preparation of inspection reports, performance of quality assurance (QA), database updates, and other tasks that directly support the NDPES Stormwater Program.   

 

Assist the Sate Dam Safety Officer; Contacting dam owners for collection and verification of dam owner information, dam safety resilience rule development and rulemaking workshops, assisting in tracking and scheduling grant activities and milestone deadlines, performing outreach activities, such as responding to dam safety inquiries and providing dam safety information to the public and assisting with dam safety emergency situations, such as storm preparation and incident information.

 

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.

 

Pay:

Salary range: 20/hrs.

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • This is an advanced professional position in the Department’s Stormwater and Technical Services Program.
  • This position will contribute to the Division’s new MS4 inventory project and levels of service by supporting enhanced data accountability and transparency through timely and accurate data entry, preparation of inspection reports, performance of quality assurance (QA), database updates, and other tasks that directly support the NDPES Stormwater Program.
  • Assist the Sate Dam Safety Officer; Contacting dam owners for collection and verification of dam owner information, dam safety resilience rule development and rulemaking workshops, assisting in tracking and scheduling grant activities and milestone deadlines, performing outreach activities, such as responding to dam safety inquiries and providing dam safety information to the public and assisting with dam safety emergency situations, such as storm preparation and incident information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of stormwater control program principles, laws, regulations and stormwater best management practices design, implementation, and effectiveness
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities, including use of equipment, required for the position:
  • Knowledge of biological, chemical, physical processes and engineering concepts as they relate to water quality and the environment
  • Knowledge and skill in the development and use of computer programs related to point and/or nonpoint source impact assessment.
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of computers and software programs utilized for word processing, database management, statistical, and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to evaluate, analyzes, and interprets scientific or technical data.
  • Ability to prepare technical reports.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to direct and participate in intensive fieldwork, involving long hours and physically taxing conditions.
  • Ability to travel outside of the Tallahassee area.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A valid driver's license.
  • A 4-year degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering, environmental sciences or one of the natural sciences.

 

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

 

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:

HR_VeteransPreference@dep.state.fl.us

HR_ER@dep.state.fl.us

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