Date:  Sep 15, 2023


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Requisition No: 812554 

Agency: Environmental Protection


Position Number: 37950247 

Salary:  $17.00/hr. to $19.50/hr. 

Posting Closing Date: 10/06/2023 

OPS Environmental Specialist II - 37950247

State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection

Coastal Construction Control Line



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. 


Program Overview:

This is a part-time (no more than 29 hrs./week) OPS Environmental Specialist II position, assigned to assist in coordinating the processing of applications submitted for permits pursuant to Chapter 161, F.S., for construction in the coastal area of the state. 


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. 



$17.00/hr. to $19.50/hr.


Your Specific Responsibilities:

Duties include overall support for staff in the protection of the beach and dune system from imprudent construction seaward of the Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL).   Conducts environmental reviews of construction and other activities seaward of the coastal construction control line.  Reviews and analyzes plans and specifications for proposed property development projects and makes recommendations in accordance with the CCCL statute and the agency's rules and policies.  Processes applications for permits for construction and other activities seaward of the coastal construction control line.  The incumbent of this position is expected to develop and maintain expertise in coastal ecosystem management for the protection of the coastal system and marine turtles and be versed in applicable statutes, rules and agency policies.

The position works under the supervision of an Environmental Administrator and is assigned to review applications that involve impacts to native dune vegetation and topographic alteration and impacts to coastal processes from vegetation removal or alteration. Provides review and consultation to the environmental and engineering staff on applications submitted for coastal construction control line permits.  Ensures compliance with the Deputy Secretary/Regulatory Program's rules, regulations, and policies pertaining to Chapter 161, F.S.

  • Reviews and analyzes site development, landscaping, and grading plans and specifications for property development seaward of the coastal construction control line and makes recommendations in accordance with the accepted environmental protection principles and with the agency's rules, regulations, and policy.


  • Plans and conducts environmental reviews of consultations and applications for construction control line permits involving vegetation alteration, removal, or planting of vegetation seaward of the coastal construction control line. Provides review and consultation on vegetation identification, maintenance, and best management practices to the environmental and engineering staff on applications submitted for permits for construction activities seaward of the coastal construction control line. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Time management and decision skills are essential.
  • Knowledge of basic biological and ecological principles, site development, environmental regulatory practices, and natural plant community restoration and enhancement.
  • Skilled in written and oral communications; applying basic site plan review concepts; and using database management and word processing software.
  • Ability to read construction, topographic surveys and landscaping plans and documents, identify native and ornamental plant materials, interpret applicable rules and design codes; work with minimal and infrequent supervision.
  • Work well with public and co-workers; and perform assigned duties in timely manner.
  • Ability to travel and maintain a valid driver’s license. 
  • Ability to get along and work well with others.
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications.


Advanced knowledge of littoral plants and processes.

  • Understanding of applicable Florida Rules and Statutes.
  • Knowledge of GIS mapping use and related software


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Valid driver’s license


Contact Information

Lauren Jordan, HR Liaison 

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection

Florida Department of Environmental Protection


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