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Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 51738 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER III - 37011205

Position Number: 37011205 

Salary:  $56,000 - $65,000 

Posting Closing Date: 01/26/2019 

Division of Waste Management

District and Business Support Program




This is a highly technical and professional position in the Division of Waste Management.  The incumbent is responsible for providing scientific and technical support in the implementation of statewide programs for the assessment and remediation of contamination sites, including the development and presentation of instructional materials.  The position requires knowledge and experience in geology, hydrogeology, chemistry, contamination assessment techniques and methods, human health and ecological risk assessments, and DEP rules and procedures.  The duties of this position include the following:


1. Reviews and evaluates technical documents which may include site assessments, remedial investigations, feasibility studies and conceptual remedial action plans and risk assessments for all types of contaminated sites.  Prepares written response comments.


2.Provides guidance and support in evaluation and development of risk assessments including both human health and ecological risk.  This includes monitoring developments in the science of risk assessment and evaluating possible effects to department rules, procedure and guidance.  Acts proactively to recommend or implement updates to rules, policy and guidance as needed.


3.Serve as district liaison for responsible party cleanup sites.  The district liaisons work with each of the regulatory districts on a rotating basis to review site progress, make recommendations for improving the speed of the cleanup and closure, check for consistency in site management decisions among the districts and assist with the verification of accurate and up-to-date data in the program databases using established reports and metrics.


4.Assists in clean up rule development, including serving as rule manager as required.  Collates and organizes recommendations for rule changes. Assists with rule text development.


5.Assists and responds to the public, agency officials, local government personnel, and consultants regarding inquiries and technical assistance concerning contaminated site cleanup.  Coordinates, assists and edits any outreach or compliance assistance initiatives within the Division as assigned.


6.Performs other related duties as required, and attends meetings at the request of supervisor.



Knowledge of contaminated site cleanup techniques and methods, including risk based corrective action and Chapter 62-780, Florida Administrative Code.

Knowledge of human health risk assessment evaluation and procedures.

Knowledge of ecological risk assessment evaluation and procedures.

Knowledge of geology, hydrogeology, chemistry and Florida’s groundwater.

Skill in problem solving and effective use of available resources.

Skill in use of computers and software including MS Office, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Windows Operating System.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of people from a wide variety of technical and non-technical backgrounds.

Ability to evaluate comprehensive technical documents.

Ability to manage projects and major programs.

Ability to organize a complex workload and independently complete assigned tasks.

Ability to work independently without close supervision.

Ability to write effectively, in a well-organized and understandable manner.

Ability to communicate orally in a clear and effective manner.

Ability to communicate or present complex technical information to technical and non-technical audiences in a clear, understandable manner.

Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license.

Ability to travel.



Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering, environmental science or one of the natural sciences.

Registration in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer.

Minimum of 11 years of related professional experience.

Valid driver’s license.



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.  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