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PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST II - 37011206

Date:  Sep 20, 2022
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Requisition No: 681042 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST II - 37011206

Position Number: 37011206 

Salary:  $54,000.00 - $60,000.00 (Commensurate with experience) 

Posting Closing Date: 10/03/2022 

Professional Geologist II - 37011206

State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection

Division of Waste Management

Open Competitive – Career Service Opportunity

 

 

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 Professional Geologist position performs highly technical, professional work under the direction of the Environmental Administrator for the Hazardous Waste Program and Permitting Section within the Division of Waste Management located in Tallahassee, Florida.  The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, discipline-specific knowledge, leadership skills, adaptive management knowledge and skills and be highly effective in both the team and autonomous environment.

 

The Difference You Will Make:

The Professional Geologist serves as a senior team member facilitating Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permitting and Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) corrective action at Hazardous Waste facilities across Florida under state and federal regulations. This position is also instrumental at leading special projects, developing guidance and internal training, and mentoring junior team members. 

 

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.

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

Pay:

Salary: $54,000.00 - $60,000.00 (Commensurate with experience)

 

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • This position conducts professional environmental duties by, coordination with staff involved in technical aspects of the hazardous waste program activities such as site assessment, remedial action and permitting of TSD’s in all districts.  Review hazardous waste permit applications to determine compliance with state and federal regulations.  The reviews include technical evaluation of groundwater monitoring plans, assessment reports, corrective action plans and risk assessments necessary for drafting permit conditions to ensure compliance with all requirements.
  • Evaluates groundwater monitoring plans, specifications and data, hydrogeologic investigation reports, groundwater quality assessment reports and corrective action plans with respect to technical adequacy, feasibility and state and federal requirements for hazardous waste land disposal facilities. 
  • Signs and seals documents which require a Professional Geologist seal for public record.
  • Provides professional and technical assistance to the Department, regulated industry, and the public on the regulatory interpretation of the rules. 
  • Participates in the OSHA safety training program for on-site visits/assessments at hazardous waste facilities.
  • Researches and reviews literature and regulatory changes to maintain proficiency in new requirements and technologies for treatment of contaminated groundwater and soils, for providing technical assistance as needed and serving as expert witness in administrative hearings and court cases as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned by the supervisor.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of operation and closure of RCRA regulated TSD units.
  • Knowledge of corrective action assessment and remedial action.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel).
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret corrective action data.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to work with public, private, and state entities professionally and effectively.
  • Ability to successfully draft/evaluate complex and/or controversial projects or similar compliance concerns for primary program area. 
  • Ability to provide guidance to district staff within primary program area on complex permits or compliance concerns. 
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Florida registered Professional Geologist pursuant to Chapter 492, F.S.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering, environmental science, or one of the natural sciences and related-professional work experience.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • OSHA Certification or the ability to complete training for certification within six months of hire.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with environmental assessment and remediation under RCRA and/or state regulations for contaminated sites.

 

Contact Information:

Michell Smith – Environmental Administrator

Email:  Michell.M.Smith@FloridaDEP.gov

Phone:  850-245-8721

 

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.

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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