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Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 287901 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST II - 37020048

Position Number: 37020048 

Salary:  $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 - Salary is based on experience. 

Posting Closing Date: 01/28/2021 

Division of Waste Management

Permitting & Compliance Assistance Program

Solid Waste Program & Permitting


If you have a desire to serve the people of Florida and help preserve our environment, a career with the Department of Environmental Protection will allow you to do so while offering an excellent array of benefits, including:


•             Health insurance (over 80% employer paid)


•             Basic life insurance policy (100% employer paid)


•             Dental, vision and supplemental insurance options


•             First-rate retirement program


•             Vacation and sick leave


•             Nine paid holidays


•             Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement


•             Tuition waiver for public college courses


•             Training opportunities


•             Flexible work schedules


Applications for this advertisement may be used to fill other vacant positions.








Assists in the technical and hydrogeological reviews of permit applications and reports for active, non-delegated Class I landfills and other facilities co-located at these landfills, including Class III landfills, waste processing facilities, waste tire facilities, and construction and demolition debris disposal facilities. This also includes reviews at WTE facilities and associated WTE disposal and collocated facilities.  Assists the solid waste permitting group to ensure permitting time clocks are being satisfied.  Provides status reports to the Supervisor.  Prepares appropriate correspondence to include letters requesting additional information from applicants, local and state officials, local and state agencies, consultants and other in-house Department programs as required. Monitors and complies with permitting time clocks associated with these projects as required.  Meets with applicant’s consultants, local government officials, and responsible parties, in-house as well as in the field, to discuss technical design and regulatory requirements at permitted solid waste facilities.  Coordinates with appropriate District staff on these projects as needed.  Drafts technical assistance documents and assists in drafting permits and letters of intended agency action for signature.  Assists in updating the necessary Department databases with information associated with these permit applications.  Assists in the review and processing of variances, alternate procedures and beneficial use requests, as needed.


Reviews technical reports, water quality reports, evaluation monitoring reports and contamination assessment reports as needed and makes recommendations to the supervisor.  Provides technical assistance to District staff for solid waste enforcement cases regarding technical design and regulatory requirements.


Provides technical assistance to local governments, consultants and citizens concerning solid waste technologies and regulations governing solid waste facilities. Participates in public meetings, workshops and performs other related duties as required.








 Skills in the operation of personal computers and related software.

 Ability to conduct solid waste management facility inspections.

 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Department staff, other agency

 staff and the public.

 Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

 Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license.





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

Licensed as a Florida Professional Geologist.

Seven (7) 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