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Date: Sep 15, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 18174 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST III - 37010474

Position Number: 37010474 

Salary:  $49,426.78 - $63,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/16/2017 

Professional Geologist II or Professional Engineer II


Position Number 37010474

Division of Water Resource Management

Engineering, Hydrology, and Geology Program

The Engineering, Hydrology, and Geology Program is seeking a Florida-licensed Professional Geologist or Engineer to fill a highly technical position. This position supports the Mining & Mitigation Program in applying the mine reclamation requirements authorized by Chapters 211, Part II, and 378, Florida Statutes (F.S), and Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) requirements authorized by Chapter 373, Part IV, F.S. These statutes address lands disturbed by the severance of solid minerals by phosphate, limestone, sand, gravel, peat, heavy minerals, Fuller’s Earth, and other clay mining operations. The different types of mining operations involve significantly different hydrogeologic and surface environs. As such, this position provides advanced hydrological reviews of permit applications, modifications, and compliance-related issues and expert witness testimony in support of these reviews.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review hydrological and hydrogeological aspects of mining ERP applications, conceptual reclamation plans, and mitigation banks proposed for locations throughout the state of Florida.  These aspects include drainage patterns; computer modeling, e.g., dynamic rainfall-runoff-subsurface runoff simulation and regression analysis; stream restoration; surface water and groundwater quantity and quality; and wetland hydroperiods.
  • Perform comprehensive site inspections to confirm hydrological conditions and to assure compliance with the approved plans/permits.
  • Review construction designs of reclamation, dredge and fill, and stormwater storage and management plans/permits submitted to the Mining & Mitigation Program.  Evaluate geologic and hydrostratigraphic data/studies to determine acceptability of proposals; review possible effects of activities in karst regions and springsheds.
  • Maintain current expertise in the hydrologic aspects of stormwater management, wetland mitigation, reclamation techniques, dredge and fill procedures, stream restoration, and construction practices, and as it relates to ERP and mitigation plans/permits, without exceeding the training budget.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  1. Knowledge of geotechnical design, construction, and/or procedures.
  2. Knowledge of geology and hydrostratigraphy; hydrologic and hydrogeologic considerations (springs, streams, karst, water quantity and quality); and geomorphologic features and processes as they relate to the potential impacts of mining.
  3. Knowledge of design and construction of mine reclamation, dredge and fill, and stormwater storage and management systems.
  4. Knowledge of or skill in the use of hydrologic and hydrogeologic computer modeling applications.
  5. Skill in the use of personal computers and common office tools, and ability to perform calculations using Excel or MATLAB.
  6. Ability to travel and conduct site inspections to become familiar with hydrological site conditions and to assure compliance with approved plans/permits.
  7. Ability to work independently and to plan and complete a complex work load; and to manage and review large-scale and complex projects.
  8. Ability to learn and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  9. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of professionals, the private industry, the public, and other agencies.
  10. Ability to maintain a valid Florida Professional Geologist or Professional Engineer license.
  11. Ability to maintain a valid Driver’s License.



  1. Working knowledge of Chapters 120, 373 (Part IV), 378, and 403, Florida Statutes.
  2. Ability to develop monitoring plans and interpret hydrologic/hydrogeologic monitoring data.
  3. Skill in use of Geographical Information Systems and spatial analyst tools.


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