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PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR - 37001270 Pending Reclass to Environmental Manager SES

Date:  May 21, 2022
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399


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Requisition No: 538522 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR - 37001270 Pending Reclass to Environmental Manager SES

Position Number: 37001270 

Salary:  $60,000.00 to $65,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 06/24/2022 

Professional Land Surveyor Pending Reclassification to Environmental Manager SES - 37001270

State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection

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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:

In order to protect, preserve and manage Florida’s valuable sandy beaches and adjacent coastal systems, the Legislature adopted the Florida Beach and Shore Preservation Act, contained in Parts I and II of Chapter 161, Florida Statutes. The Act provides three interrelated programs administered by the Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (ORCP) that work in concert to accomplish the task. Those programs are the Coastal Construction Control Line Program, the Beach Management Funding Assistance Program, and the Beaches, Inlets and Ports Program.  The Coastal Engineering and Geology Group within ORCP supports these programs.

 

The Coastal Engineering and Geology Group (CEG) provides technical expertise in coastal hydrodynamics, sediment processes, and geology, and the related principles and practices of coastal engineering and geotechnical analysis. The staff provides technical support for Florida’s beach erosion control program through evaluations of coastal conditions, including historical shoreline changes and storm impact assessments, through evaluations of proposed beach and inlet management activities, and through analysis of project monitoring data. The coastal engineering staff supports the ORCP's environmental regulatory programs by conducting engineering and geotechnical reviews of proposed activities. Staff conducts or manages applied research initiatives and other program development projects that provide technical guidance for ORCP policies regarding engineering and environmental design issues facing the beach management program in Florida. The staff develops shoreline, inlet and project monitoring guidelines and methodologies. It organizes, inventories and provides shoreline change information with associated documentation. It provides consultation and assistance with analytical procedures, methodologies, models and computer programs for coastal engineering analysis purposes.

 

CEG is responsible for maintaining a statewide geodetic control network; performing topographic and geodetic surveys (both conventional and global positioning systems) pursuant to annual coastal data collection under the ORCP’s regional coastal monitoring program and other data collection work as directed; and providing compliance support to ensure continuity of beach regulatory services statewide. The geodetic control network is used to legally describe the Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL) in the 25 coastal counties with established CCCLs and as a baseline to monitor shoreline changes along 825 miles of beaches that front the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida. CEG surveyors perform network maintenance and topographic profiling of Florida’s beaches on a four-year work cycle. Regional Coastal Monitoring Data provides information on surveying work schedules, control monument tabulation, and supplemental survey control.

 

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. 

 

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:

$60,000 - $65,000; pay will be commensurate with experience, licensure, and qualifications.

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

In carrying out the duties of this position, the incumbent is expected at all times to be aware of and abide by the Department's Standards of Conduct, as well as any and all departmental and/or work unit rules, directives, policies, procedures and/or general orders applicable to performing the duties of this position. Incumbent is also expected to actively support and work toward fulfilling the Agency's Affirmative Action objectives.  

 

  • The incumbent of this position is a member of DEP’s Disaster Response Team and in that capacity may be required, on short notice, to perform duties and necessary attendant travel in support of disaster relief efforts.
  • In carrying out the duties of this position, the incumbent is expected at all times to be aware of and abide by the Department’s Standards of Conduct, as well as any and all departmental and/or work unit rules, directives, policies, procedures, and/or general orders applicable to performing the duties of this position.
  • This is a professional position that provides assistance and coordinates with the other program areas of the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (ORCP), in pursuit of the overall mission to preserve, restore, and protect the beaches and coastal systems of Florida.
  • Manager of a field survey crew within the Coastal Engineering and Geology Group. Responsible for coordination of field survey personnel conducting topographic and geodetic (both conventional and global positioning system) surveys pursuant the Office’s regional coastal monitoring program. Responsible for accuracy, reliability, and timely delivery of all data collection work performed with the assistance of a professional licensed surveyor retained by the department. Responsible for personnel matters of the survey crew, as well as oversight of administrative tasks involving procurement and maintenance of equipment, travel and training, and other related activities.
  • Assists the Program Administrator with management of the Coastal Engineering and Geology Group.  Assists with the development of guidelines for the review of coastal science information and the criteria for compliance with statutes, rules and policies related to coastal construction and environmental resources.  Assists with the development and implementation of rules and procedures.
  • Conducts coastal engineering reviews as lead engineer of assigned JCP applications, planning and engineering reports and associated scopes of work.  Schedules and conducts periodic engineering review meetings as necessary with staff to discuss current projects and to coordinate completion of engineering reviews.  Represents the CEG staff in meetings with JCP applicants, local government project sponsors, and consultants related to engineering issues of assigned projects.  Conducts and coordinates engineering reviews for assigned ERP or WRP applications involving coastal engineering. Coordinates with the JCP Compliance Officer and other appropriate staff on permit compliance activities
  • Assists with studies of coastal geologic and littoral sediment transport processes in collaboration with the ORCP staff and contractors and prepares reports and recommendations for strategic beach and inlet management strategies, and designation of critically eroded beaches.
  • Conducts on-site inspections to evaluate beach-dune conditions, beach sediment characteristics and permit compliance of beach and inlet management projects.  Conducts post-storm impact assessments to evaluate the effects of major storm events on coastal construction and beach and dune resources. Assists in the preparation of post-storm reports and recovery plans.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge, skills and abilities in coastal sciences, geology and engineering; and knowledge of the statutes, rules, and policies related to coastal construction and environmental resources, pursuant to Chapters 161, 373 and 403, Florida Statutes.
  • Performs other necessary management and coastal engineering duties as assigned.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Essential:

  • Knowledge of the coastal engineering principles and practices, coastal littoral sediment transport and ocean inlet tidal hydrodynamics, and coastal geology or geomorphology, and ability to apply coastal science principles related to beach and inlet management activities.
  • Ability to learn fundamentals of topographic and geodetic (both conventional and global positioning system) surveying  sufficient to manage a field survey crew with the assistance of a professional land surveyor retained by the department.
  • Ability to learn and apply statutes, rules, and policies related to coastal construction and environmental resources, pursuant to Chapters 161, 373 and 403, Florida Statutes.
  • Ability to motivate and direct employees.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to travel, conduct field investigations and collect data.
  • Ability to work independently and to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Computer skills in spreadsheet, data base and word processing software.
  • Ability to get along and work well with fellow employees and the public.
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license.

Preferred:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer.
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of topographic and geodetic (both conventional and global positioning system) surveying.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in coastal or ocean engineering, or related coastal sciences degree.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license.

 

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

 

Contact Information:

Robert Brantly, P.E.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection

Coastal Engineering and Geology Group

Program Administrator

Robert.Brantly@floridadep.gov

850-245-7577

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