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PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR (Anticipated Vacancy) - 37011074

Date: Dec 21, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 50979 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR (Anticipated Vacancy) - 37011074

Position Number: 37011074 

Salary:  $69,000.00 to $80,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/22/2019 

Program Administrator

(Anticipated Vacancy)
Position Number 37011074
Division of Water Resource Management

Wastewater & Stormwater Program


Program Overview:

The National Polluntant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program is comprised of three primary sections: Industrial Wastewater, Domestic Wastewater, and Stormwater. These sections coordinate district activity within their program area, undertake review of permitting, conducting rulemaking, and providing guidance and support to the Department on NPDES issues.


This managerial/supervisory position is responsible for maintaining effective internal communications with Division leadership, program staff, and other divisions within the department, in keeping with the Agency’s standards and expectations for communication effectiveness.


The Program Administrator is responsible for directing the activities of the Industrial Wastewater sections, Domestic Wastewater section, and NPDES Stormwater section, under the supervision of the Deputy Director.


Specific Duties of the Position:

  • Directs and supervises the program activities associated with Industrial Wastewater, Domestic Wastewater, and NPDES Stormwater, including the permitting, coordinating with DEP Districts, developing training, and rulemaking.
  • Policy, guidance, and rule development; and manage program budget and staffing needs.
  • Directs power plant permitting within the section.
  • Directs the generic permitting program for discharges resulting from pesticides application to surface waters of the state.
  • Oversees the development of programs to ensure overall permitting consistency, including permit templates, review of draft permits, and guidance manuals.
  • Oversees the development of rulemaking for Industrial wastewater activities and facilities, while coordinating the rulemaking for stormwater and domestic wastewater.
  • Serves as project manager for highly controversial or technically complex projects that require coordination among various programs. Represents the Department on technical advisory committees, panel work groups where industrial wastewater facilities are concerned.
  • Coordinates with underground Injection control section and the Water Compliance and Enforcement Program on matters that are common to the programs for consistent implementation.
  • Assists Deputy Director with workflow coordination and misc. special assignments.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs):

  • Knowledge of management principles and techniques
  • Knowledge of the terminology, principles, and analytical techniques of environmental engineering as related to waste water treatment and storm water management
  • Knowledge of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
  • Knowledge of the principles of scientific computer programming
  • Ability to determine work priorities, delegate tasks, and evaluate performance
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to environmental programs
  • Ability to solve conflicts, problems, and complex issues, and make decisions. 



4-year degree

Valid driver’s license

10 years of professional experience

3 years of management, supervisory, or team lead experience

Knowledge of NPDES



Leslie Johnson, Government Operations Consultant I

Department of Water Resource Management

Division of Water Resource Management

Phone: 850-245-8337


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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee