Share this Job

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 55014094

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: TAMPA, FL, US, 33612

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 48440 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 55014094

Position Number: 55014094 

Salary:  $43,904.41 - $56,817.47 

Posting Closing Date: 12/20/2018 

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

JOB POSTING DESCRIPTION

701 / PLANNING & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OFFICE

 OPEN COMPETITIVE

CAREER SERVICE

 

CONTACT PERSON:  Lisa Luberza

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: 813 975-6119

 

For benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to http://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

 

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES. QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities.  Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Interested persons should contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Equal Opportunity Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-4747 for assistance.  

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Conducts environmental impact of transportation improvement projects. Independently performs environmental work including conducting and documenting field reviews, and analyzing information from Geographical Information Systems (GIS) based systems. Prepares National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other Project Development and Environment (PD&E) environmental documentation, including writing technical memos, reports and generating correspondence, primarily for lower level classes of action or less complex projects. Supports environmental review and documentation preparation for higher level of classes of action.  Conducts these activities in support of the scheduled Production Complete date. Coordinates district level NEPA assignment activities including but not limited to self-assessments, audits, data entry and responding to inquiries from Central Office.

 

Independently reviews construction plans for low to midrange complexity roadway projects and supports review of high complexity projects. Provides comments through the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) electronic review system during the production phases of projects for compliance with statutes, rules, policies and procedures as outlined in the PD&E Manual. Coordinates comments and recommendations with supervisor and project manager or others as appropriate.

 

Participates in consultant management activities including scope development and staff hour negotiations. Participates as technical support for and in the development of Request for Proposals. Manages consultant contracts or staff for Districtwide Program area support or project environmental impact review. Reviews and directs consultant work activities for assigned projects or tasks including task work order development, reviewing and approving progress reports for those efforts. Assists in administration and tracking of district contract funds and consultant acquisition activities.

 

Participates in preparing, tracking and reviewing project commitments from PD&E through Final Design and Construction phases. Prepares draft Environmental Certification and coordinates with Environmental Administrator to obtain signature in support of the scheduled Final Design Production Date. Maintains project file information and inputs project information into FDOT databases. Collaborates with Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) coordinator, prepares or reviews information for the screening events, reviews agency commentary and supports preparation of FDOT responses to agency comments. Responds to inquiries from other agencies and the public including Public Records Request or other correspondence coming through FDOT Tracker as assigned.

 

Provides environmental input during district Statewide Acceleration Transformation (SWAT) meetings and project progress meetings. Assists with environmental agency coordination and public involvement support on the projects. Coordinates with engineers, project managers, other environmental specialists and consultants.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of the Department of Transportation or related project development, NEPA and linking planning and environmental review processes. Knowledge of contract management practices. Knowledge of project management practices. Skilled at managing multiple tasks with multiple deadlines. Ability to think critically and problem solve. Ability to read and interpret Construction plans. Ability to use computer programs including database and GIS systems. Ability to deal with the public in a courteous matter. Ability to plan organize and complete assignments. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to collect, evaluate and interpret data.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 1 year of professional experience in the field of transportation; natural, physical, social or environmental sciences; archeology or cultural resources; environmental, or civil engineering to which the position is assigned; or Registration as a Professional Engineer in accordance with Florida Statute 471 and 1 year of experience to which the position is assigned. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental sciences or engineering or transportation can substitute for 1 year of the required experience. Professional or nonprofessional experience (including internships or co-ops) as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

 

As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.

 

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES THE SERVICE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE GIVEN TO OUR COUNTRY AND SUPPORTS THE HIRING OF RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS AND MILITARY SPOUSES. If you are a preference-eligible applicant who receives notice of a hiring decision and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, you may file a written complaint within 60 calendar days from the date you receive the notice, requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708.

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: Tampa