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Date: May 3, 2021

Location: TEMPLE TERRACE, FL, US, 33637

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Requisition No: 368161 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: ENGINEERING SPECIALIST I - 37020746

Position Number: 37020746 

Salary:  Annual salary $39,039 

Posting Closing Date: 05/18/2021 

Engineering Specialist I Vacancy (PD# 37020746)


The Permitting and Waste Cleanup Program (Permitting) in the Southwest District Office is accepting applications for an Engineering Specialist I position. Permitting staff perform permitting actions in multi-media programs that include reviewing and evaluating permit applications and/or waste cleanup submittals, drafting permits and associated permitting and/or waste cleanup documents, completing all required data entry into applicable databases, providing technical assistance to regulated entities, participating in outreach events, and investigating complaints associated to the assigned program areas. This position will be working in the Solid Waste and Air Permitting programs.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Review and evaluate permit applications and/or waste cleanup documents for conformance to Federal and State of Florida rules and regulations.
  • Perform site inspections, as necessary, in support of reviews and evaluations.  Produce requests for additional information, if required, and permits/documents that are technically correct, clear, understandable, and consistent with prescribed rules and Department guidance and procedures.
  • Write requests for additional information and permits/waste cleanup documents within time frames provided in Department rules, guidance and procedures.
  • Work towards achieving Business Plan goals.
  • Ensure that the data entry corresponding to all assigned projects is entered into the department's databases and Oculus timely and appropriately, consistent with standard operating procedures.
  • Provide technical assistance to Compliance Assurance Program.
  • Initiate waste cleanup enforcement action (if assigned).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to analyze and interpret engineering design, calculations and data.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to monitor and inspect engineering projects.
  • Ability to interpret and understand laboratory analysis and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the terminology and principles of state and federal environmental regulations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to interact with customers in a tactful and courteous manner. 
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments to meet district, program and department goals.
  • Ability to accept training and mentoring.
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Ability to employ critical thinking to solve problems and improve procedures. 
  • Ability to work under pressure. 
  • Ability to provide presentations for internal and external customers.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, biological, natural, or physical sciences from an accredited college or university.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and to travel.


Contact Information:


Steve Morgan, Environmental Manager

Southwest District

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

13051 North Telecom Parkway, Suite 101

Temple Terrace, Florida 33637

Phone: (813) 470-5754





DEP offers an excellent array of benefits, including:                     

  • Health insurance for individual or family (HMO and PPO options with premiums starting as low as $50 per month)
  • Life insurance
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance      
  • Retirement benefits      
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for state university and Florida College System courses
  • Training opportunities
  • Tax deferred medical and childcare reimbursement accounts

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. 

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