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Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: TEMPLE TERRACE, FL, US, 33830

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Requisition No: 346632 

Agency: Environmental Protection


Position Number: 37932050 

Salary:  $18.00/Hour 

Posting Closing Date: 04/21/2021 


Division of Water Resources Management

Mining & Mitigation Program


POSITION NO. 37937005 & 37932050


The Mining & Mitigation Program in the Division of Water Resource Management is accepting State of Florida applications for two part-time OPS (working 28 hours per week) Environmental Specialist I positions.


The Mining and Mitigation Program is responsible for the administration of mine reclamation, Environmental Resource Permitting, and State 404 permitting programs, as authorized by Chapters 211, Part II, 373, Part IV, and 378 Florida Statutes, and set forth in Title 62, Florida Administrative Code. These rules address the reclamation, Environmental Resource Permitting, and State 404 permitting on lands disturbed by the extraction of mineral resources, such as phosphate, limestone, dolomite, shell, heavy minerals, fuller’s earth, clay, gravel, peat, and sand, and the direct participation of other agencies in the regulatory process.  The Mining and Mitigation Program is also responsible for the management of State Owned Lands leased to the Division of Water Resource Management.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical assistance in the planning, management and compliance of: (1) lands of the State of Florida that are leased to the Division of Water Resource Management, (2) lands designated as part of the integrated Habitat Network and (3) other land for which the Division of Water Resource Management is the designated managing agency.
  • Perform land management activities on State Lands such as control of exotic plants, maintaining a native plant nursery, tree planting, property maintenance and security, habitat assessment and equipment maintenance, and participating in prescribed burns.
  • Travel is required.  Work in the field under all types of weather conditions and transverse rough terrain.
  • Appropriately represents the Department in meetings and other forums with other agencies, the legislature, and the public.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSAs):


  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  •  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;  
  • Ability to deal with the coworkers and public in a tactful and courteous manner;  
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions;  
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team;  
  • Ability to solve problems;  
  • Computer skills required;  
  • Ability to work effectively and accurately while under deadline;  
  • Ability to maintain organized records; 
  • Knowledge of habitat management, reclamation, restoration, and/or habitat rehabilitation techniques;  
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures; 
  • Knowledge of biological functions related to Florida ecosystems;  
  • Ability to travel frequently, perform field inspections and land management activities and maintain a valid driver’s license   
  • Ability to travel extensively throughout Florida and to work extended hours and endure physically demanding field inspections, including but not limited to traversing difficult upland/wetland terrain. 


  • Knowledge of the proper use and maintenance of variate land management equipment, including 4x4 vehicles and machinery;


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • A valid driver’s license


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science or other natural science; or an Associates of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) degree and 2 years’ experience in habitat management; or 4 years of experience in habitat management.



Contact Information:

Marisa Rhian

Environmental Administrator 



Position Location:

Bartow, FL, US 33830




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: Lakeland