Date:  Dec 9, 2023


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Requisition No: 812049 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER - SES - 37011261

Position Number: 37011261 

Salary:  $68,381.08 

Posting Closing Date: 12/29/2023 






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. 


The Work You Will Do:

This posting is for an Environmental Manager located at the Department of Environmental Protection’s Southeast Office located in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Provides leadership for a Permitting team specializing in NPDES, Domestic Wastewater, Industrial Wastewater, Underground Injection Control, and Air and other program areas as needed. Demonstrates a positive and supportive attitude for upper management, is a team player and leads by example.


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:

This position is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. West Palm Beach is Palm Beach County's capital city and its cultural center. Its active downtown stretches from a scenic pier on the Lake Worth Lagoon to a waterfront Great Lawn, which hosts a weekly green market, outdoor concerts and this season a 35-foot-tall holiday sandcastle.  Dozens of local beaches provide easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.  Several State Parks as well as National Parks are in the immediate area as well.

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.





Your Specific Responsibilities:


Oversees the distribution of work within the programs to ensure incoming workload is fairly distributed; will effectively communicate, motivate, and evaluate on direct work performance; and is responsible for time and attendance of subordinates. Conducts performance appraisals for employees at least annually.  Identifies low performers and initiates improvement plans.  Identifies stellar employees and provides opportunities for increased visibility and professional development training.


Ensures that adequate training opportunities exist for staff development.  Identifies, develops, and mentors staff for future leadership positions.


Oversees the timely issuance of permits, minimizing the number of Requests for Additional Information and subsequently time to process permits, and ensuring that permits are drafted as soon as possible after the application is determined to be complete and reasonable assurance of compliance with applicable rules has been provided.  Ensures that permits are accurate and coordinates as needed with the Compliance Assurance Program to ensure that the permit for facilities addresses necessary corrective action, where appropriate. Ensures that project clearance and approval to place facilities into operation is completed in a timely manner.


Works with the appropriate Division staff to implement and streamline programmatic processes as a means of continuous process improvement.  Builds and motivates the Permitting team by engaging staff in cross training and process improvement activities. 


Engages staff in outreach events for consulting engineers and utility staff to facilitate the receipt of complete permit applications.  Encourages pre-application meetings to assist with timely permit processing.


Ensures that other correspondence received, not associated with permit applications, is tracked, reviewed, and approved in a timely manner.


Assists with other duties as may be requested by the Program Administrator.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage large volumes of workloads and processes in a timely manner while maintaining output quality.
  • Knowledge of conflict resolution techniques to address and deal with issues that may arise.
  • Skilled in problem solving, managing conflict and negotiating mutually acceptable outcomes across multiple programs.
  • Ability to coach and mentor staff to develop skills, improve staff performance, and promote career development.
  • Ability to work under preasure
  • Ability to manage multi-disciplined teams.
  • Ability to learn, understand, and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures. 
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to travel and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Skilled in evaluating data and reporting program metrics to assess and meet objectives and goals.
  • Ability to maintain a positive work environment where all staff are engaged and motivated
  • Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and mutual respect.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking when making decisions.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently track work on multiple projects at the same time without becoming frustrated or disorganized.
  • Ability to track and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible, resourceful and to maintain a positive outlook.
  • General knowledge in the Wastewater and UIC programs, preferred.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Driver License
  • Travel


Preferred Qualifications:


  • A Bachelor’s in natural science or engineering
  • 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • General knowledge in the Wastewater and UIC programs, preferred





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:




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: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami