Date:  Dec 9, 2023


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Requisition No: 465901 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 37934055 1

Position Number: 37934055 

Salary:  $15/Hr. 

Posting Closing Date: 12/13/2023 



FDEP’s Southeast District is seeking individual(s) to work as an OPS Environmental Specialist (ES) I. The OPS ES I position(s) will be a part-time temporary position(s) working no more than 28 hours per week. 


Multiple OPS positions may be filled through this advertisement for ES I level work supporting enhanced data accountability and transparency through timely and accurate data entry, preparation of inspection reports, performance of quality assurance (QA), database updates, and other tasks that directly supports the Environmental Resources Program, Chapters 403, 373, 253, 258, applicable Florida Administrative Codes (F.A.C.), the Submerged Lands and Environmental Resources’ Operations and Procedures Manual, Department and Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund policies, and the Clean Water Act Dredge & Fill Section 404 Program. Additional support of other essential programs including but not limited to Wastewater Management; Engineering, Hydrology, and Geology; Water Compliance and Enforcement; NDPES Stormwater;  GIS; and Drinking Water may be required. 


Typical Duties and Responsibilities – One or more of these duties will be performed by this position.


  • Accurate and timely entry of required data and system information into agency databases and Oculus.
  • Review permit applications; identify environmental impacts associated with proposed activities; assist in the resolution of environmental issues; draft proposed agency action.
  • Provide outreach and compliance assistance to owners/operators as needed.
  • Perform site inspections of regulated facilities to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Evaluate laboratory tests and recommend corrective action.
  • Review facility monitoring reports for compliance with permit conditions.
  • Draft basic compliance and enforcement documents.
  • Prepare inspection reports.
  • Investigate complaints and prepare reports, legal notices, and other documents.
  • Maintain and update data systems utilized for program management.
  • Conduct water quality monitoring.
  • Perform related work as required
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable regulations, policies, and procedures relating to environmental programs.
  • Ability to evaluate, analyze, and interpret technical reports and supporting documentation.
  • Ability to determine work priorities and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to prepare technical reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and leadership.
  • Ability to interact with customers in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to use personal computers.
  • Ability to travel and maintain a valid driver’s license.
    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.

Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami