State Of Florida Tallahassee , FL 32301
Requisition No: 44897
Agency: Environmental Protection
Working Title: DEP-OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II - Anticipated Vacancy - 37940068-Div of Env Asmnt & Restoration
Position Number: 37940068
Salary: Hourly Rate $17.53 (base of position title)
Posting Closing Date: 10/04/2018
Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
Water Quality Standards Program
Standards Development Section
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ANTICIPATED - Vacancy
Environmental Specialist II - OPS
Position Number 37940068
The Standards Development Section in the Water Quality Standards Program is accepting applications for a full-time (40 hours per week) OPS Environmental Specialist II position.
Summary of Duties: This is an intermediate level professional and scientific position responsible for planning, evaluating, and coordinating changes to standards for surface water quality. The work includes review of State water quality standards, as required under the Clean Water Act.
Provide technical expertise in support of the refinement of existing or development of new surface water quality standards under Chapter 62-302, F.A.C., including designated uses, surface water classifications, criteria, and the antidegradation policy.
Write, edit, and review technical reports in support of the water quality standard changes.
Provide scientific review, statistical evaluation, and interpretation of biological and chemical environmental data and of environmental reports in support of Section, Program, and Division projects.
Review and provide comments on petitions or requests for site specific water quality standards changes, including site specific alternatives criteria, TMDLs, Level II WQBELs, and reclassification.
Provide advice and assistance on water quality standards to other staff of the Department and the public.
Assist in inter-Program coordinated projects and teams requiring section expertise as assigned by supervisor.
Provide technical input on rule development and implementation.
Conducts environmental field sampling for a wide array of highly sophisticated physical, chemical and biological parameters, according to DEP Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), following DEP protocols and quality assurance (QA) procedures.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Essential):
1.Knowledge of biological, chemical, and physical processes as they relate to water quality and the aquatic environment.
2.Knowledge related to environmental, biological or health sciences.
3.Knowledge of statistical concepts and procedures commonly used in the environmental field.
4.Ability to understand, interpret, and explain State and Federal Water Quality Regulations
5.Knowledge of water quality data collection principles and procedures.
6.Knowledge and skill in the use of computers and software programs utilized for word processing, presentations, statistical and spread sheet applications.
7.Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
8.Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
9.Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
11. Ability to collect water quality and biological samples while in harsh environments while following strict QA procedures.
12. Ability to participate in intensive field work conditions.
13. Ability to travel outside of Tallahassee and maintain a valid drivers license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Preferred):
A Bachelor's Degree in Biological, Natural, or Physical Sciences, and a minimum of two years of professional experience in the environmental field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid Drivers License.
Travel is required to perform the duties of this position.
Position location: Bob Martinez Center, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400
Persons interested in applying for this position must submit a completed State of Florida Employment Application through the People First System at
For questions concerning this position, please contact:
Ken Weaver, Environmental Administrator
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 (). 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.