Engineering Specialist I - 37010203 1

State Of Florida Tampa , FL 33637

Posted 2 months ago

Requisition No: 484701

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: ENGINEERING SPECIALIST I - 37010203 1

Position Number: 37010203

Salary: Annual Salary $39,039

Posting Closing Date: 10/15/2021

Engineering Specialist I Vacancy (PD# 37010203)

The Permitting and Waste Cleanup Program (Permitting) in the Southwest District Office is accepting applications for an Engineering Specialist I position. Permitting staff review and evaluate permit applications, completion of construction clearance requests, and/or waste cleanup documents for conformance to Federal and State of Florida rules and regulations.

This position will be working in the Water Facilities Program which includes Domestic Wastewater, Industrial Wastewater and Drinking water.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform site inspections, as necessary, in support of reviews and evaluations.

  • Produce requests for additional information, and permits/documents that are technically correct, clear, understandable, and consistent with prescribed rules and Department guidance and procedures.

  • Reviews and makes recommendations on reports, scientific, technical or legal documents.

  • 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 regulatory assistance, such as outreach, permitting determinations and exemptions, to permittee and/or company representatives, along with other FDEP programs.

  • Attends and participates in cross-training activities.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to understand and apply applicable regulations, policies and procedures relating to environmental programs.

  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to evaluate, analyze and interpret scientific and technical data.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques of the physical or natural sciences.

  • Ability to determine work priorities and ensure proper completion of work assignments.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a major in engineering, environmental science or one of the natural sciences.

  • Valid driver's license.

Contact Information:

Gerald Loesch, Environmental Administrator

Southwest District

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

13051 North Telecom Parkway, Suite 101

Temple Terrace, Florida 33637

Phone: (813) 470-5872


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. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. 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.

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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Engineering Specialist I - 37010203 1

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