Requisition No: 261161
Agency: Environmental Protection
Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL ADMINISTRATOR - SES - 37001261
Position Number: 37001261
Salary: $45,173.00 - $81,000.00
Posting Closing Date: 01/17/2021
Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water Resource Management
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Position No. 37001261
The Division of Water Resource Management is accepting applications for a full-time Select Exempt Service (SES) Environmental Administrator to lead and manage the Engineering, Hydrology & Geology (EHG) Program. This full-time position will be housed in the Division of Water Resource Management's Tallahassee headquarters office.
The duties of this position involve advanced managerial and technical work, requiring an advanced technical background in water resource protection programs, as well as supervisory, administrative, and communication skills. This position manages the EHG Program and also performs technical reviews needed to support mining, stormwater, and related hydraulic, hydrologic, and hydrogeologic reviews for both pending permit applications and compliance related activities. The technical reviews include work essential to support implementation of the Environmental Resource Permit program under Part IV of Chapter 373, F.S., the implementation and ongoing evaluation of the statewide stormwater requirements under Chapter 62-330, F.A.C., the state dam safety program, as well as hydrographic engineering reviews that support district regulatory actions. The position provides a critical role supervising the technical assistance provided by program staff to support the Department's water resource management programs, including programs implemented by the Department's Regulatory District Offices and Florida's Water Management Districts. This role is essential for ensuring that proposed projects and regulations conform with sound scientific principles and engineering design criteria, and comply with applicable environmental laws. In addition to this being a critical management and technical position for the Division and Department, this position plays a leadership role for the Department's work to support the current statewide stormwater rulemaking activities under the Clean Waterways Act, Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Coordinates and manages staff in the Engineering, Hydrology & Geology Program in the Division of Water Resource Management on their technical reviews of pending permit applications, compliance related reports and studies, and other regulated activities.
Functions as a Department-wide expert on a variety of water resource management technical issues, for the purpose of evaluating and recommending defensible environmental decisions. Provides technical input on program policies and implementation. Evaluates staff performance of similar duties.
Coordinates with other Department and Water Management District staff on implementing program policies and procedures related to technical reviews and the Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) program.
Supervises the analysis and interpretation of engineering data, modeling and inspection information provided for various Department programs.
Performs technical evaluations, and provides technical assistance, scientific and engineering support, and consultation to Department staff and applicants regarding whether projects and regulated activities conform with sound scientific and engineering design criteria and comply with applicable regulations and laws.
Assists the Division of Water Resource Management in rule development and implementation of rules related to water resource management programs.
Plans and conducts field inspection activities to evaluate proposed projects, regulated activities, and site restoration or reclamation activities.
Assists with the preparation and presentation of program related training materials for Department and Water Management District staff.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Division of Water Resource Management and Department Senior Management.
Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA's):
Knowledge of environmental programs for surface water and ground water resource protection, stormwater management, dam safety, erosion & sediment control, and hydrologic, hydrogeologic, and hydrographic modeling
Knowledge of hydrologic, hydraulic and stormwater scientific and engineering principles
Knowledge of principles, laws, and regulations related to water resource management programs
Ability to prioritize workload, manage programs, and supervise highly skilled professional staff
Ability to evaluate, analyze and interpret scientific or technical data
Ability to prepare and or review technical reports and construction plans
Ability to work independently
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
Ability to inspect surface water and stormwater management systems, construction related activities, mines, dams, reclamation activities, or similar projects using accepted scientific or engineering practices
Ability to maintain a valid driver's license and to travel for work related meetings, trainings, and field inspection activities
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA's):
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering, or other water resource related scientific or engineering field.
At least six years of related professional experience.
A valid driver's license.
A master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering may substitute for 1 year of experience.
A doctorate from an accredited college or university in one of the physical or natural sciences or engineering maysubstitute for 1 year of experience.
Mayra Folsom, HR Liaison
Persons interested in applying for this position must submit a completed State of Florida Employment Application through the People First System.
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)
Dental, vision and supplemental insurance
Vacation and sick leave
Opportunities for career advancement
Tuition waiver for state university and Florida College System courses
Tax deferred medical and child care 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: Tallahassee
State Of Florida