DEP-ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 37020737-Div of Env Asmnt & Restoration

State of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Requisition No: 387321

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: DEP-ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 37020737-Div of Env Asmnt & Restoration

Position Number: 37020737

Salary: $3,412.35 Per Month (Base)

Posting Closing Date: 06/10/2021

State of Florida
Department of Environmental Protection

Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
Water Quality and Evaluation TMDL Program

Watershed Evaluation and TMDL Section

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Environmental Specialist III
Position Number 37020737

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 Water Quality Evaluation and TMDL Program is accepting applications for a full-time Environmental Specialist III position.

Summary of Duties:

Acts as technical expert in performing highly professional and specialized work on water quality/quantity aspects of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), Mixing Zone Limitations, and/or other model development activities focused on surface and groundwater resources. This work includes investigation of the behavior, fate, and impacts of water quality parameters on surface and ground water quality, preparing and interpreting water quality reports, and assisting water quality studies with state and federal agencies.

Participates in other activities including TMDL development, intensive field surveys, Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) development support, and other special projects as required. This includes assisting with the development of a watershed approach in evaluating point and nonpoint contributions to ecological systems.

Supports technical review of special water quality projects and biological assessments, and may be required to be deposed for, and testify at, administrative hearings on these subjects.Performs other related tasks as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Essential):
  • Knowledge of biological, chemical, and physical processes as they relate to water quality and the aquatic environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of various methods for assessment of surface water quality/quantity data. Includes statistical analysis, graphics preparation and use of state-of-the-art mathematical modeling approaches.
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions
  • Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and respectful manner
  • Ability to determine work priorities and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible, resourceful, and to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work effectively and constructively as a part of a team
  • Ability to travel outside of Tallahassee & maintain a valid driver's license

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Preferred):

    11. Ability to use of ESRI GIS, QGIS, Web Mapping Applications, MS Office, statistical software

    12. Knowledge and experience in project management principles and techniques

    13. Skill in using R, Python, or Julia to conduct data analysis and advanced statistical analyses

    14. Skill in using Python to create ArcGIS or QGIS geospatial processing tools

    15. Skill and experience of developing and using watershed and water quality models to characterize impaired waters and establish restoration targets

    16. Knowledge of EFDC, WASP, HSPF, LSPC, ArcNLET, Plumes, Cormix

    Position Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental or Natural Sciences or a minimum of 3 years of work experience in the environmental field
    • Valid Driver's License
    • Travel

    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:

    Ansel Bubel, 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 (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. 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.