DEP-ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III (Biology) - 37020727-Div of Env Asmnt & Restoration

State of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Biology, Restoration
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Requisition No: 385742

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: DEP-ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III (Biology) - 37020727-Div of Env Asmnt & Restoration

Position Number: 37020727

Salary: $ 3,412.35 monthly (at base for the position title)

Posting Closing Date: 06/09/2021

State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection

Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration

Biology Program

FDEP Laboratory

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Environmental Specialist III

Position Number 37020727

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 Biology Programis accepting applications for a full-time Career Service Environmental Specialist III position.

Summary of Duties: Coordinates the Bench Biology Workgroup staff whose primary responsibilities include the preparation and analysis of environmental samples for microbiological, chlorophyll and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and the review, authorization, and interpretive reporting of biological and chemical data produced by FDEP's Laboratory investigations. Such investigations may be related to water quality criteria development, TMDLs, bioassessment tools, analytical method development or other environmental issues. Duties may fluctuate depending on laboratory workload.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Essential) :
  • Knowledge of the terminology, principles and techniques used in biological research, analysis or testing.
  • Knowledge of microbiology, particularly in regard to environmental factors.
  • Knowledge of biological and laboratory QA/QC principals and methods.
  • Ability to collect, record, and analyze scientific data relating to the biological sciences.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively complex technical information, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to coordinate other staff members and organize workload efficiently.
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure timely completion of multiple concurrent assignments.
  • Ability to review work for accuracy and quality of content.
  • Ability to work at counter height for long stretches of time with periods of frequent movement about the laboratory.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver's license and travel.

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Preferred) :

    13.Skill in performing microbiological, chlorophyll and BOD analysis.

    14.Skill in the use of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

    Position Requirements

    • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological or natural sciences and one year of professional experience in biological science, environmental protection, or regulation. An official transcript or diploma is required of the selected candidate to confirm qualifications for the position.
    • Valid driver's license and travel.

      Position location: Bob Martinez Center, Jerry E Brooks Environmental Laboratory
      2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400

      Monthly salary: $3,412.35 monthly (base for position title)

      Persons interested in applying for this position must submit a completed State of Florida Employment Application through the People First System.

    For questions concerning this position, please contact:
    Diane Power, Environmental Manager
    (850) 245-8185

    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.

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