DEP-ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I (Chemistry)- 37010108-Div of Env Asmnt Restoration

State of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jun 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Requisition No: 390901

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: DEP-ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I (Chemistry)- 37010108-Div of Env Asmnt Restoration

Position Number: 37010108

Salary: $2,582.39 per month (Hiring at base of the position title)

Posting Closing Date: 06/15/2021

State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection

Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration

Chemistry Program

Nutrients Section

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Environmental Specialist I

Position Number 37010108

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 Chemistry Programis accepting applications for a full-time Career Service Environmental Specialist I position.

Summary of Duties:In carrying out the duties of this position, the incumbent is expected at all times to be aware of and abide by the Department's Standards of Conduct, as well as any and all departmental and/or work unit rules, directives, policies, procedures, and/or general orders applicable to performing the duties of this position.

The incumbent of this position serves as chemist within the Nutrients Workgroup of the Chemistry Program. The duties of this position entail technical work involved with the preparation and analysis of the environmental samples for inorganic components. Medical Monitoring is required.

Performs the preparation and analysis of environmental samples in accordance with the accepted laboratory standard operating procedures (SOP's) with little supervision. Assists with the maintenance of SOP's. Prepares laboratory reagents and standards necessary to complete sample preparation and analysis. Maintains proper and complete records pertaining to all sample/standard preparation and analysis performed on a daily basis. Performs and documents instrument maintenance, troubleshooting and repair. Assists senior level chemists with the development of new analytical procedures for inorganic compounds.

Performs calculations and data entry functions for analytical results. Calculates and documents the results of quality control (QC) data. Prepares and reports results within established laboratory time schedules and in compliance with the laboratory's QA plan. Adheres to the laboratory quality assurance (QA) plan and follows all accepted QA/QC standard operating procedures.

Ensures an adequate reserve of supplies is available by monitoring inventory and ordering as needed. Cleans and maintains work area, glassware and equipment. Completes all assigned laboratory tasks within established time schedules. Utilizes appropriate safety procedures and equipment at all times. Stores, processes and/or disposes of chemical wastes in accordance with the laboratory's protocols. Assists in training of new personnel. Attends scheduled meetings punctually. Provides analytical support in other work areas as requested by the lead chemist and performs other related duties as directed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Essential) :
  • Knowledge of the terminology, principles and techniques of chemical research, analysis or testing.
  • Knowledge of the procedures, techniques and equipment used in laboratory testing and analysis.
  • Skill in the use of laboratory equipment and materials.
  • Skill in performing laboratory tests, or analyses, or preparations.
  • Ability to perform all calculations and assessments necessary to report data in compliance with all applicable rules.
  • Ability to understand and follow technical instructions relating to laboratory testing and analysis.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to perform laboratory tests and analyses.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetical calculations.
  • Ability to maintain and troubleshoot analytical instrumentation.
  • Ability to utilize problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to keep accurate and complete records.
  • Ability to plan and organize daily workload.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to work daily schedule from 9 am to 6 pm within a 40-hour workweek.
  • Ability to work after hours or on weekends if requested by the supervisor.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, perform repetitive movements, and lift and carry up to 30 lbs weight for short distances.
  • Ability to participate in the DEP Medical Monitoring Program.

  • 21. A degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry and/or chemical laboratory experience is preferred.

    Position Requirements:

    A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the physical or natural sciences. Professional experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education. Medical Monitoring.

    Position location: Bob Martinez Center, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400.

    Monthly salary:$2,582.39 (Hiring at base of the position title)

    Persons interested in applying for this position must apply through the People First Service Center.

    For questions concerning this position, please contact:

    Patrick Roche, Environmental Manager

    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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