State of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida, US
Jul 20, 2021
Aug 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Requisition No: 424924

Agency: Environmental Protection


Position Number: 37920057

Salary: $22.30 per hour

Posting Closing Date: 08/01/2021

OPS Environmental Consultant

State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection

Open Competitive

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 Work You Will Do/Specific Responsibilities:

This position is an OPS Grant-Funded Environmental Consultant working for the STATEMAP Program of the Geological Investigations Section (Florida Geological Survey). The position will be for full time, including AHCA healthcare coverage, from date of hire until 8/31/2022 (the ending period of the grant). In carrying out the duties of this position, the incumbent is expected 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. Conducts geological investigations for STATEMAP program. Collects geologic data to aid in the construction of geologic maps and geologic products that facilitate the completion of various projects. Conducts field investigations that may include core drilling, outcrop sampling, geophysical data collection/interpretation, and any other methods necessary to further the understanding of Florida's geologic history. Will produce geologic maps, cross-sections, and other geologic products as required. Must be familiar with techniques for describing the lithology of Florida's geologic formations and will be required to learn the lithostratigraphic units recognized in Florida. Must be willing and able to conduct geologic field work throughout the State of Florida and must be familiar with field sampling and field data collection techniques. Must be proficient with basic computer software including Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office products. Must be willing and able to learn database management and be able to input geologic data into FGS' GEODES database. Must be willing to learn how to use GIS software. Must be able to communicate efficiently with members of the public regarding various aspects of the geology of Florida.

The Difference You Will Make:

his position will support new geologic mapping for the STATEMAP program. It will result in publication of new geologic maps which will be used by citizens, and private and government entities for understanding the geology of the project region.

How You Will Grow:

DEP encourages its leaders to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies. We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly.

Where You Will Work:

The position will be based in Tallahassee, Florida with travel as needed to south Florida (West Palm Beach, Fort Pierce, and Cape Canaveral areas). Travel will be Monday - Friday with occasional weekend work, if needed.


$22.30 hourly, 40 hours per week.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of or ability to learn the stratigraphy of Florida and how to identify geologic formations.

Knowledge of the techniques used for describing the lithology, paleontology, and mineralogy of rocks and sediment.

Knowledge and experience in geologic field mapping.

Knowledge of the procedures, equipment, and materials used in laboratory testing and analysis of geologic materials.

Knowledge of the methods and techniques of scientific geophysical/geological investigations and field sample and data collection.

Skilled in use of personal computers, scientific calculators, scientific reference sources and computer programs necessary to produce reports, geologic maps, cross-sections and other graphical representations of geologic data.

Skilled in analyzing and solving geologic problems.

Ability or willingness to learn to work on drill rigs as needed for geologic data collection.

Ability to produce quality written reports and scientific publications as the result of conducting geologic research and mapping.

Ability to collect, record, and analyze/interpret scientific data relating to the science of geology, and geophysical/seismic data collection.

Ability to apply the scientific method to geologic problems.

Ability to communicate effectively and courteously, both orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and coordinate personnel and work assignments.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to travel and work in excess of 40 hours per week as required.

Ability to plan and participate in fieldwork as needed for research projects.

Ability to maintain a valid class E Florida driver license.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Earth Science or Geology.

Preferred Qualifications:

GIS experience (ArcGIS Pro) preferred. Knowledge of Florida stratigraphy preferred. Cutting and core description experience a plus.

DEP is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience, and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following email addresses:




Rick Green


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.