State of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida, US
Jul 21, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Environmental Specialist II - 37011177

State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection

Career Service - Internal Agency Only


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:
  • The Aquifer Protection Program is accepting applications for a full-time career service Environmental Specialist II position (commensurate with experience). This position is a professional position that is responsible for supporting the department's Underground Injection Control Program.
  • Aquifer Protection Program (APP) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program is responsible for the permitting of Class I and Class V wells, as delegated by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Applicant will be responsible for assisting with permitting Class I and Class V UIC wells in Florida; assisting with reports to EPA, and compliance with the issued permit.

The Difference You Will Make:

This position plays a critical role in helping to ensure Florida's resources and populations are protected by providing oversight of Florida's Underground Injection Control Program.

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:

Tallahassee, Florida's Capitol City, lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. Home to two major universities as well as state government, Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida's Big Bend. Boasting proximity to the coast and centrally located to popular tourist destinations, Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career.

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:
  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.



Your Specific Responsibilities:
  • 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 Standard 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.
  • Performs technical reviews of monitoring data for completeness, timeliness, and compliance with UIC rule and permit requirements; tracks data reviews, and effectively communicates the review results with supervisor, site geologist, and District staff, when necessary.
  • Coordinates and tracks the number and type of facility inspections by District and updates Level of Service statistics and reports same on UIC Compliance page. Provides timely updates on compliance and inspection actions to supervisor.
  • Assists in preparation of EPA quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports.
  • Prepares, schedules, and electronically presents training presentations to the District staff, as approved on the Employee Development Plan and posts recorded training events to UIC Compliance page.
  • Coordinates with District staff on compliance issues and support staff who perform UIC data entry and prepare Monthly Operation Report templates. Provides individual training, when necessary.
  • Maintains a UIC Compliance page that tracks pertinent compliance information and maintains forms that District and Tallahassee staff can access.
  • Assists supervisor in cross-program coordination requiring compliance and enforcement section expertise, as assigned by supervisor.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned by supervisor.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of Geologic/Hydrologic methods of evaluation.
  • Knowledge of ground water resources and methods of planning and evaluations.
  • Knowledge of water well drilling methods.
  • Ability to prepare technical reports.
  • Ability to collect, record, and analyze geologic data using scientific methods and techniques, including computer analysis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to determine work priorities and manage tasks through completion.
  • Ability to maintain a professional decorum during conflict resolution.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A 4-year degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering, environmental science or one of the natural sciences.
  • Must have 1 year of professional experience.
  • Must be a current DEP employee.

Preferred Qualifications:

Valid driver's license.

Contact Information:

Cindy Fischler M.S., P.G.

Environmental Administrator

Aquifer Protection Program

Division of Water Resource Management


Phone (850) 245-8658

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

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:



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