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Tallahassee, Florida, US
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Requisition No: 486641
Agency: Environmental Protection
Position Number: 37020486
Salary: $52,000.00 to $62,000.00
Posting Closing Date: 10/28/2021
Environmental Administrator - SES - 37020486
State of Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection
Beach Management Funding Assistance Program
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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.

Program Overview:
Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (ORCP) implements state and federal regulations to protect the quality of Florida's drinking water, ground water, rivers, lakes, wetlands, estuaries and beaches. The Beaches side of the Office includes programs focusing on beaches regulation, planning and funding. These programs ensure activities that impact the coastline, wetlands, and surface water flows are conducted in a manner that is protective of the environmental and in accordance with Florida law.
The incumbent will be responsible for policy, planning and legislative initiatives related to the beaches and coastal permitting and planning and will oversee the Beaches Funding Assistance 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 Capital 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. Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you find yourself on the career ladder.

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 []);
* Flexible Spending Accounts;
* Tuition waivers;
* And more!
For a more complete list of benefits, visit [].

$52,000.00 - $62,000.00

Your Specific Responsibilities:
The Environmental Administrator is responsible for directing the planning and policy activities of the natural resource program, under the supervision of the Deputy Director. This managerial/supervisory position is responsible for maintaining effective internal communications with Division leadership, program staff, other Divisions within the Department, external agencies and stakeholders. The incumbent will:
* Assist the Division Leadership with workflow coordination and miscellaneous special assignments and staffing needs.
* Coordinate with Division programs to ensure overall regulatory consistency.
* Oversee the Beaches and Funding Assistance Program, ensuring consistency with Legislative direction and grant management requirements.
* Serve as project manager for highly controversial or technically complex projects that require coordination among various programs. Represents the Department on technical advisory committees and panel work groups where natural resource programs are concerned.
* Must be familiar with the requirements outlined in the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act and the Coastal Zone Management Act.
* Responsible for policy, guidance and legislative initiatives for beach and environmental resource programs. Must be familiar with the legislative process, have the ability to analyze legislative documents and proposals, and have familiarity with the appropriations process.
* Assist the Division Office in rule development and implementation of rules related to natural resource programs. Must be familiar with agency rule development and adoption procedures specified in Chapter 120, Florida Statutes
* Performs emergency response duties when assigned, including emergency travel to impacted areas.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Knowledge of the terminology, principles, and analytical techniques of environmental science and engineering as relative to environmental resources and water quality.
* Knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act and the Coastal Zone Management Act.
* Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to environmental programs.
* Knowledge of state grant or contract management requirements.
* Knowledge of beaches and environmental resource permitting rules and statutes.
* Knowledge of beach management grant program rules and statutes.
* Ability to determine work priorities, delegate tasks, and evaluate performance.
* Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
* Ability to prepare clear, concise, and articulate procedures, rules, letters, and presentation materials to provide to the agency and public.
* Ability to travel as needed and participate in meetings, workshops and public forums.
* Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines; solve conflicts, problems, and complex issues, and make decisions
Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree with a major in environmental, biological, natural sciences or engineering from an accredited college or university and at least three (3) years of professional experience.
Valid driver license
Management, supervisory, or team lead experience required
Contract and grant management experience required
Florida Certified Contract Manager (FCCM) preferred
Ability to snorkel and dive preferred

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 individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following email address: []

Contact Information
Leslie Werner, HR Liaison
Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection
Florida Department of Environmental Protection []
(850) 245-8337
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.
Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee
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