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Ops Environmental Specialist I - 37950111

Employer
Florida Department of Transportation
Location
Tallahassee, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 14, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
GIS
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Requisition No: 574046

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 37950111

Position Number: 37950111

Salary: $18.00/hour

Posting Closing Date: 04/13/2022

OPS Environmental Specialist I (37950111)

State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection

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.

OPS position may be filled through this advertisement for ES I level work supporting enhanced data accountability and transparency through timely and accurate data entry, preparation of inspection reports, technical review and analysis, data compilation, performance of quality assurance (QA), database updates, and other tasks that directly support essential programs including but not limited to Wastewater Management; Engineering, Hydrology, and Geology; Water Compliance and Enforcement; NDPES Stormwater; GIS; and Drinking Water. This OPS position will be assigned to the Aquifer protection program.

The Work You Will Do:

Typical Duties and Responsibilities - One or more of these duties will be performed by this position
  • The Aquifer Protection Program is accepting applications for a full-time OPS Environmental Specialist I 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.

Pay:

$18.00/hour

Your Specific Responsibilities:

Perform technical review and compile technical data into professional reports.
  • Review engineering plans and specifications for conformance with state and federal regulations.
  • Assists in coordination of the State's UIC permitting activities with the districts and other sections of the agency.
  • File documents appropriately in the electronic data storage management system, Oculus, and update program and facility permit and compliance information in the databases, WACS, WACS COMET, and PA in a timely manner consistent with standard operating procedures.
  • Evaluate current rules, policies and manuals and recommend modifications as needed.
  • Assist with rulemaking and policy-making activities.
  • Assist with the development and/or implementation of management plans, programs and grants for

public lands and environmental resources.
  • Duties include review of monthly operating reports for completeness and accuracy from UIC facilities throughout the state and input the data into WACS.
  • Assist with enforcement actions by drafting non-compliance and warning letters and assisting with

other enforcement documents.
  • Assist with the development of training materials and deliver training programs virtually and in person.
  • Assist in updating the delineated areas, with the goal of implementing a consistent and scientifically defensible assessment of Delineated Areas in Florida. This will involve digitization of legacy Delineated Area maps for comparison with current and past data, including the type of contamination, physical and chemical properties of contaminants, the nature and rate of contaminant introduction, and hydrogeological properties of the aquifer.
  • Evaluate water quality monitoring data and trends.
  • Perform related work as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Typical Duties and Responsibilities - One or more of these duties will be performed by this position
  • Perform technical review and compile technical data into professional reports.
  • Review engineering plans and specifications for conformance with state and federal regulations.
  • Assists in coordination of the State's UIC permitting activities with the districts and other sections of the agency.
  • File documents appropriately in the electronic data storage management system, Oculus, and update program and facility permit and compliance information in the databases, WACS, WACS COMET, and PA in a timely manner consistent with standard operating procedures.
  • Evaluate current rules, policies and manuals and recommend modifications as needed.
  • Assist with rulemaking and policy-making activities.
  • Assist with the development and/or implementation of management plans, programs and grants for

public lands and environmental resources.
  • Duties include review of monthly operating reports for completeness and accuracy from UIC facilities throughout the state and input the data into WACS.
  • Assist with enforcement actions by drafting non-compliance and warning letters and assisting with

other enforcement documents.
  • Assist with the development of training materials and deliver training programs virtually and in person.
  • Assist in updating the delineated areas, with the goal of implementing a consistent and scientifically defensible assessment of Delineated Areas in Florida. This will involve digitization of legacy Delineated Area maps for comparison with current and past data, including the type of contamination, physical and chemical properties of contaminants, the nature and rate of contaminant introduction, and hydrogeological properties of the aquifer.
  • Evaluate water quality monitoring data and trends.
  • Ability to use personal computers and Microsoft software.
  • Perform related work as required.

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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Valid driver's license.

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:

HR_VeteransPreference@dep.state.fl.us

HR_ER@dep.state.fl.us

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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