ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III – 37000323

Overview

Requisition No: 164261 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III – 37000323

Position Number: 37000323 

Salary:  $41,000.00 to $45,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2020 

Program Overview:

The Department of Environmental Protection is seeking a project manager and planning coordinator for the Beach Management Funding Assistance Program. This is a professional position to assist local governments with the restoration and maintenance of Florida's beaches. The incumbent will interact with federal agencies, local governments, coastal engineers, environmental consultants, and the public in support of coastal restoration projects under DEP contracts. 

Specific Duties of the Position:

  • Serves as the project manager for assigned projects in the Beach Management Funding Assistance Program
  • Plans and coordinates schedules and timelines with the Environmental Administrator and project management team
  • Coordinates with local project sponsors for the purposes of providing cost reimbursement agreements for beach restoration and inlet management projects
  • Reviews funding applications during the annual Local Government Funding Assistance application period
  • Responsible for ranking funding applications under established program criteria for cost sharing consideration
  • Collaborates with other project managers, consultants, engineers, local officials, and DEP staff to complete application ranking process
  • Drafts funding agreements and routes to project sponsors for signature once funding is provided by the Legislature
  • Reviews scopes of work and change orders for eligible cost reimbursement activities
  • Approves deliverables and reimbursement requests in compliance with the funding agreement
  • Conducts site visits and administrative reviews on projects with local sponsors to confirm projects are conducted in a manner that is eligible for cost reimbursement
  • Drafts and submits site visit reports, meeting minutes and conference summaries
  • Participates in job related conferences, training and cross-training events
  • Performs other duties as required or directed by management

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSAs): 

  • Knowledge of project management, especially in coastal areas with sandy beaches, dunes, reefs, seagrasses or other natural resources
  • Knowledge of the use of GIS-based computer software
  • Knowledge of OCULUS or other electronic document management systems
  • Knowledge of the terminology and practices of coastal management and environmental resource protection
  • Skilled at planning, organizing, and coordinating work priorities and managing time efficiently
  • Skilled in methods of collecting, compiling, organizing and analyzing data
  • Skilled in the use of current forms of electronic communication and data management software and equipment
  • Skilled (high proficiency) in the use of current personal computers and applications, particularly the entire Microsoft Office Suite
  • Skilled in typing reports and information into spreadsheets, presentations and electronic documents
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate positive and effective teamwork
  • Ability to exercise sound independent judgment and utilize problem-solving techniques
  • Ability to demonstrate professional and effective written and verbal communication
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures to assigned projects
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct group activities
  • Ability to complete and maintain Florida Certified Contract Manager Certification within 12 months of hire date
  • Must be available for overnight travel, if required
  • Ability to maintain a driver's license

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental, engineering, or natural sciences or business/finance management?
  • Three years of related professional experience
  • Florida Certified Contract Manager (within 12 months of hire)
  • a valid driver's license

 

 

DEP offers an excellent array of benefits, including:                     

  • Health insurance for individual or family (HMO and PPO options with premiums starting as low as $50 per month)
  • Life insurance
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance      
  • Retirement benefits      
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for state university and Florida College System courses
  • Training opportunities
  • Tax deferred medical and childcare reimbursement accounts

  

Contact:

Leslie Johnson, HR Liaison

850-245-8337

Leslie.N.Johnson@FloridaDep.gov

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.