Local recruitment: Environmental Consultant

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Tallahassee, FL, USA 🇺🇸

Requisition No: 789952 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT – 37010769

Position Number: 37010769 

Salary:  $48,876.45 commensurate with experience 

Posting Closing Date: 01/17/2023 

Environmental Consultant

State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection

This advertisement may be used to fill multiple positions.

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:

Organization: State Revolving Fund Drinking Water Program, within the Division of Water Restoration Assistance.

The position is responsible for providing support for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund project managers to assure compliance with Title VI of the Clean Water Act, Section 1452 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, Chapter 403.1835, F.S., Chapter 403.8532 F.S., and the Small Community Wastewater Grants program authorized under Chapter 403.1835 F.S..

The Difference You Will Make:

You will help project managers and conduct inspections in the State Revolving Fund Drinking Water 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:

  • This position is located at 3900 Commonwealth Blvd, Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Tallahassee is a mid-sized city, the capital of the state of Florida, and is known for its beautiful parks and trails, rolling hills, canopied roads, museums, and natural resources.
  • It is located less than an hour from Gulf of Mexico beaches, the Apalachicola National Forest, the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, and waterbodies like bays, creeks, rivers, and springs to explore.
  • Tallahassee is also home to the following college campuses: Florida State University (FSU), Florida A & M University (FAMU), and Tallahassee Community College (TCC).
  • No state income tax for residents of Florida.
  • Percentage of time required to travel to perform mission critical duties, less than 10%.

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 Career Service 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.

Pay:

$48,876.45 (commensurate with experience)

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing planning documents for the State Revolving Fund Program, ensuring the environmental information is adequately addressed and reviews interlocal agreements, capital finance plans, public participation documentation, and user charge systems in support of the project engineers.
  • Preparing the publication of environmental information documents under Chapter 62-552 and 62-503, F.A.C.
  • Reviewing and approving plans and specification documents for adherence to state and Federal requirements.
  • Reviewing and approving disbursement requests and managing and tracking construction inspections as appropriate. 25% or more of time will be spent doing inspections with overnight travel.
  • Inspecting or ensuring the inspection of State Revolving Fund projects for compliance with SRF requirements, including file review for auditing purposes.
  • Closing SRF projects upon completion, reconciling project costs, and ensuring loan agreement writer has all information needed to write the final amendments so that the loan can go into repayment status.
  • Assist with the Drinking Water Needs Survey.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles, of construction management
  • Knowledge of public works financing concepts and terminology
  • Knowledge of governmental funding programs for public works
  • Knowledge of environmental problems and mitigation thereof
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, coordinate, and carry out work assignments
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to maintain a valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of computer competency
  • Skilled in professional use of Microsoft Office Suite

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental, engineering, natural sciences, or business/finance management.          
  • Knowledge of stormwater treatment practices and nonpoint source pollution management.
  • Experience in managing state agreements and contracts and the state procurement process.
  • Florida Certified Contract Manager (FCCM) status.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues and laws, especially as they relate to water and ecosystem issues in Florida.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills. 

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_Recruitment@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.

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. 

For questions concerning this position, please contact:

Luke Wright, Environmental Manager – SES

Ph. 850-245-2906

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee


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