Natural Resources Specialist (Water and Wastewater Services)

Broward County
Pompano Beach, FL, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Government
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Apply By: 
ASAP

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Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Environmental Science, or closely related field. Requires six (6) months' experience in water or wastewater environmental regulatory monitoring and compliance, or closely related experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses Required:
Possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver's License for duration of appointment.

Preferences:

  • Master's Degree in Natural or Environmental Sciences.
  • Florida Industrial Pretreatment Association Certification, Level A, B, or C.

*This job announcement will remain open until a sufficient number of applications are received.
 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
This position is responsible for collecting wastewater samples in accordance with established FDEP standard operating procedures and quality assurance requirements. Conducts facility inspections and Industrial wastewater surveys. Monitors Hauled Waste and FOG Receiving Facility compliance and staff the Septage Receiving Facility as needed. Review waste tracking forms and conduct follow up inspections at hauled waste generator locations as necessary. Reviews compliance data, reports, and submit reports to regulatory agencies. Gathers, documents, evaluates and interprets scientific, statistical and/or technical/environmental data. Enters data into databases for the purpose of maintaining and evaluating regulatory compliance. Performs and assists in investigations involving compliance and related environmental issues. Makes presentations to schools and civic associations as part of a Public Outreach campaign to educate the public about environmental issues related to water and wastewater. Reviews environmental permits and enforcement documents for consistency with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
 
Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 50+ pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office equipment or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Field work. Involves routine and frequent exposure to disease/pathogens

SPECIAL INFORMATION
 
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers.  County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.