Environmental Program Supervisor (Climate Resilience Unit)

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale, FL, US


The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Environmental Program Supervisor.

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Environmental Program Supervisor to support resilience initiatives within the Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department and in direct report to the County’s Chief Resilience Officer.  The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating with a team of professionals to guide and advance resilience planning and including project management in the development of a county-wide resilience plan. Activities include direct engagement and support for collaborative projects, as well as coordination, interpretation, and application of technical information to help inform decision-making relating to the County’s climate resilience priorities.

General Description

This is an advanced/senior level technical and managerial position responsible for advancing resilience initiatives in Broward County. Position plays a lead role in the furtherance of the county’s climate resilience effort including project management, team coordination, and technical contributions supporting the county’s development of a multi-decade resilience plan. This position is also expected to play a lead role in the interpretation and application of climate science to support project planning including coordination of technology investments aiding data collection, presentation and use. The preferred candidate will have experience in scenario-based planning and the use of sea level rise projections and tidal information to inform vulnerability analyses and adaptation strategies relevant to urban planning and infrastructure design. This position will also play a lead role in the development of state and federal funding proposals support resilience investments (both climate mitigation and adaptation). Knowledge and experience in furthering clean energy initiatives as part of a community resilience strategy is also beneficial. The position requires excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing, experience with PowerPoint, and strong presentation skills. Candidates should be highly motivated and creative, enjoy working as a team, and have superior organizational skills. Responsibilities include contract management, project tracking and reporting, participation in technical work groups, and collaboration with agency partners. Manager is responsible for staff supervision, ensuring technical integrity of work products, and project/program deliverables.  Work is reviewed through regular meetings, reports and assignments.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in environmental sciences, chemistry, geology, hydrology, biology, ecology, engineering or closely related field.

Requires four (4) years in environmental management and/or licensing, or natural resource protection or closely related experience including two (2) years of lead work/supervisory experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses Required:
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E driver’s license for duration of appointment. (Depending upon area of assignment)

Preferred candidates will have a Masters or Ph.D. in Engineering, Coastal Processes, Oceanography, Environmental Sciences, or related area of study.



The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

  • Assists in the coordination, monitoring, and reporting on resilience initiatives on county-wide and agency-wide basis. 
  • Aids in the management of consultant services and contract deliverables to support the development of a County-wide Risk Assessment and Resilience Plan.  
  • Proposes policies, procedures, guidelines and priorities to meet established goals related to the County’s resilience planning and investment needs.  
  • Manages projects and directs through subordinates the planning, scheduling and coordination of program activities.  
  • Performs and reports on analyses of climate conditions and impacts as part of event and future conditions planning, performs site specific studies, analyzes complex data sets, and makes recommendations to support monitoring, communications, and investments.  
  • Pursues partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies, including technical support, project investments, and funding. 
  • Identifies and pursues funding opportunities and partnership, procures services; manages grant funding and contract agreements.
  • Applies technical information and tools in the review of projects for resilience considerations, and prepares formal comment.
  • Research and provide order-of-magnitude estimates for project costing.
  • Represents the Department in public forums and agency meetings.
  • Produces technical memos, white papers, talk points and presentations.
  • Provides legislative and regulatory support, with review and preparation of comment pertaining to proposed policies and rules at local, state, and federal levels. 
  • Provides support in the organization of task force meetings, roundtable, summits, and workshops.
  • Represents the County and presents at stakeholder meetings, technical workshops and/or conferences related to local/regional water resources or modeling initiatives. 
  • Plans, directs and supervises the activities of staff. Prepares performance reviews. 
  • Performs additional related work, as assigned.

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 20 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 electronic office equipment 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.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to traffic; moving machinery.


Americans with Disabilities Act 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 the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.

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 Employee Code of Ethics, gift, 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, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

Broward is a dynamic county that offers an exciting, stable career with incredible employee benefits such as 12 annual holidays, accrued annual/vacation and sick leave, FRS retirement, $25,000 of free life insurance, training and development, and participation eligibility in a deferred compensation (457) plan. In addition, Broward County offers a Consumer Driven Health plan (CDH), Pharmacy coverage, Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Section 125 Flexible spending accounts for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care.  Part-time 20+ benefit eligible employees receive the benefits described above at a reduced amount.  Additional information about Broward County Benefits.





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