MyFlorida ENGINEERING SPECIALIST III - 37020431 in TALLAHASSEE, Florida32301


Date:Jun 19, 2017

Location:TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 13506

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: ENGINEERING SPECIALIST III - 37020431

Position Number: 37020431

Salary: $46,381.14

Posting Closing Date: 07/03/2017

Division of Water Resource Management

Domestic Wastewater Program

Environmental Consultant

Position Number 37020431(Pending Reclassification)

The Domestic Wastewater Program in the Division of Water Resource Management is advertising for a full-time Career Service Environmental Consultant position responsible for working with Department staff and stakeholders in the Department’s Domestic Wastewater Program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position performs advanced professional work in the Domestic Wastewater Program under the direction of the Program Administrator, including coordination of the Department's wastewater to wetlands program in accordance with Chapter 62-611, F.A.C. This position:

  • Assists in development of rules and policies related to domestic wastewater management and wastewater to wetlands. Evaluates current rules and policies and recommends modifications as needed. Assists in any necessary rulemaking and policy-making activities. Reviews and makes recommendations to draft and existing legislation and conducts bill analyses. Ensures that rules, policies, and legislation are consistent with environmental and economic concerns and with sound management practices. Assists in working with EPA and the Water Management Districts to ensure consistency among each agencies' rules and policies;

  • Assists in coordinating State permitting activities related to domestic wastewater management (including wastewater to wetlands) with the district offices and other Department staff. Assists with conducting district overviews. Assists in developing standard permit conditions and Permit Builder. Assists in interpreting domestic wastewater rules and policies. Assists with training and providing technical guidance on permitting issues and other aspects of domestic wastewater management (including wastewater to wetlands);

  • Assists in reviewing state-issued domestic wastewater facility permits for consistency with State and NPDES permitting program requirements;

  • Consults with, coordinates with, and responds to inquiries from state and federal agencies, local governments, regional planning agencies, businesses, professional interests, engineering firms, and the public on domestic wastewater management issues (including wastewater to wetlands). Assists in working with EPA to assure consistency with federal rules and policies;

  • Manages local program delegations and collection system permitting exemptions for the State’s domestic wastewater program, including conducting local program overviews and reviewing monthly and annual operating reports from local programs;

  • Manages the domestic wastewater portion of the State’s contract with the Florida Rural Water Association to provide on-site assistance to wastewater facilities throughout the State;

  • Assists with developing new features and maintaining the Department’s domestic wastewater intranet and internet sites; and

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Essential):

  • Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles, and analytical techniques of environmental science.

  • Ability to understand and apply applicable State and Federal rules, regulations, legislation, policies, and procedures related to domestic wastewater management and wetland systems.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret scientific data.

  • Ability to evaluate and investigate domestic wastewater treatment and wetland system projects.

  • Ability to use computers and computer software.

  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and complete work assignments.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to travel outside Tallahassee and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Preferred):

  • Knowledge of Federal and State regulations related to wastewater management and wetland systems.

  • Knowledge of domestic wastewater management and wetland systems.

  • Knowledge of sampling techniques, testing procedures, and quality assurance pertaining to monitoring at domestic wastewater facilities.

Position Requirements:

  • A 4-year degree from an accredited college of university with a major in major in engineering, environmental science or one of the natural sciences; a degree in engineering is preferred.

  • A minimum of five years or related professional experience.

  • A valid driver’s license.

Position Location:Bob Martinez Center, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida

Annual Salary Range:$46,381.14-$65,000.00(salary commensurate with experience)

To apply, please submit a completed State of Florida Employment Application through the People First System. For questions concerning this position, please contact:

Sharon Sawicki, P.E., Environmental Administrator

Domestic Wastewater Program

Phone: (850) 245-8606


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 clickinghere. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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