Date:May 16, 2018

Location:TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 35792

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER III - 37010778

Position Number: 37010778

Salary: $47,000.00 to $60,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 05/23/2018

Pending Reclassification to a Professional Engineer I

The Source and Drinking Water Program implements provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act through regulation of public water systems. These regulations include the permitting of public water systems, regular water quality testing requirements, and physical plant inspections. The program is responsible for writing rules, developing policy, data management, funding or budget and financial management, and overseeing special initiatives.

Specific Duties:

  • Provides oversight of the groundwater and surface water treatment program within the state.

  • Assists with the Area Wide Optimization Program (AWOP), including: continuing development of the AWOP advertising and recognition program; performing an annual review of the state's "Status Component"; participating in Comprehensive Performance Evaluations; developing and facilitating Performance Based Trainings; coordinating with Districts and Approved County Health Departments on AWOP issues; and responding to questions concerning AWOP.

  • Assist with training and outreach to FDEP District Offices, DOH, ACHDs, as well as professional and technical conferences and operator training classes, as necessary, on topics related to Public Water System Vulnerability Assessment, Security, Emergency Response, and Post-Emergency Event Recovery Planning and Operations.

  • Evaluate complex and/or controversial permits or similar compliance concerns with sufficient expertise for managing complex issues

  • Assists with the development, implementation, and administration of needed amendments to the Florida Administrative Code.

  • Assists with reviews of Department of Environmental Protection regulatory districts Department of Health approved county health departments' Public Water System Supervision Programs to determine compliance with DEP/DOH Interagency Agreement.

  • Assists with training and policy development.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of fundamental engineering concepts and principals.

  • Ability to travel and inspect facilities.

  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license.

  • Ability to maintain a valid Florida Professional Engineer License.

  • Ability to prepare, interpret, and apply engineering data.

  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and apply engineering data.


  • Experience with concepts, terminology, principles and analytical techniques of environmental engineering.

  • Skill with MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.


Jamie Shakar, Environmental Administrator

Division of Water Resource Management

2600 Blair Stone Road

Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Phone: 850-245-8626

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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