ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III – 37011508 – Jacksonville, FL 32256

Requisition No: 62943

Agency: Environmental Protection


Position Number: 37011508

Salary: $45,000-$50,000

Posting Closing Date: 05/21/2019

Department of Environmental Protection

Northeast District – Permitting Program

Environmental Specialist III

This is a highly technical professional position in the Permitting Program responsible for permitting and/or waste/petroleum cleanup activities.

  • Review and evaluate permit applications and/or waste/petroleum cleanup documents for conformance to Federal and State of Florida rules and regulations.
  • Produce permits and/or documents and request for additional information (when required) that are technically correct, clear, understandable, and consistent with prescribed rules and Department guidance and procedures. Perform site inspections, as necessary, in support of reviews and evaluations.
  • Write permits/waste cleanup documents and requests for additional information (when required) within time frames provided in Department rules, guidance, procedures and District goals.
  • Work towards achieving Business Plan goals.
  • Ensure that the data entry corresponding to all assigned projects is entered into the Department’s databases and Oculus timely and appropriately, consistent with standard operating procedures.
  • Provide technical assistance to Compliance Assurance Program.
  • Initiate waste cleanup/petroleum cleanup enforcement action (if assigned).
  • Mentor staff on application/cleanup document reviews, conduct peer reviews, and/or approve documents on behalf of the administrator. Maintain effective internal communications with supervisors and coworkers in keeping with the Department’s standards and expectations for communication effectiveness.
  • Provide regulatory assistance, such as outreach, permitting determinations and exemptions, to permittee and/or company representatives, other Department programs (including the Power Plant Siting Office and the Power Plant NPDES Program), delegated local programs, and other interested parties.
  • Participates in multi-program cross-training activities.
  • Performs other duties as required by management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques of the physical or natural sciences.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable regulations, policies and procedures relating to environmental programs.
  • Ability to evaluate, analyze and interpret technical reports and supporting documentation.
  • Ability to determine work priorities and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to prepare technical reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and leadership.
  • Ability to interact with customers in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • ability to cross-train into multiple regulatory programs.
  • Ability to meet established performance standards as identified in the District Performance Standards document.
  • Ability to travel and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Skills in producing quality work with little oversight and rework.
  • Experience with process review and efficiency implementation through use of continuous improvement strategies.
  • Experience with workload coordination within a multi-disciplined team.

Position Requirements

  • Ability to identify solutions to problems and exhibit positive problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of air resource permitting rules and regulations, Chapter 403, F.S., and Title V of the Clean Air Act.
  • Experience with air resource permitting activities, including stationary sources and Title V.
  • Experience with wastewater, solid waste, and/or potable water rules and regulations.
  • Minimum of 3 years of regulatory permitting or other related professional experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in engineering, environmental science or one of the natural sciences
  • Valid Florida driver’s license

For questions concerning this position, please contact:

Candi Donaldson

Office: 904-256-1630

Email: [email protected]

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.

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