Requisition No: 400621
Agency: Environmental Protection
Working Title: ENGINEERING SPECIALIST III - 37011416
Position Number: 37011416
Posting Closing Date: 06/25/2021
Engineering Specialist III
State of Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
Our Organization and Mission:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship - protecting our air, water and land. The vision of DEP is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystem.
The Work You Will Do:
This posting is for a mid-level Engineering Specialist III position located at the Department of Environmental Protection's Southwest District Office, in Temple Terrace.
This position involves technical work in the fields of wastewater pollution control and requires knowledge and experience in the fields of wastewater treatment, water resources, groundwater hydrology, stormwater/wastewater management and the application of Department rules and statutes to these areas. Actively supports and works toward fulfilling the Agency’s Affirmative Action objectives.
It requires the planning and conducting of site inspections and record reviews necessary for permitting and compliance evaluations. This position requires timely and accurate production of documentation from file reviews, inspections, incident responses and or field work as applicable. The position requires a timely and accurate production of documentation, data, and staff interactions into designated databases. Participation in the drafting of permitting documents as well as attending meetings may also be required. Additionally, this position may respond to, investigate, and take necessary steps to resolve complaints and phone communications. Finally, this position may be required to review reports and notices for regulated facilities and provide comment.
How You Will Grow:
DEP encourages its leaders to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies. We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly.
Where You Will Work:
This position is located, and requires the ability to work, in and throughout the Southwest Florida Counties (Hernando, Citrus, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, Hardee).
The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:
For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.
$45,000 to $47,000 Based on education and experience
Your Specific Responsibilities:
In carrying out the duties of this position, the incumbent is expected at all times to be aware of and abide by the Department’s Standards of Conduct, as well as any and all departmental and/or work unit rules, directives, policies, procedures, and/or general orders applicable to performing the duties of this position.
• Work with Environmental Administrator to ensure compliance with the proposed Senate Bill 64 which mandates domestic wastewater facilities eliminate direct discharges to surface water no later than the year 2030.
• Review and evaluate domestic wastewater and drinking water, permit applications (including National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit applications) for conformance to Federal and State of Florida rules and regulations.
• Perform site inspections, as necessary, in support of permit application review and evaluation. Produce requests for additional information, if required, and permits that are technically correct, clear, understandable, and consistent with prescribed rules and Department guidance and procedures.
• Write requests for additional information and permits within time frames provided in Department rules, guidance and procedures.
• Works towards reducing time to process and the number of requests for additional information for permit applications.
Mentoring staff on application reviews, conducting peer reviews, and/or approving water facilities permits and/or permit-related documents on behalf of the administrator. Maintains effective internal communications with supervisors and coworkers in keeping with the Agency’s standards and expectations for communication effectiveness.
Provide permitting assistance, including permitting determinations and exemptions, to permittee and/or company representatives, other FDEP programs (including the Power Plant Siting Office and the Power Plant NPDES Program), delegated local programs, and other interested parties in matters concerning the DEP Water Facilities Program.
Ensure that the data entry corresponding to all assigned projects is entered into the department's databases timely and appropriately, including the Oculus® database, PA, and WAFR, consistent with the SWD Water Facilities standard operating procedures.
Provide technical assistance to the Compliance Assurance Program.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
DEP is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience, and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following email addresses:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
13051 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 101
Temple Terrace, FL 33637
Phone: (813) 470-5700
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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