REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCES
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Natural Resources Specialist, Senior.General Description
Performs advanced professional and supervisory environmental work administering the provisions of environmental ordinances as well as managing natural resource enhancement and protection efforts.
Works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in environmental science, biology, ecology, natural resources management or closely related field.
Requires two (2) years in natural resource protection appropriate to area of assignment including one (1) year of lead work/supervisory experience.Special Certifications and Licenses Required
Possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver's License with authority to operate County equipment for duration of employment.Preferences
Must be able to work a flexible schedule that could include mornings, evenings, weekends.
Prescribed Burn certification
ArcGIS certification and experience
Resource Management Plan Writing experience
Grant Writing experience DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
Provides supervision, scheduling, training, and directs subordinates in monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures involving environmental protection laws and regulations; participates in policy making decisions at middle and upper management levels.
Supervises field evaluations and makes recommendations on environmental aspects of resource management; prepares restoration and management plans; supervises the review of environmental license applications and evaluates complex project proposals for consistency with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.
Manages contract performance to ensure that terms of inter-local, interagency, and other contractual agreements are met, including timelines, reporting, and invoicing.
Provides outreach and responds to inquiries from public and government staff; supervises investigations of complaints involving non-compliance with environmental rules, issues notices of violation, and prepares correspondence dealing with enforcement of environmental rules and ordinances.
Supervises and participates in the development, analysis and review of environmental technical and scientific studies and designs prepared by professional consultants; prepares recommendations for the consideration of professional and administrative superiors and committees; designs and participates in the design of environmental mitigation projects.
Supervises and participates in the activities of environmental engineers, scientists, inspectors and technicians in the investigation and evaluation of environmental impact incidents and environmental mitigation and enhancement projects; prepares and reviews specifications for environmental project contracts and agreements.
Develops manuals, guidelines and procedures for implementing environmental resource programs; assists in writing, amending, and updating County environmental rules and regulations.
Prepares reports and participates in hearings concerning violations of federal, state, or local laws or ordinances.
Tracks the progress of environmental protection and restoration efforts and works with contractors.
Prepares grant request proposals; prepares technical and statistical reports; makes presentations to schools, civic groups, chambers of commerce, and other business and civic associations to publicize the environmental programs and ordinances; prepares informational and educational materials and programs relating to environmental resources; develops and implements management practices.
Directs and coordinates the training and instruction of subordinates in the gathering, evaluation and interpretation of hydrological, terrestrial, chemical and/or marine physical and biological data; enters and tracks vacation/sick schedule for subordinates and keeps track of vacation/holiday/sick schedule on daily basis. Prepares performance reviews for subordinates.
Reviews beach erosion control projects to ensure appropriate enhancement and protective environmental considerations; reviews water resource and habitat restoration plans for County impact; interprets laboratory and geotechnical data related to permits, compliance inspections, or enforcement actions; supervises and participates in the review of operating, transfer and closure permits for compliance to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Coordinates programs with other County municipalities and agencies.
Performs related work as assigned.Closing 12/16/2016
5:00 PM Eastern