This is a mid-level professional environmental compliance regulatory position, responsible for Environmental Resource post-permit compliance and enforcement of both permitted and non-permitted sites. Work will be conducted out of the Okeechobee Service Center. This position works closely with internal regulatory staff, interagency teams and the regulated community to resolve issues related to Environmental Resource Permits, Surface Water Management Permit, Sovereign Submerged Lands authorization and Wetland Jurisdictional Determination.
Candidates shall have knowledge of wetland systems, soil science, ecosystems typical of Florida, native and non-native flora and fauna and basic knowledge of groundwater hydrology and ground water/surface water interactions. Knowledge of wetland mitigation practices and wetland functional assessments such as the Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method are preferred. Position includes preparation of technical and legal documents under the direct supervision of a Supervisor. This position involves both internal and external project coordination as well as representing the District with interagency work groups and in public outreach presentations. The ability to resolve complex environmental issues in a collaborative manner are necessary for the position.
Work is performed in a team-based, deadline-oriented setting. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Applicants must have experience in successfully communicating with other professionals, attorneys, developers, agriculturist, utility operators, and other members of the public on technical, scientific or regulatory matters and be able to exercise independent judgement to the degree appropriate for the situation. Candidates will have the demonstrated ability to schedule and manage time to meet tight deadlines and must have experience in the use of personal computers and programs including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and ArcGIS.
Duties include attending site inspections, pre-construction meetings, staking and roping inspections, tracking deliverables for permits, monitoring report review, data entry, and resolution of non-compliance matters.
The position includes both office and field work, which may include being in remote areas during harsh or inclement weather. Field work often includes on and off-road vehicular travel and helicopter surveillance. Incumbents must be willing and able to conduct field work in a variety of rigorous field conditions, in remote and heavily vegetated areas, and to lift 40 pounds.
This position may be filled as an Environmental Analyst 2 or Environmental Analyst 1
Environmental Analyst 2: Typically has a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural or physical sciences, or other related field and 1+ years of experience that demonstrates measurable career progression within the scientific discipline that can be applied to support the District’s strategic goals and objectives. Experience in subtropical environments, especially Central and South Florida preferred.
Environmental Analyst 1: Typically has a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural or physical sciences, or other related field and less than 1 year of experience that demonstrates measurable career progression within the scientific discipline that can be applied to support the District’s strategic goals and objectives. Experience in subtropical environments, especially Central and South Florida preferred.
Valid State of Florida driver’s license.
Physical Requirements/ Working Environment
Due to the District’s response role in emergency management, this position will be required to provide support before, during and/or after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on the incumbent’s assigned emergency response role.
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