Environmental Technician

  • Miami Beach
  • Miami Beach, FL, USA
  • Oct 16, 2020
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Sustainability Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

Nature of Work

Responsible technical work enforcing applicable national, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations in the City’s Environment and Sustainability Department through reviewing architectural and engineering plans, specifications and contract documents of new and existing projects. Responsibilities include considerable fieldwork primarily consisting of site visits to work in progress to monitor and verify compliance with contract documents and applicable environmental regulations. Work assignments are usually specialized in scope and require the use of judgment and advanced knowledge and skills in environmental compliance. Assignments are usually received in the form of broad instruction or general program objectives. Work includes field and office duties.

The incumbent reports to the Environmental Resources Manager and/or designee and provides technical and staff assistance to the supervisor who evaluates the incumbent’s work on the basis of results achieved.

Illustrative Examples of Essential Duties

The following duties are normal for this classification. The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the classification if at management’s sole discretion the work is similar or related. 

  • Conducts technical field inspections of existing and new construction projects to confirm they are in compliance with applicable laws, codes, ordinances, drawings, specifications and contract documents.
  • Reviews plans for public and private construction projects within the boundaries of the City of Miami Beach and makes recommendations to supervisor as needed to achieve environmental compliance.
  • Oversees contracted work on a daily basis for compliance with applicable laws, codes, ordinances, drawings, specifications and/or contract documents.
  • Inspects construction sites for proper sediment and erosion controls; evaluates and determines compliance with environmental permits; coordinates response from national, state, and local environmental regulatory agencies as needed.
  • Conducts proactive and reactive inspections for sanitary sewer, stormwater, grease, waterway maintenance, beach management, wetland management, water quality and other Environmental Management Division programs.
  • Conducts water quality testing and sampling (landbase and on boat).
  • Prepares reports, records and correspondence concerning inspections and other relevant items.
  • Maintains daily log of activities and work accomplished.
  • Acts as an environmental inspector for public and private projects.
  • Manages the inspection program
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, or related field.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in sub-professional engineering and/or environmental and/or construction work can substitute for education.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and must maintain it throughout employment without any restrictions affecting job performance.


  • Have the following certification/trainings or ability to take the trainings and pass within 6 months from the job start date:
  • FDEP Stormwater Inspector Certification
  • Underground Storage Tank Operator Training
  • OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact.
  • Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but limited to word processor, calculator, and copier.
  • Significant walking, and regular moving, climbing steep slopes, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, and handling, sitting, standing, pushing and pulling.
  • Must have physical ability to bend, crawl and climb over construction sites and within buildings.
  • Must be able to drive an automobile and perform on-site inspections at locations which may not be accessible to the physically handicapped.

For all positions:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, coworkers, the press the general public and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, gender identity or sexual orientation.
  • Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of all city ethics and conflicts of interest policies. Strong understanding of ethical behavior is required.
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.
  • Performs related work as required
  • Reports to work as directed during an emergency as an essential employee of the City of Miami Beach

For all technical, professional, supervisory and managerial positions:

  • Ability to develop innovative and creative solutions to issues consistent with the City’s strategic plan.

Applicants must detail any related work experience on the application or risk disqualification.  It is the applicant's responsibility to update their NEOGOV profile with work experience, education, certifications and personal contact information when submitting each application, failure to do so will result in ineligibility.  City of Miami Beach employees must reflect their current position and detail their work experience on the application to avoid being disqualified.
Veterans Preference: Veterans Preference is awarded in accordance with Florida State Statute 295.07. If veteran's preference is being claimed, it must be indicated on the application form and proper documentation, including all forms DD-214 (either Member 2 or Member 4), as well as the final Department of Defense Disability Letter (dated within one year) must be submitted with the application. 

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