Scientist 3 - 3103BR

  • South Florida Water Management District
  • Oct 06, 2021
Full time Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

This scientist position directly supports the strategic initiatives of the Water Use Bureau and is responsible for performing a wide range of scientific work related to compliance with water use permits issued under Part II of Chapter 373, Florida Statutes.  The position requires a solid working knowledge of hydrogeologic concepts, methods, and practices developed through a combination of education, on-the-job experience, and formal training programs.  In addition, the position requires demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment with the proven ability to be detail oriented, organized, and to articulate credibly and professionally in written and verbal communication with the regulated community, the public, federal, state and local entities and District staff at all levels relative to regulatory permit and compliance issues.

Compliance Analyst responsibilities include, but are not limited to: performing compliance reviews/analysis for assigned permits, conducting field (onsite) visits, providing assistance and training regarding permit compliance requirements and how to gather and submit data/reports, building and fostering close working relationships, reviewing and analyzing monitoring data in support of water shortage activities, participating in collaborative efforts with other areas of the Water Use Bureau and District, providing information and/or data gathering, attending meetings and providing input relative to areas of expertise, and providing back-up assistance where needed.
Depending on the nature and complexity of the work, tasks and assignments are performed under moderate to close supervision with specific instructions provided.  Work products are reviewed for technical accuracy and overall quality, as well as application of sound professional judgment. 

Employment Guidelines:
Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Hydrogeology or related field and 3+ years of related experience that demonstrates measurable career progression within the scientific discipline that can be applied to support the District’s strategic goals and objectives.  Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Depending on education, experience, and / or other qualifications, this position may be filled at the Scientist 2 or 1 level. 
Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Hydrogeology or related field and 1+ years (Scientist 2) or less than 1 year (Scientist 1) of related experience that demonstrates measurable career progression within the scientific discipline that can be applied to support the District's strategic goals and objectives.  Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental or Agricultural Engineering or related field may also be considered.

A high level of proficiency using computer software (Microsoft Excel, Word, and Adobe Acrobat) is required. Experience with the SFWMD regulatory water use and compliance databases and business processes are preferred.  The candidate must be highly detail oriented and organized and be able to work under tight deadlines.

State of Florida driver license required.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment:
Due to the District’s response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position will be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes and other declared emergencies, depending on the assigned emergency response role.

Veterans’ Preference:
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for 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.  All documentation is due by the close of the job posting.



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