This is a senior staff level, regulatory position responsible for the review and analysis of Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) applications having complex water resource issues and Southern Everglades Works of the District (WOD) permits. Responsibilities include coordination of water resource issues with local government permitting programs, other Bureaus within the Division, and other Divisions within the District. It requires knowledge of the District's regulatory program as well as knowledge of District operations and planning efforts. Work is performed in a deadline-oriented environment under a Section Leader who will review work products for technical accuracy, overall quality, application of sound professional judgment and adequacy in meeting objectives. The position can be located at West Palm Beach Headquarters, or the Ft. Myers, Okeechobee, or Orlando Service Centers.
The position requires knowledge of and experience in the following:
Modeling programs related to water resources
Permitting programs, criteria, and practices
Water quality best management practices (BMPs)
Construction plans and specifications
Engineering and environmental reports
Water resource model input/output
Water quality BMP plans
Credible written and oral communications with engineering professionals, attorneys, construction professionals, developers, agriculturists and interested parties.
The selected applicant must be able to:
Analyze complex ERP applications and skillfully prepare the necessary written and oral reports commensurate with the complexity of the application. Review WOD permit applications and prepare staff reports. Problem solving is based on comprehensive knowledge of technical and stakeholder issues. Exercise independent judgment to the degree appropriate for the situation. Schedule and manage time to meet strict deadlines
Complete projects and perform tasks independently with minimal direction and guidance based on instructions given regarding generally expected results and objectives. Be responsible for maintaining close communication with their direct supervisor on various issues and matters, including the status of deliverables and assignments.
Employment Guidelines: (May be filled as a Staff Engineer)
Senior Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET/EAC accredited program in Agricultural, Biological, Civil, Environmental, or related engineering field and at least six years of qualifying experience that demonstrates measurable career progression in water resource engineering including at least two years of experience with the ERP program.
Staff Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET/EAC accredited program in Agricultural, Biological, Civil, Environmental, or related engineering field and at least four years of qualifying experience that demonstrates measurable career progression in water resource engineering including at least two years of experience with the ERP program.
Senior Engineer or Staff Engineer: Candidates must have a State of Florida Professional Engineer (PE) license and must keep their licensure status current. Alternatively, candidates with PEs from other states must receive their State of Florida PE through endorsement/reciprocity within six months of employment.
All candidates must have a valid State of Florida Driver’s License.
Physical Requirements/ Working Environment Due to the District's response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role.
Able to lift at least 40 pounds. Field work often includes on and off-road vehicular travel and occasional helicopter surveillance.
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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.