OPS Environmental Specialist II

Req No: 37937001-51318606-20160913114506

Agency Name: Environmental Protection

Working Title: OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II

Broadband/Class Code: 19-2041-02

Position Number: 37937001-51318606

Annual Salary Range: $30,622.02 - $88,571.78

Announcement Type: Open Competitive

City: FORT MYERS

Facility: South District Office

Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB008

Closing Date: 9/20/2016

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OCCUPATION PROFILE

JOB FAMILY: LIFE, PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE

OCCUPATION: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS AND SPECIALISTS, INCLUDING HEALTH 19-2041

Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration

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Environmental Specialist II, OPS

Position Number 37937001;

The Department is accepting applications for one full-time OPS, Environmental Specialist II position.

Summary of Duties:

The Other Personnel Services (OPS) Environmental Specialist II position will join a multidisciplinary team that will be responsible for the tracking and analysis of water quality and biological data specific to the Everglades ecosystem to support the Office of Ecosystem Projects.

Duties include providing technical support for planning, permitting and compliance efforts associated with the restoration efforts lead by the Office of Ecosystem Projects under the mentorship of the Water Quality Technical Lead. Other duties will include reviewing permit-related annual reports (i.e. South Florida Environmental Report), statistically analyzing and illustrating water quality and hydrologic data for the greater Everglades ecosystem, preparing reports and presentations.

The selected candidate shall demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision and take timely action to ensure successful completion of assigned tasks. Responsibilities include supporting the Office of Ecosystem Projects efforts in Everglades restoration, handling water quality data related to Clean Water Act and/or State water quality standard compliance determinations and water quality trends and status within the Everglades System. The position will participate in assigned training and conference calls with Tallahassee and West Palm Beach staff and other Federal and State partners.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Essential) include:

• The ability to analyze and interpret scientific and technical data

• The ability to determine work priorities and ensure timely completion of high quality work assignments associated with a complex workload

• The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups of professionals

• The ability to independently and efficiently manage a flexible work schedule to facilitate the job duties of this position

• The ability to develop reports that narratively and visually communicate complex data trends, regional water quality and/or hydrologic status

• Strong organizational skills and demonstrated resourcefulness

• The ability to work individually and with others in a team setting with minimal supervision

• The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to diverse audiences (written and verbally in English)

• The ability to operate personal computers and appropriate software for word processing and/or data analysis.

• The ability to maintain a State of Florida Driver’s License.

• Aptitude with Microsoft computer software programs

• Knowledge of environmental sampling protocols

• Knowledge of statistical theory Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Preferred) include:

• Knowledge of 62-302 Florida Administrative Code

• Applicable knowledge of statistical theory

• Demonstrated proficiency using statistical analysis software such as SAS, R or other applicable software

• Knowledge of south Florida ecology and Everglades restoration efforts Position Requirements:

• Bachelors Degree in an environmental or chemistry field or other relevant field degree. A major in Environmental Science will be given preference.

• Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.

Position location:

DEP Office of the Secretary Branch Office, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33902.

Hourly wage: $17.53/hour (base of the position title)

Advertisement Closing Date: September 21, 2014

Applicants must submit a completed State of Florida Employment Application through the People First system.

For questions about this position, please contact: Paul Julian: Paul.Julian@dep.state.fl.us  

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority (850-245-2511) or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

OCCUPATION PROFILE

JOB FAMILY: LIFE, PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE

OCCUPATION: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS AND SPECIALISTS, INCLUDING HEALTH 19-2041

DESCRIPTION

This is work conducting research, regulatory inspections and investigations for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that adversely affect either the environment, property, native or commercially grown plants or the health of the population. Participates in environmental compliance activities. Incumbents use knowledge of various scientific disciplines and may collect, synthesize, study, investigate, report, and take action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. Some positions in this occupation may be responsible for coordinating work and supervising employees.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Supervises employees by assigning work, reviewing progress and assessing performance. Plans and develops research models using knowledge of mathematical and statistical concepts.

Collects, identifies and analyzes specimens and data to assess environmental impact, determine the effects, and establish and enforce standards.

Administers regulatory compliance programs and/or grant programs.

Conducts risk assessments and proposes risk mitigation.

Determines data collection methods to be employed in research projects and surveys.

Prepares reports, graphs or charts from data samples and investigations and advises on proper standards and regulations.

Inspects facilities, monitors operations, collects samples, and/or performs field evaluations to determine compliance with regulatory requirements.

Performs emergency planning and/or response activities.

Issues certificates, licenses or permits for regulatory compliance.

Participates in quality assurance activities.

Uses scientific instruments and equipment to gather and analyze technical data.

Uses terminology, principles and analytical techniques of radiation, nuclear and health physics.

Prepares and delivers training.

EXAMPLES OF JOB CHARACTERISTICS

Analyzing Data or Information Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

Getting Information Needed to do the Job

Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Processing Information Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings

Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others

Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be understood or used to support responses or feedback to others.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.

Estimating Needed Characteristics

Estimating the Characteristics of Materials, Products, Events, or Information: Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities, or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.

Interacting With Computers

Controlling computer functions by using programs, setting up functions, writing software, or otherwise communicating with computer systems.

Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge

Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.

EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

Mathematics

Using mathematics to solve problems

Science

Using scientific methods to solve problems

Active Learning

Working with new material or information to grasp its implications

Information Gathering

Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information

Idea Generation

Generating a number of different approaches to problems

Idea Evaluation

Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation

Information Organization

Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information

Problem Identification

Identifying the nature of problems

Writing

Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience

Critical Thinking

Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

Speaking

Talking to others to effectively convey information

Equipment Selection

Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job

Computer

Knowledge of computer software including applications

Mathematics

Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including one or more of the following: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

Biology

Knowledge of plant and animal living tissue, cells, organisms, and entities, including their functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment

Chemistry

Knowledge of the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods

Physics

Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, and applications including air, water, material dynamics, light, atomic principles, heat, electric theory, earth formations, and meteorological and related natural phenomena

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

EFFECTIVE 7/01/02

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.