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ENGINEERING SPECIALIST III - 37011367 1 1 Date: Jan 31, 2024 Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32301 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32311 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32303 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32312 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32305 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32316 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32317 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32304 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32310 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32309 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32302 The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/workforceoperations/humanresourcemanagement/forjobapplicants/everify) .Requisition No: 821579 Agency: Environmental ProtectionWorking Title: ENGINEERING SPECIALIST III - 37011367 1 1Position Number: 37011367 Salary: $46,000.00 - $54,000.00 (Commensurate with experience) Posting Closing Date: 02/14/2024 ENGINEERING SPECIALIST III – 37011367 State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Waste Management Our Organization and Mission: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship - protecting our air, water and land. The vision of DEP is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystem. The Work You Will Do: This Engineering Specialist position within the Division of Waste Management assists the Petroleum Restoration Program with advanced engineering review and work under the direction of the Environmental Administrator for Team 1 and Program Professional Engineers located in Tallahassee, Florida. The ideal candidate should possess the ability to work independently and with colleagues to aid the rest of the Program to research, plan, and work with industry contractors to implement complex assessments and remediation designs which fall under applicable state and federal rules, statutes and regulations related to Contaminated Site Cleanups. The Difference You Will Make: The Engineering Specialist utilizes knowledge and experience to evaluate site conditions at contaminated facilities in order too, help the environmental industry find an economical and successful solution to bring Florida lands back to a condition sustainable for future generations. Towards this endeavor, he or she participates in meetings with representatives from the regulated community and federal, state, and local governments, and helps perform technical reviews and develop procedures as required by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection; and assists with other duties as needed. The Engineering Specialist also works with other Program staff to plan and prioritize activities and projects in line with DEP’s strategic objectives and find integrated solutions on a variety of organizational challenges as needs arise. How You Will Grow: DEP encourages its leaders to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies. We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly. Where You Will Work: Tallahassee - Tallahassee, Florida’s Capitol City, lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. Home to two major universities as well as state government, Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend. Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career. The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida: Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

Annual and Sick Leave benefits .

Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.

State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options .

Retirement plan options, including employer contributions ( For more information, please click www.myfrs.com ).

Flexible Spending Accounts.

Tuition waivers.

And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com .


Annual Salary: $46,000.00 - $54,000.00 (Commensurate with experience)

Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is an intermediate level position responsible for performing engineering and technical review and will also provide assistance to other site managers in the remediation of petroleum contaminated sites pursuant to Chapter 62-780, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). Reports to the Section Environmental Administrator. In carrying out the duties of this position, the incumbent is expected at all times to be aware of and abide by the Department’s Standards of Conduct, as well as all Departmental rules, directives, policies, procedures, and/or general orders applicable to performing the duties of this position. The allocation of duties for the position are as follows:

Conducts reviews and evaluates performance of site assessment and remedial action activities of petroleum-contaminated rehabilitation projects as a Site Cleanup Manager. Reviews Site Assessment and Remedial Action figures, data tables and reports in order to make recommendations for corrective actions, prepare work orders and negotiate changes in the scope of Petroleum Restoration Program (PRP) work as required, review invoices, and perform other administrative and technical responsibilities of a Site Cleanup Manager. Performs engineering related calculations for remedial action design verification during review of remedial design documents. Participates in work-site oversite if needed.

Provides technical review under the responsible charge of a Professional Engineer who will provide professional certification of Remedial Action documents (Pilot Test Plans and Summary Reports, Remedial Action Plans (RAPs), RAP modifications, and Site Rehabilitation Completion Reports, etc.), for the Section where required and authorized by Chapters 471, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and 61G15-26.001, F.A.C. Helps to provide advice to other site cleanup managers regarding the ongoing technical effectiveness of active remediation systems, including review of quarterly and annual Operation and Maintenance (O&M) reports, and makes recommendations for operational improvements and optimizations to a Section Professional Engineer. Assists with the development of training plans in the remedial design review procedures, engineering and site cleanup management and assists with the instruction and training of others in these procedures. Assists in handling important inter/intra agency and departmental matters affecting the PRP, and in the development of important engineering administration policies and procedures to implement sections of Chapter 62-780, F.A.C., such as those pertaining to contamination source soil and free product removal, air emissions, etc.

Assists with the Performance Based Cleanup (PBC) Program and Advanced Cleanup (AC) Program. Helps review PBC & AC proposals/applications submitted for the Petroleum Restoration Program. Actively participates in PBC & AC negotiation teleconferences/meetings with ATCs and PRP staff. Assists in the development and execution of individual PBC & AC Agreements, including bundled AC Agreements. Assists Site Managers assigned to facilities in PBC & AC Programs and personally manages assigned PBC and AC (individual & bundled) facilities and assists AC Coordinator, PBC Coordinator and Team Leader with insuring overall requirements of Agreements are met.

Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of and a familiarity with the concepts and principles of contamination assessment, remediation, and evaluation of associated costs therewith, particularly petroleum-related cleanups.

Knowledge of the engineering challenges presented by varying Florida geology.

Skill in using personal computers and office software.

Skill in group negotiations, problem solving strategies and conflict resolution.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in a technical fashion.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of professionals.

Ability to plan and organize a complex workload.

Ability to analyze and interpret scientific and technical data.

Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Ability to conduct work site inspections.

Required or Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering (environmental related preferred) from an accredited college or university; and three years of verifiable related experience; or Any combination of post-secondary education or verifiable related experience, as described above, for a total of seven years.

Other Job Related Requirements for this position:

Valid Driver License.

Occasional travel required.

Must obtain within the first 6 months of employment and maintain OSHA Safety Certification.

Contact Information:

Matthew Ingham, Environmental Administrator

Petroleum Restoration Program

Petroleum Section 1

Email: Matthew.Ingham@FloridaDEP.gov

Phone Number: 850-245-8964

DEP is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience, and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following email addresses:



The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). 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.VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. 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. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clickinghere (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545) . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Nearest Major Market:Tallahassee

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