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Environmental Specialist II/III
REPOSTED OCTOBER 25 - Previous applicants need not reapply.
Minimum Starting Salary:
Environmental Specialist II: $17.36 per hour (Grade S15)
Environmental Specialist III: $18.58 per hour (Grade: S14)
NATURE OF WORK:
Performs specialized technical field and office work involving research, environmental sampling and enforcement activities to ensure compliance with the stormwater and environmental codes of the City. Work is performed under general supervision and employees are expected to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the interpretation of applicable codes and EPA regulations. Performance is reviewed through conferences, reports and results obtained.
REGULAR WORK SCHEDULE is Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; however, some evening and weekend hours may be required based on division needs.
WORK LOCATION: 1010 Woods Avenue, Orlando
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II: Associate degree in chemistry, biology, limnology, environmental engineering, or related field, and three years experience in environmental science, preferably including field experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association Certificate, Florida Stormwater Association Certificate, or equivalent credential desired. FDEP Erosion and Sedimentation Control Certification required or two years of additional related experience can substitute. Florida driver license required.
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III: Same as Environmental Specialist II, above, except requires six years experience as specified, and must pass FDEP Field Audits/Certifications in all applicable disciplines for environmental data and sample collection.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in conducting proactive and reactive illicit discharge inspections and bringing sites into MS4 NPDES compliance; Experience in performing erosion control inspections and obtaining compliance through field meeting with contractors; Code Enforcement experience; Ability to interact with citizens, homeowners associations, and other entities to answer inquiries on behalf of the City; Knowledge of database management; Ability to prepare precise written reports based on field observations/inspections ; Surface water and biological sampling per current FDEP SOPs for Field Activities; Ability to interpret analytical results for water quality samples; and Knowledge of aquatic plants.
VALID DRIVER LICENSE FROM ANY STATE MUST BE PRESENTED AT TIME OF INTERVIEW. VALID FLORIDA DRIVER LICENSE MUST BE PRESENTED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF HIRE.