This is a professional regulatory position, responsible for conducting technical environmental review and analysis of simple to moderately complex Environmental Resource Permits (ERP), Surface Water Management Permits (SWM), Sovereign Submerged Lands authorizations (SSL), Water Use (WU) Permits, Wetland Jurisdictional Determinations, and wetland functional assessments. This position involves both internal and external project coordination as well as representing the agency in public outreach presentations.
Work is performed in a teamwork-based and deadline-oriented environment. Excellent written and oral communications skills are required. Incumbents must be willing and able to conduct field work in a variety of rigorous field conditions in remote and heavily vegetated areas, and to lift 40 pounds. This position conducts technical reviews of permit applications in accordance with established rules and criteria, accepted natural resources management principles, and environmental resource permitting and water use practices. The incumbent has knowledge of wetland systems, soil science, and ecosystems typical of Florida, including native and non-native flora and fauna.
The position also requires knowledge of wetland mitigation practices and wetland functional assessments such as the Wetland Rapid Assessment Procedure (WRAP) and the Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM), along with knowledge of ground water hydrology and groundwater/surface water interactions. In addition, candidates will have the demonstrated ability to schedule and manage time to meet tight deadlines; and experience in successfully communicating with other professionals, attorneys, developers, agriculturists, utility operators and other members of the public on technical, scientific or regulatory matters.
Applicants must be able to exercise independent judgment to the degree appropriate for the situation; and must have significant experience in the use of computer hardware and software. The incumbent will become proficient in the review and analysis of ERP and WU permit applications as well as all related processes, and will demonstrate the ability to skillfully prepare the necessary written and oral reports commensurate with the complexity of the applications assigned. Previous experience in either preparing or analyzing permit applications is preferred.
Depending on the nature and complexity of the work, tasks and assignments are performed under moderate supervision with specific instructions provided. Work products are reviewed for technical accuracy and overall quality, as well as application of sound professional judgment. Detailed and constructive feedback from supervisor is provided on work assignments to enhance technical development.
Environmental Analyst 2: Typically has a Bachelor's Degree in natural or physical sciences and 1+ years of related experience that demonstrates measurable career progression within a scientific discipline that can be applied to support the District's strategic goals and objectives. Candidates holding a Masters Degree in natural sciences and/or certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist are desired.
Environmental Analyst 1: Typically has a Bachelor’s Degree in natural or physical sciences and less than 1 year related science experience.
Valid State of Florida Driver's License.
Physical Requirements/ Working Environment
Due to the District's response role in emergency management, this position will be required to provide support before, during and/or after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on the assigned emergency response role.
RE9209222 Natural Resource Management Unit