Job Title: Environmental Specialist II / Senior Environmental Specialist
Job ID: 20886
Location: Environmental Protection
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening Date: Friday December 18, 2107
Closing Date: Monday January 08, 2017
At Orange County Government, we are proud to serve the public with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. We develop innovative policies and services that impact Central Florida and shape the future of our community. We have been consistently recognized as a “Top 100 Family Friendly Company,” facilitating a healthy work-life balance.
The Orange County Environmental Protection Division is seeking to fill an Environmental Specialist II (ESII) or Senior Environmental Specialist (SES) position as part of the Lake Management Team. Candidate will be part of a two-person crew responsible for invasive aquatic plant management on County waterbodies. Work includes office and field activities, including airboat operation (sometimes in extreme heat and/or adverse conditions). Work is characterized by considerable independence and responsibility to exercise initiative, and carry all assignments through to completion. Candidate may also be required to attend public meetings and provide public assistance. Must have good written and communication skills, and ability to provide excellent customer service.
- Conduct aquatic vegetation surveys and treatments.
- Field application of pesticides and herbicides as part of a two-person crew.
- Develop integrated aquatic plant management plans.
- Gather limnological and water quality data and prepare related reports.
- Purchase and maintain inventory of herbicides and equipment.
- Prepare purchase orders and process invoices.
- Earn CEUs required to maintain FDACS pesticide applicator license.
- Data entry into County and State databases and preparation of reports.
- Participate in studies, conferences and specialized research.
- Attend public meetings, make presentations and provide public assistance.
- Train new staff in proper procedures and techniques.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelors Degree and major course work in Environmental or Civil Engineering, Geology, the natural sciences, or a related field and one year (Environmental Specialist II) or three years (Senior Environmental Specialist) of environmental experience.
Preference for candidates with a minimum of two years of experience in the application of aquatic or terrestrial herbicides. Prefer applicants with FDACS pesticide applicator license (5A Aquatics) or be able to obtain within six (6) months of hire. Prefer applicants with experience in operation of a 4-wheel drive vehicle, airboat, conventional boat, and the towing/pulling of boats. Prefer applicants with strong general mechanical and computer skills.
Must be able to perform job related duties and have physical ability to withstand inclement weather and environmental conditions with the capability of periodic lifting up to 50 pounds. Must be able to wear appropriate safety equipment for extended periods including: Tyvek suits, gloves, goggles, respirators/air masks, etc. Must undergo medical clearance for the use of respirators including physical, drug screening and quantitative fit testing.
Salary Environmental Specialist II Salary: $19.91 – 25.88/hr. based on qualifications.
Senior Environmental Specialist Salary: $23.38 – 30.41/hr. based on qualifications.
If you are claiming Veterans’ Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans’ Preference documentation will be accepted by fax). Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number.
If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense