Broward County - Senior Natural Resources Specialist

Natural Resources Specialist. Sr. (NatureScape Irrigation Service)
Salary: $55,873.38 - $89,174.31 Annually
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Environmental Planning & Community Resilience Division
Job Number: 1403730
Closing: Continuous
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The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Natural Resources Specialist, Senior (NatureScape Irrigation Service). The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the operations of the Broward NatureScape Irrigation Service to achieve measured water savings in support of regional water conservation goals and water utility permit requirements.


General Description:
This is an advanced professional and supervisory position responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Broward NatureScape Irrigation Service (USDA recognized Mobile Irrigation Lab). This position is responsible for coordinating with 20 municipal and water utility partners in performing irrigation system evaluations and providing recommendations for improved efficiencies in municipal, residential, and commercial landscapes. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in efficient irrigation system design and operations, and conservation/landscape best management practices, as well as with project and contract management. The position also requires excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing, experience with PowerPoint, and strong presentation skills. Candidates should be highly motivated and creative, enjoy working as a team, and have superior organizational skills. Responsibilities include partner-agency communications, contracts and grants management, budgeting and invoicing, and extensive reporting. The professional is also responsible for staff supervision, oversight of office and field operations, ensuring data quality and control and strict compliance with annual contract deliverables. Other tasks include organization of workshops and training, presentations and public speaking, and support for outreach events. Work is reviewed through regular meetings, reports and assignments.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in environmental science, biology, ecology, natural resources management or closely related field.

Requires two (2) years in natural resource protection appropriate to area of assignment including one (1) year of lead work/supervisory experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses Required:

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E driver's license for duration of appointment. (Depending upon area of assignment)


Preferred candidates will be certified as an irrigation/landscape professional/specialist. Also desired is certification as a Florida Water Star Accredited Professional, FYN Master Gardner or NWF Habitat Steward. Preferred candidates will have five (5) years’ experience related to natural resources protection work relevant to the position or closely related experience including two (2) years of lead work/supervisory experience.