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Senior Environmental Specialist

The Orange County Environmental Protection Division is seeking a self-motivated and well-rounded individual to perform solid & hazardous waste regulatory compliance inspections and conduct complaint investigations within the Pollution Prevention and Control Program. Work is advanced technical and requires extensive knowledge of county, state, and federal environmental regulations. This position is assigned a geographic area of responsibility, works remotely in a mobile office, and is characterized by considerable independence and responsibility to exercise initiative, and carry all assignments through to completion. Visit the Orange County Career Center to apply (Job ID 22170).


Representative Duties

Environmental Specialist II

  • Conduct complex regulatory compliance inspections of businesses.

  • Investigate complaints and perform fieldwork as needed.

  • Record the results of inspections and compliant investigations into a database.

  • Meet with violators to resolve non-compliance conditions on a voluntary basis.

  • Conducts noise measurement readings in accordance with local regulations.

  • Participate in the preparations of noncompliance cases.

  • Attend public meetings and provide public assistance.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Senior Environmental Specialist (additional duties)

  • Coordinate activities with outside agencies to provide for comprehensive enforcement and/or permitting in cases involving multiple jurisdictions.

  • Prepares administrative consent agreements; monitors the activities of violators to ensure compliance with terms of agreements.

  • Assist less experienced staff with permitting and enforcement issues.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time and work from a vehicle office.

  • Must be able to perform job related tasks, which would include but not be limited to: climbing, walking over uneven ground, lifting up to 50 pounds, exposure to dust and fumes, and occasional exposure to adverse weather.

  • Position will be required to obtain 24-HAZWOPER Certification within 3 months of hire.

  • Position will be required to obtain the FACE Level I Certification within 6 months of hire.

  • Position will be required to obtain FDEP Stormwater Sedimentation & Erosion Control Certification within 6 months of hire.

  • Possess and maintain a valid Florida Operator license.


  • Strong computer skills are required such as experience utilizing a VPN or remote workstation, wireless devices, we-based software/program, OCULUS, Microsoft Office programs, GIS.

  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills are a must.

  • Strong technical report writing and investigative skills.

  • Knowledge/experience with a broad range of environmental regulations such as solid & hazardous waste, sotrmwater, air, wetlands and permitting.

  • 24 or 40-Hour HAZWAPER Certification, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Code Enforcement Level I.

  • Experience in FDEP field and waste sampling standard operating procedures.

  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.

Application Deadline

Opening Date:  October 23, 2018

Closing Date: November 6, 2018


Environmental Specialist II Salary: $19.91 - $25.88 / hr based on qualifications.

Senior Environmental Specialist Salary : $23.38 - $30.41 / hr based on qualifications.

Veterans Preference

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.

Educational Requirements

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.