Orange County -
Senior Environmental Specialist

The Orange County Environmental Protection Division is seeking an Environmental Specialist II or Senior Environmental Specialist to provide professional level support of the Lake Management Program. The successful candidate will serve as lake manager and liaison to multiple lake taxing districts and advisory boards, evaluate aquatic plant and water quality data, develop lake management plans, and implement water quality best management practices. Coordinates MSTU/MSBU advisory board meetings, performs field activities, and prepares environmental documents and budgets. Visit the Orange County Career Center to apply (Job ID 23020).

Representative Duties

  • Oversee Lake MSTUs and MSBUs, advisory boards, budgets, and expenses.

  • Management of water quality improvement and stormwater projects, term contracts, and budget expenditures.

  • Develop integrated aquatic plant management plans and participate in aquatic plant surveys.

  • Plan, pursue, coordinate, and budget all available funding options and grant sources for the continued implementation of needed/identified water quality improvement projects.

  • Responsible for scientific review and interpretation of water quality data, as well as technical review of limnological studies.

  • Coordinate lake management plans and projects with other county divisions, state agencies, and local municipalities.

  • Track data for NPDES and TMDL/BMAP reporting requirements.

  • Participate in studies, surveys, and specialized research.

  • Attend public meetings, make presentations, and provide public assistance.

  • Attend after hours meetings as necessary.

  • Train new staff in proper procedures and techniques.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

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.

Must be able to perfom 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. The candidate must have good writing and communication skills and ability to provide excellent customer service.

Preferences

Ability to make presentations and lead meetings. Knowledge of lake management and aquatic plant management practices. Project management skills, budgeting, contract and technical report reviewing. Knowledge of stormwater pollutant removal and nutrient treatment methods/technologies. Technical writing skills and experience writing scope of services. Working knowledge of GIS. Experience in the operation of boats including towing and launching.

Application Deadline

Opening Date:  January 15, 2019

Closing Date: January 29, 2019

Salary

Environmental Specialist II Salary: $20.31 - $26.40 / hr based on qualifications.

Senior Environmental Specialist Salary : $23.85 - $31.02 / 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.