Date: Sep 21, 2017
Location: LAKE CITY, FL, US, 32025
Requisition No: 18544
Agency: Department of Transportation
Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II – 55000188
Position Number: 55000188
Salary: $33,377.24 – $39,902.43
Posting Closing Date: 10/04/2017
CONTACT PERSON: Amy Tucker-Bauldree
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: 386-758-3725
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.
THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES. QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities. Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided. Interested persons should contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Equal Opportunity Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-4747 for assistance.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Conducts environmental impact reviews of transportation improvement projects. Performs environmental work including conducting and documenting field reviews, and analysis of information from Geographical Information Systems (GIS) based systems. Prepares National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other Project Development and Environment (PD&E) environmental documentation, including writing technical memos and generating correspondence, primarily for lower level classes of action or less complex projects in support of the scheduled Production Complete date. Participates in district level NEPA assignment activities including but not limited to self-assessments, audits, data entry and responding to inquiries from Central Office.
Reviews construction plans primarily for low to midrange complexity projects with an emphasis on potential contamination impacts and compliance with federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) related laws, rules, and regulations governing contamination and hazardous waste compliance. Provides comments through the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) electronic review system during the production phases of projects for compliance with statutes, rules, policies and procedures as outlined in the PD&E Manual. Reviews consultant assessments of contamination impacts and provide comments. Utilizes the Statewide Environmental Project Tracking (SWEPT) system to document information. Coordinates comments and recommendations with supervisor and project manager or others as appropriate.
Maintains project file information and inputs project information into FDOT databases. Provides cursory reviews of draft internal routed correspondence. Conducts other general environmental support functions by researching and gathering information, scheduling meetings, responding to inquiries, scanning documents and other data entry duties as needed in support of environmental office functions.
Participates in consultant management activities including scope development and staff hour negotiations. Provides environmental input during project progress meetings, assists with environmental agency coordination and public involvement support on the projects.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT), TRANSPORTATION OR RELATED PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA) AND LINKING PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROCESSES. ABILITY TO READ AND INTERPRET CONSTRUCTION PLANS. ABILITY TO USE COMPUTER PROGRAMS INCLUDING DATABASE AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS). ABILITY TO DEAL WITH THE PUBLIC IN A COURTEOUS MANNER. ABILITY TO PLAN, ORGANIZE AND COMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS. ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY BOTH VERBALLY AND IN WRITING. ABILITY TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY WITH MINIMAL SUPERVISION. ABILITY TO COLLECT, EVALUATE AND INTERPRET DATA RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS. ABILITY TO THINK CRITICALLY AND PROBLEM SOLVE. SKILLED AT MANAGING MULTIPLE TASKS WITH MULTIPLE DEADLINES. KNOWLEDGE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (FDEP) AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) AND OTHER RELATED CONTAMINATION AND HAZARDOUS WASTE LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position will be required to respond before, during and following emergency situations. A bachelor’s degree from a college or university with a major in the field of transportation; natural, physical, social or environmental sciences; archeology or cultural resources; environmental, or civil engineering to which the position is assigned. Equivalent combination of education and experience may include associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school plus experience. Professional or nonprofessional experience (including internships or co-ops) as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.
Veterans’ Preference applies to Career Service positions.
THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES THE SERVICE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE GIVEN TO OUR COUNTRY AND SUPPORTS THE HIRING OF RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS AND MILITARY SPOUSES.
If you are a preference-eligible applicant who receives notice of a hiring decision and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, you may file a written complaint within 60 calendar days from the date you receive the notice, requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.