[Coral-List] job posting
Vladimir.Kosmynin at dep.state.fl.us
Wed Jan 22 17:23:20 EST 2014
A regulatory support group in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection that does permitting review and oversight of coastal projects such as beach nourishment, channel dredging, and coastal construction is hiring a benthic ecologist. Experience with surveying and monitoring of hardbottom communities (including coral reefs), seagrasses, and mangroves is required. This job requires high qualifications, but it is not a research position. The position is challenging because of the amount of work and deadlines, and requires the ability to process a large volume of data in a short period of time. Field work (e.g., site inspections using SCUBA) is a minor component of the job, but it is very important for the evaluation of the resource impacts and to ensure compliance with the permitted activities. Doctorate degree and at least 3 years of experience required.
Interested parties may apply at the site listed below by the closing date of 1/31/14.
Should be able to search by position number (37001037-51181214)
Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT
Broadband/Class Code: 19-2041-03
Position Number: 37001037-51181214
Annual Salary Range: $46,381.14 to $86,778.17
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB009
Closing Date: 1/31/2014
JOB FAMILY: LIFE, PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE
OCCUPATION: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS AND SPECIALISTS, INCLUDING HEALTH
THIS POSITION WILL MOST LIKELY BE HIRED AT BASE SALARY ($46,381)
Serves as an expert consult for the biological review of coastal projects being processed by the Beaches Inlets, and Ports program or other programs upon their request. Evaluates and prepares written reports, as needed, addressing the impacts of proposed projects on water quality and biological resources, such as hardbottom communities, seagrasses and mangroves. Develops recommendations to minimize impacts and to offset any unavoidable impacts, and evaluates proposed mitigation for its ability to offset adverse impacts to resources. Maintains professional knowledge of marine and estuarine ecology, biology, geomorphology, habitat restoration, wildlife protection, dredging technologies, and the statutes, rules and policies of this program.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Coordinates and supervises special projects as required by the Division.
Collects, identifies and analyzes data to assess environmental impact, determine the effects, and establish and enforce standards.
Conducts impact assessments to resources resulting from proposed coastal projects.
Reviews and analyses biological monitoring reports
Assists with regulatory compliance related to resource issues.
Serves to aid in development of methods for estimating impact assessment as well as monitoring and mitigation analysis of coastal resources such as hardbottom habitats, utilizing a GIS database. Utilizes existing resources such as aerial photography, as well as appropriate data submitted for previous monitoring projects in order to establish state wide resource database for coastal projects. Work to create algorithms to utilize in assessment of potential resource impacts from beach nourishment projects;
Inspects project sites (as appropriate) from the land, air, and water (including SCUBA dives) to observe coastal conditions. Conducts on-site inspections to evaluate coastal resources, as well as the potential for impacts to biological resources. Conducts post-issuance inspections to assess the actual impacts and to determine compliance with the permit. Documents the inspections with photographs and field reports;
Performs emergency planning and/or response activities.
Issues certificates, licenses or permits for regulatory compliance.
Participates in quality assurance activities.
Uses scientific instruments and equipment to gather and analyze technical data.
Uses terminology, principles and analytical techniques of radiation, nuclear and health physics.
Prepares and delivers training.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS: scuba certified
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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.
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply.. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.
Vladimir N. Kosmynin, Ph.D.
Beaches, Mines and ERP Support Program
Division of Water Resource Management
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Road,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400
e-mail: vladimir.kosmynin at dep.state.fl.us
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