Alachua County - Petroleum Management  Division - Senior Environmental Specialist

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  

  • Coordinates operations programs for solid waste, household hazardous wastes, used oil collection and waste reduction/recycling alternatives so as to maintain compliance with appropriate regulations.
  • Performs periodic compliance and enforcement inspections of regulated facilities, contaminated sites, remediation sites, and other environmental sites to ensure compliance with and enforcement of local ordinances and state and local regulatory programs; reviews permits and compliance status.
  • Manages remediation activities at environmental sites, including technical and/or cost oversight of engineering contractors for compliance monitoring, contamination assessments and remedial actions arising from groundwater, surface water, soil or ambient air contamination with hazardous or toxic materials and petroleum products to ensure compliance with program regulations and local ordinances.
  • Prepares and reviews purchase orders or work orders and reviews invoices for work performed or services or goods provided by contractors and vendors in support of county or state contracted regulatory programs or hazardous materials and waste management programs.
  • Performs emergency spill response as required for hazardous materials or petroleum product spills in support of first responders to coordinate remediation of spills.
  • Assists in developing pollution control, air pollution and hazardous and solid waste elements of land development regulations, County Comprehensive Plan, and ordinances and regulations.
  • Oversees and enforces compliance with federal, state and local regulations for the proper storage, handling, transportation and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Prepares and revises procedures and implements staff training on various hazardous materials safety policies and procedures including proper documentation and training records.
  • Assists with fiscal budgeting, scheduling, communication and logistical details of hazardous waste collection grants, special projects and neighborhood collection activities.

Closing Date:  Friday 01/12/18

Salary: $22.84/Hour, $47,507.20 Annually  

More information and application here


ORANGE COUNTY - Environmental Protection Division- Environmental Specialist II/Senior Environmental Specialist

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  

The Orange County Environmental Protection Division is seeking to fill an Environmental Specialist II (ESII) or Senior Environmental Specialist (SES) position as part of the Lake Management Team. Candidate will be part of a two-person crew responsible for invasive aquatic plant management on County waterbodies. Work includes office and field activities, including airboat operation (sometimes in extreme heat and/or adverse conditions). Work is characterized by considerable independence and responsibility to exercise initiative, and carry all assignments through to completion.  Candidate may also be required to attend public meetings and provide public assistance. Must have good written and communication skills, and ability to provide excellent customer service.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

•Conduct aquatic vegetation surveys and treatments.
•Field application of pesticides and herbicides as part of a two-person crew.
•Develop integrated aquatic plant management plans.
•Gather limnological and water quality data and prepare related reports.
•Purchase and maintain inventory of herbicides and equipment.
•Prepare purchase orders and process invoices.
•Earn CEUs required to maintain FDACS pesticide applicator license.
•Data entry into County and State databases and preparation of reports.
•Participate in studies, conferences and specialized research.
•Attend public meetings, make presentations and provide public assistance.
•Train new staff in proper procedures and techniques.
•Perform other related duties as assigned.

Salary:

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

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

Opening Date:  Friday December 18, 2107

Closing Date:  Monday January 08, 2017

More information and application here.


Bio-Tech Consulting - Project Biologist/Permitting Specialist

Bio-Tech Consulting, Inc., a full service environmental consulting firm, has an opening for a Biologist/Environmental Permitting Specialist in our Downtown Orlando, FL office. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience as an environmental consultant in Florida.  Strong written and oral communication skills a must.


Responsibilities:
•    Environmental assessments
•    Jurisdictional wetland delineations
•    Protected species assessments and permitting
•    Federal/state/local wetland permitting
•    Project management
•    Preparation of technical reports and permit applications


Requirements:
•    Three (3) to five (5) years of experience working as an environmental consultant
•    B.S. Degree in one of the natural sciences
•    Ability to coordinate and interact with other team members, project professionals, and local, state and federal regulatory personnel
•    Ability to travel and conduct field work on various project sites and meet with clients and agency staff in office and field settings.  Travel may also include overnight stays outside of Orlando from time to time
•    Must have a working knowledge of wetland science, flora/fauna and ecosystems of Florida
•    Proficient with GIS and mapping
•    Soil, groundwater and surface water sample collection experience a plus
•    Ability to work independently  


The open position offers an excellent benefits package and the opportunity for growth to the right individual.  Please visit our website at www.btc-inc.com  If you are interested in joining the Bio-Tech Team, please send your resume to mark@btc-inc.com.  EOE.


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