[ES_JOBS_NET] Florida DEP Air Permitting Position (Tallahassee, Florida)

Dawson, John John.Dawson at dep.state.fl.us
Mon May 15 11:41:09 MDT 2017

The Florida DEP has just posted a position in the air permitting group. Applications are due by May 26, 2017.

Follow this link for information on how to apply:

John Dawson

Agency: Environmental Protection
Working Title: ENGINEERING SPECIALIST II - 37011526
Position Number: 37011526
Salary:  $38,659.92 (commensurate with education and exprience)
Posting Closing Date: 05/26/2017
Division of Air Resource Management
Office of Permitting and Compliance, Permitting Section

This is a technical position that reports to the Environmental Administrator of the Permitting Section in the Division of Air Resource Management's Office of Permitting and Compliance (OPC).  The position is primarily responsible for the technical review and processing of applications for air permits for major sources issued under the new source review (NSR) air construction permit program and the Title V air operation permit program.  Employee is expected to make well-reasoned recommendations and provide a complete work product in need of minimal editing for technical details, writing, and grammar.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Permit Processing:  Accomplishes the technical work required in the review and processing of applications for air permits, including new source review (NSR) air construction permits and Title V air operation permits.  Reviews assigned applications in a timely manner for completeness, technical and scientific accuracy, and adherence to state and federal requirements.  Determines completeness of applications and prepares requests for additional information (RAI) when necessary, prepares draft and final permits, public notices, rule applicability review, control equipment requirements, emission inventories, ambient air monitoring reviews and ambient impact assessments.  Prepares materials for and attends administrative hearings, as necessary.  Co--reviews ambient air quality modeling and incorporates the work of meteorologist/modeler into the technical documents and information requests.  Enters all data into the Air Resource Management System (ARMS) upon issuance of each permit.  Position is responsible for managing and completing projects on time.  Keeps supervisor up to date on project status.  Recommends process improvements.

Special Projects:  Works on special projects such as: updating industrial source emission inventories of historical and potential/permitted emissions that are in ambient air dispersion models; graphing emissions trends and forecasting future emissions using existing databases, including those of the Department, EPA, U.S. Department of Energy, etc.; determining possible impacts of federal regulations on industry and on Department resources; determining project-specific and permanent ambient air monitor locations; designing trial tests of fuels, raw materials and control strategies; and developing informational websites for internal and external use.  Prepares or assists in preparation of project reports, presentations, statistical analyses, maps, graphics, etc.  Prepares articles, papers for consideration by Department for environmental meetings, media, scientific journals, etc.

Customer Service and Consistency:  Productively interacts with the applicant, consultants and the public and other agencies in the course of permit processing.  Work with applicants, consultants and federal agencies during pre-application phase to determine emission inventory requirements and ambient air modeling protocols.  For complex or controversial permitting and compliance issues, advises direct supervisor and provides recommendations for making final decisions.  Provides technical assistance and guidance to district and local programs, prospective applicants, consultants, and the general public on matters such as minor source permitting, Title V permitting, compliance, enforcement, and monitoring issues.  Promotes statewide consistency in permitting and compliance.  Assists in developing, maintaining, and promoting standardized permit templates, model permits and impact evaluations. As required, assists section supervisor to achieve program goals including:  review of Title V annual emissions fees, review of Annual Operation Reports, training of staff in district and local program offices, managing workload issues, conducting program evaluations, streamlining processes and achieving the goals identified in the division's Business Plan.
Other Duties:  Performs other duties and assignments as requested by the supervisor, such as field inspections, rule analyses, peer reviews, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Essential -
Must have a bachelor's degree in engineering and one year of related professional experience or a master's degree in engineering
Knowledge of general environmental principles
Knowledge of industrial processes and activities
Ability to understand, interprets, and apply rules, policies, and procedures in a reasonable manner
Knowledge of computer systems, software, databases and the Internet
Skilled in using Microsoft Office for email correspondence, word processing, spreadsheet development and graphics presentation software
Skilled in analyzing and interpreting technical data
Skilled in problem solving, dispute resolution
Skilled in preparing technical reports and documents for defensible permitting decisions
Skilled in explaining technical issues in plain language
Skilled in and developing presentations to explain technical projects
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Ability to independently plan, organize, coordinate, and complete work assignments in a timely manner
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to successfully interact with applicants, consultants, the public, and internal personnel in a tactful and courteous manner
Ability to maintain a valid driver's license
Must be able to travel on state business
Preferred -
Knowledge of federal and state air regulations
Knowledge of permit processing
Ability to and work with and lead project team
Knowledge of industrial pollution sources and/or control equipment
Knowledge of contaminant measurement & monitoring
Experience with public speaking & presentations
Experience with Geographic Information Systems
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<http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545>.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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