[ES_JOBS_NET] Florida DEP, Office of Air Monitoring, Tallahassee
John.Dawson at dep.state.fl.us
Thu Dec 20 09:15:55 MST 2018
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 37011524
Date: Dec 19, 2018
Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399
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Requisition No: 50622
Agency: Environmental Protection
Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I - 37011524
Position Number: 37011524
Salary: $33,000 - $41,000
Posting Closing Date: 01/10/2019
Division of Air Resource Management
Office of Air Monitoring
This is a professional environmental position in the Office of Air Monitoring (OAM) in the Division of Air Resource Management (DARM). The OAM and our local programs collect accurate real-time measurements of ambient level pollutants at over 200 monitors located throughout the state of Florida. The data generated is used to define the nature and severity of pollution in Florida; determine which areas of Florida are in attainment; identify pollution trends in the state; support air quality forecasting; and develop air models and emission inventories. The program encompasses operation of the sampling and monitoring network, laboratory analysis of air samples, and quality assurance activities to ensure the quality of the data collected and disseminated by DARM and our local program partners. In addition, technical assistance is provided to local programs and others active in air quality monitoring.
This position is primarily responsible for providing support in database maintenance and management; statewide data uploads to the Air Quality System (AQS), the USEPA air monitoring data repository; certification of statewide air monitoring data; and reviewing and making technical evaluations and recommendations concerning ambient air quality data. The incumbent must be able to manage and manipulate large quantities of data, identify and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets; and provide support in the development and maintenance of technical documentation. The incumbent will participate in statewide systems audits, provide operational support in the Division's laboratories, and provide support in the development of Quality Assurance documentation and annual plans. This position requires being a team player, displaying a cooperative attitude, and supporting the goals in the Division's Business Plan.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Air Monitoring Database Systems Support: Provides support for database maintenance and management and the upload of ambient air monitoring data to the Division and USEPA air monitoring database systems. Submits quality assured ambient air monitoring data to the USEPA air monitoring repository - Air Quality System (AQS).
Annual Data Certification: Performs a review of the air quality data and quality assurance data for completeness and validity. Performs reviews quarterly to take appropriate actions well in advance of the certification deadline.
Data Evaluations/Audits: Conducts periodic data reviews or audits to ensure that data has been collected, analyzed, and handled in accordance with applicable federal and state regulations and established air monitoring policies and procedures to ensure consistency throughout the statewide program.
Documentation Support: Provides support in the technical reviews of Quality Assurance (QA) documentation and standard operating procedures (SOPs) used in the ambient monitoring, and quality assurance areas. Reviews and modifies quality assurance documentation to comply with changes to environmental standards, regulations, policies, and procedures. Provides support during the development of the Annual Air Monitoring Network Plan and Five-Year Network Assessment to ensure USEPA requirements are included.
Perform other duties as directed by the supervisor or Program Administrator.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor's Degree with a major in one of the physical or natural science fields, meteorology or engineering.
Knowledge of environmental and scientific concepts, terminology and principles
Knowledge of physical and natural sciences
Skilled in and ability to use a personal computer, the Internet and the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., word processing, worksheets, etc.)
Skilled in performing basic math calculations
Skilled in understanding, interpreting and applying rules and regulations
Skilled in evaluating, analyzing and interpreting scientific and technical data
Skilled in problem solving and preparing technical reports and documents
Ability to prepare technical reports
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to work independently, be organized and detail oriented
Ability to plan, organize, coordinate work assignments
Ability to manage multiple priorities, organize others to deliver documentation in a timely manner
Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people from a wide variety of technical and non-technical backgrounds
Ability to contribute to the success of the organization
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
Ability to be a conscientious and respectful team member
Ability to travel
Ability to maintain a valid driver's license
Masters' degree in meteorology or a natural science field
Exceptional verbal and written skills
Experience or knowledge of state and federal air monitoring operations and regulations
Experience interpreting and applying environmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Experience in the management and manipulation of large scientific datasets
Experience with environmental database management systems
Skilled in preparing detailed technical documentation and standard operating procedures
NOTE: Salary will be commensurate based on the applicant's qualifications and/or work experience.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR QUESTIONS:
Saphique Thomas @850-717-9015 or Oriene.Thomas at dep.state.fl.us
Sandra Veazey @850-717-9042 or Sandra.Veazey at dep.state.fl.us
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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