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Environmental Specialist I

FLSA: Exempt

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SALARY RANGE:

(N30) $44,595.20 - $66,788.80 a year

JOB CODE:052210

BENEFITS:

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plan; and more.

JOB PURPOSE: The selected candidate will performs tasks in support of various environmental planning and other activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops short and long range plans for water conservation programs.

  • Plans, develops, coordinates, evaluates, and implements communication strategies, public relations/education for the department and program; prepares brochures and other media; designs and coordinates drinking water week events and other special events.

  • Designs, develops and implements environmental education curriculum.

  • Keeps informed of ordinances, codes, laws, statutes, modifications, court decisions, and other legislation that affects the operation in order to maintain compliance with same; participates in rule making process and workshop.

  • Meets with and provides guidance to advisory committees; works with school district representatives to develop an in-school conservation program for classroom and field instruction.

  • Collects, assimilates, and assists in the analysis and interpretation of project data and indicators regarding municipal conditions; collects, compiles, sorts, and categorizes information needed for ongoing research studies and special projects.

  • Assists public with water conservation projects such as efficiency audits, community based public speaking, and other outreach activities.

  • Takes photographs and records environmental information relative to regulatory and departmental projects/activities.

  • Participates in developing, drafting, revising, and recommending program or project plans to address environmental problems and needs of the city; monitors and evaluates programs and/or projects progress; makes recommendations.

  • Develops and evaluates bids and RFPs; manages contracts and oversees contractor employee services.

  • Formulates and recommends procedures, policies, guidelines, alternatives, code revisions, and priorities for implementing City codes, regulations, plans, and projects.

  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and consults with others regarding program plans, promotional activities, and special events; answers requests for information, census data, etc. from the public, city, or other agencies; answers questions on the phone or in person to inform the public about city services and programs/projects.

  • Works in conjunction with other governmental agencies to complete special projects.

  • Utilizes computers to develop and prepare reports and correspondence, design and maintain website.

  • Performs related work as required.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGES, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

Considerable knowledge of: environmental health and safety; environmental regulations including applicability, inspection, enforcement, and the manner in which they impact municipal ordinances.

Working knowledge of: current conservation methods and equipment.

Ability to: express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; keep records and prepare narrative and statistical reports; independently conduct research and analysis of data via collecting, assimilating, analyzing, and interpreting data and drawing sound conclusions; use tact and diplomacy at all times; use of personal computers and software; establish and maintain effective working relationships with business community, civic and public groups, other employees, representatives of various governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public; lift 20 lbs. may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelorís degree in environmental studies, science, education or a related field; OR, an associateís degree with some additional course work in the area of environmental regulation, physical, or environmental sciences or a related field and three (3) years of experience in environmental conservation, environmental education or investigation for environmental compliance; or, an equivalent combination of training and experience.

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:

Possess of a valid Florida driverís license. State of Florida professional teaching certificate is desirable.

EXAMINATION:

Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of November 22, 2013. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

11-8-13 (005501)

Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 11/22/2013 will not be processed.

This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.