Environmental Specialist III - Beaches & Water Acc
Company: Sarasota County Government
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Sarasota County has an abundance of sun, sand, and beaches! That is
why it's a premier community where people choose to live, work and
play. As an Environmental Specialist III with the Beaches and Water
Access Division, you will have the opportunity to supervise
Environmental Specialists and participate in operations associated
with the management of natural resources within beach, island, and
water access parks. You will be the lead for identifying and
applying for funding, planning, design and implementation of
upland, marine, estuarine, and artificial reef habitat management
activities to keep Sarasota beautiful! Want to be a part of this
amazing team? Apply today!Job Description:
Project Administration: Coordinate habitat improvement projects,
invasive plant and animal management, artificial reef construction,
water access improvements, unit management plans, and stewardship
activities. Coordinate and administer grant applications and
permits to the Artificial Reef Program, Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, WCIND and other appropriate sources.
Assist county departments, agencies and stakeholders with special
projects including derelict vessel removals, boat ramp maintenance,
water access development and maintenance, boater safety, and
waterway navigational improvements and maintenance.
Contract Management: Develop, coordinate, and administer
contractual services for natural resource management and water
access improvement projects. Assist Capital Projects and Parks
Planning with the development of water access improvement
Environmental Management and Monitoring: Manage, lead, and
participate with the Division's Environmental Specialists that are
responsible for assisting with conducting ecological and bathymetry
surveys and mapping, sea-grass monitoring, invasive plant and
animal management, integrated pest management compliance, habitat
improvement projects, and environmental education. Assess
environmental projects in terms of on-site and off-site
environmental impacts as requested by the Division Manager.
Area Contingency Plans: Coordinate with County EOC staff on water
access plans and waterway debris management as needed. Coordinate
with other county departments and outside agencies to address
derelict vessels and the safe navigation of waterways with Sarasota
Perform Public Outreach: Develop and/or distribute information for
public education regarding the coastal natural resources and their
management in Sarasota County. Provide technical assistance to
civic groups, advisory boards, police, marine patrol and coast
guard. Respond to citizen's questions either by phone, in writing
or in person. Work with the local media to keep them informed of
significant events as requested or initiated. Work with volunteers
to achieve community and Division goals.
Additional Duties: Maintain field equipment in safe and proper
operating condition including the Division boats and all associated
electronics. Maintain monitoring equipment including GPS, depth
finders and SCUBA equipment. Obtain and maintain the necessary
training to be a crew member on the county's prescribed fire
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in
biology, ecology, environmental sciences or a related field and
three (3) years professional experience.
Master's degree may substitute for one year of professional
Progressively responsible professional experience may be
substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college
Valid Florida Driver's License
United States Coast Guard boater safety certifications,
State of Florida pesticide applicators license with an endorsement
in Natural Areas,
Wildland fire certifications in S 130,S 190, and L 180
Scuba diving certification
Subject to Passing Substance Screening: This position is subject to
passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who
fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified
from employment in any class for a period of five (5) years.
About Everything Else:
Pay Range: $50,523.20 - $67,932.80
Enjoy great benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life
Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending
Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Florida Retirement
System (FRS) and many, many more!
For more information about employee benefits, please click this
link or visit SCGov.net for additional information.
Utilize our award-winning wellness program including free gyms and
classes at multiple Sarasota County Government locations.
Enjoy 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days and 16 paid vacation days
in the first year of full-time employment with increasing accrual
rates with years of service. (That adds up to a possible 30 days
off in your 1st year!)??
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and results for everyone. Sarasota County - Many Voices, One
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are the keys to serving,
representing and understanding our community. We celebrate and
value the experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, talents and
strengths that make us different and are committed to creating a
culture of understanding and respect where our employees realize
that we are stronger together.
Our vision is to have a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace
that attracts, develops, retains and engages a talented workforce
broadly representative of the citizens and communities we serve. To
further value creativity, innovation, collaboration and great
customer service - internally and externally.
Sarasota County Government promotes diversity and inclusion in its
workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
gender identification or expression, genetic information, religion,
national origin, marital status, age or disability. A job applicant
with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to
participate in the application/selection process is requested to
make known the need for an accommodation to Human Resources or
appropriate county staff members. For assistance with the
application, please call 941-861-5353.
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EEO/AA/ADA employers, and they prohibit discrimination in all
services, programs or activities.
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