Engineering Specialist IV - 37020533
State of Florida
 Tallahassee, FL

Requisition No: 87561

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: ENGINEERING SPECIALIST IV - 37020533

Position Number: 37020533

Salary: 46,381.14

Posting Closing Date: 11/22/2019

Division of Waste Management

Petroleum Restoration Program

Petroleum Section I

If you have a desire to serve the people of Florida and help preserve our environment, a career with the Department of Environmental Protection will allow you to do so while offering an excellent array of benefits, including:

  • Health insurance (over 80% employer paid)
  • Basic life insurance policy (100% employer paid)
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance options
  • First-rate retirement program
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules

This requisition may be used to fill other vacant positions.


This is an advanced non-PE engineering position. This position is responsible for performing engineering and technical review and providing, assistance to other site managers in the remediation of petroleum contaminated sites pursuant to Chapter 62-780, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The allocation of duties of the position are as follows:

Manages the performance of the site assessment and remedial action activities for state-funded rehabilitation projects as a Site Manager. Reviews Site Assessment and Remedial Action figures, tables and reports in order to make recommendations for corrective actions, negotiate changes in the scope of Petroleum Cleanup Preapproval Program work as required, prepare work orders, review invoices, and perform other administrative and technical responsibilities of a Site Manager. Performs engineering related calculations for remedial action design verification during review of remedial design documents.

Provides technical review under the responsible charge of a Professional Engineer who will provide professional certification of Remedial Action documents (Remedial Action Plans (RAPs), RAP modifications, and Site Rehabilitation Completion Reports), for the Section where required and authorized by Chapters 471, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and 21H-26.001, F.A.C. Serves as one of the Section's Remedial Action Specialists and in that capacity, provides advice to site managers regarding the ongoing effectiveness of active remediation systems, including review of quarterly and annual O&M reports, and makes recommendations for more significant actions to a Section Professional Engineer. Assists with the development of training plans in the remedial design review procedures and site management, an assist with the instruction and training of others in these procedures. Assists in handling important inter/intra agency and departmental matters affecting the petroleum cleanup program, and in the development of important engineering administration policies to implement sections of Chapter 62-780, F.A.C., such as those pertaining to contamination source soil and free product removal, air emissions, etc.

Assists with Performance Based Cleanup Program (PBC) and Advanced Cleanup (AC) Program. Helps review PBC & AC proposals/applications submitted for the Petroleum Restoration Program. Actively participates in PBC & AC negotiation teleconferences/meetings with ATCs and PRP staff. Assists in the development and execution of individual PBC & AC Agreements, including bundled AC Agreements. Assists Site Managers assigned to facilities with PBC & AC Agreements and personally manages assigned PBC and AC (individual & bundled) facilities and assists AC Coordinator, PBC Coordinator and Team Leader with insuring overall requirements of Agreements are met.

Works closely with the Procurement Office to generate and execute Request for Proposals (RFPs) under the Invitation to Bid process. Verifies that negotiation team consists of necessary members in support of subject matter. Facilitates and conducts negotiation strategy meetings, making sure all issues are discussed and team arrives at consensus prior to contractor negotiations. May act as lead or other negotiator during contractor negotiation meetings or may be procurement officer (sole point of contact for when solicitation is active, knowledgeable about facilities & procurement process, serves as recorder/timekeeper, and completes administrative tasks).

Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Knowledge of engineering fundamentals and design practices associated with industrial water treatment systems; contamination assessment and remediation, concepts and principles.

Skill in using personal computers for engineering design and modeling, word processing and data analysis.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of professionals; plan and organize a complex workload; understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures; analyze and interpret scientific and technical data; and conduct site inspections.

Ability to maintain a valid driver's license.


BS degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering, environmental science or one of the natural sciences.

Minimum 5 year of related professional experience.

Valid driver's license.

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. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee