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Scientist 4

at SFWMD

Posted: 12/20/2019
Job Reference #: 1356508

Job Description

Auto req ID
2602BR

Organization
RE9309312 UEC/OKE Permitting Unit

Job Description
This professional position is responsible for the review of consumptive water use permit applications and other strategic initiatives of the Water Use Bureau. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to apply advanced technical expertise and sound professional judgement to the water use permit application review process in accordance with Part II of Chapter 373, Florida Statutes and established rules and criteria, accepted hydrogeologic principles, water use practices, groundwater hydrology, analytical and numerical groundwater modeling, and applied mathematics and summary statistics.
 
Must be comfortable working in a deadline driven environment and possesses strong verbal communication skills and sound professional judgement as demonstrated through effective and credible communication with attorneys, applicants, and other professionals. The ability to exercise strong written communication skills in the preparation of staff reports, with recommendations for final agency action, on moderately complex consumptive water use permit applications, is necessary. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing technical expertise for other assigned projects, participating in inter-agency workgroups and task forces, and evaluating other governmental institution's permits and documents.
 
Projects and tasks are performed independently with direction and guidance of a supervisor, after instructions are given regarding general expected results and objectives. The successful candidate is expected and responsible for maintaining close communication with his/her direct supervisor on various issues and matters as well as on the status of deliverables and assignments. Work products will be reviewed for technical accuracy and overall quality, as well as application of sound professional judgment and for adequacy in meeting objectives.
 
Employment Guidelines (May be filled as Scientist 4 or Scientist 3)
 
Scientist 4: Typically has a Bachelor's Degree in Geology, Hydrogeology or related field and 4+ years of related experience that demonstrates measurable career progression within the scientific discipline that can be applied to support the District's strategic goals and objectives.

Scientist 3: Typically has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology, Hydrogeology or related field and 2+ years of related experience that demonstrates measurable career progression within the scientific discipline that can be applied to support the District's strategic goals and objectives. 
 
License
Valid State of Florida Driver License required.
 
Physical Requirements/ Working Environment
Due to the District's response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position will be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes and other declared emergencies, depending on the assigned emergency response role.


Location
West Palm Beach Administrative Headquarters (B1)

Job Title
Scientist 4

Salary Minimum
$54,371.20

Salary Midpoint:
$64,625.60

Working Title
Scientist 4