The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District), a leader in protecting Florida's water resources, is seeking an Engineer in support of the Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) Bureau. The successful candidate will conduct varied levels of technical and administrative engineering work related to storm water permitting in the District's ERP Bureau. Evaluates ERP applications and requests for exemptions from ERP requirements. Reviews permit related documents in support of permit and compliance related activities. Generates written correspondence regarding permit application deficiencies and completeness within mandated deadlines. Answers questions and perform activities relating to permitting, compliance, and other resource regulation activities.
The District prides itself in being a science and technology leader in the management of water resources for its sixteen-county coverage area. The District offers work-life balance, collaborative work environment and competitive benefits; including medical insurance, paid annual and sick leave, Florida Retirement System benefits, just to name a few.
Evaluates ERP applications, and requests for exemptions from ERP requirements. Reviews permit related documents in support of permit and compliance related activities. Generates written correspondence regarding permit application deficiencies and completeness within mandated deadlines.
Reviews engineering drawings, reports, computer models and permit documents and use appropriate computer software, as necessary, for permit and District rule compliance.
Participates in meetings with the public, permit applicants and/or their representatives to discuss permitting and compliance related matters. Respond to questions from the public and consultants regarding surface water permitting. Develop correspondence and responses regarding permitted and non-permitted surface water management systems.
Provides engineering and regulatory input and project assistance to other disciplines, sections and divisions.
Proficient in the use of the Water Management Information System (WMIS/E-Permitting) and Geographic Information System (GIS)/ArcMap to facilitate compliance and permitting decisions.
Monitors construction activities, inspects permitted storm water management systems and investigates complaints. Conducts related field inspections and facility verification as necessary using levels, tape and other equipment.
Coordinates with other local, state, and federal regulatory agencies and governmental organizations as necessary. When necessary, represents the ERP Evaluation Manager at meetings relating to Surface Water Regulation.
Participates in ERP Bureau projects under the direction of the ERP Evaluation Manager. Participates in departmental activities and performs other duties as necessary.
The District plays a critical, emergency management role before, during and after major storm events and/or in conjunction with the overall emergency management strategy, operations and recovery for the State of Florida. The employee therefore may be required to perform duties as assigned before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies. Such duties may include the employee's normal work functions or other emergency support functions as determined necessary by the District.
Professional Engineer: $62,316.80 - $77,896.00, pay grade 117 Minimum to 25% annual rates displayed. Starting pay will be based upon education and experience.
Bachelors or better in Civil Engineering or related field.
Bachelors or better in Environmental Engineering or related field.
Bachelors or better in Water Resources Engineering or related field.
No related work experience required for Engineer level
2 years: Related work experience for Staff Engineer level
5 years: Related work experience and Florida Professional Engineer (PE) License for Professional Engineer level
Licenses & Certifications
FL Professional Engineer
HOW TO APPLY:
Please visit www.watermatters.org/careers for a more detailed job posting, as well as information on the Benefits offered by the District. Applications are submitted online through the District’s Careers page.
About Southwest Florida Water Management District
The District is responsible for managing and protecting the water resources and related environmental systems. To protect natural systems that sustain ground water, there must be limitations on how much water can be withdrawn. This is accomplished through planning, permitting and regulation. Local and regional governments, agricultural and other users come to the District to request water use permits. In addition to protection through regulation, the District technically and financially assists regional water supply authorities and local governments in developing new water sources.