Natural Resources Specialist - Environmental/Consumer Products

13 Jul 2017 10:58 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)

Salary : $48,349.23 - $77,165.54 Annually

Location: Plantation, FL

Job Type: Full Time

Department: Environmental/Consumer Protection Division

Job Number: 1402711

Closing: 7/26/2017 5:00 PM Eastern


The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of  Natural Resources Specialist.

General Description

Performs professional environmental work enforcing the provisions of environmental ordinances as well as participating in natural resource enhancement and protection efforts.

This class works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in chemistry, geology, biology or environmental science or closely related field.

Requires six (6) months experience in natural resource protection based on area of assignment or closely related experience. 
Special Certifications and Licenses Required:


Small Quantity Generator Inspector Training and Storage Tank Inspector Training.
Experience in inspecting Small Quantity Generator and Storage Tank Facilities.


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Performs and assists in performing routine investigations involving compliance with environmental rules and license conditions; issues notices of violation and prepares correspondence dealing with enforcement of environmental rules and ordinances.

Performs special research and investigates complaints pertaining to environmental problems; advises the public on policies regarding environmental issues; performs field evaluations and makes recommendations on environmental aspects of resource management; prepares restoration and management plans.

Perform and assist in routine install, closures, discharge investigations and complaints for storage tank facilities. Conduct compliance assistance inspections at designated hazardous material facilities for the Small Quantity Generator Program.

Reviews environmental license applications for consistency with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.

Develops manuals, guidelines and procedures for implementing environmental resource programs; assists in writing, amending, and updating County environmental rules and regulations; prepares written reports and correspondence, and maintains enforcement case files; prepares grant request proposals.

Prepares technical specifications for the procurement of materials and equipment used in diversified environmental projects; participates in designing environmental sampling programs to meet specific objectives.

Makes presentations to schools, civic groups, chambers of commerce, and other business and civic associations to publicize the environmental programs and ordinances; coordinates programs with other County departments, municipalities and agencies; prepares informational and educational materials and programs relating to environmental resources; develops and implements management.

Tracks the progress of environmental protection and restoration efforts and works with contractors.

Performs training, instruction and supervision in the gathering, evaluation and interpretation of hydrological, terrestrial, chemical and/or marine physical and biological data.


Performs related work as assigned.


Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office equipment or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to radiation; disease/pathogens.

AgencyBroward County

Address115 S. Andrews Ave.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301-4800.

Phone(954) 831-4000 


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