SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN (CONSERVATION SERVICES)
Hillsborough County, FL - Tampa, FL

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Performs technical and supervisory duties in an environmental data collection and monitoring activity.

MAJOR DUTIES

Note : The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

Schedules and provides maintenance of existing and future access points, firelanes, trails, and park sites at all ELAPP preserves.

Provides on-going hiking/horseback/mountain bike/canoe trail maintenance.

Installs, removes and maintains preserve fences, gates and locks.

Plans and carries out exotic plant control activities.

Collaborates with law enforcement regarding trespasses, vandalism or other illegal activity on preserves.

Enters, compiles, and formats reports and data collected during preserve visits.

Writes prescribed burn plans and assists in the implementation of prescribed burns, including fire lane preparation and participation.

Assists with preserve restoration activities, particularly planting of native species.

Provides equipment maintenance and transport.

Coordinates with trail user groups and volunteers.

Performs others related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

Working knowledge of environmental inspection, sampling and collection methods.

Working knowledge of environmental data collection, recording, and laboratory equipment.

Skill in the operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

Skill in the use and operation of environmental collection, recording, and laboratory equipment.

Ability to identify hazardous material.

Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.

Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.

Ability to work effectively with others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate; and
Three years of experience in land management such as invasive species control, prescribed fire, heavy equipment operation and species surveys; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.

OR

Associate's or higher degree with a major in a Natural Science; and
Two years of experience in land management such as invasive species control, prescribed fire, heavy equipment operation and species surveys; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.

APPOINTING AUTHORITY REQUIRES

Employee to have or obtain a Class A CDL Driver's Licence.

Conclusion

OPEN AND CLOSED RECRUITMENTS : We are running concurrent Closed (Internal) and Open recruitments. Internal candidates on a closed eligibility list must be considered first, prior to a selection being made from the open eligibility list. To be considered for the same classification under Open recruitment, internal candidates must also apply under the open recruitment process.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE : Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE : The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.

NOTE : Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.

NOTE : Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County. They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.

EXAMINATION : Applicants will be competitively rated on the basis of their training and experience.