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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:P4125

PARKS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST

NATURE OF WORK

This is professional and technical environmental work involving significant natural resource enhancement and improvement projects throughout the county.

Work involves on-site coordination with contractors, consultants and agencies that are working on various projects in natural areas, as well as site inspections and site planning, as necessary, for overall project management. Employees in this class conduct surveys, inventories, training, monitoring and reporting of natural areas projects. Work also requires close interaction with regulatory agencies, park staff and other divisional staff regarding project coordination and completion. Position performs special research and investigates complaints from the general public. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of project/program results.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Conducts Division training in natural resource management skills.

Provides environmental resource information to contractors, consultants and regulatory agencies.

Coordinates with contractors the removal of exotic plants, and fencing installation and repair for ESL sites; ensures proper usage of heavy equipment on environmentally sensitive sites.

Provides input into resource management plan and master plan development; contributes to master plan field design and layout.

Compiles resource management reports.

Conducts research, studies and investigations; completes data requests.

Provides information to various agencies regarding establishment of mitigation programs, policies and requirements.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of natural ecosystems of South Florida, hydrology, geology and soils.

Knowledge of natural areas management techniques such as exotic plant control.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to initiate, coordinate, provide follow-up, and complete diverse projects involving natural resource management.

Ability to exercise sound judgement in relation to overall site management goals and objectives.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in natural resource management, environmental science or related field; two (2) years experience in environmental/natural resource programs, including six (6) months experience in the supervisory aspects of the work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association - (Professional Unit)

FLSA Status: Exempt

Code of Ethics

Certification: No

Work Locations: Parks and Recreation

Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/97 R5/00


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