The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District), a leader in protecting Florida’s water resources, is seeking an Engineer or Hydrogeologist in support of the Springs and Environmental Flows Section within the Natural Systems & Restoration Bureau. The successful candidate will conduct varied levels of scientific and technical work establishing Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) for estuarine and flowing fresh water systems. Conducts conventional engineering or hydrogeology practices, technical review and analysis, and project management. Gathers, interprets, and utilizes hydrologic or hydrogeologic data. Plans, coordinates, manages, or assists with research investigations, water resource assessments, or other water-related projects.
The District strives to hire and retain outstanding talent within an individual's desired field to successfully fulfill the District's mission. The District searches for those with extraordinary interpersonal skills, communication skills (both written and verbal), problem-solving skills, and a passion for technical excellence. Based on a combination of education, licenses/certifications, and experience, the ideal candidate will have:
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.
Conducts technical review of projects within expected time frames and established requirements; Studies and analyzes the physical aspects of the earth in terms of the hydrological components, including but not limited to atmosphere, hydrosphere, and interior structure; Applies appropriate analytical techniques to water resource projects and makes sound recommendations; Applies knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, fluid mechanics, and other engineering, physical, and environmental principles; Evaluates and/or coordinates the planning, collection, and analysis of scientific data; Conducts statistical analyses of databases.
Develops flowing freshwater and estuarine Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) reports; Develops or modifies methods of conducting hydrologic and/or hydrogeologic studies; Measures, analyzes, interprets, and/or graphs hydrologic data such as water elevations, rainfall, stream flows, and changes in water volumes; Applies appropriate analytical techniques to water resource projects; Applies and interprets hydrogeologic models to investigate water resource concerns; May evaluate data and provides recommendations regarding the feasibility of municipal projects, such as restoration projects, aquifer storage and recovery, rapid infiltration basins, water reuse projects, water supply projects, and stormwater treatment facilities; May assess ground or surface water movement to provide advice regarding water quality improvement or water resource development. May also support springs protection efforts through planning, managing and conducting environmental research investigations, water quality, and habitat restoration projects.
Provides scientific or technical guidance, support, coordination, or oversight to management, internal staff, other governmental agencies, environmental programs, industry, or the public; Provides information or clarification to questions from a variety of stakeholders; Reviews, evaluates, and prepares technical reports including recommendations, agreements, specifications, permit applications, contracts, and other related correspondences for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with government rules and regulations while updating key stakeholders as needed; Communicates scientific and technical information in various formats such as charts, graphs, briefings, reports, and/or presentations.
Performs project management duties as needed, including preparation and evaluation of request for proposals and bids, scopes of work, contract negotiations, contractor oversight, reviews and approves invoices, reviews final deliverables for consultant studies, and cost tracking against budgeted funds; Coordinates project activities and technical work with other Section and District staff; May assist with surface water improvement and management plans (SWIM Plans), springs protection efforts, and implementation of state water quality improvement initiatives with other agencies and groups; Assists with other Section and District initiatives as required and assigned; Participates in District emergency operations or other duties as assigned.
2 years: Related work experience in environmental engineering, hydrology, ecohydrology, estuarine or stream habitat modeling, and/or water quality modeling for Staff Engineer or Staff Hydrogeologist position level5 years: Related work experience in environmental engineering, hydrology, ecohydrology, estuarine or stream habitat modeling, and/or water quality modeling and a valid Professional Engineer (PE) or Professional Geologist (PG) License for Professional Engineer or Professional Geologist position level
Licenses & CertificationsRequired
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Engineer or Hydrogeologist Job Posting