Deputy Director, Resilience and Coastal Protection
State of Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection manages more than 4.9 million acres of submerged lands and coastal uplands in Florida. The office oversees Forty-one aquatic preserves, three National Estuarine Research Reserves, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and distinct programs addressing activities focused on Coastal Management, Clean Boating, Resilient Coastlines, Coral Reef Conservation, Outer Continental Shelf activities and beach and inlet management.
Summary of position:
The Deputy Director will oversee the Florida Coastal Zone Management Program, the Outer Continental Shelf Program, the Clean Boating /Clean Vessel Act Programs and the Regional Ocean Partnership Program. The incumbent will also work closely with forty-one Aquatic Preserves to address state regulatory review, strategic planning and resource conservation efforts of the Agency. This high-level position reporting to the Director, will direct and coordinate actions with internal and external stakeholders, including communicating with leadership, program staff and other functional departments. The ideal candidate will possess discipline-specific knowledge, leadership and business skills to promote the sustainability and efficiency of agency related environmental regulations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: