Performs professional and technical work in planning and managing a multitude of coastal projects and beach engineering projects identified in the County Beach Preservation Plan. This is a professional position, working under the general direction of the Natural Resources Manager.
Example of duties:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of coastal engineering, permitting requirements and environmental regulations. Knowledge of project management, contract administration, and management of grants. Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances and legislative processes. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with consultants, the general public, employees and agency officials. Ability to plan, design, permit, and construct beach management and other coastal projects from project initiation to completion. Ability to supervise and coordinate work of subordinate employees. Ability to review and evaluate technical coastal engineering data, models, reports, and studies. Ability to provide coastal engineering assistance in the event significant coastal storms and/or hurricanes impact the County. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Ability to effectively use a personal computer.
The required skills would normally be acquired through attainment of an undergraduate degree in Coastal Engineering, Civil Engineering, or equivalent from an accredited college or university plus progressively responsible experience in professional engineering work. Valid Florida driver's license, or could get one within 1 year. Must be a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida, or could attain a PE within 1 year. Current Open Water SCUBA diving certification is preferred.
Start date would be between December 2017 and May 2018. Starting earlier is preferred. Applications must be submitted online under the Indian River County Job Opportunities website.