SEA TURTLE HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN FIELD MANAGER - ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
The County of Volusia is seeking an experienced Environmental Specialist II - Working Title Sea Turtle Conservation Plan Field Manager for the Environmental Management division. This position is located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the county's federal permit for the protection of threatened and endangered sea turtles; as well as coordinating and implementing field activities, staffing, contract workers and training in support of the HCP. The selected candidate must be detail oriented, self motivated, and must have supervisory skills and a proven ability to interact positively with the public, non-governmental organizations, as well as state, federal, and local governmental agencies
Three (3) years as an Environmental Specialist I with the County; OR Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or related field, AND three (3) years of experience in environmental management. A comparable amount of education, training, and experience to include environmental management experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. The preferred candidate, having met the minimum requirements; will have experience working with sea turtles, conducting sea turtle monitoring activities, and performing shorebird identification, as well as database management, using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and driving All Terrain Vehicles (ATV), Four Wheel Drive Vehicles, trailers, and boats.
*Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
•Knowledge of County, State, and Federal environmental codes, ordinances, and rules pertaining to sea turtles and coastal wildlife.
•Knowledge of the principles and practices of environmental science, and Florida's coastal ecosystem.
•Able to operate equipment used for data collection and field work; GPS, 4 X 4 trucks, UTV's, boat handling and trailering.
•Able to identify and classify biological specimens.
•Able to meet and deal effectively with the general public and to explain and enforce regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially.
•Able to work effectively with other County, municipal, State and Federal agencies, and the general public.
•Able to organize and manage multiple tasks or projects simultaneously.
•Able to supervise subordinates, volunteers, student interns, and contract staff.
•Able to work under stressful conditions.
•Able to interact effectively with others.
•Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.
Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend technical and professional journals and manuals, reports, blueprints, legal documents. Ability to write clearly and concisely memos, letters, reports. Ability to speak publicly and extemporaneously on technical subjects. Ability to perform basic mathematical functions. Ability to analyze data and develop conclusions.
Physical Demands: Medium Work. Ability to lift, pull, push, carry up to 40 lbs. Ability to traverse uneven and/or wet ground and soft sand. Ability to see, hear, talk, feel, kneel, reach, balance and climb. Visual acuity (peripheral vision, depth perception) to operate motorized vehicles and vessels and trailer, launch and re-trailer power boats.
Environmental Demands: Both inside and outside work. Exposure to salt water and air, inclement weather including humidity, heat, rain, cold, dust, mildew, noise, bright light, insects, and extended periods of time in the sun.
Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.