30 days old

Environmental Scientist/Project Manager (0686)

Southwest Florida Water Management District
Brooksville, Florida 34604
  • Payrate
    $40,705 To $54,150 Yearly
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District), a leader in protecting Florida's water resources, is seeking an Environmental Scientist/Project Manager in support of the Water Resources Bureau. This position will conduct professional-level technical and administrative work using understanding of wastewater\water conservation issues, processes and policies. The successful candidate will manage project contracts, gather technical data, and compile findings. Communication and organizational skills working with teams, utilizing presentations, and writing reports. Develop, implement or assist with water resource\environmental related projects. Moderate field work in assisting utility services group with leak detection activities, surface and groundwater sampling, and project site inspection.

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.

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.

Essential Functions

  • Evaluate and manage Cooperative Funding Initiative (CFI) projects
    • Develop or update project plans for projects including information such as project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, schedules, materials, funds, and other resources.
    • Prepare project status reports and recommendations by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information.
    • Develop and manage budgets for projects, including tracking of funding sources, authorization of payouts to vendors based upon project milestones or contract requirements.
  • Evaluate data to address issues such as surface water or groundwater quality, reclaimed water metrics and field inspection of District Initiative projects
    • Provide information or clarification to questions from a variety of stakeholders such as executive and senior management, peers, and the public on water quality issues.
    • Perform project management duties as needed, including preparation and evaluation of requests for proposals and bids; scopes of work; contract negotiations; contractor oversight, and cost tracking against budgeted funds.
    • Perform site inspection and water quality sampling on District Initiatives.
  • Utility Services Group-Leak Detection surveys
    • Assist with detection surveys every fiscal year and if needed to assist other utility services (water audits and flushing reduction).
    • Coordinate, and compile data from the District's Leak Detection Survey Program. 
    • Assist with preparing training events for utilities looking to create their own leak detection program.
  • Assist with development of legislatively required reports as needed
    • Prepare reports including recommendations, agreements, specifications, contracts and other related correspondences and updates key stakeholders as needed.
    • Serve as a technical resource and liaison between other agencies, local governments, consultants and members of the public.
    • Assist with reclaimed water issue resolution.
  • Serve as a Conservation Initiative team member
    • Assist utilities within the District, in achieving a goal of 150 gallons per day (gpd) or less, especially in priority areas such as the Northern Region and Polk County.




Bachelors or better in Environmental Science or related field.




• No related work experience required for Environmental Scientist position level

2 years: Environmental science or project management related work experience for Staff Environmental Scientist position level


• Completed OSHA Safety Training

Licenses & Certifications


Driver's License

Salary Details

Minimum to approximately 25% annual rates displayed. Starting pay will be based upon education and experience.


Posted: 2019-10-17 Expires: 2019-12-01

Employment Trends

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Environmental Scientist/Project Manager (0686)

Southwest Florida Water Management District
Brooksville, Florida 34604

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast