Environmental Technician

Recruitment #1907-ENVTCHCPP2-002



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


The Hillsborough County Public Works Administration is seeking an Environmental Technician to assist crews in maintaining and preserving wetland mitigation sites and performing underground investigations of stormwater infrastructure assets. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of landscaping and grounds keeping practices and procedures. Candidate will also have the ability to perform strenuous physical activity to include hand-pulling weeds, operating backpack sprayer, small power tools, outdoors year-round exposed to heat, sun, high humidity, rain and other adverse weather conditions, and assist in other labor-intense activities. Candidate will walk/stand for prolonged periods of time (approximately six (6) hours) per day. The job also requires frequent fine manipulations, repetitive motion, lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 30 pounds, and occasional bending, crawling, climbing and stooping.


Performs duties conducting routine collection, evaluation and quality assurance review of air/water sampling data; monitoring of wetland mitigation sites; and the routine installation calibration, maintenance and operation of related instruments and equipment.


An Associate's degree in a Natural Science; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.


An equivalent combination of relevant education (not less than a high school diploma), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted above; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • Work is typically performed in a laboratory or out in the field (environmental sites, landfills, etc.)
  • May be required to work in subtropical climate.
  • Work requires walking, standing, stooping, and bending.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:

  • Performs technical fieldwork such as environmental gardening, planting, care and maintenance of desired plants and removal of undesired plants with manual and herbicide methods at assigned sites.
  • Acts as a lead worker, keeps, records, and makes reports and supervises lower level employees as necessary.
  • Assists with or conducts wetland monitoring events using statistical sampling methods.
  • Participates in various activities on wetland areas, including exotic and nuisance plant control, trash cleanup, site assessments, and re-vegetation of sites.
  • Assists with researching background information on mitigation sites for maintenance history, monitoring reports and project management history.
  • Assists with TV inspections on an as needed basis, including filling sandbags, plugging/dewatering storm systems, working in confined spaces and assisting in the maintenance of pump stations.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of native plant species and exotic/nuisance plant species in a wetland environment.
  • Knowledge of the birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals found in a wetland environment.
  • Knowledge of the usage of herbicides used in a wetland environment.
  • Knowledge of the usage of small power equipment such as mowers, brush cutters, weed eaters, chain saws that could be used in a wetland environment.
  • Knowledge in the usage of standard hand tools.
  • Skill in operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Skill in operation of a camera.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activity, outdoors year-round, to include hand-pulling weeds, operating backpack sprayer, small power tools, and assisting in other activities as directed.
  • Ability to lift 80 pounds when taking TV camera in and out of storm pipes.
  • Ability to read, understands, and extracts information from environmental As-built drawings
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.



We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

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Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*