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Prof Geologist (#PGEOCSBQ) CSBQ
$23.34-$38.17 Hourly / $4,045.60-$6,616.13 Monthly / $48,547.20-$79,393.60 Yearly


Performs professional geological duties, requiring licensure by the Florida Board of Professional Geologists, involving the evaluation of geological feature interpretations submitted by applicants in support of environmental permitting and remediation plans. May also involve administrative and supervisory duties.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Current registration in the State of Florida as a Professional Geologist.


  • 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.


  • Considerable knowledge of geologic and hydrogeologic principles and practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of the terminology, principles and techniques of geological research analysis and testing.
  • Considerable knowledge of chemical and physical contaminant transport.
  • Considerable knowledge of the procedures, equipment and materials used in laboratory testing and analysis.
  • Considerable knowledge of the desgin and operation of soil and ground water remedial systems.
  • Considerable knowledge of data collection methods.
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.
  • Skill in the use of scientific and geological laboratory and field equipment.
  • Skill in interpreting technical data, diagrams and information.
  • Ability to assess environmental impact of complex geological projects.
  • Ability to collect, record and perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of scientific data relating to geology and hydrogeology.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.


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.

  • Reviews, evaluates and certifies lithologic, stratigraphic, hydrogeologic and environmental feature interpretations submitted by applicants in support of permit requests for ground water monitoring projects, reclaimed water disposal systems, site contamination assessment and remediation projects, municipal water well field design, injection well systems and other ground water projects.
  • Reviews hydrogeological and geological reports on petroleum contaminted sites to prepare, signs and seal construction and operation permits involving reclaimed water resue and/or disposal systems.
  • Signs and seals Orders (excluding Remedial Action Plan Approval Orders) under local program petroleum cleanup contract with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Evaluates proposed water scopes and associated cost estimates submitted by environmental firms under contract with the County.
  • Reviews ground water monitoring reports submitted as a result of permit requirements or enforcement mandates and provides signed and sealed recommendations to management.
  • Reviews and evaluates periodic status reports for petroleum contamination sites undergoing remediation to ensure compliance with approved Remedial Action Plans.
  • Provides technical support and assistance to enforcement and legal departments and consent order negotiations, and provides expert testimony and advice on geological issues during permit appeal hearings.
  • Develops remedial monitoring field inspection programs, supervises inspection staff, and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Maintains the ambient ground water network database.
  • Receives, evaluates and processes citizen's complaints and provides guidance on technical regulatory questions.
  • Supervises the work of subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CLASS: PGEOCSBQ; EST: 6/28/2015; REV: ;