Company: State of Florida

Job description: Requisition No: 720381

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: GOVT. OPERS. CONSULTANT I – 37002564

Position Number: 37002564

Salary: $34,501.56

Posting Closing Date: 09/05/2022


State of Florida, Department of Environmental Protection

Open Competitive

Our Organization and Mission:

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of DEP is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystem.

The Work You Will Do:

Coordinates and assist with various State, Federal and other governmental agencies regarding the management, use of state-owned lands.

The Division of State Lands, as Florida’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship, serves as staff to the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund (Governor and Cabinet). As such, the division’s role goes far beyond just acquiring lands for protection. It provides oversight for the management of activities on more than 12 million acres of public lands including lakes, rivers and islands. These public lands help ensure all Florida’s residents and visitors can truly appreciate the state’s unique landscapes.

The Bureau of Public Land Administration (BPLA) is the Board of Trustees’ real estate administration program within the Division of State Lands that generates revenue through a variety of instruments benefiting the Board of Trustees and other state agencies, for the management, administration, protection and conservation of state-owned lands.

The Difference You Will Make:

Working with a diverse group of team members with a focus on land management and customer service. The bureau produces approximately 1,200 instruments a year and engages with those lessees who perform the day-to-day management of the state’s land portfolio.

How You Will Grow:

DEP encourages its leaders to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies. We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly.

Where You Will Work:

Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital City, lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. Home to two major universities as well as state government, Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend. Boasting proximity to the coast and centrally located to popular tourist destinations, Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career. Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you find yourself on the career ladder. Office Location: Carr Building, 3800 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida.

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click

); * Flexible Spending Accounts;

  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit .


$34,501.56 Annually

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the coordination, planning and management of state-owned properties through the drafting and management of leases, subleases, amendment to leases, release of leases, easements, and other authorizations to state, local and federal agencies and the private sector. Consults with various personnel from state, local and regional entities, private individuals and organizations to evaluate requests for use of state lands. Responsible for resolving real estate matters in order to provide excellent internal and external customer service to those entities or persons requesting the use of state-owned property. These duties are to be performed independently, under limited supervision to include an excellent working knowledge of the rules and statutes governing the use of state-owned property, section Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and exhibiting skilled decision-making techniques in evaluating, planning and integrating analysis of data to formulate solutions, strategies, policies or recommendations of a specialized or technical nature.
  • Responsible for the input of all personal work products into the electronic document storage system and responsible for assisting in the bureau efforts to reduce the cost of doing business through the scanning of paper files currently in bureau storage with accuracy.
  • Carry out the annual review of unmanaged land. This includes reviewing, analyzing, providing all documentation of support and assisting in making recommendations to place parcels under management, correct database records, recommend for surplus or retain in state ownership based upon bureau review procedures, which includes interpreting data as it relates to natural communities, historical resources, encumbrances and the review of land deed restrictions and/or restrictions and reversionary language.
  • Assist in identifying, tracking, researching and reconciliation of the Facilities Inventory Tracking System (FITS) annual data update for the Bureau in coordination with State-Owned Lands Inventory and Administrative Services by annual deadlines in order for the Division Director to complete annual certification statements. Operates a PC based GIS workstation. Researches land records to determine record ownership. Interprets original survey notes for plotting parcel boundaries. Uses coordinate geometry to calculate the area of land parcels. Plots and checks center lines and right-of-way lines; computes horizontal curves; plots township and section lines as described in the public land survey system and plots parcels by aliquot part. Reviews title evidence interprets legal descriptions of real property and plots parcel boundary lines on computer-generated maps. Prepares and maintains maps and charts indicting the locations of State land parcels. Assists in the maintenance of multiple GIS databases. Maintains accurate production and tracking files. Researches and maps subdivision boundaries that are required to locate State land parcels. Utilizes desktop GIS to plot, view and analyze cadastral data. Uses spreadsheet and database applications to generate reports. Designs and plots ESRI ArcGIS generated maps, reports and other graphics for display.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and Skilled in:

; problem solving techniques; research techniques; real estate practices; effective communication; education or experience in the use of ESRI ArcGIS software and one or more of the following: land surveying, topographic mapping, or land records research; the use of personal computers; Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe Acrobat. * Skill in and Ability to: utilize data systems; demonstrate excellent and professional speaking, writing, grammatical and analytical skills; communicate effectively and professionally with varying audiences via phone, email, webinar and public presentations; compile, organize and analyze data with a MS Excel proficiency of intermediate or higher; review the status of lands owned by the state and demonstrate sound real estate practices in recommendations to management for the future uses of state lands; organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, maps, documents and other materials.

  • Ability to: use a personal computer; demonstrate the ability to work independently and demonstrate self-motivation; determine work priorities and ensure proper completion of work assignments within assigned timeframes; conduct fact-finding research, utilize problem-solving techniques, reconcile data, make decisions and present results based on accurate and definitive research; evaluate programs for process improvement and streamlined work procedures; collect, evaluate and analyze data to develop alternative recommendations; document work and other activities relating to the improvement of operational and management practices; demonstrate ability to think creatively and exercise common sense; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; demonstrate teamwork; maintain a valid driver’s license.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of: the concepts, terminology, principles and analytical techniques of Land Survey Drafting and Land Records Research; Geographic information Systems.
  • Skill in: the use of scanners, printers, plotters and other various office related equipment.
  • Ability to: analyze and interpret land survey data; apply Geographic Information System analysis techniques.
  • Experience: researching land records including property appraiser tax parcel data; reading, interpreting and plotting land descriptions from deeds; using ESRI ArcGIS or AutoCAD for creating and editing polygons; creating maps or other visual aids to display land boundary parcels.

Contact Information:


DEP is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience, and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following email addresses:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Expected salary: $34501.56 per year

Location: Tallahassee, FL

Job date: Wed, 24 Aug 2022 22:45:01 GMT

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