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A career at FMPA means working on a team that helps keep the lights on in communities across Florida. Every day brings new challenges and opportunities for career development, and we thank all those who apply to be a part of our team. We take our time to review each application thoroughly. As a result we are unable to respond to every job applicant. Should your qualifications match our staffing needs, we will contact you directly. FMPA and its members are Equal Opportunity Employers.


FMPA Member Jobs

FMPA’s members are currently recruiting for the positions listed below. Please note, these positions are located in various Florida cities. To apply, please follow the directions on the individual job posting. Questions about these positions should be directed to the listed employer. FMPA and its members are Equal Opportunity Employers.

  • ENGINEERING MANAGER- Lake Worth, FL

    Description

    Reporting to Assistant Director – Electric T&D, the Engineering Services Manager manages the engineering support functions necessary for the electric utility to properly plan for and execute projects and operating activities.  This includes activities such as capital and O&M project planning and budgeting, project cost estimating and tracking, engineering/materials/construction coordination.  

    The Engineering Services Manager understands the business of electric utility operations, the importance of system reliability, and effectively communicates with department heads and establishes priorities for the provision of support services.  

    The Engineering Services Manager manages the annual and long-term planning function for O&M and capital improvements necessary to improve the safety and reliability of the T&D system; prepares bid documents, Staff Reports, Fiscal Impact Statements, participates in vendor/supplier selections, etc. 

    Position Requirements

    The Engineering Services Manager manages the development and implementation of relevant specifications, standards, prepares grant applications, project management processes and documentation, issues work authorizations, ensures timely deliverables on projects, oversees and manages construction projects as needed, and reviews/approves invoices for payment. Is responsible for contract administration as it relates to acquisition of projects materials, equipment, and services to ensure compliance with specifications, conformance with funding requirements, and the process of department submissions for payment for materials and services. 

    The Engineering Services Manager leads special projects that benefit from his/her knowledge of electric utility operations and electric utility/City needs to achieve the desired outcomes.  Projects may include management of the electric utilities pole attachment and join use agreements, coordination of planning and field activities with other utility providers such as water, sewer, and telecommunications, building/facilities services, public safety, etc.

    The Engineering Services Manager must an energetic and detailed-oriented professional responsible for effectively supporting the Electric Utility’s operating departments. The ideal candidate will be a highly-skilled manager with the ability to recommend and implement changes in work flows and support services, including effective coordination with supporting City departments.  The candidate must be capable of working and operating in a manner conducive to motivating department and non-department employees to collaborate and support the needs of the electric utility. The Engineering Services Manager must exhibit technical competency, analytical skills, and communication skills to effectively establish and communicate priorities to the team.  A strong sense of ownership for results, continuous improvement, team and public safety, competitive cost yet effective project delivery, and a highly professional approach to problem solving should be readily evidenced.


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  • Apprentice Lineman I or Apprentice Lineman II (Based on level of qualifications)

    Description

    Performs routine skilled work in the construction and maintenance of the electric utility distribution system.

    Position Requirements

    Apprentice Lineman I 
    Supplies line workers with materials and tools while they are involved in line work activities. Checks location of existing utility lines to ensure safe installation.  Prepares pad sites, conduit, and related materials for installation.  Sets pad-mounted equipment, installs underground cable, and makes terminations.   Digs holes and trenches for the installation of poles and underground lines.  Prepares transformers, cut outs, cross arms and street lights for use in overhead line work.  Stock trucks with required material, supplies and tools.  Cleans and repairs tools regularly.   May be required to be on standby for trouble calls outside of normal working hours.  Must be available to respond immediately following storm events and other emergencies impacting the electric system.  May be required to work nights and weekend shifts.  Employee is expected to advance through task system to become classified as Lineman. Ability to lift or displace up to 100 pounds. Performs related tasks as required.

     

    Apprentice Lineman II 

    Assists in the installation, maintenance and repair work on low and high voltage lines.  Checks location of existing utility lines to ensure safe installation.  Prepares pad sites, conduit, and related materials for installation.  Sets pad-mounted equipment, installs underground cable, and makes terminations.  Digs holes and trenches for the installation of poles and underground lines.  Prepares transformers, cut outs, cross arms and streetlights for use in overhead line work. Stock trucks with required material, supplies and tools.   Cleans and repairs tools regularly. May be required to be on standby for trouble calls outside of normal working hours.   Must be available to respond immediately following storm events and other emergencies impacting the electric system.  May be required to work nights and weekend shifts.    Employee is expected to advance through task system to become classified as Lineman.  Performs related tasks as required.


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  • Network Administrator – Kissimmee, Fla.

    Description

    Supports internal and external data and telephony networks. Maintains all systems, applications, security, and network configurations. Troubleshoots network performance issues. Upgrades network software/hardware and installs patches. Provides technical support and guidance to users. Position is under the supervision of the Network Engineering Manager.

    Position Requirements

    • Thorough knowledge of Checkpoint firewalls, HP switching, and Cisco routers, switches and firewalls. Experience with Cisco Unified Communication applications including CUCM, UCCX, Presence, Unity, and Jabber. In-depth understanding of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is preferred.
    • Working knowledge with the following: VMware, Veeam, Barracuda spam firewalls and backup appliances, Cisco ISE, Duo MFA, Windows Servers and workstations, SQL, IIS, email, backup/replication, wireless networks, BGP, DNS, VPN, VOIP, data cabling, UNIX, Linux, web technologies, remote access, and Active Directory.
    • Ability to understand and carry out oral/written instructions, proactively monitor all systems, work in a team environment, and perform general customer support.
    • Must be a quick learner with good documentation and communication skills. Able to work in a fast-paced environment. Must possess good problem solving skills and work independently. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Must be able to lift or displace up to 50 lbs.

    Salary range:  (Low) $30.59 – (High) $43.13.  Excellent benefits


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  • Sr. Manager of Electric System Operations & Compliance – Homestead, Fla.

    Description

    Highly specialized, technical, supervisory and administrative position responsible for the planning, direction, development, implementation, maintenance, and coordination of procedures designed to yield the most economic generation mix for varying system conditions. Also accountable for the day to day operations of the System Operations/Dispatch Control Center and associated personnel, and for ensuring the transmission and distribution systems are configured and maintained in such a way that complies with all FERG, NERC, SERC and FRCC Reliability Standards as well as Environmental regulations and standards.

    Position Requirements

    • A four-year Engineering or Engineering Technology degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the electric utility industry or an affiliated company, including experience in system operations, system planning, accounting, transmission and distribution systems, environmental compliance, and regulatory compliance.
    • Experience working with regulatory commissions (NERC, FERC, state commissions) is a plus.
    • Must either possess North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) certification or be able to become NERC certified within six (6) months of hire.
    • Ability to supervise, direct, plan, and project engineering functions as applied to system.

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  • Customer Service Rep – Lake Worth, Fla.

    Description

    Under general supervision, responsible for handling customer questions, payments, complaints, and billing inquiries with the highest degree of courtesy and professionalism to resolve customer issues with one stop resolution.

    Position Requirements

    • Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments and the public
    • Fast learner-
    • Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction
    • Technologically savvy- Ability to work with multiple systems and applications simultaneously
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Adaptability- willingness to jump in and adapt to the process
    • Knowledge of good customer relations practices.
    • Knowledge of standard office procedures.
    • Knowledge of electric and water utility.
    • Ability to handle conflict.
    • Skill in oral and written communication.
    • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
    • Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
    • Skill in decision making using independent judgment.
    • Skill in use of variety of office machines and computer equipment.
    • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
    • Maintain a positive and professional demeanor. 
    • Ability to train others.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Ability/willingness to create and support a safe work environment.
    • Performs other duties within the Customer Service Division as may be assigned.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Graduation from High School or equivalent, plus (3) years’ experience in a customer service office position performing the above skills and knowledge. Bilingual a plus or preferred. 


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  • Assistant City Attorney II – Tallahassee, Fla.

    Description

    The City of Tallahassee’s workforce is our community's lifeblood, we offer diverse career opportunities, a positive work life balance, competitive compensation, exceptional wellness programs and comprehensive benefit packages all which positions us to be the premier employer of choice for this area. Come be part of something HUGE!

    A completed City of Tallahassee employment application is required. A resume may be attached to the application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applicants must apply on-line via the internet at https://www.talgov.com/employment/employment.aspx. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (850) 891-8214

    Job Description:

    This is a paraprofessional, legal support position providing assistance to the legal staff of the City Attorney's Office.  Duties include analyzing and summarizing information on statutes, ordinances and other legal materials, conducting legal research, preparation of case files and legal documents, and general administrative assistance as needed.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Deputy or Senior Assistant City Attorney and the work is reviewed through observation, reports, conferences and for the achievements of the desired results.

    Essential Duties

    Conducts legal research and summarizes information and presents findings to attorneys.  Analyzes, compiles and summarizes information on statutes, ordinances, legal decisions, opinions, rulings, memoranda or other legal material for internal use.  Examines legal instruments or other documents to assure completeness of information and conformance to pertinent laws, rules, regulations, precedents or office requirement.  Investigates claims and legal complaints and coordinates with staff attorneys, outside counsel and insurance adjusters on appropriate disposition of cases.  Investigates claims and legal complaints against the City, collects pertinent documents, analyses cases and reports findings to staff attorneys.  Prepares drafts of legal documents researches and composes correspondence for staff attorneys.  Performs related work as required.

    Other Important Duties

    Assists in selecting, assembling, and summarizing information on legal instruments and specific legal subjects.  Performs related work as required.

    Position Requirements

    Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

    Knowledge of law office policies and procedures.  Knowledge of business English, spelling and punctuation.  Knowledge of legal research procedures and techniques.  Knowledge of filing systems and records management.  Ability to research, analyze, and condense large amounts of information into clear, concise format for attorney review.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting organizational rules, regulations, policies and procedures.  Ability to perform routine to complex administrative support activities, research and compile data; and prepare correspondence and reports.  Skill in the operation of a personal computer and the associated programs and applications needed to perform on-line legal research and other functions necessary for successful job performance.

    Minimum Training and Experience

    Possession of an associate’s degree in paralegal studies from an accredited community college and two years of experience as a paralegal; or successful completion of 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours at an accredited college or university and two years of experience as a paralegal; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

    Necessary Special Requirements

    Must be a Registered Florida Paralegal or a Certified Paralegal or Certified Legal Assistant within one year of appointment.  Must possess a valid State Class E State driver’s license at the time of appointment.

    Preference may be given to applicants with transactional law and utilities law experience.

    COMPENSATION

    The City of Tallahassee offers competitive salary and benefits. In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers a full slate of benefits for its employees including a defined benefit pension plan, City contribution to a 401K plan, cafeteria style benefit offerings including Flexbucks, 12 paid holidays, personal leave, sick leave, and catastrophic leave.

    The City of Tallahassee is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

    If you require an accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at 850-891-8950 or at [email protected]

    Veterans Preference:

    Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority, and certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements, in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans’ Preference, go to http://floridavets.org/benefits-services/veterans-preference/, or call Human Resources & Workforce Development at (850) 891-8214 IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans’ Preference, applicants MUST upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening. Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans in accordance with Florida Statues 295.085.


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  • Lineworker-Journey Level – Tallahassee, Fla.

    Description

    This is highly skilled journey level work in the transmission and distribution areas of the Electric & Gas Utility.  Work consists of overhead and underground line work and service truck work, overseeing and directing the activities of other employees, training and instructing other employees and participating in required training programs. 

    ABOUT TALLAHASSEE

    Tallahassee is a vibrant City that is home to Florida’s state government, two major universities – Florida State University and Florida A&M University, as well as one of the largest community colleges in the state – Tallahassee Community College.   Centrally located in the panhandle, Tallahassee is only hours away from white sandy Gulf beaches, Walt Disney World and the Atlantic Ocean.  Tallahassee has one of the top parks and recreation departments in the country and was recently named an All-America City for the 2nd time.  Leon County Schools were recognized by the Florida State Board of Education as an Academically High Performing District for the second year in a row.

    Tallahassee’s Electric Utility provides reliable electric service to over 123,000 customers in a 221 square mile service territory that includes both the City of Tallahassee and portions of the unincorporated areas of Leon County.  A full service vertical electric utility, Tallahassee has 700 MW of generation located at three sites, 60MW of solar under a Purchase Power Agreement, 224 miles of transmission (115kv & 230 kv), 28 substations with two more in engineering, and 3,631 miles of distribution.  The City’s Electric Utility is registered as a Balancing Authority, Transmission Owner/Operator and Generation Owner/Operator under the NERC Reliability Standards.

    Tallahassee Electric has been recognized nationally and regionally for its strong performance.  These recognitions have included the APPA E. F. Scattergood Award, two APPA DEED Energy Innovator Awards, FMEA Safety Award, six time APPA Reliable Public Power Provider at the Gold level, and Power Magazine naming the City’s Hopkins Generating Plant one of the Top Six Gas Fired Power Plants in the World.

    Position Requirements

    MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

    Possession of a high school diploma or an equivalent recognized certificate and completion of the Electric & Gas Utility apprenticeship program for Lineworker – Journey Level; completion of an external apprenticeship program in linework and one year of journey level work experience. Experience may be substituted for required education on a year by year bases that includes erection, maintenance and repair of overhead and/or underground electrical distribution and transmission line systems.

    Individuals in these classifications are:

    • Considered essential employees during emergency/storm events and must be able to work 16 hours per day for extended periods of time and may be required to be away from their family.
    • Must be available to serve on-call and are subject to having to work outside of their assigned shift/schedule to meet operational needs.
    • Individuals in this classification are subject to being deployed for mutual aid assignments out of town. These mutual aid assignments will require travel, extended work days and working 16 hours per day during deployment.
    • Must be available to work a rotation shift that covers 7 days a week with extended hours until 10 PM in the evenings.

    HOW TO APPLY

    A completed City of Tallahassee employment application is required. A resume may be attached to the application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applicants must apply on-line at https://www.talgov.com/employment/employment.aspx

    If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at

     (850) 891-8214

    COMPENSATION

    The City of Tallahassee offers competitive salary and benefits. In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers a full slate of benefits for its employees including a defined benefit pension plan, City contribution to a 401K plan, cafeteria style benefit offerings including Flexbucks, 11 paid holidays, personal leave, sick leave, personal leave days, a floating holiday, and catastrophic leave.

    The City of Tallahassee is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran’s Preference Employer.

    If you have a disability requiring accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, in the Office of Diversity& Inclusion at (850) 891-8950 or at [email protected] Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans in accordance with Florida Statues 295.085.


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  • Electric Utility Engineer I/II/III – Tallahassee, Fla.

    Description

    The City of Tallahassee – Electric & Gas Utility has three immediate engineering openings within its Electric Utility – two within the Power Delivery division and one within the System Planning division.  Applications are being sought for engineering candidates at any level, with a preference for candidates with background in Substation Design Engineering and Distribution Engineering (for Power Delivery openings) or Renewable Energy and/or Computer Modelling/Simulation (for System Planning opening). The minimum requirements for each level are outlined below.

    ABOUT TALLAHASSEE

    Tallahassee is a vibrant City that is home to Florida’s state government, two major universities – Florida State University and Florida A&M University, as well as one of the largest community colleges in the state – Tallahassee Community College.   Centrally located in the panhandle, Tallahassee is only hours away from white sandy Gulf beaches, Walt Disney World, and the Atlantic Ocean.  Tallahassee has one of the top parks and recreation departments in the country and was named an All America City twice.  Leon County Schools were recognized by the Florida State Board of Education as an Academically High Performing District for the second year in a row.

    Tallahassee’s Electric & Gas Utility provides reliable electric service to over 125,000 customers in a 221 square mile service territory that includes both the City of Tallahassee and portions of the unincorporated areas of Leon County.  As a full service, vertically integrated electric utility, Tallahassee has 725 MW of generation located at three sites, 62MW of solar under a Purchase Power Agreement, 224 miles of transmission (115kv & 230 kv), 28 substations with two more in engineering, and 3,631 miles of distribution.  The City’s Electric Utility is registered as a Balancing Authority, Transmission Owner/Operator, and Generation Owner/Operator under the NERC Reliability Standards.

    Tallahassee Electric has been recognized nationally and regionally for its strong performance.  These recognitions have included the APWA State Project of the Year Award, APPA E. F. Scattergood Award, three APPA DEED Energy Innovator Awards, FMEA Safety Award, six-time APPA Reliable Public Power Provider at the Gold level, APPA Smart Energy Provider designation, and Power Magazine naming the City’s Hopkins Generating Plant one of the Top Six Gas Fired Power Plants in the World.

    SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITES

    These positions provide engineering support for the Power Delivery and System Planning teams independently.  For Power Delivery positions, the engineering support includes the design of transmission, substation, distribution and system protection schemes. It also includes support to Division field personnel by conducting field work in staking poles and lights, checking temporary services for safety and construction requirements and preparing field notes. For the System Planning position, the engineering support includes conducting studies related to planning of generation, transmission, and alternative/renewable energy facilities, and support the City of Tallahassee’s 2035 and 2050 Clean Energy goals. Depending upon the level of engineering experience, the responsibilities for these positions will range from acting as a project manager and lead, including potential supervisory responsibilities (III level) to an entry level engineer (I level).

    Position Requirements

    EDUCATION, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE and REQUIREMENTS

    The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

    • Engineer I: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably electrical engineering.
    • Engineer II: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably electrical engineering, and two years of electric utility experience. A master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
    • Engineer III: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably electrical engineering, and five years of electric utility experience.  A master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

    Desirable Skills- Power Delivery

    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and their applications.
    • Experience with technical project management, including preparing cost estimates, specifications and bid/RFP documents.
    • Ability to interpret drawings, diagrams and instruction manuals and able to prepare or modify drawings in electronic format.
    • Ability to effectively communicate technical information clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

    Desirable Skills- System Planning

    • Experience with computer models for the simulation of physical operations.
    • Experience with technical project management, including engineering economic analysis of project alternatives.
    • Knowledge of renewable energy technologies, energy storage systems, and electric utility operations.
    • Ability to effectively communicate technical information clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

    Individuals in these classifications are:

    • Considered essential employees during emergency/storm events and must be able to work 16 hours per day for extended periods of time and may be required to be away from their family.
    • Must be available to serve on-call and are subject to having to work outside of their assigned shift/schedule to meet operational needs.
    • Must possess a valid Class E State driver’s license at time of appointment.

    HOW TO APPLY

    A completed City of Tallahassee employment application is required. A resume may be attached to the application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applicants must apply on-line via the internet at https://www.talgov.com/employment/employment.aspx. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (850) 891-8214

    COMPENSATION

    The City of Tallahassee offers competitive salary and benefits. In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers a full slate of benefits for its employees including a defined benefit pension plan, City contribution to a 401K plan, cafeteria style benefit offerings including Flexbucks, 12 paid holidays, personal leave, sick leave, and catastrophic leave.

    The City of Tallahassee is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran’s Preference Employer.

    If you have a disability requiring accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, in the Office of Diversity& Inclusion at (850) 891-8950 or at [email protected] Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans in accordance with Florida Statues 295.085.


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  • Substation/Distribution Engineer – Homestead, Fla.

    Description

    General Function:

    Responsible for performing electric system distribution and substation analysis, protection and coordination studies.  Provide technical assistance to the line operations assisting with the emergency restoration of service.  Analyze problems, perform investigations, determine solutions and prepare and/or direct other engineering staff in preparation of engineering drawings, plans, maps and details related to the various Divisions of the Electric Utility Department.

    Work involves considerable independence to evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering technique, procedures, and criteria under the general direction of the Distribution Supervisor.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Performs Distribution and Substation load flow analysis, Planning, Feeder Coordination studies, fault current and reliability analysis.
    • Analyzes and troubleshoots Protection and Coordination settings on the Substation Relays, Distribution Automation devices (S&C) in conjunction with NERC PRC Standards.
    • Coordinates with other personnel to compile and maintain accurate utility maps, maintenance reports, and other information regarding the utility system. Ensures computer-generated maps of the utility system and associated database information are kept current.
    • Responsible for maintenance/enhancement of the GIS Distribution system.  Must be familiar with NESC, NEC and general overhead and underground Distribution Construction Standards.
    • Design and plan for distribution and as needed, substation systems, and prepare technical and administrative reports, perform load flow analysis using engineering software.
    • Able to prepare and conduct high-voltage switching orders, and must be familiar with tagging procedures.
    • Accurate interpretation of control drawings, analysis and preparation of plan for substations modifications.
    • Perform multiple tasks and projects for the 13.2 kV Municipal Distribution and Substation System.
    • Prepares standard drawings for use as guidelines to the electric distribution crews.
    • Engineering services for various divisions of the Utility Department as required.
    • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Position Requirements

    Requirements:

    • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university.  Electrical Engineering is preferred.
    • Ability to obtain E.I.T. or P.E. license in one year.
    • Must be proficient in AutoCAD, and ArcFM G.I.S. software.
    • Must be familiar with PC; Windows and Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
    • Must be proficient with Power Flow Software such as SKM, Windmil, LightTable, CAPE or ASPEN.
    • Must be proficient with Relay Software such as SEL AcSELerator, ABB WinECP, GE Enervista and other relay software. SEL 351, SEL 421 and GE D60 experience preferred.
    • Experience with S&C Software IntelliLink, SCC 1.8, ProVision, Distribution Automation software a plus.
    • Must be able to understand and comprehend written and verbal instructions.
    • Physically capable of fieldwork on foot in rough, unpaved areas when necessary.
    • Must be able to take and pass a urinary test for drugs.
    • Must possess a valid state of Florida driver’s license.

    Salary

    $81,037 – $99, 154 annually

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