SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
The Southwest Florida Water Management District, a leader in protecting water resources, is seeking a Project Manager in support of the Natural Systems and Restoration Bureau. This is technical, professional work in water resources with an emphasis on agricultural experience assisting in projects related to agricultural operations within the District. Develops, implements, assists, conducts data analysis, project management activities and tracks project performance associated with the Facilitating Agricultural Resource Management Systems (FARMS) Program.
FARMS is an agricultural, best management practices (BMPs), cost-share reimbursement program that involves water conservation and water quality aspects. The successful candidate will work closely with the agricultural community (private and public) in developing and implementing FARMS projects. This includes working with District staff on permitting actions associated with the implementation of FARMS projects as well as coordinating with other governmental agencies such as the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).
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.
- Coordinates and communicates with private agricultural producers to develop water conservation and water quality projects.
- Develops project scopes of work including budgets, cost/benefit analysis, project timelines and related contract information.
- Conducts site inspections during project construction to confirm compliance with contract terms.
- Develops FARMS project budget, processes project reimbursements and tracks project performance following construction completion.
- Inputs data into project databases including spreadsheets and GIS.
- Manages agricultural research projects with state universities including development of project scopes of work, deliverables, project timelines and contract payments.
- Reviews and approves reports, deliverables and invoices.
- Conducts public outreach to promote the FARMS Program and water conservation BMPs.
- Coordinates closely with the District’s Regulatory staff to assist in the development and implementation of FARMS projects including Water Use Permitting and Environmental Resource Permitting.
- Conducts special studies or projects as assigned and inputs data into databases.
- Develops, implements and tracks projects associated with the (FARMS) program, Back-plugging Program, Mini-FARMS Program and managing research projects within the Natural Systems and Restoration Bureau.
- Participates in District emergency management activities and other departmental activities and performs other duties as needed.
Bachelors or better in Agriculture or related field.
Bachelors or better in Biology or related field.
Bachelors or better in Environmental Science or related field.
Bachelors or better in Geology or related field.
Bachelors or better in Hydrology or related field.
Bachelors or better in Natural Resource Conservation or related field.
Bachelors or better in Soil and Water Science or related field.
1 year: Related experience in project management and/or agriculture for Project Manager 1 level
3 years: Related experience in project management and/or agriculture for Project Manager 2 level
- Experience with communicating scientific and technical information in various formats including reports, presentations, charts and graphs
- Contract management experience
- Water Use Permitting experience
- Experience with ArcGIS
- Agricultural experience
Licenses & Certifications
HOW TO APPLY:
Please visit www.watermatters.org/careers for a more detailed job posting, as well as information on the Benefits offered by the District. Applications are submitted online through the District’s Careers page. Accepting applications until July 9, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.