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Contract Inspection Specialist with South Florida Water Management District in Ft Lauderdale, Florida

Type of position Full time
Employer South Florida Water Management District
Description of Employer The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 8.1 million residents. It is the oldest and largest of the state’s five water management districts. Created in 1949, the agency is responsible for managing and protecting water resources of South Florida by balancing and improving flood control, water supply, water quality and natural systems.
A key initiative is restoration of the Everglades – the largest environmental restoration project in the nation’s history. The District is also working to improve the Kissimmee River and its floodplain, Lake Okeechobee and South Florida’s coastal estuaries.
Location Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Salary Minimum: $36,816 Midpoint: $43,742.40
Benefits Enjoy a competitive salary with excellent public sector benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance; Florida Retirement System; deferred compensation; paid vacation; holiday leave; life insurance; on-site credit union; and a great professional atmosphere
Closing date of competition Open until filled
Date position available Currently available
Description of duties

The Contract Inspection Specialist at the Ft. Lauderdale Field Station is responsible for quality control in the oversight of contractual agreements to help the District achieve positive contract outcomes.  Contract oversight duties can include (but not limited to) the following types of contracts and services:
 Small machine mowing;
 Flat and slide slope mowing;
 Fire alarm monitoring/ inspections;
 Fire sprinkler services;
 Janitorial contracts.
Additionally, the Contract Inspection Specialist oversees contractors performing ground based and aerial application of herbicide for aquatic and terrestrial invasive and exotic plant species. The incumbent is required to plan, implement, and document vegetation management activities, this includes pre- and post-treatment inspections, developing work plans, and the coordination and monitoring of on-site ground and aerial herbicide applications.  Knowledge of herbicide technologies, plant identification and spray equipment calibration are preferred.

This position will also oversee contract workers, District field crews and or Department of Corrections crews on job sites (in areas where this type of service is available).

This position is required to perform the following functions:
Manage multiple contracts, plans, schedules, and project workloads.

Prepare statements of work, including participating in bid processing and recommending contract modifications.

Monitor and document contractor performance.

Enforce contractor’s adherence to pre-established contract specifications and/or purchase order terms and conditions by conducting extensive inspections of work being down whether at the field station or out in the field.

Enter purchase requisitions for services and receive upon services rendered via SAP. This includes tracking the status of requisitions, contracts, project work orders and or job adherence timelines.

Prepare reports for management’s use which provide results from inspections as well as providing current budget expenditure information regarding all contracts overseen.

Successful candidates should also possess the following skills:
Strong computer skills and software proficiency with SAP (or similar computerized maintenance management system), WEEDAR, and Microsoft Office suite (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Extensive and effective communications and interpersonal skills to interact with various contractors, vendors, and work crews as well as internal customers.

The Ft. Lauderdale Field Station working hours are Monday — Thursday, 6:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Due to the District’s response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role.
Work is performed in both office and field within an assigned geographic area of the District. Field work with regular exposure to unpredictable, hot and humid weather conditions, in remote and heavy vegetative areas.




Qualifications sought

Employment Guidelines

Typically has Associate’s Degree (Bachelor’s preferred) in quality control, engineering, construction management or related field and 4+ years of experience in contractual quality control, public works inspection, aquatic vegetation management practices and oversight.

Valid State of Florida Driver’s License.
Must possess a State of Florida Restricted Pesticide License, in aquatic, or the ability to obtain one within 6 months from hire date and/or placement in job. Additional specialties in natural and right-of-way categories preferred.  Recertification is required every 4 years.
Ability to obtain certification in First Aid and CPR/AED (recertification every 2 years).



Application procedure  
Submit what Resume and online application
Submit to Must apply online at www.sfwmd.gov/careers
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