The role of the Chief Science Officer (CSO) is to oversee and serve as the agency expert in the environmental science functions for the Department of Environmental Protection located in Tallahassee, Florida. In this role, the CSO will lead basic and applied research projects and the development of new procedures in the overall assessment, management, regulation, and restoration of the state’s aquatic ecosystems and water resources, including coastal and estuarine resources. This executive level position reporting to the Secretary, will direct the newly established Office of Environmental Accountability and Transparency. The ideal candidate will possess discipline-specific knowledge, leadership and business skills to promote the sustainability, enforcement and efficiency of all state environmental laws and regulations.
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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.