Environmental Resource Permit Student Intern (9045)
Work for Our Water Resources.
Explore your potential and commit to a cause that matters for today and generations to come. Be part of a customer service focused team that is committed to preserve one of our most vital resources. Build a career that can become your life’s work with the Southwest Florida Water
Management District (District).
The District is a government agency whose mission is to protect water resources, minimize flood risks, and ensure the public’s water needs are met. We serve a population of nearly 6 million people in west-central Florida as directed by state law.
Join our Environmental Resource Permit Bureau
Here is your opportunity to gain real work experience assisting engineers in the Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) Evaluation Section by conducting investigations of water-resource related permitting and compliance activities. Duties include researching files of record, reviewing applications, generating correspondence, construction inspection site visits, verification of permit compliance, and other duties/functions as necessary. The District offers the Student Internship Program to provide students with real work experience and specific hands-on knowledge related to the chosen course of study. This internship opportunity is not eligible for remote work.
For helping to maintain our valuable water resources as a student, we offer:
- Training and Development: Having a successful career takes more than technical training. The District helps our staff develop additional skill sets, such as emotional intelligence, time management, customer service, conflict resolution, communications and more. As an intern, you are eligible to attend these on-site trainings.
- Employee Assistance Program: Provides confidential assistance and support in a wide variety of areas important to an employee’s well-being, including but not limited to work and life balance, stress management, coping with family issues, financial advice, legal and workplace problems, addictions, student loan assistance and any other personal issues adversely affecting quality of life.
- Wellness Program: Your Health Matters is designed to encourage employees to engage in healthier lifestyle behaviors through the achievement of health and fitness goals. The program includes classes on health and fitness topics, District campus walking routes, a fitness challenge, tobacco-cessation resources, an ergonomics program, discount programs, incentives and other resources. Participation in wellness program activities is voluntary.
Compensation: $14.74 hourly
- Research files of record
- Assist the evaluation and compliance engineers with monitoring the application and compliance tracking reports
- Review application and post-permitting submittals for 62-330, Florida Administrative Code compliance
- Generate correspondence associated with ERP evaluation and post-permitting compliance through the District's Water Management Information System
- Make site visits to document status of compliance with Environmental Resource Permits
This position will require some field work (up to 8 hours per week). The remainder of time will be spent in the office assisting the evaluation and compliance engineers. Work environments vary by assigned business unit. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Credentials for Environmental Resource Permit Student Intern
- Be at least part-time and currently enrolled in High school, an accredited college, university, or other recognized educational or vocational program
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students or minimum GPA of 3.0 for graduate students
- Have the availability to work near the maximum allowable hours weekly
- Valid driver’s license
Preferred Credentials for Environmental Resource Permit Student Intern
- Preferred Degrees: Civil, Environmental, or Water Resources Engineering
- Preferred Degree Level: Undergraduate
The District will determine eligibility for employment solely from the information provided on a District employment application. All applicants are required to complete, in full, a District employment application. Any application that is not complete will not receive consideration for the position. A resume will not be considered as a substitute for the information requested on the application for purposes of qualification.
This position is typically scheduled to work no more than 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, out of the Tampa, FL office. Work will be conducted inside of the office for enhanced learning opportunities.
Yes. Some travel, using District vehicle, within District's coverage area.
Accepting applications until June 23, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. extended from June 6, 2023.
Managing the water resources for west-central Florida, our district includes approximately 10,000 square miles of territory spanning 16 counties and serving more than 5 million residents. Established in 1961 as a flood-protection agency, our objective is to meet the needs of current and future water users, protect and preserve our water resources, manage the water supply, protect water quality, and preserve water-related functions.
The District prides itself on providing a positive work flexible environment that engages and supports our employees. This could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Click on the link to apply and put yourself to work for our water resources.