Apr 21, 2024

Mine Permitting Specialist

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Tampa, FL, USA
Full-Time Manufacturing

Job Description

The Mosaic Company

The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) is the world's leading integrated producer of concentrated phosphate and potash-two of the three most important nutrients in agriculture. We employ more than 13,000 people in six countries to serve farmers all over the world. Our Headquarters is in Lithia, Florida with operations throughout North America (U.S./Canada) and South America.

At Mosaic We Help the World Grow the Food it Needs - Apply today and join our team!

The Mine Permitting Specialist will plan and prepare permit applications, including county mine unit plans, state and county annual reports, county operating permits, Environmental Resource Permits (ERP)/Conceptual Reclamation Plans (CRP) through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Clean Water Act 404 Dredge and Fill Permits through the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), Polk, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Hardee counties. Additional responsibilities will include coordinating with reclamation and compliance staff on reclamation designs, mitigation standards, preparation of conceptual reclamation plans (CRP), ERP/CRP modifications and coordinating with Mine Planning staff in determining appropriate preservation areas, infrastructure requirements and permit timing needs.

What you'll do?

  • Participate in communications with municipalities and regulatory agencies as needed to facilitate processing of mine and operational support permits and related approvals.

  • Attend meetings with regulatory agencies and public hearings as needed.

  • Attends periodic inspections with regulatory staff.

  • Provide support to other departments regarding permitting as needed.

  • Participate in plan review with appropriate stakeholders, permit application preparation, and submission.

  • Provides technical expertise in various assessments required by mining permits and problem solving, and technical assistance for permitting projects.

  • Communicates with regulatory agencies and attends public hearings as necessary.

  • Research new and keep current on the rules and requirements of each regulatory agency and/or municipality to facilitate permit processing and expedite completion.

  • Prepare reports as required by public utility, county, state and federal agencies.

  • Participates in stakeholder involvement activities such as Community Advisory Panel meetings, community volunteer activities, and provide presentations to similar stakeholder groups.

  • Miscellaneous permitting duties and projects as assigned.

Required all levels:

  • Bachelor's degree required with a major in biology, environmental science, mining, civil, geology, environmental engineering or related area of study.

  • Required understanding of ecological principals of upland and wetland habitats and how these principals can be used in adaptive management to create and design more sustainable habitats.

  • Strong background in ecological assessments of wetland and upland habitats.

  • Ability to read engineering plans, reports, and decipher the information contained within.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)

  • Strong verbal, written and listening communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills.

  • Demonstrated relationship-building skills.

  • Ability to create effective partnerships at all levels of the organization.

  • Strong decision-making skills.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to adapt to a continually changing business and work environment and work under pressure.

  • Ability to resolve complex issues and handle multiple priorities.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Mine Permitting Specialist

  • 1+ years of experience in mine and wetland permitting at the county, state, and federal level and/or comparable regulatory, permitting, or related experience.

Senior Mine Permitting Specialist

  • 5+ years of experience in mine and wetland permitting at the county, state, and federal level and/or comparable regulatory, permitting, or related experience.

  • 3+ years of project management experience.

  • Master's degree in biology, environmental science, mining, civil, geological, or environmental engineering preferred.

Bonus if you have the following:

  • Strong background in environmental policy and regulatory affairs.

  • Previous experience with conducting Formal Jurisdictional Determinations or UMAM evaluations preferred.

  • Prior project management experience.


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