Hardee County, FL

JOB DESCRIPTION                                                        

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.  Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

Department:           Mining

Pay Grade:               116 ($59,913.95 – $92.266.32)


The Mining Coordinator is responsible for performing a variety of technical and administrative duties involving coordinating and overseeing the mining companies and their activities in Hardee County. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Director of Planning/County Manager.


  • Monitors regulations and field observation of all phosphate mining operations to ensure compliance with federal, state and local ordinances.
  • Consults and advises the Board of County Commissioners concerning the environmental and economic impact of phosphate mining operations within Hardee County.
  • Acts as liaison with other managing agencies, state and federal (e.g., Environmental Protection Agency, DEP, SWFWMD, citizens and community groups, etc.)
  • Reviews and analyzes environmental adequacy report, geological surveys, expansion plans, and other related documents submitted by phosphate mining operations.
  • Assists in preparing recommendations for land use controls, regulations, and the County comprehensive plan.
  • Assists in preparing proposed, resolutions, regulations and ordinances.
  • Confers with the public and officials regarding technical interpretations of land use regulations. Attend and/or may conduct meetings, conferences and seminars.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.

These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.

Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.


Education and Experience:

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Mining, Geology, Environmental or Civil Engineering or related field; and five (5) years of experience in mining, preferably phosphate mining; and or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Special Qualifications:


Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations:

  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Florida for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Ability to obtain Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Certification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS), ESRI mapping software, ArcGIS Online technologies, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), statistics, geology, soil science, geotechnical engineering, land planning, or drafting.
  • Knowledge of Florida’s ecosystems, related planning issues, and operations of primary permitting agencies including, but not limited to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE); Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD); Florida Department of Environmental Regulation (FDEP); Central Florida Regional Planning Council (CFRPC).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows 10 operating systems, Microsoft Office 2016, and Office 365.
  • Skills in the use of Microsoft Windows 10 operating systems, Microsoft Office 2016, and Office 365. 
  • Skills in math, data collection, filing, record keeping and quality control.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. 
  • Ability to work unattended and resolve problems independently or as part of a team. 
  • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret scientific data.


The work is heavy work which requires exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, and walking. Mental acuity is required for making rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes. Visual ability is required to operate heavy equipment and perform activities specific to the job, such as viewing a computer terminal, observation of facilities or structures, and/or inspection involving small parts or operations of machines.


Work is primarily performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.

Hardee County has the right to revise this job description at any time. This

 description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.

*** This position is considered emergency essential***

All applications with resume are accepted in the Human Resources Department located at 412 W. Orange St. Ste. 204,

Wauchula, FL. 33873 or via email: humanresources@hardeecounty.net or through the online portal on county website


Position is open until filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Hardee County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.