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Southeast District - Administrative and Technical Services

Assistant District Director

Jennifer Smith is the Assistant Director of the Southeast District of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Jennifer came to the Assistant Directorís position from the Submerged Lands & Environmental Resources Program as the Program Administrator in the Southeast District.   She began her career at the Southeast District in the Storage Tanks program in 2002 and moved to the Environmental Resources Program in 2003. Jennifer earned a Bachelorís degree in Biology from Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio, and moved to South Florida to attend Nova Southeastern Universityís Oceanographic Center, in Dania Beach, Florida for the Masterís Degree program in Coastal Zone Management.

As Assistant Director for the DEP Southeast District Office, Ms.Smith oversees the District's Administration and Technical Services Section, and assists the District Director with the Environmental Resources, Waste, Water Facilities, and Air Regulatory Programs.She can be contacted at 561-681-6642 or Jennifer.K.Smith@dep.state.fl.us.

Business Planning Section

Behind all great operations is a great support team, and the Business Planning Organization keeps SED running while our program inspectors and permitting teams safeguard the Florida environment. Just as in business, todayís government operations need to be optimized to run on the smallest budget possible. The Business Planning organization brings systematic business planning methods into DEP to help reduce costs while optimizing our operations to improve our overall operational performance. The benefits of business planning include:


  • Creating long range strategic plans

  • Business planning takes in to consideration the office environmental and technological factors that can influence the districtís plans significantly

  • Integrate SEDís strategic plan with the other district and state level organizationsí plans and priorities

  • Effective business planning helps SED to achieve its objectives and goals

  • Provide a view of the organization in total rather than by department

  • Help map out and optimize SED operational processes



Dock Permits



Southeast District Projects of Public Concern




Employment with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

  • If you are interested in employment opportunities within the SED, please contact Ms. Nora Delosantos, Office Operations Manager, at (561) 681-6740 or by e-mail at Nora.Delosantos@dep.state.fl.us.  You may also visit the State of Florida employment Web site PeopleFirst.


Public Records / Freedom of Information Act

  • If you need to make a public records request, please submit this easy webform contact our Public Information Officer at 561-681-6605, or fax: Attention: Public Records Request (561) 681-6755.


If you have any questions or need additional information about our office please contact Jennifer Smith, Assistant District Director at (561) 681-6642 or by e-mail at Jennifer.K.Smith@dep.state.fl.us.



Last updated: March 04, 2014
  Southeast District 400 North Congress Avenue, 3rd Floor, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401   (561) 681-6600 (phone) / (561) 681-6755 (fax)
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