Land Resource Specialist
Bureau of Real Estate Services
This is professional work drafting land management plans, and coordinating, designing and implementing mitigations projects, natural resource and hydrologic restoration projects on District lands.
Job duties include:
- Lead the development and revision of land management plans for District properties including some that require plan approval by the State Acquisition & Restoration Council. These elements include ArcGIS analysis of natural community types, soils, hydrology, forest management stands, fire management fuel types, restoration and special management areas.
- Research, analyze, interpret land use data and past management activities and provide technical assistance.
- Develop natural resource restoration plans, forest management plans, and fire management plans. Coordinate interagency review of plans as required
- Create and present land management plans to the District Governing Board for approval.
- Plan and schedule Recreational Public Meetings and Management Review Teams tours; ensures that the reporting and notification requirements for these meetings/tours are met.
- Assist land management staff with coordinating with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regarding Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) on District lands.
- Provide assistance in the monitoring of District conservation easements, life estates, and fee reverters.
- Conduct biological assessments, vegetative monitoring, rare plant surveys, and other diversity surveys of District owned property to determine ecological sensitivities relative to the lands assessment and land management process.
- Manage the development, maintenance, and utilization of the Land Management portion of the Land Resource System Database and the District’s Biological Database.
- Serve as District lead and liaison for cultural and historic resource management as it applies to District managed lands.
- Serve as coordinator for the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Real Estate Services and liason to the Office of Communications in the development and revision of the District’s Recreation Guide and website communication coordination.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, or environmental science and five years of professional experience in the environmental field.
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, or environmental science can substitute for one year of the required experience.
A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, or environmental science can substitute for two years of the required experience.
Professional experience in environmental protection or research can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
SJRWMD has determined this to be a mandatory-testing position as described in Section 440.102, Florida Statutes. Any offer of employment for a mandatory-testing position will be contingent upon successfully passing a drug screening paid by SJRWMD. The SJRWMD Drug Free Workplace Policy is available for review in the Careers section at www.sjrwmd.com.
Base Salary: $53,414.40
Starting salary commensurate with selected candidate’s competencies and qualifications.
Your application will receive careful consideration and, if selected for an interview, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. St. Johns River Water Management District participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an internet based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the Unites States.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Veterans’ Preference/Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free Workplace
Closing Date: February 21, 2018