POSITION: OPS ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I
SALARY: $14 per hr / 40 hrs per week
CITY: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
FACILITY: Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
SUPERVISOR: Pamela Marcum
The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) is one of 29 reserves in the U.S. protected for long-term monitoring, research, and education. It is a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA – see https://coast.noaa.gov/nerrs/) and Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP – see https://floridadep.gov/fco/). This is a DEP position.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Environmental Specialist I is charged with addressing the biological and ecological science needs of the GTMNERR and is responsible for implementing research activities within the reserve along with other members of the research program. Research priorities include long-term research efforts focusing on estuarine flora and fauna. Duties include
- implementing sampling protocols, coordinating with and training volunteers to ensure proper adherence to protocols
- data processing including compiling and entering raw data and conducting QA/QC
- providing routine care and maintenance for the GTMNERR laboratory and field equipment
- facilitating research led by visiting investigators within the reserve
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES, INCLUDING UTILIZATION OF EQUIPMENT, REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
A Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or a related field from an accredited college/university is required. Applicant must possess experience in some, or preferably all, of the following (1) knowledge of estuarine ecology; (2) knowledge of native flora and fauna of Florida (southeastern US) estuarine and coastal ecosystems; (3) knowledge of scientific principles and field techniques involved with sampling physical and biological parameters in terrestrial and aquatic coastal and estuarine environments using common field sampling gears (e.g., GPS units, water quality meters); (4) experience trailering, driving, and working from boats; (6) experience working in the field in all types of weather, while also lifting heavy equipment (50 lbs). Ability to get along with others and work as part of a team is critical. Must be able to work on some weekends or after hours if necessary.
Send a cover letter/email, your CV, and 3 references to Pam Marcum at firstname.lastname@example.org