Thursday, August 1, 2013

Position Opening: SFWMD Invasive Species Operations

Please direct any questions to LeRoy Rodgers,


From: Rodgers, LeRoy []
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 4:17 PM

The South Florida Water Management District is advertising for a Scientist 3 position in the Vegetation Management Section in West Palm Beach, FL.  Please see details below. 



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Scientist 3

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OM5205231 Invasive Species Operations


WPB Adm Headquarters (B2)

Job Description

The primary responsibilities of this position are to assess, oversee and monitor vegetation management activities in mostly northern District areas, but may be District-wide. The incumbent will work with a team of scientists responsible for coordinating herbicide treatments, oversight of aerial and ground services contractors, and the execution and management of Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission reimbursement contracts for aquatic plant management and melaleuca treatments. The incumbent will also be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the progress of these vegetation management efforts.

Will work with the staff and management at the field stations and land stewardship section in development and execution of their annual vegetation management plans. Reports to the Vegetation Management Section’s Invasive Species Unit Lead Scientist and will work closely with other Section staff in coordinating vegetation management activities in a timely and efficient manner. Prepares required work orders and reports for planning, implementing and documenting vegetation management activities.

The ideal candidate will have good verbal and written communication skills, ability to plan and manage heavy workloads, enthusiasm, a temperament for dealing with harsh field conditions, and a willingness and commitment to actively contribute to a collaborative team work effort.

Education Experience and Guideline: Typically has a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences and 2+ years experience that demonstrates measurable career progression in the area of applied ecology and management of vegetation in aquatics and terrestrial areas.

Valid State of Florida Driver’s License required. Possession or ability to acquire within 180 days State of Florida restricted pesticide applicators license. Airboat experience preferred. District airboat certification will be required within 180 days. Incumbent continues to implement career development plan to obtain any professional licenses or certifications that may be required or preferred at the higher level positions.

Due to the District’s response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role.

Composition of office and field work, with regular exposure to a hot and humid environment in remote and heavy vegetative areas, with exposure to stinging/biting insects, snakes, and alligators. May be required to lift up to 40 lbs.

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