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Scientist 3 with South Florida Water Management District in Dupuis Reserve located in Martin County, Florida

Type of position Full – Time
Employer South Florida Water Management District
Description of Employer The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 8.1 million residents. It is the oldest and largest of the state’s five water management districts. Created in 1949, the agency is responsible for managing and protecting water resources of South Florida by balancing and improving flood control, water supply, water quality and natural systems.

A key initiative is restoration of the Everglades – the largest environmental restoration project in the nation’s history. The District is also working to improve the Kissimmee River and its floodplain, Lake Okeechobee and South Florida’s coastal estuaries.

Location Dupuis Reserve located in Martin County, Florida
Salary Minimum: $46,987.20 Midpoint: $55,848.00
Benefits The SFWMD offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health benefits, paid vacation and sick time, and is part of the Florida Retirement System
Closing date of competition Open until filled
Date position available Currently available
Description of duties This scientist position participates in programs administered by the Land Stewardship Section and performs a variety of land management functions to assure District-owned lands are properly managed for recreational and ecological purposes. 

This position conducts a wide range of technical and complex land management activities requiring a working knowledge of various ecological principles as well as expertise acquired through a combination of past work experience and formal educational training.  Specific duties include planning and conducting prescribed burns, managing exotic plant control contracts, performing and managing contracted mechanical vegetation control activities, participating in public use/recreation management activities, vegetation and wildlife monitoring, monitoring agricultural leases, and developing and implementing hydrologic and vegetative restoration projects. 

Incumbent utilizes GIS to track resource management projects and successes and shall have the ability to operate field equipment including swamp buggies, farm tractors and implements, and all-terrain vehicles to complete assigned field activities.  Incumbent writes, initiates, and implements statements of work for contracted land management activities, supervises contractors, and plans and coordinates habitat restoration projects.

Incumbent shall possess strong organizational and written and oral communication skills and the ability to work productively in a group setting with co-workers and outside agencies.  Assignments for developmental purposes may include some work that is typical of a higher level scientist position.

Qualifications sought Typically has a Bachelor’s Degree in biology, ecology, wildlife, or a related natural science discipline (preferred) and 2+ years of related experience that demonstrates measurable career progression within the field of natural resource management.

Possession or ability to acquire within 180 days from date of hire State of Florida prescribed burners certification.

Application procedure  
Submit what Application and resume
Submit to Apply online at www.sfwmd.gov/careers
Job Reference: 2352BR
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