Science Technician 2

  • South Florida Water Management District
  • 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, United States
  • Nov 24, 2016
Full time Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Water Quality Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodpains

Job Description

Job Description

Technical position that supports environmental monitoring programs throughout the District's geographic area by collecting manual and electronic water quality, ecological, and/or biological samples, following the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Standard Operating Procedures.

In addition, this position is responsible for critically observing and comprehensively documenting field conditions which could affect the quality of the samples and/or data collected from the site; deploying, maintaining and repairing related instrumentation and equipment; obtaining coordinates of monitoring sites using GPS and software; and performing emergency support duties in the field. 

Education/Experience Guide
Typically has Associate's Degree in Natural or Physical Science or related field and at least four (4) years’ experience in scientific support in water quality and/or environmental sample collection; the use of a PC and software; and working/sampling from boats. 

Experience operating airboats and powerboats, as well as sampling from helicopters is preferred. 

Valid State of Florida Driver’s License is required.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Candidate must be capable of performing fieldwork under hot humid wet conditions in areas occupied by animals such as alligators, snakes, and stinging/biting insects. 

Candidates must be able to:
·  Work four, 10-hour days, with the majority of time spent in remote areas;
·  Lift and carry up to 40 pounds up to a distance of 200 feet;
·  Swim;
·  Drive and/or ride in and frequently disembark from 4wd pickup truck or SUV. 

Due to the District’s response role in emergency management, this position may at times, will 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.
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Salary Minimum $35,048.00. Salary Midpoint: $41,683.20.