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Environmental Scientist II

Company: St. John's River Water Management District-SA
Location: Palatka
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Environmental Scientist II

Bureau of Water Resource Information

Job Summary: This is professional work performing data collection and data management functions and assisting project scientists in environmental restoration and environmental management projects.

Job duties include:

  • Performs water quality, biological, and sediment sampling associated with the Lower St. Johns River Management Program; assists with data management, analysis and interpretation.
  • Assists in the design, implementation and maintenance of scientific assessments and monitoring networks.
  • Performs tasks associated with the collection and analysis of water quality, biological and sediment quality data and in the development of data tables, presentation graphics and reports.
  • Collects spatial data (GPS) associated with various monitoring and assessment efforts, plots data and integrates with GIS data.
  • Develops and maintains water, biological and/or sediment quality database and performs basic statistical analysis of historic and new data.
  • Assists the Field Program Supervisor with the scheduling of water quality monitoring network sample collections and supervises sample processing in the laboratory.
  • Assists and supervises contractors with collection of water quality, sediment and biological samples in support of all Lower St. Johns River Basin Management Program projects.

Ability to:

Communicate and work well with others, as a team; endure harsh outdoor environments in uncomfortable/extreme temperatures, inclement weather, and remote locations; lift and/or move equipment; maintain a priority of safety, data integrity, and efficiency during sampling events; make effective, consistent, and defensible decisions in the field; operate or learn to operate vehicles/vessels to access sites (e.g. outboard motor boat, kayak, airboat, ATV and four-wheel drive truck).

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, zoology, or a field directly related to natural resource management and two years professional experience in the environmental field.

An advanced degree may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year- for-year basis for the required college education.

A valid Florida Driver's License, Class E, is required.

Additional Details:

Base Salary: $42,494.40

Benefits include Florida Retirement System, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, paid leave and holidays, professional development and wellness program.

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

Location: Palatka

Closing Date: May 10, 2021

Keywords: St. John's River Water Management District-SA, Palm Coast , Environmental Scientist II, Other , Palatka, Florida

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