Job/Internship Opportunities

JOBS

Invasive Plant Technician 

  • Base Salary: $30,992.00.
  • Bureau of Land Resources – St. Johns River Water Management District.
  • This is skilled work applying a variety of herbicides to control invasive aquatic and terrestrial vegetation.

Measures, mixes, and safely applies herbicide spray mixtures pursuant to label directions to selectively control infestations of aquatic and terrestrial vegetation; assists with the calibration of herbicide application equipment; posts warning signs in treated areas to inform the public of any water use or re-entry restrictions; operates computerized herbicide delivery system, airboats with injection systems and batch system, ATVs and pickups with batch systems and back-pack sprayers; makes some on-site decisions on methods of application for control of target vegetation, weather conditions, and other environmental issues.

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St. Johns River Water Management District

 

 

Senior Environmental Specialist

  • $47,499.09 Annually.
  • Alachua County Parks and Conservation Lands
  • Full-Time with Benefits (40 hours/week)

Alachua County Parks and Conservation Lands Department is seeking applicants for a Senior Environmental Specialist Position (Forestry emphasis) to assist the Land Conservation Program with acquisition and management of Alachua County Forever Preserves. Eligible candidates will possess knowledge of ecological forestry practices, land management techniques and North Central Florida ecology, flora and fauna.  Desirable skills include: a working knowledge of forestry practices, i.e., cruising timber, planning and overseeing timber harvests, and managing timber resources; evaluating and restoring natural resources; exotic plant control; the ability to perform all duties related to prescribed burning; and some supervisory experience.  A working knowledge of ArcGIS, spreadsheets and databases is highly desirable.

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Alachua County Parks and Conservation Lands

 

 

Natural Resources Educator

  • $41,620.80 – $62, 212.80 Annually.
  • Parks and Natural Resources Division’s Natural Areas Program
  • Oversees the environmental education component of Parks and Natural Resources Division

Responsible staff position for coordination and implementation of the environmental educational program for Parks and Natural Resources Division’s Natural Areas Program. Plans and provides environmental education to both youth and adults with primary focus on youth. Assist with the management of the environmental education center, public outreach, and communication of land management activities with a focus on the natural resources of Polk County.

Coordinates activities with schools, public, volunteers, County staff, community partners, and related agencies on issues pertaining to environmental education and conservation. Provides educational programs to school groups, conducts teacher training workshops and outreach programs. Network with colleagues to create effective outreach programming, signage and print publications. Assists with the preparation and implementation of grants. Assists with preparing and conducting presentations to enhance the knowledge of natural resources along with concepts of protection and conservation of these resources.

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Parks and Natural Resources Division’s Natural Areas Program

 

 

Researcher IV

  • Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT).
  • Performing critical data entry in order to enter a back-log of aquatic plant data, to keep up with the continuing inflow of information, and for technical writing of species fact sheets.

A qualifying individual skilled in aquatic plant and animal identification and ecology, who is familiar with scientific literature on invasive aquatic species, and can write scientific documents will make a strong and necessary addition to the NAS Program. Familiarity with relational databases is also highly desired.

Responsibilities:
Enter nonindigenous aquatic species sightings data into an on-line database, following established Standard Operations Procedures (SOP)
Provide quality control for data entry by verifying entries prior to submission. Enter nonindigenous aquatic species sightings data into an on-line database, following established SOP
Deliver quality control for data entry by verifying entries prior to submission
Geo-reference data to latitude/longitude and hydrologic unit codes.
Perform literature reviews for species distribution information
Contact state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other agencies for aquatic species data
Find and enter museum data and data from other on-line sources
Write technical accounts of species introductions and biology
Contact other scientists and biologists to acquire new information on nonindigenous aquatic species
Perform quality checks on new and existing data in the NAS system
Complete standard office work such as scanning and organizing documents
Attend staff meetings related to nonindigenous aquatic species and data management
Assist with other Center research as appropriate.

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Plant and animal identification and ecology

 

INTERNSHIPS

Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Internship Program

  • The 2019 Summer program dates are May 20 – August 2, 2019 (applications are due February 1, 2019).
  • Insight into the research environment, as well as to teach valuable research skills.
  • Center staff work to facilitate connections among interns and their scientific colleagues through discussion forums, informal lunches, social gatherings and through the Center’s daily “tea time”.

Throughout the 11 weeks, students will:
Gain hands-on experience in the lab and learn the use of a variety of technologies for research.
Attend workshops in the Center’s state-of-the-art support facilities, including Bioinformatics, Integrated Microscopy, Phenotyping, the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, and the Tissue Culture and Transformation Facility.
Participate in career pathway discussions with experienced researchers and take field trips to local universities and industries with plant or life science focuses.
Attend weekly seminars on issues related to biotechnology. These discussions are structured to give students insight into the social, political, and economic implications of current research–and to allow them to share their opinions, as well.
At the end of the summer session, each intern will present a summary of his/her research in the Center’s AT&T Auditorium before an audience of scientific peers. A brief written report is also required and students will be carefully guided through the process of preparation of the written report and oral presentation. The presentation and report are a vital part of the education of young

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Summer Internship Program

 

 

Fleet Farming Internships

  • Administrative Assistant & Event Planner
  • Media
  • Marketing
  • Blog Writing and Research
  • Social Media
  • Grant Writing

Applicants must be able to:
Work a minimum of 8 hrs a week
Attend the internship in-person (In Orlando, Florida)
Professionally communicate absences, questions, comments, or concerns

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Fleet Farming Internships

 

 

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