Job/Internship Opportunities

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.

For more information please visit the below link:

Parks and Natural Resources Division’s Natural Areas Program