The Florida Natural Areas Inventory is Florida’s Natural Heritage Program
run as a non-profit organization administered by Florida State University.
We are dedicated to gathering, interpreting, and disseminating information
critical to the conservation of Florida’s biological diversity. We
currently are advertising a Invasive Plant field biologist position.
INVASIVE PLANT FIELD BIOLOGIST
*FSU Position Number: *41366
full time, OPS position for 6 months with possibility of extension, based
out of Tallahassee, FL.
Closing Date: March 15 2017
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The FNAI Invasive Plant Field Biologist will help conduct ecological
inventories and assist in the assessment of invasive plant control projects
as well as vegetation monitoring in various locations throughout the state.
The Field Biologist will work closely with FNAI scientists but also may be
required to conduct fieldwork independently without direct supervision. In
addition to collecting data on invasive plant infestations, the position
also will collect and process data on FNAI-tracked and listed plants,
animals, and exemplary natural communities. Data collection will focus on
field surveys, but may also include literature searches and interviews of
other knowledgeable individuals. Data collection and processing will
utilize GPS dataloggers and GIS. The Field Biologist is expected to
efficiently prepare assessment reports and processes data that they
collected in the field or have otherwise compiled. This position may
attends meetings and briefings with land managers and other FNAI partners,
Qualified applicants should have a good general familiarity with the
plants, animals, and ecology of Florida and must be willing to travel
frequently. This is largely a field-oriented position but candidates will
also assist in data processing.
1. With direction from supervisor plan and conduct invasive plant surveys
and evaluations of control treatments. Produce written reports/summaries
2. Conduct surveys for rare plants or request data from other sources;
document, and process information into the FNAI database.
2. Conduct quantitative natural community sampling following standardized
protocols and process data using ArcGIS.
3. May assist with installation of traps and other field sampling
equipment. Check traps and release captures as needed.
4. Prepare written reports and participate in meetings as necessary to
communicate all other products required by project contracts and submit
according to contractual time schedules.
1. Bachelor=E2=80=99s degree in the biological sciences, or equivalent training
2. Familiarity with the native and invasive plants of Florida
3. Experience with natural community and habitat interpretation from
aerial photographs, satellite imagery, and soil surveys is desirable.
4. Ability to communicate well in person and in writing; ability to work
well with FNAI staff scientists
5. Good organizational skills; meticulous attention to detail. Ability
to work independently and under pressure of deadlines and to provide
written responses in a timely manner.
6. A commitment to conservation goals.
7. Experience or familiarity with personal computers, databases, GPS,
8. Good physical condition and ability to conduct rigorous field work.
9. Willingness to travel on frequent for one to two week field trips.
SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:
Dan Hipes, Director