Environmental Scientist VI
This is advanced senior level professional scientific work independently performing program coordination, research, analysis, and preparation of technical publications regarding several major basin and restoration programs.
Job duties include designing, conducting, and publishing scientific assessments of critical water quality and biological issues in District lakes, rivers, and springs; participating as senior scientist on project teams for scientific assessment, research, and management of water quality; developing database; workbook and statistical methods to efficiently extract, organize, and analyze biological water quality and sediment data; coordinating and providing information to other state and local governmental agencies and the public; serving as District representative; managing and overseeing contractual projects; maintaining and enhancing knowledge of scientific literature and research developments; participating in scientific conferences; and reviewing scientific literature, reports, and manuscripts.
A master's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, ecology, environmental science or related field with environmental science emphasis, and six years experience in natural resource management and publication of scientific papers in peer reviewed journals; or a doctorate from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, ecology, environmental science or a related field with environmental science emphasis, and five years experience in natural resource management and publication of scientific papers in peer reviewed journals.
SJRWMD has determined this to be a safety-sensitive position as described in Section 440.102, Florida Statutes. Any offer of employment for a safety-sensitive position will be contingent upon successfully passing a drug screening paid by SJRWMD. The SJRWMD Drug Free Workplace Policy is available for review in the Careers section at www.floridaswater.com.
Prefer candidate with knowledge of limnology, aquatic and wetland ecosystem structure and functions, water and sediment chemistry, water quality analyses, database techniques, statistical techniques, peer-reviewed journal publication; skilled in compilation, management and analysis of large databases including statistical analysis, scientific analysis of biological and water and sediment chemistry data, natural resource management problem solving, group leadership and coordination, written publication and oral presentation of complex scientific information for peers and for laypersons; and ability to understand and analyze complex biological and chemical relationships in fresh waters; refine, condense and analyze large scientific data sets; apply scientific analyses to solve water management problems; collaborate with peers in project teams; and convey complex scientific information to laypersons.
Working conditions: Both office and field environments in wetlands and on water bodies in extreme weather conditions of heat, humidity, and cold.
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 United States. EEO/Veterans' Preference/DFWP/TFWP
For more information and to apply, visit the Careers section at www.floridaswater.com. Applications accepted online only through the Careers section at www.floridaswater.com.