The Coastal Ecosystem Section at the South Florida Water
Management District seeks a broadly trained estuarine ecologist with experience
and interest in the influence of freshwater inflow on the structure and
function of estuaries and coastal systems. Although the specific area of
expertise is open, individuals whose research focuses on water column
communities and who have demonstrable expertise in multivariate statistical
analysis of ecological data are especially urged to apply. Knowledge of and
experience working in tropical or subtropical estuarine systems, and ability to
apply basic science to the solution of applied problems are desirable. This
senior scientist will be required to clearly and concisely communicate
scientific issues and results to technical audiences and the general public.
Publication in scientific journals is encouraged.
Through a combination
of monitoring, research, and modeling, the Coastal Ecosystems Section provides
the scientific basis for management of freshwater flows to estuarine systems in
South Florida. This includes real time management of flows as well as
establishing inflow requirements for water protection rules. The Section also
provides scientific support for the evaluation of water supply plans, minimum
flows and levels, projects associated with the Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan, Total Maximum Daily Loads and Numeric Nutrient Criteria.
Employment guidelines include: Master’s Degree in Estuarine Science
or a related science field and at least six (6) years qualifying experience.
The successful candidate should have knowledge of the theories, principles, and
methods of coastal ecosystems and skills to effectively communicate with people
both orally and in writing. Familiarity with multivariate statistics and/or
Geographic Information Systems is desirable. Preference will be given to
candidates with Ph.D. in Estuarine Ecology or a related field. Valid Florida
Driver's License required.
Please apply on-line
at www.sfwmd.gov in the career opportunity section. Job reference 1097BR.