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Reedy Creek Improvement District

Field Specialist
Posting Date: April 19, 2012
Closing Date: Until Filled Classification
Field Specialist Hours: 40 hours M-F

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Staff Environmental Scientist/Professional

Staff environmental scientist/professional (0 to 4 yrs experience) to assist with Phase 1/11 environmental site assessments. Must have good report writing and organizational skills. Candidate must be capable of conducting field sampling and ability to work independently (training will be provided). Must have clean driver's license. Background check and drug test required. Please fax resume to 813 989 1355.

The South Florida Water Management District


The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 7.5 million residents.

We currently have an opening at our West Palm Beach Headquarters location:

The primary responsibility of this position is to direct, oversee and monitor vegetation management measures in the Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas (STA) for the purpose of sustaining maximum phosphorus uptake and removal by the water quality treatment system. Management measures are employed to ensure establishment and maintenance of desired vegetation communities and associated phosphorus uptake mechanisms, and control plant species that impact treatment capabilities. The incumbent will instruct and direct District contractors in aerial and ground application of herbicides, mechanical removal of undesirable vegetation, and measures to promote establishment of desired plant species, including inoculations and supplemental plantings. The incumbent will also be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the progress of these vegetation management efforts. In addition, the incumbent will assist with evaluating the efficacy of vegetation management strategies and using this information to provide recommendations for their strategic implementation, and to develop other innovative management measures. The incumbent will report to the Vegetation Management Section’s Principal Scientist and will work closely with other Section staff in coordinating STA vegetation management activities in a timely and efficient manner. The incumbent will have a secondary responsibility of assisting in the evaluation of other District-wide vegetation management efforts. The incumbent will prepare required work orders and reports for planning, implementing and documenting vegetation management activities. Applicants must have an education background and practical work experience in applied ecology and management of vegetation in wetlands, demonstrated ability to design and analyze related field studies, good verbal and written communication skills, ability to plan and manage heavy workloads, enthusiasm and temperament for dealing with harsh wetland field conditions, and willingness and commitment to actively contribute to a collaborative team work effort. Incumbent continues to implement career development plan to obtain any professional licenses or certifications that may be required or preferred at the higher level positions. (e.g. Certified Environmental Professional, Professional Wetland Scientist, etc.)

Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences and 2+ years experience that demonstrates measurable career progression within a scientific discipline that can be applied to support the requirements of this position. Valid State of Florida Driver’s License required. Possession or ability to acquire within 180 days State of Florida pesticide applicators license. Airboat experience preferred. District airboat certification will be required within 180 days.

Emergency Management Role for this position is as a member of the Emergency Debris Operations Team.

Please visit our website at The South Florida WaterManagement District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Invasive Plant Control Travel Team Technician


Positions are available 2012 (Seasonal/Permanent)

Compensation is negotiable depending on experience.

Applicants will have the opportunity to work in various natural areas throughout the eastern United States with an emphasis on invasive plant management. Invasive Plant Control, Inc. will provide you with the opportunity to conduct intensive habitat rehabilitation of many different native plant communities with the main emphasis in invasive plant management. IPC is a privately owned company considered one of the leaders in the invasive plant control market in the US. IPC emphasizes control in natural area settings.

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