Tall Timbers, a research station and accredited land trust, is seeking an experienced natural resource professional to facilitate species and habitat monitoring requirements, and to work with both landowners and Tall Timbers to develop and implement Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) land management plans and contracts as part of a multi-million dollar Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) grant. The biologist will plan, implement, and report on surveys that document baseline conditions on private lands prior to their involvement with the grant and will compare these to responses that occur after land management or other conservation activities are put into place on those properties. The field biologist will oversee seasonal technicians and assist with other monitoring projects as needed. The field biologist will report directly to the RCPP Coordinator.
Essential Duties Include:
- Establishing baseline conditions of habitats and of species populations on a diverse
array of private lands in northern Florida and southern Georgia.
- Evaluating impacts of conservation activities on SWAP-listed species and their habitats.
- Developing protocols to adequately survey for a suite of SWAP-listed species.
- Assisting with water quality and quantity studies being implemented in the St. Marks and Aucilla River watersheds by contractors and/or public agencies.
- Work with Tall Timbers staff on the development of land management plans and baseline documentation reports.
- Producing reports for Tall Timbers staff, NRCS, and/or private landowners.
- Coordinating with the Tall Timbers Geospatial Lab to identify properties that have high conservation value.
- Coordinating with the Tall Timbers monitoring coordinator and/or conservation biologist to assist with projects as needed.
- Contributing to Tall Timbers community outreach, including its website and other public relations and educational materials.
- Assisting in the day-to-day management of the Land Conservancy, including
performing necessary administrative tasks and public information requests
- Bachelor’s degree in a field related to one or more of the duties listed above. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree.
- A minimum of two years of field experience working with species native to the Southeast.
- Knowledge of southeastern wildlife and plants species and their associated ecosystems
- A track record of successful field data collection.
- The ability to develop reports summarizing field data relative to species and habitat
- Experience with the implementation of prescribed fire and the ability to communicate
the role of prescribed fire in species and habitat management plans.
- An understanding of conservation easements and a willingness to expand personal
knowledge of the topic.
- Knowledge of how conservation and wildlife programs provided by the federal Farm Bill are implemented in a southeastern landscape is desired.
- The ability to work in harsh field conditions that include high temperatures, high
humidity, and biting insects.
- Strong writing ability.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- GIS experience strongly preferred.
- Experience working with the federal government, land trusts, and/or land managers
- Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate well across different mediums,
and the ability to demonstrate examples of completing team-oriented tasks successfully.
- APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD.
• Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, so a prompt submission is recommended.
• Tall Timbers offers a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, sick leave, paid time off, and paid holidays.
• 1. Cover letter including 1) your interest in the position, 2) your opinion on why you are qualified for the job, and 3) salary expectations for this job
• 2. Resume or CV
• 3. Contact information for 3 or more professional references
• 4. A writing sample addressing a topic related to the position