Stewardship/GIS Assistant: Florida

Agency
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve and FSU
Location
Eastpoint, Florida
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position
Start Date
01/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
11/22/2021
Website
https://jobs.omni.fsu.edu/psc/sprdhr_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U
Description
GIS, database management, and field duties of this position will fall into 1) sensitive species monitoring, 2) habitat mapping and management, and 3) public use and access on Reserve managed uplands. Within the scope of these duties, a significant role of this position will be to maintain and develop the Reserve’s geospatial database for each land management project. This position will coordinate and participate in the completion of stewardship projects, including sea turtles, shorebirds, marsh/mangrove monitoring, culture resource monitoring, prescribed fire, invasive species, living shorelines and other protected species. This position will participate in regional stewardship meetings/groups and assist with annual planning tasks and goals. Additional responsibilities include updating, maintaining and developing spatial databases and GPS applications for stewardship projects, creating maps for Reserve sections, performing ANERR’s Habitat Mapping and Change Analysis, assisting with various reports and participating in public outreach events. NOTE: This job is titled "Research Coordinator" on FSU's website; however, this job does not do research but primarily stewardship, GIS and land management (Job ID50080). The position is contracted with FSU but is supervised and stationed at the Apalachicola NERR in Eastpoint. Applications are only accepted on FSU's Career website.
Qualifications
Qualifications A Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife, fisheries, natural resources, GIS or a related field and two years of professional experience in the natural resources field; or high school/diploma and six years of experience in the same. (Note: related post-high school education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.) Demonstrated ability to work independently, be self-motivated, and lead a small team, in sometimes harsh field conditions. Knowledge of natural resource management and Florida’s native biodiversity and ecosystem functions. Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and interpret spatial data. Ability to move 50 pounds, as required of the position. Possession of a valid Florida or Georgia Driver’s License is required. Preferred A master’s degree in a related field. Experience with boats, kayaks, UTV, power tools, general field equipment, prescribed burning or the ability to receive this training within 12 months of employment. Experience with the Microsoft office suite, ArcGIS, and/or ArcPro.
Contact Person
FSUCML Lab Director
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