Technician – Florida

Agency
University of Florida
Location
Gainesville, FL
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$12-15 hourly rate, DOE
Start Date
09/02/2019
Last Date to Apply
08/28/2019
Description
A temporary OPS field technician position is available to help with monitoring activities associated with an oyster restoration project. The position involves assisting the research coordinator and graduate students with extensive field work associated with characterizing oyster populations and water quality, sample processing, data collection/entry, equipment maintenance, and other tasks associated with monitoring oyster reef ecosystems.
Qualifications
Minimum qualifications: High School diploma, previous field experience working in natural resource positions. Must be eligible to work for the University of Florida. Preferred qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate education, an interest in wildlife, fisheries, ecology, biology, data science, or geography. Experience operating/trailering trucks/boats in coastal environments is strongly preferred. Experience conducting field research, managing data, and maintaining scientific equipment is a plus. Must be able to work for long periods in adverse, physically demanding conditions (heat, cold, wet, mud) and be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs. A positive attitude and attention to safety in the field is essential. This position will require very high attention to detail and collecting/entering data following strict protocols for different types of field studies. A commitment to collaborative learning and best data management practices is essential. Operational knowledge of the Microsoft Office Program Suite is also essential. If interested please assemble a packet including (1) a letter describing your background and interests in this project (including why you would be a good member of our team), (2) short resume which highlights applicable skills, training and GPA, (3) expected hourly wage, (4) statement of availability to work from September 1 2019 to March 31 2020, (5) contact information for three references. Send this packet as a single pdf to Steve Beck at stevenbeck@ufl.edu with the words “field technician” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin as received.
Contact Person
Steven Beck
Contact eMail
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