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Scientist 3

Clewiston FL

South Florida Water Management District

This position is located at District headquarters in West Palm Beach, with an option to work from satellite office in Clewiston.

The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate and implement all aerial application operations District wide. This position will work with field station, STA and land stewardship staff to deliver and support all aerial application service requests. Other responsibilities include assess, oversee and monitor vegetation management activities in mostly central/southwest areas, but may be District-wide.  The incumbent will work with a team of scientists responsible for coordinating herbicide treatments, oversight of aerial and ground services contractors.

This position will provide technical assistance to the District’s Clewiston and Big Cypress Basin field stations and oversee support contracts for canal/levee management, aquatic and upland invasive species control.  This includes pre-treatment inspection, developing work plans, statement of work and contractual work orders, contractor monitoring and oversight and post-treatment inspections. 


The incumbent will work with the staff and management at the field stations and land stewardship section in development and execution of their annual vegetation management plans.  Reports to the Vegetation Management Section’s Canal/Levee & Aquatic Vegetation Management Unit Lead Scientist and will work closely with other Section staff in coordinating vegetation management activities in a timely and efficient manner. 


Employment Guidelines
Typically has a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences and 2+ years’ experience.


Valid State of Florida Driver’s License required. 
Possession or ability to acquire within 180 days State of Florida restricted pesticide applicators license. 
District Fork Lift Certification will be required within 180 days.

Physical Requirements/ Working Environment
Due to the District’s response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role.

Composition of office and field work, with regular exposure to a hot and humid environment in remote and heavy vegetative areas, with exposure to stinging/biting insects, snakes, and alligators.  May be required to lift up to 40 lbs.


To Apply

We encourage you to get to know us better. For more information about our organization, current job opportunities and to apply online, please visit www.sfwmd.gov/careers. Job Reference: 2628BR. The SFWMD offers competitive wages and benefits. EOE.

Posted January 8, 2020

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