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Environmental Scientist II

St. Johns River Water Management

Palm Bay ,  Florida

This is professional work performing data collection and data management functions and assisting project scientists in environmental restoration and environmental management projects.

Job duties include:

  • Assist with organization, field collection and processing of routine Palm Bay Bureau of Water Resource Information Water Quality monitoring network samples according to District standard operating procedures. Includes operation of field sampling equipment, boats, assistance with laboratory operations and protocol, sample shipment and associated data entry for processed samples.
  • Assist with field biological data collection as needed. Includes vegetation monitoring, submerged aquatic vegetation, seagrass monitoring, algal bloom sampling and all associated data entry according to District standard operating procedures.
  • Assist with maintenance and deployment of equipment used for special projects such as the Cycle4 and Submersible Ultraviolet Nitrate Analyzer (SUNA) Continuous Monitors.
  • Assist FDEP Status and Trend Network sampling. Collect and field process samples according to District standard operating procedures and FDEP Quality Assurance/Quality Control.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, zoology, or a field directly related to natural resource management and two years professional experience in the environmental field.
  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, chemistry, botany, zoology, or a field directly related to natural resource management can substitute for one year of the experience described above.
  • A doctorate from an accredited college or university in biology, chemistry, botany, zoology, or a field directly related to natural resource management can substitute for the experience described above.
  • Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year- for-year basis for the required.


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