Laboratory Technician III (Watershed Research Technician)

University of Florida

Santa Rosa, FL, USA 🇺🇸

JOB NO: 518405
WORK TYPE: Staff Full-Time
LOCATION: Santa Rosa
CATEGORIES: Research/Scientific/Grants, Veteran’s Preference Eligible

JOB DESCRIPTION:WFREC Service:  Incumbent practices and fosters team spirit and positive, productive relations with colleagues at the WFREC.Prepares materials for teaching of laboratory sections of watershed management and related courses and assists in grading and teaching of laboratories as needed.  Maintains records and inventory of supplies and equipment needed for teaching activities.

Conducts watershed science and management research in the field including water sampling and flow measurement, equipment installation, and data collection under potentially adverse conditions (e.g., steep, wet, slippery, cold).  Prepares equipment for field use and deployment. Incumbent may be required to travel between the Milton Campus and the Jay Research Facility, as well as other research sites as needed, and may be required to drive a state vehicle in the performance of the job. Conducts watershed science and management research in the laboratory through analysis of water, soil, and other samples using analytical instrumentation. Maintains laboratory instrumentation and calibration, partners with graduate students to establish schedules as necessary, updates datasets with instrumentation output, and follows protocols outlined in Quality Assurance Plans.Utilizes computer programs such as ArcMap/ArcInfo, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, SAS etc. to conduct watershed science and management research; and to organize research data for analysis and presentation.

Maintains laboratory and field records and inventory of supplies and chemicals needed for all field and laboratory research activities.

Participates in the planning and coordinating of work assignments and research activities for graduate students and part-time employees.  May participate in interviewing candidates.

Perform other tasks as necessaryThe incumbent must be capable of conducting all these activities independently, while maintaining a constant communication with the P.I.
EXPECTED SALARY:$16.19 – $16.76 per hour, depending on education and experience
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Associate’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of related experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and six years of related experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental science, forestry, environmental management/planning, or natural resource conservation, with experience in a laboratory setting and taking field measurements, is preferred.

Knowledge of water sampling and field measurement techniques; spatial analysis (GIS) project experience, data acquisition, analysis and presentation desired.  Experience in a laboratory, sampling water quality, operating analytical instrumentation, and measuring stream channel morphology preferred.  Tolerance for biting insects, conducting field research under hot humid conditions in physically challenging field sites is required. Prefer experience with GIS software (ArcMap) and MS Excel.Excellent organizational skills are strongly preferred.  The successful candidate needs to have the ability to develop creative solutions to field and laboratory problems and comfort working with water quality analytical instrumentation.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:Valid US Driver’s License is required.In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran’s Preference Page for more specific information.Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

ADVERTISED: 07 Oct 2021  Eastern Daylight Time
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 14 Oct 2021 Eastern Daylight Time