Local recruitment: Environmental Scientist II

St. Johns River Water Management District

Palatka, FL, USA 🇺🇸

Environmental Scientist II

Bureau of Environmental Sciences

Job Summary:  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 staff and take a leadership role in completing field work associated with ecological projects being conducted throughout the District. Work will vary depending on the strategic priorities of the District and the Bureau. Duties include assisting with design of monitoring program, preparing equipment necessary to conduct fieldwork, driving trucks, boats, and airboats to access sampling areas, collecting/recording data, and monitoring submersed aquatic vegetation.
  • Assist with data analysis, conducting literature searches, technical writing and editing, contract management, preparing technical presentations, and drafting tables and figures for technical reports and publications.

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.

Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year- for-year basis for the required college education.

SJRWMD has determined this to be a mandatory-testing position as described in Section 440.102, Florida Statutes. Any offer of employment for a mandatory-testing position and will be contingent upon successfully passing a drug screening paid by SJRWMD. The SJRWMD Drug Free Workplace Policy is available for review in the Careers section at www.sjrwmd.com.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment:

Endure harsh outdoor environments in uncomfortable/extreme temperatures, inclement weather, and remote locations; lift and/or move equipment; operate or learn to operate vehicles/vessels to access sites (e.g. ATV, airboats, marsh masters, and four-wheel drive truck).

Expectations: Maintain a priority of safety, communicate and work well with others as a team, make effective, consistent, and defensible decisions in the field.


Valid State of Florida Driver’s License.

Additional Details:

Salary Range: $46,696.00 – $58,364.80

Starting salary is based on qualifications and experience.

Benefits include Hybrid work schedule, Florida Retirement System, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, paid leave and holidays, professional development, wellness program, and eligible for public service student loan forgiveness program.

Your application will receive careful consideration and, if selected for an interview, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. St. Johns River Water Management District participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the Unites States.

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such service members and veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Veterans’ Preference/Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free Workplace

Location: Palatka

Closing Date: September 27, 2023





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