USPS/Botanist, Full-Time - One year with potential for extension
FSU Job ID: 46953
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
The Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) is Florida's Natural Heritage Program and state member of the NatureServe network. We are housed within the Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center at Florida State University. As the Florida Heritage Program, one of our primary responsibilities is maintaining a spatial database of information on Florida's rarest species and conservation lands but we also work on an array of applied research projects to inform conservation and land management decisions making with funding provided by state and federal agency partners. Our office is off-campus in Midtown which is centrally located near shops, restaurants, and historic neighborhoods. The larger Tallahassee region offers many outdoor recreation opportunities in the nearby Apalachicola National Forest and a number of coastal parks and refuges within a short drive from town.
The Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) at Florida State University is looking for an experienced botanist to work under the supervision of FNAI’s senior botanist on an array of applied research projects supporting land management and conservation in Florida. Field work will include vegetation sampling, rare or invasive plant surveys and natural community delineation (GIS mapping). Work will be conducted on conservation lands from the Keys to the Panhandle. Work will be split between field and office time, but will involve a considerable number of long field days in often challenging conditions – extreme temperatures, humidity, sun, biting insects, dense vegetation. Candidates must be comfortable working in small groups, or sometimes alone, in areas with sporadic cell service, navigating to field sites through difficult terrain, and walking long distances.
Current FNAI projects that the candidate may assist with include:
Additional Preferred Skills
This is a full time, USPS position, based on soft money funding for one year with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University.
$18.50/hour (expected depending on qualifications)
You can view and apply for this job at: FSU FNAI Botanist
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