OPS/Invasive Plant Coordinator (Full-Time)

Job description

Job ID: 43034

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Apply On Or Before: 03/06/2018


Florida Natural Areas Inventory


With direction from supervisor, plan and conduct invasive plant surveys and evaluations of control treatments. Conduct surveys for rare plants or request data from other sources; document, and process information into the FNAI database.
Conduct quantitative natural community sampling following standardized protocols and process data using ArcGIS.
May assist with installation of traps and other field sampling equipment. Check traps and release captures as needed.
Assist in preparation of written reports and participate in meetings as necessary. Enter and quality control field data, in addition to other office duties as assigned.


High school diploma or equivalency and at least two years of coursework in biological sciences, or equivalent training and experience.
Ability to meet the physical demands of this position to include rigorous field work using standard field equipment including 4x4 vehicles.
Ability to to travel frequently and work long days as needed.
Working knowledge of common native and invasive plants of Florida.
Experience with natural community and habitat interpretation from aerial photographs, satellite imagery, and soil surveys is desirable.
Ability to communicate well in person and in writing. Ability to work well with FNAI staff scientists.
Good organizational skills; meticulous attention to detail. Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
Commitment to conservation goals.
Experience or familiarity with personal computers, databases, GPS, and GIS.

Other Information

The Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) is Florida's Natural Heritage Program which is administered by Florida State University. FNAI is dedicated to gathering, interpreting, and disseminating information critical to the conservation of Florida's biological diversity (learn more at www.FNAI.org).
The FNAI field biologist will conduct vegetation surveys on invasive plant infestations and treatment effectiveness in conservation areas across the state. In addition, the position will collect and manage data on rare and listed plants, animals, and exemplary natural communities.
Qualified applicants should be able to accurately identify Florida’s most common native and invasive plants. The ability to identify the rare plants and animals of Florida is desired. The candidate must be willing to travel frequently and conduct field work in remote areas of Florida.
This is largely a field-oriented position, but candidates will also assist in data processing, database management, and GIS tasks as assigned.
The position will also likely help out with FNAI’s other inventory and monitoring efforts.

Pay Plan

This is an OPS/temporary Job.

Soft Money Funded Position

This position is time-limited based on soft money funding, with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Affordable Care Act

OPS employees are covered under the Affordable Care Act. OPS employees that meet certain criteria will be offered affordable health care coverage. For more information, please visit the following website regarding the Affordable Care Act, http://hr.fsu.edu/?page=benefits/insurance/insurance_home&ops=1.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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Posted: 3/13/2018
Application Due: 3/17/2018
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