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Coastal Resources Coordinator

University of Florida

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Job no: 522605
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Bay
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Education/Instructional
Department:60351003 - AG-BAY

Classification Title:

Education Training Spec II

Job Description:

Write, execute, and manage grant funded projects that benefit local marine resources.

Provide education through field consultations, classes, webinars, and with communication products such as blogs, websites, social media posts, and news media to engage marine resource users.

Work with federal and state environmental regulatory agencies to apply for permits and comply with specified permit requirements.

Create project plans, timelines, milestones, post program assessments, and evaluations.

Communicate with resource users to determine expectations and deliver program updates.

Lead the development and implementation of tools for project management and execution using technology such as GIS.

Performs other duties as assigned by County Extension Director.

Expected Salary:

$58,100 annually.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

SCUBA Certified and Capable of Attaining Science Diver Certification.

Experience in Restoration Ecology.

Experience and Certification in GIS Software and Systems.

Teaching Experience.

Bi-lingual and able to communicate in Spanish.

Knowledge of modern office practice and procedures.

Skills in oral and written communication on a high professional level.

Skills in displaying professional demeanor.

Able to effectively de-escalate tense situations in a calm and efficient manner.

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Will work with and supervise UF/IFAS Extension Volunteers.


Typical schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM; however, this position will require flex scheduling to include working evenings and weekends.


Possession and maintenance of a valid Florida Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record for insurance purposes.


Work is primarily performed in an indoor, climate-controlled environment; however, depending on daily assignment there may be outdoor field activities. Field activities may lead to some degree of exposure to environmental conditions such as inclement outdoor weather, harsh UV levels, and unexpected, heavy rainfall. Field operations could also include interacting with irate customers, extreme noise, odors, heights and/or dust. Depending on assignment, this position may require some exposure or risk to physical health and/or physical safety (e.g., exposure to environmentally hazardous material, assault and battery, heavy equipment, communicable disease, etc.). Stooping, walking, sitting, pulling, lifting, grasping, hearing, seeing up close, seeing far away, kneeling, reaching, pushing, talking, standing, finger movement, repetitive motions, depth perception. Depending on assignment, may require frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds; occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.


Following best management practices provided by the University of Florida, Bay County, and other government regulatory authorities.
Create standard operating procedures and guidelines where applicable to project work such as derelict vessel removal or artificial reef deployments.


Provide leadership and guidance as needed to attain project goals.


This position will work with money supplied from multiple sources including the county, state, and the federal government. Misuse of funds or careless accounting records can result in termination, civil penalties, or criminal charges.

Utilize established UF purchasing and purchasing card and procedures.

Create Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and vets qualifying contractors according to county, state and federal policy.


Maintains confidentiality of secured data and documents.
Maintains confidentiality of vendor bids and contracts.


Adapt plans and project goals to meet changing needs.
Consider possible crises and create appropriate contingency plans.
Provide daily direction and communication to supervised employees and members of project team as requested.

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty & staff. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Demonstrate commitment to contributing to a respectful and caring community for all, including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 28 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 11 Jul 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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