Biologist II – Field Operations

POSTING DATE:                                                                      5/15/2017

CLOSING DATE:                                                                       6/12/2017

CLASSIFICATION:                                                                    Biologist II – Field Operations

HOURS:                                                                                   40 Hours Per Week


Perform duties to collect, analyze and document water, soil, sediment and waste samples, working within the limits of standard or accepted practice.



  • Bachelor degree in Biology or related physical or natural science.
  • Minimum one year of experience in sample collection and chemical analysis.
  • Regular, dependable attendance required.



  • Knowledge of FDEP regulations and SOPs for sample collection.


  • Prepare various bottles and equipment for collecting samples. Add chemicals to some bottles and label accordingly. Document data related to bottles in Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) prior to field collection activities. Calibrate the meters used in field collection and log the calibration.
  • Accumulate collection equipment including prepared bottles, coolers, PH strips, gloves, meters, laptop and other items necessary to collect and analyze samples in the field. Utilize boat, 4WD vehicle, or other transportation to get to assigned collection locations.
  • Collect samples of soil, water, sediment, industrial waste and other related materials. Assess and document collection habitat. Conduct prescribed field analysis and document the findings in LIMS. Conduct all activities in compliance with FDEP regulations and SOPs.
  • Preserve samples in iced cooler for transportation to the laboratory for further analysis.
  • Transport samples to laboratory and run prescribed tests. Document results and activities in LIMS.
  • Conduct preventive maintenance on boats, trailers, field equipment and vehicles. Decontaminate sampling equipment.
  • Perform or assist with any operations, as required to maintain workflow and to meet schedules and quality requirements.
  • Participate in any variety of meetings and work groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specified level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements, and policies.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



The following requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and is not intended to be inclusive. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, to perform any essential functions.



  • Must possess a valid Florida State Driver’s license and maintain eligibility under the District’s commercial vehicle program.



  • While performing the duties of this job, an employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, touch, speak, hear, and see.  An employee is occasionally required to bend, kneel, reach, twist, carry, climb, push and pull.
  • An employee must lift and/or move small articles and occasionally lift objects up to 20 pounds.
  • An employee must demonstrate fine motor skills and to be able to operate vehicles and other equipment.
  • An employee is occasionally required to work in heat, cold and wet/damp conditions and to navigate uneven and/or outdoor terrain.
  • Certain positions may require work above ground or in enclosed spaces.
  • Certain positions may have requirements of 50 pounds maximum lifting with frequent lift/carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Positions requiring strength demands in the Heavy and/or Very Heavy category have detailed physical performance analyses available for review.


PAY:      Wage ranges between $737 and $982 per week; 34 paid days off (calc.: 22 paid days off plus up to 12 paid sick days), FRS retirement, Walt Disney World Passes for employee & guests, WDW discounts, great benefits, fitness center access and more.


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