Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: The Gainesville Wildlife Research Laboratory in Gainesville, FL has two Biological Scientist II openings in its Upland Habitat Research and Monitoring section. These are research technician positions on a team that conducts ongoing ecosystem and plant community sampling on state lands throughout Florida. Statewide projects monitor and evaluate the effects of cattle grazing, habitat management, and native ground cover restoration techniques on native plant communities. Specific duties include field data collection, identification of plant samples in the laboratory, data QA/QC, data analysis, mapping, and report/manuscript writing. Opportunities to develop and pursue individual interests within the existing project framework are plentiful. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in one of the physical or life sciences is required. Coursework or experience in plant taxonomy/plant identification required. Experience with vegetation sampling methods and data management preferred. Applicants must be willing to occasionally work long hours in the field (10-12 hours/day) often in remote locations, and will need to have flexible schedules, and be available for extended days (4 days/3 nights) in the field during the normal work week (transportation provided; lodging and meals will be reimbursed). Must maintain a valid driver's license, utilize problem-solving techniques, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing. The job is anticipated to begin July 11, 2014. Starting salary is expected to be $15.00 - $17.00/hr commensurate with experience. To apply, send a State of Florida Employment Application Form electronically to the position supervisor, Kent Williges: email@example.com by the closing date (6/16/2014). For additional information, please call Kent at 352-334-4231 or email him at the above address.