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All staff positions listed below are for the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) in St. Teresa, FL, located about 45 miles southwest of the main FSU campus in Tallahassee. Unless otherwise stated in the position, employees are expected to work Monday - Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM. All positions are listed on and can be found by searching for location (St. Teresa) or by the Job ID (position) number.  

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Small Boat Technician (USPS,Mechanical Trades Technician)

To Apply, visit  - Job ID (position) = 45873. Deadline to apply is midnight 2 September 2019

The FSUCML seeks a small boat technician to assist the primary boat captain with service of the small boat
fleet (shown here

Primary responsibilities include

(1) daily service, maintenance, and repair (and records thereof) of outboard engines, boats, trailers, safety equipment, and dock area, submitting all receipts for supplies and equipment to the budget manager;

(2) collecting user float plans before user departure, and turning in the completed plan to administrative personnel responsible for billing upon user return; and

(3) conducting radio checks with users before departure and maintaining radio communication with users operating in the FSUCML area.

(4) daily maintenance of boat shop and tool inventory and for maintaining effective relationships
with small boat vendors and users.

(5) contributes to other marine operation detail as assigned onboard the R/V Apalachee (e.g., helping with
maintenance and repair, participating as crew on research cruises) and the Dive Program (e.g., helping the
Diving Safety Officer with maintenance and repair of diving equipment and equipment sign out by users).

(6) serves as part of the on-call duty team rotation for after hours and weekend facility rounds and emergency purposes, with other duties as assigned that relate to FSUCML operations.


  • AAUS scientific diver certification
  • USCG Master 100 endorsement, which allows operation of vessels up to 99 GRTs.


  • High school diploma or equivalent and 2 years of experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to 2 years.
  • Experience in the maintenance and repair of boats and engines.
  • Ability to identify safety hazards and to ensure a safe work environment in and around boats, the shop, and the dock.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with staff, faculty, students, and vendors.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer applications and basic computer functions, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position to include repeated bending, lifting up to 50 lbs, climbing, and working in hot environments.

Alternate Boat Captain (OPS)

To Apply, visit  - Job ID (position) 45081 This is an open call for an alternate boat captain with no deadline for applying


The FSUCML seeks boat captains interested in part time (as needed) work as a captain/first mate onboard the RV APALACHEE, a 65-ft (80 ton), twin engine research vessel. The position requires abilities for precise vessel maneuvering, extensive nighttime work, and deployment of various kinds of oceanographic equipment and fishing gear. Other duties include assisting the first captain in vessel maintenance and accommodating research equipment loading, hookup and deployment. Knowledge of hydraulic systems strongly desired. Most boat operations will take place in coastal and offshore waters from Florida to Louisiana, from shallow water to depths of 3000 m. Cruises typically range from one to seven days, although longer cruises (with port-days) are possible. The position reports to the Marine Operations Manager.


  • Must have at least a 100-ton captain's license and meet all US Coast Guard standards for time at sea and drug testing
  • High school diploma/equivalent and at least four years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of field equipment use and maintenance
  • Proficient in computer applications, including Excel and Word or equivalent software
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently, be a self-starter, and have strong critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work well in a dynamic environment with scientists and students from many different disciplines, including marine biology, fisheries ecology and oceanography.

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10:50 AM