Coastal Trainer - Job ID #57354

Florida State University Coastal & Marine Lab is located on the northeastern Gulf of Mexico coast in a relatively undeveloped area of rich biological diversity one hour south of the FSU main campus in Tallahassee. This position is located in Eastpoint, Florida at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve.


The FSU Coastal & Marine Lab (FSUCML) is seeking a Coastal Trainer to handle the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) Coastal Training Program (CTP). This position provides up-to-date scientific information and skill-building opportunities for collaborative networks of decision-makers and professionals whose work and decisions have impacts on coastal resources in northwest Florida, specifically the Apalachicola Watershed. The goal of CTP section is to transfer science conducted at ANERR, NOAA and the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (FLDEP) to stakeholders enabling them to make and implement decisions that protect the environment. Stakeholders served by CTP include local, state, and federal government officials, elected officials, planners, coastal managers, seafood industry, private industry, watershed groups, water management districts, residents, and nonprofit organizations. 

  • Works directly with the CTP Coordinator to provide up-to-date scientific information and skill-building opportunities for collaborative networks of decision makers and professionals; transfers science conducted at ANERR, NOAA and RCP to stakeholders; designs, plans, and coordinates training programs for target audiences; conducts follow-up research.
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates, locally and regionally, workshops and meetings and works with partners to identify needs; provides technical assistance service, training events and facilitation services.
  • Coordinates outreach programs, finds opportunities to integrate FSU research/initiative into Coastal Training program, including the ability to compile printing materials and visual aids for training, information research, workshop development, writing, and/or producing educational materials,
  • Operates vehicles/vessels as needed and assists with efforts to plan, prepare, and respond to extreme weather and impacts to ANERR and regional facilities.


A high school diploma/equivalent and six years of experience. (Note: post high-school education and/or experience may substitute at a comparable rate.)

Ability to move/lift up to 25 lbs. carrying and lifting field equipment, displays for special events and outreach activities.

Valid Florida/Georgia Driver's License or the ability to obtain prior to hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to demonstrate effective customer service skills, and positive attitude.
  • Ability to add workshops, programs, and other information to the website and social media.

Contact Info

Joel Trexler, Director FSU Coastal & Marine Lab

Anticipated Salary Range

Anticipated starting salary mid $30,000’s, commensurate with education and experience.

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.  Job application process closes 8/21/2024.  

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.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such service members and veterans, receive preference and priority, and certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for post secondary educational requirements, in employment by the state and its political subdivisions and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. Veterans' Preference applies to University Support Personnel System (USPS) positions only.

IMPORTANT: To claim Veterans' Preference, select “yes” to the question on the application questionnaire and upload a DD-214 (or equivalent), the Veterans' Preference Certification form, and other documentation if applicable with your online application before midnight of the position closing date.

Click the links for eligibility information and required documentation,  or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.


This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

This position will be considered an employee of the FSU Coastal Marine Lab (FSUCML) on detail to the Department of Environmental Protection/Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (DEP/ANERR).

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 1:53 PM