Research Coordinator – Job ID# 53849 - Application Period Closed

The FSU Coastal & Marine Lab (FSUCML, seeks a full-time position to serve as a Research/Project Coordinator and GIS/Database Management Specialist in the Stewardship section at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR), located approximately 1 ½ hours southwest of Tallahassee in Eastpoint.  This position will be considered an employee of FSU on detail to DEP pursuant to part II of chapter 112, Florida Statutes.

This position will be located at ANERR’s headquarters in the Stewardship section which is tasked with managing 6,800 acres of uplands and marsh in the Apalachicola Bay area. GIS, database management, and field duties of this position will fall into 1) sensitive species monitoring, 2) habitat mapping and management, and 3) public use and access on Reserve managed uplands. Within the scope of these duties, a significant role of this position will be to maintain and develop the Reserve’s geospatial database for each land management project.

This position will coordinate and participate in the completion of resource management projects, including the application of prescribed fire, removal of invasive plant species, public use and access of Reserve-managed lands, emergent marsh and mangrove monitoring, sea turtle nest monitoring, culture resource monitoring, living shorelines and restoration work, and shorebird nest protection. . This position will participate in regional stewardship meeting/groups and assist with visiting researchers, volunteers, and other collaborative efforts. Additional responsibilities include updating, maintaining and developing spatial databases and GPS applications for stewardship projects, creating maps for Reserve sections, and participating in public outreach events.

A Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife, fisheries, natural resources, GIS or a related field and two years of professional experience in the natural resources is required; or high school/diploma and six years of experience in the same. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work independently, be self-motivated, and lead a small team, in sometimes harsh field conditions. Knowledge of natural resource management, Florida’s native biodiversity and ecosystem functions, and the demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and interpret spatial date, as well as the ability to move 50 pounds is required.  Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGIS, and/or ArcPro is desired.

A master’s degree in a related field is preferred. Experience with boats, kayaks, UTV, power tools, general field equipment, prescribed burning or the ability to receive this training within 12 months of employment is also preferred. Possession of a valid Florida or Georgia driver’s license is required.

This is a full-time Administrative & Professional position with the ability to work 8 hours/day (40 hours/week); Monday-Friday; between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise specified. FSU offers a robust Total Rewards package. Visit our website to learn more about our Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Recognition, and Employee Development programs.

Contact Megan Lamb, Stewardship Coordinator, ANERR at or Dr. Joel Trexler, FSUCML Lab Director at with questions about this position.

Use our interactive tool to calculate Total Compensation options based on potential salary, benefits and retirement contributions, earned leave, and other employment-related benefits. This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.

FSU is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community that is welcoming to all faculty, staff and students. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of groups historically under-represented in science, as well as those who have a demonstrated commitment to fostering and promoting the values of diversity and inclusion. 

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How To Apply – Job ID # 53849

If qualified and interested, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

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.

Application period: This job opening will close on 1/31/2023.

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 4:58 PM