Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 03 Aug 2017

Classification Title:

Engineer III

Job Description:

Datalogger programming and design, construction, testing, installation, and maintenance of environmental monitoring systems (e.g. water quality auto samplers, data loggers, water level recorders, soil moisture measurement devices) with focus on hydrology and water quality in agricultural and natural systems.  Design and implementation of QA/QC protocols of the monitoring data acquired from the systems described above.

Coordination of data collection and field activities.  Supervision of field assistants/technicians and other project staff.  In some instances, collection of data when qualified staff are not available.  QA/QC of hydrology and water quality data.

Data analysis, including geospatial analyses and report writing for water resources and associated multi-disciplinary projects and development of automation tolls (including web-based and mobile Apps).

Delivery of water resources extension programs in conjunction with water resources specialist and represent the SWFREC water resources program at state, federal, and international meetings.

Co-authorship of refereed and non-refereed research and extension papers.

Purchase equipment and supplies, development of construction bids, and supervision of infrastructure construction related to water resources engineering projects led by the supervising professor.

Assists in exploring research funding and co-development of research funding proposals (includes obtaining quotes and helping to prepare proposal budgets).

Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience: or a high school diploma or equivalent and eight years of appropriate experience.  Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Open to current UF Employees Only.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in natural sciences and engineering. 

Experience in project management. 

Knowledge of computer programming. 

Knowledge and experience in the use of GIS tools for natural systems. 

Knowledge of internet programming (e.g. HTML, JAVA script) for developing web-based water and natural systems, decision support systems. Background in hydrology/agricultural natural sciences.

Experience in testing and installation of instruments used in hydrology.

Experience in instrumentation and electronics.

Knowledge of terminology, principles and techniques used in research, analysis or testing.

Knowledge of methods of data collection.

Ability to assist in the development of research projects in conjunction with faculty and other staff. 

Ability to perform statistical analysis using statistical software. 

Ability to develop educational materials for agricultural water conservation and quality program.

Ability to prepare written reports for research findings in coordination with faculty. 

Ability to install, maintain and operate field and laboratory equipment.

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and C.V. or resume

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No


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